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350 Kaiser Permanente Clinics Reach HIMSS Analytics Stage 7

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Hundreds of clinics in the Kaiser Permanente healthcare system have received the Stage 7 Ambulatory Award from HIMSS Analytics, recognizing their robust use of data analytics, health information exchange, and EHR infrastructure to foster population...

AAFP Asks ONC for Simplified Path to Health IT Interoperability

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Industry-wide health IT interoperability is a top priority for the Office of the National Coordinator, but the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) would like to see a smoother, easier path towards achieving the goals of the ONC’s data...

Understanding Your Big Data Analytics Technology Options

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If there’s one major problem with deciding to invest in big data analytics, it’s figuring out what, exactly, that means.  After all, “big data” encompasses pretty much any source of information that a healthcare organization can or should...

Health Information Exchange Cuts Cost of Repeated Imaging

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There are certain occasions where more data is always better, but when it comes to repeated imaging studies for patients, the minimum amount of information necessary to make an accurate diagnosis is the best way to go.  Not only are imaging...

Unstructured Text Predictive Analytics to Be Worth $6.5B

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Market for predictive analytics and services will increase at a compound annual growth rate of 21.3 percent between 2014 and 2020. The use of predictive analytics in the healthcare industry is slowly increasing.  This isn’t surprising; predictive...

Visualizing a User-Friendly Future for Healthcare Data Analytics

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Recently, in the world of healthcare IT, there has been an increased focus on the usability and design of EHR systems: • The handling of the first Ebola case at Texas Health Presbyterian was originally thought to be due to a communication...

Data Standards, Interoperability Expert Joins WEDI Board

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The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) is welcoming Scott Whyte as the newest member of its Board of Directors, the organization announced today.  Whyte, who is Senior Vice President of Growth and Innovation at ClearDATA, brings...

Healthcare Analytics Market Sees Shakeup Early in 2015

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A vigorous start to 2015 from the healthcare analytics market indicates the sector’s growing maturity as vendors capitalize on the industry’s woes. “Growth” is the name of the game for the healthcare analytics market as...

$81M in PCORI Grants to Fund Clinical Data Research Networks

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The Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is offering more than $81 million in grants to fund up to thirteen clinical data research networks (CDRNs).  Following a 2014 effort to develop PCORnet, the second round of funding will...

Healthcare Analytics Outsourcing to Grow at 8.6% CAGR

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Healthcare analytics and health IT outsourcing will be a prime area of growth for vendors and developers as organizations seek to implement advanced data analytics technologies without investing heavily in their own infrastructure, according...

HIMSS Stage 7 Awards Recognize EHR Use, Clinical Analytics

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Several healthcare organizations have received the highest honors on the HIMSS Analytics EMR Adoption Model (EMRAM) scale in the last quarter of 2014, joining the 4.37% of ambulatory clinics and 3.4% of hospitals currently at Stage 7 of the quest...

Patient Engagement Starts with Providers Talking about Portals

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Providers must take the lead in educating their patients about the existence, use, and benefits of online portals if they wish to reap the rewards of a knowledgeable patient who is active in her own care, finds the most recent annual survey from...

HHS Awards $665M to Boost Healthcare Analytics, Payment Reform

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A new round of HHS State Innovation grants will foster care coordination, healthcare analytics, and payment reforms. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced an investment of more than $665 million in State Innovation Model...

For Predictive Analytics, Not All Data is Created Equal

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All different types of data may ultimately boil down to a string of zeroes and ones, but health IT and clinical analytics systems must work with data in its more complex forms. With layers of code and unexpected proprietary quirks that make interoperability...

Automated Care Coordination is $9000 Cheaper than Nurses

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Automated phone calls are cheaper than human labor for patient follow-up, but may not be equally effective. Patient follow-up programs that use automated telephone interactions to promote care coordination are significantly less expensive and...

New Accountable Care Group to Challenge Wisconsin Landscape

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Two competing accountable care networks are taking shape in Wisconsin to promote integrated healthcare delivery and lower costs for the region’s patients.  While the seven-member abouthealth group grabbed headlines earlier this month, it will...

Payers Say Healthcare Data Analytics Is “Unprepared to Evolve”

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Why do payers think that healthcare data analytics won’t be able to rise to the challenges of cost-cutting and other reforms? Healthcare might be at the very beginning of its journey towards leveraging data analytics for everyday patient...

ONC Updates Health IT Plan for Population Health, Data Sharing

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Population health, data sharing, and continued health IT adoption are major goals in the ONC’s updated strategic plan. The ONC is updating its Federal Health IT Strategic Plan to better reflect the current state of the healthcare industry’s...

What Are the Clinical Analytics Lessons from EHR Adoption Data?

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EHR adopters are largely driven by penalties and incentives. Could clinical analytics benefit from the same? EHR adoption is a critical precursor for the development of a health IT infrastructure that is capable of conducting clinical analytics. ...

Colorado Payers Build Online Care Coordination Portal

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A centralized patient data portal will help Colorado providers with care coordination and population health management. A coalition of seven health plans in Colorado are creating an easier way for physicians to use healthcare data for care coordination...

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