Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

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Internet of Things, Patient Engagement Top Healthcare Priorities

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Developing a data-driven technical ecosystem that encourages patient engagement and produces better outcomes is high on the list of priorities for the majority of healthcare providers, says the 2015 Mortenson Healthcare Industry Study. ...

Why the C-Suite is Critical for Healthcare Big Data Analytics

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Up until a few years ago, healthcare organizations have been content to relegate their big data analytics projects to the IT department or a few tech-savvy physicians with big plans for their EHRs.  Reporting on clinical quality or patient...

WEDI Launches Genomic HIE Workgroup for Precision Medicine

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The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) has announced the formation of a new workgroup designed to address the health information exchange issues surrounding the collection, dissemination, and use of genomic as the nation delves...

Healthcare Big Data Analytics Skills Top C-Suite Wish List

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Healthcare executives won’t be getting very far with their job searches if they don’t have some serious big data analytics skills to bring to the table, according to the latest Black Book poll.  Recruiters, hospital board members,...

Precision Medicine, Big Data Analytics Intersect for Better Care

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When it comes to healthcare big data analytics, finding the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow isn’t exactly an easy task.  Even the process of identifying if there is a pot of gold – and how to plot a course towards the rainbow...

What Does $67B Dell Deal Mean for Healthcare Big Data Analytics?

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It’s no secret that big players in the consumer technology space are fixing their gazes on the increasingly lucrative market for healthcare big data analytics.  The healthcare-focused markets for data storage, analytics infrastructure,...

Historical NYC Data Boosts Population Health, Precision Medicine

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By combining historical immigration and socioeconomic data with information found in modern electronic health records, researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) are taking a unique look at population health management...

Precision Medicine Begins to Shape Up with Grants, Collaboration

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The White House’s Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) was received with industry applause as soon as it was announced at the beginning of 2015, and the enthusiasm for tailored treatments and more accurate, personalized therapies is just...

Mayo Clinic Awards $100K in Population Health Management Prizes

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The Mayo Clinic has announced the winners of its Think Big Challenge, a competition to promote health IT startups that bring promising new population health management and chronic disease management strategies to light.  The two winners,...

Healthcare Big Data Analytics Keeps Small Hospitals Independent

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Conventional wisdom may predict a bleak future for independent community hospitals, critical access hospitals, and other smaller organizations without the financial and technological muscle to push through tough times in a hyper-competitive environment....

Blue Cross Blue Shield Invests in Healthcare Big Data Analytics

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All thirty-six members of the Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) Association have agreed to contribute to the development of BCBS Axis, a healthcare big data analytics repository with information on more than 36 million provider records, 2.3 billion...

Can the Healthcare Internet of Things Cut Costs by 25 Percent?

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At the moment, the healthcare Internet of Things may seem like a poorly defined amalgamation of medical devices and consumer monitoring technologies that don’t quite fit into existing health IT categories.  But this growing, shifting...

How to Use Healthcare Big Data Analytics for Accountable Care

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As healthcare organizations sit down to plan their operational strategies for the next few years, they may find themselves staring into a maelstrom of uncertainty, rapid evolution, and unpredictable change.  With the timing of the EHR Incentive...

NIH Unveils Precision Medicine, Genomics, Big Data Analytics Plan

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has published a detailed framework outlining its vision for the development of its Precision Medicine Initiative, a wide-ranging research program that hopes to integrate healthcare big data analytics, advances...

Healthcare Big Data Analytics Suffers from “Fragmented” Approach

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Healthcare organizations are keenly aware that big data analytics is poised to change the way the industry operates, but few have developed comprehensive and integrated strategies to address the complex tasks of infrastructure development and...

How to Succeed as a Pioneer Accountable Care Organization

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The Medicare Pioneer Accountable Care Organization (ACO) program has had its ups and downs during its first three years of life, as intrepid healthcare organizations lead the rest of the industry towards value-based reimbursement and data-driven,...

Big Data Analytics, Digital Health M&A May Profit Health Systems

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Healthcare systems that proactively acquire or invest in digital health service providers in addition to their traditional merger and acquisition targets are more likely to create profitable, diversified portfolios of complementary holdings,...

IBM Watson, Boston Children’s Kick Precision Medicine into Gear

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College students aren’t the only ones moving into their new Boston-area digs this season as the school year gets under way.  The brand new IBM Watson Health division opened the doors to its Cambridge offices today, announcing a slew...

Lasting Patient Engagement Begins with Tailored Access to Care

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“Patient engagement” may have a very specific and quantifiable meaning within the context of the EHR Incentive Programs, but the majority of healthcare systems must look beyond their rate of patient portal signups if they wish to...

Semantic Big Data Lakes Can Support Better Population Health

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The healthcare industry is currently holding its breath as it waits to see how CMS will adjust the final Stage 3 meaningful use rule in response to stakeholder complaints about the maturity of EHRs and big data analytics technologies, but not...

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