Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

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Combating Chronic Disease through the Social Determinants of Health

Healthcare providers do their very best to understand everything they need to know about their patients during the few scant minutes they are able to spend with each individual.  Once or twice a year, or maybe when a sore throat strikes, providers collect data on current medications, chat about new problems, and order a prescription or two before sending the individual on his way. F...


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FHIR is Blazing a Path to Patient-Centered, Data-Driven Healthcare

Only a few short years after the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources were introduced to the healthcare industry, almost no one knows what they are. The lengthy, somewhat cumbersome proper name has nearly disappeared from print, and i...

How to Choose a Population Health Management Company

Population health management is quickly becoming a critical competency for healthcare organizations large and small.  From the primary care offices responsible for preventive services to inpatient hospitals on the hook for penalties ar...

How AI, Blockchain Combine to Fuel Healthcare Big Data Analytics

Every healthcare organization across the care continuum is currently racing to gain an edge over their peers by using big data analytics to provide the best solution to the puzzle of the Triple Aim. There are countless impactful strategies ...

Using Big Data Analytics for Patient Safety, Hospital Acquired Conditions

Prediction and prevention are the two main goals for patient safety experts seeking to avoid adverse events and reduce the prevalence of hospital acquired conditions (HACs).   While workflow strategies, staff training, and human f...

5 Steps for Planning a Healthcare Artificial Intelligence Project

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are quickly overhauling the processes of researching, purchasing, and implemented IT tools in the healthcare industry.  With new breakthroughs announced almost every day and thousands of com...

Can Health IT Platforms Support Success as Artificial Intelligence Looms?

The healthcare industry is frequently labeled as one of the slowest sectors to adopt new technologies, respond to consumer demands, and implement process changes that take advantage of the type of big data analytics that are revolutionizing...

Artificial Intelligence Promises a New Paradigm for Healthcare

The speed with which artificial intelligence has become an inescapable component of every new technology offering is either highly encouraging or deeply troubling, depending on the observer’s zeal or trepidation around the notion of i...

Using Health IT to Meet Medicaid Population Health, Socioeconomic Needs

Despite the fact that one out of every five members of the United States population is covered under Medicaid, providers dedicated to serving this segment of the market can often feel as if they are operating in a slightly separate wor...

EHR Users Want Their Time Back, and Artificial Intelligence Can Help

Healthcare is a world full of adages, aphorisms, and narratives.  From “first, do no harm” and the “triple aim” to “keeping the patient in the center of care” while snatching that “low-hanging ...

Faulkner Guides Epic Systems from EHR to Comprehensive Health Record

Epic Systems founder and CEO Judy Faulkner has a reputation for big ideas. And with some of the top health systems in the country among her customers and around two-thirds of patients owning a current Epic record, the company and its leader...

What Are Precision Medicine and Personalized Medicine?

Since the beginning of recorded history, healthcare practitioners have striven to make their actions more effective for their patients by experimenting with different treatments, observing and sharing their results, and improving upon the e...

Meeting the Challenge of Healthcare Consumerism with Big Data Analytics

As the remarkable, eventful year of 2017 lumbers to its cold and snowy close, healthcare organizations may feel as if they are starting 2018 on an unstable footing. From tragic natural disasters and devastating ransomware attacks to the fir...

Understanding the Basics of Clinical Decision Support Systems

Clinical decision support systems are quickly becoming essential tools for healthcare providers as the volume of available data increases alongside their responsibility to deliver value-based care. Reducing clinical variation and duplicativ...

For Opioids and Substance Abuse, Big Data Analytics Is Just the Beginning

Fentanyl, heroin, prescription opioids, and a growing number of synthetic drugs killed more than 50,000 Americans in 2016.  It is a statistic that is hard to compute –numbing in its scope and staggering in the sheer complexity of...

Navigating the Hype of Healthcare Artificial Intelligence Companies

Few phrases in the healthcare IT world conjure up quite as much excitement as “artificial intelligence.”  Sweeping through vendor marketing teams like a tidal wave of opportunity, nearly every technology company has at leas...

Epic Systems: Machine Learning Is the EHR Usability Solution

A public appearance by Epic Systems founder and CEO Judy Faulkner is always a big event for the health IT industry, and nothing is bigger for Epic than the electronic health record company’s annual user group meeting. With 9000 thousa...

Using Visual Analytics, Big Data Dashboards for Healthcare Insights

The need to make sense of big data is quickly becoming an imperative in the healthcare industry, demanding a degree of time, skill, attention, and resources that many providers simply do not have to spare.  While changing payment model...

What Are the Social Determinants of Population Health?

Financially and clinically successful population health management programs must take much more into account than what happens to a patient while she is sitting on the exam table.  As the healthcare system’s responsibility expand...

Leveraging Business Intelligence for Healthcare Management

Considering that the phrase “value-based care” is almost always immediately followed by a discussion about how to trim inefficiencies and improve patient outcomes, few industries are more in need of comprehensive insight into th...

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