Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

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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 least thought about how they can integrate machine learning algorithms into their catalogues in order to take advantage of the fever-pitch hype around this...


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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 thousand...

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 models...

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 expands...

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 their...

Data Integrity Strategies for Patient Matching, Identification

Patient matching errors are an insidious but all-too-common threat to patient safety in the healthcare setting.  While providers have generally embraced the idea that a patient’s electronic record should follow her from the moment...

Turning Healthcare Big Data into Actionable Clinical Intelligence

Healthcare organizations on the hunt for lower costs, better outcomes, and value-based care bonuses have invested heavily in hoarding as much big data as they can get their hands on.  From customer service call logs and clinical documentation...

How Do Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning Differ in Healthcare?

If the futurists, visionaries, and venture capitalists are to be believed, artificial intelligence is right on the cusp of becoming the most important breakthrough for healthcare since penicillin.  Self-driving cars, scary-smart advertising,...

FHIR Finally Brings the Internet to Bear on Healthcare’s Big Data

Few modern technologies have been quite as transformational as the internet.  Pervading every facet of daily life, the information superhighway that society has come to know and love – and occasionally loathe – has enabled a...

Can Application Programming Interfaces Inspire a Better EHR?

Almost everybody can recall being told the stories of Archimedes in the bath and Isaac Newton under the apple tree experiencing spontaneous moments of ingenuity and inspiration that irrevocably changed how scientists – and everyone who...

Judy Faulkner: Epic is Changing the Big Data, Interoperability Game

In the flashy, crowded, dizzyingly large vendor halls at the annual HIMSS Conference and Exhibition, attendees tend to find their way around by using some of the biggest, tallest, or most unique booths as a compass.  A left at Cerner; a...

Health Information Governance Strategies for Unstructured Data

While electronic health records still have the potential to standardize care by enabling advanced analytics and informing clinical decision-making, much of the data held within these systems – and a large proportion of the data used in...

21st Century Cures Act Rekindles Information Blocking Debate

While primarily billed as a much-needed influx of funding for precision medicine, the 21st Century Cures Act is poised to do much more for healthcare than it appears on the surface. In addition to adjusting drug development rules for pharmaceutical...

Using Risk Scores, Stratification for Population Health Management

Population health management requires providers to maintain a delicate balance between taking a long view of generalized patient trends and focusing personal attention on the individual and the distinctive circumstances that will influence her...

Addressing Opioid Abuse with Analytics, Population Health Strategies

Opioid abuse is among the deadliest population health crises in America, with opioid-related overdoses taking an average of 44 lives each day.  Fueled largely by a precipitous rise in legal prescriptions for highly addictive painkillers,...

How Healthcare Can Prep for Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning

The term “artificial intelligence” often conjures up visions of apocalyptic landscapes decimated by hyper-intelligent machines with a penchant for destroying societies foolish enough to place their trust in autonomous robots and android...

Which Healthcare Big Data, Business Intelligence Vendors are Most Popular?

Electronic health records may have reached a whopping 96 percent of hospitals in 2016, but healthcare providers have not yet reached such great heights when it comes to purchasing and implementing business intelligence (BI) tools that harness...

Exploring the Use of Blockchain for EHRs, Healthcare Big Data

The Office of the National Coordinator might not always get what it wants when it comes to industry cooperation, but ONC officials have been pleasantly surprised by the positive response to its informational blockchain challenge. The agency found...

How to Get Started with a Population Health Management Program

Healthcare providers are well aware by now that there is no magic solution to the incredibly complex conundrum of systemic reform.  Depending on who you ask, the answer to the puzzle of the Triple Aim is either more technology, less technology,...

How Fog Computing May Power the Healthcare Internet of Things

The healthcare industry has always had a bit of a rocky relationship with information technology, and the Internet of Things is shaping up to be no exception.  As devices get smaller and data gets bigger, providers are still struggling with...

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