Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data
  • Epic Systems Leads in Hospital EHR, Business Intelligence Adoption

    September 12, 2017 - Health IT giant Epic Systems maintains an edge over its closest competitors in the hospital inpatient and outpatient EHR space, and continues to gain ground in the lucrative business intelligence systems market, according to the latest data from Definitive Healthcare.  As the healthcare industry continues to struggle with interoperability, health data exchange, and technical siloes that...

  • Can $10B Solve Healthcare’s Big Data Analytics, Productivity Woes?

    September 11, 2017 - “Give me a lever long enough and a firm place to stand, and I shall move the world,” declared Archimedes in defense of the notion that with the right tools in place, the targeted application of a little force could shift a mass that seems far beyond its ability to impact. The healthcare industry is no stranger to weighty problems, including skyrocketing costs, slumping provider...

  • Transparency is Key for Clinical Decision Support, Machine Learning Tools

    September 6, 2017 - Developers and vendors of clinical decision support tools, especially those based on machine learning, must be transparent about their methodologies, capabilities, data sources, and limitations if providers are to rely on their products, says new voluntary guidelines from the Clinical Decision Support (CDS) Coalition. Ensuring that the clinical end-user has a full understanding of how a CDS...

  • The Difference Between Clinical Decision Support, Big Data Analytics

    August 31, 2017 - Healthcare organizations have a lot of options to choose from when it comes to leveraging their growing big data assets.  From population health platforms and supply chain management tools to clinical decision support and business intelligence systems, there is no shortage of health IT companies offering their latest and greatest products to help alleviate some of the many pressures facing...


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Big Data, Health IT Innovation for Hospitals Risks Stagnation

Productive partnerships and more effective management processes are a fundamental requirement for hospitals and health systems seeking to harness their big data assets for digital innovation, says a new survey conducted by the American Hospital...

Illinois Aims to Put Baby’s First Health Data on the Blockchain

Babies born in Illinois may soon have one of their foundational health documents stored on the blockchain.  The state, which is taking the lead in exploring the use of blockchain for healthcare-related issues such as provider identity management,...

HIV/AIDS Patient Registries, EHR Use Improve Population Health

The combination of an electronic health record (EHR) and a digital patient registry is starting to significantly improve care for individuals with HIV and AIDS in a number of clinics and health systems across the country, says ONC Chief Medical...

EHR Scribes Save Time, But Do They Produce Accurate Health Data?

Electronic health records (EHRs) have been endlessly criticized, fairly or otherwise, for distracting physicians from their patients, extending long work days, and creating burnout conditions for highly-trained providers.  To overcome these...

CMS Requests Input on “New Direction” in Patient-Centered Care

CMS officials have opened up an informal survey designed to collect public input on how the agency can take an innovative approach to fostering affordable, effective patient-centered care. With a focus on value-based reimbursement structures...

Predictive Analytics, AI for Lyme Disease Gets $800K NSF Grant

Researchers at UCLA and Claremont McKenna College will use a three-year, $800,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to explore the application of predictive analytics, artificial intelligence, and precision medicine to tick-borne...

Will Big Data Analytics Rescue Lackluster Electronic Health Records?

Big data analytics are “extremely important” for helping healthcare organizations see a return on their electronic health records (EHRs) investments, according to 83 percent of stakeholders participating in a recent Health Catalyst...

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