Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data
  • athenahealth EHR App Marketplace Grows, Targets Patient mHealth

    April 24, 2017 - The recent flurry of interest in public application programming interfaces (APIs) as a way to connect disparate health data has prompted electronic health record vendors to open the floodgates to third-party developers with bright ideas about how to improve health IT. Many of the major names in the health IT industry, including Allscripts, Epic Systems, and Cerner Corporation, have created...

  • Why an “Empty Desire” for Big Data is Inhibiting Value-Based Care

    April 20, 2017 - For the most part, the healthcare industry has embraced the idea that access to big data is a critical part of doing business in the modern care environment.  But there’s a major difference between having big data and leveraging it effectively for cutting costs and improving quality. The chasm is growing between organizations that simply have access to data and those who know how...

  • Top 4 Ways to Use Blockchain for Healthcare Data Management

    April 18, 2017 - Along with machine learning, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things, blockchain has rapidly risen to become one of the healthcare industry’s most talked-about technologies.  The distributed ledger methodology promises to create an unprecedented level of accuracy, privacy, and security for healthcare stakeholders, offering an innovative new way to ensure robust data...

  • Physician Portal Aids Data Exchange for Stand-Alone Hospital

    April 17, 2017 - While much of the healthcare industry is turning to mergers, acquisitions, and economies of scale to combat the financial challenges of value-based care, there are still more than a few organizations that have committed to operational independence. Stand-alone hospitals face a number of financial, administrative, and clinical challenges, especially when the facility is the only available option...


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AHIMA: ONC Funding Key for Interoperability, Precision Medicine

As Congress continues the contentious debate over the federal budget for fiscal year 2018, AHIMA is urging lawmakers not to hamstring the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) by cutting interoperability and data standards development funding...

UVA Gene Mutation Research Method Speeds Precision Medicine

A team from the University of Virginia School of Medicine has developed a quicker way to examine the impact of gene mutation on patient health, potentially changing the way cancer labs conduct research into precision medicine and personalized...

KLAS: Epic Systems, Cerner Lead EHR Vendors in Sepsis Analytics

Hospitals searching for clinical analytics and patient surveillance tools for combating sepsis give high marks to functionalities provided by Epic Systems and Cerner Corporation, KLAS Research says in a new report.  The two competitors,...

athenahealth EHR App Marketplace Grows, Targets Patient mHealth

The recent flurry of interest in public application programming interfaces (APIs) as a way to connect disparate health data has prompted electronic health record vendors to open the floodgates to third-party developers with bright ideas about...

Cherokees Sue McKesson, CVS, Wal-Mart for Lax Opioid Monitoring

The Cherokee Nation has filed a lawsuit in tribal court against several large pharmacy chains and healthcare providers for their alleged role in allowing opioids to flood into Native American communities, contributing to the widespread epidemic...

Patient Safety Errors are Common with Electronic Health Record Use

Electronic health record users are highly prone to making medication errors that negatively impact patient safety, says the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority in a recent report.  Close to 70 percent of all medication errors reach the...

HHS Distributes $458M in 21st Century Cures Opioid Abuse Grants

HHS is planning to boost the fight against opioid abuse and addiction on a large scale by preparing to disburse $485 million in grant funding to all 50 states and every US territory.  The funding stems from the 21st Century Cures Act and...

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