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BCBS Opens Healthcare Big Data Stores to Academic Research Orgs

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The Blue Cross Blue Shield Alliance for Health Research is delivering an early Christmas present to a number of academic organizations eager to get their hands on a treasure trove of big data, including insurance claims, clinical information,...

Clinical Decision Support May Boost ID of Chronic Kidney Disease

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EHR-based clinical decision support (CDS) tools, including risk assessments and patient registries, may be able to improve early detection of chronic kidney disease, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine,...

IBM Watson, Siemens Partner for Population Health Management

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IBM Watson and Siemens Healthineers have announced a five-year partnership to bring data-driven population health management capabilities to a global health IT landscape that is quickly embracing value-based care.  The alliance will integrate...

National Health IT Week Brings Celebration, Educational Events

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Every year, National Health IT Week brings a chance for the healthcare industry to reflect on past successes, celebrate achievements, and prepare for the many new challenges that lie ahead.  The event is kicking off today across the nation,...

Dell, EMC Merger Closes $67B Big Data Analytics Deal

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Dell Inc. and EMC Corp. close on a planned merger today, the companies announced, in what could be a major addition to the healthcare big data analytics market. The merger was announced at the end of October 2015. The new company, Dell Technologies,...

Big Data Could Hold Key to Improving Vaccinations Rates

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With flu season fast approaching, a new initiative focused on improving adult vaccination rates is turning to big data to discover the most helpful patient engagement strategies for primary care providers to deliver preventative care. The Adult...

Imaging Analytics: The First Step to Personalized Medicine

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Across the healthcare industry, there is a rising demand for personalized medicine, including the desire to have better access, visibility and insight into patient records. Everyone in the ecosystem – patients, doctors, hospitals, insurers...

How Big Data Analytics Can Improve Patient Utilization Rates

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Clinical analytics, quality reporting, and population health may receive most of the attention when it comes to health IT improvements, but there are a surprising number of other innovative uses for big data within a healthcare organization –...

Precision Medicine, Data Exchange, CDS on New ONC Leader’s Agenda

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Late last week, Dr. Vindell Washington stepped into the top spot of the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) after Karen DeSalvo announced that she would be relinquishing the position to focus on other duties at HHS.  Washington, an...

Healthcare Big Data Success Starts with the Right Questions

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In the world of big data analytics, there is perhaps one catchphrase that towers above all the other buzzwords, jargon, watchwords, and mantras.  “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it” is the key concept that...

FHIR App Provides Precision Medicine Support at Point of Care

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Two of the most intriguing trends in healthcare may be able to work together to bring advanced clinical decision support directly to the point of care, suggest researchers who developed a FHIR-based precision medicine application that integrates...

How the Search for Smart Data Drives Healthcare IT Investment

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There’s no question that the healthcare industry has become extremely “data rich” over the past few years.  Thanks to the rapid pace of electronic health record adoption, the vast majority of healthcare organizations are...

NIH, 23andMe Crowdsource Precision Medicine Depression Study

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One of the most common mental health conditions in the world is getting the precision medicine treatment thanks to a unique public-private study using big data provided by 23andMe.  The home genetics testing provider, in conjunction with...

Even More Top Healthcare Big Data Analytics Buzzwords to Know

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The world of healthcare big data analytics is evolving at a blistering pace, and so is the language used to describe the latest projects, innovations, and achievements.  New terms are cropping up every day as developers, researchers, and...

Why Aren’t Hospitals Using Patient-Reported Outcomes Data?

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Of all the big data sources healthcare organizations can use for clinical decision-making, patient-reported outcomes (PROs) seem to be at the bottom of the priority list for hospitals.  Despite the growing emphasis on patient-centered care...

Laying the Groundwork for Actionable Healthcare Analytics

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Even the longest journey must start with a single step, but when it comes to healthcare analytics, that first leap of faith can seem incredibly daunting.  Financial concerns, data integrity woes, a lack of qualified talent can all quickly...

Providers Struggle with Time, Tools for Revenue Cycle Analytics

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Healthcare providers haven’t quite gotten the hang of revenue cycle analytics, according to a new survey by Navicure, and organizations continue to struggle with the basics of developing a financial analytics program. Despite widespread...

Predictive Big Data Analytics Identify High-Risk ED Patients

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Reducing unnecessary emergency department utilization and avoidable hospital admissions is a top priority for many healthcare systems, especially those seeking to cut costs and eliminate waste in preparation for value-based care.  While...

Data Overload May Impede Healthcare Internet of Things Growth

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The Internet of Things (IoT) may simply be too hot for the healthcare industry to handle as organizations continue to struggle with the huge amount of data produced by wearables, sensors, remote monitors, and other medical devices. Forty-two...

EHR Data Integrity Not Robust Enough for Clinical Trial Use

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EHR data is not strong enough to support research and clinical trials, says the American Medical Informatics Association. In a letter commenting on the FDA’s draft guidance on the use of EHR data in clinical trials and research, AMIA says...

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