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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...

Achieving Broad Interoperability, HIE by Building Community

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Interoperability is often described as the ability of disparate EHR systems to directly exchange data in a standardized way, but truly effective interoperable health information exchange may require a third party to facilitate the transaction...

Can EHR-Based Prior Authorization Improve Medication Adherence?

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Medication adherence is a pervasive, expensive, multi-faceted problem in the healthcare industry, costing hundreds of billions of dollars a year in preventable spending.  While patients are ultimately responsible for ensuring that they refill...

Can mHealth, Predictive Analytics Improve Care Coordination?

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Providers are seeking value in mHealth, but better predictive analytics may be required to make patient-generated health data truly effective. Providers and patients are both finding value in mHealth and telehealth technologies that help turn...

AHRQ Grant Will Bring Informatics to EHR Optimization

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A study on EHR optimization hopes to help providers leverage health IT without succumbing to productivity losses or adversely affecting the quality of care. A $2.5 million grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) will...

How Useful Are Wearable Devices for Patients, Providers?

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Patient-generated health data (PGHD) is an increasingly important piece of population health and chronic disease management, but wearable devices that track fitness, diet, and sleep data aren’t without their problems.  In addition to physician...

Clinical Analytics Adoption Lags behind Accountable Care

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Value-based reimbursement is moving quickly towards the mainstream, but organizations lack the clinical analytics technology to help them make the switch. Most providers agree that value-based reimbursement is on track to take over the healthcare...

Benefits and Challenges of the Patient-Centered Medical Home

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How can providers overcome the challenges of creating the patient-centered medical home? There are a lot of good things to be said for the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model, which has been credited with reducing healthcare costs, boosting...

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