Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

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How Big Data Analytics Can Boost Provider Autonomy, Outcomes

by Jennifer Bresnick

If there’s one thing that the healthcare system has learned since the beginning of the EHR adoption tidal wave, it’s that big data isn’t always better data.  When deployed effectively, big data analytics can deliver s...

How Did Maine’s State HIE Become a Big Data Analytics Beacon?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Over the past decade or so, the healthcare industry has tried any number of new projects, pilots, grants, and initiatives designed to improve health data interoperability and population health management across the care continuum.  Whi...

Interoperability Focus is Critical as Meaningful Use Drags On

by Jennifer Bresnick

LAS VEGAS - Healthcare is an industry made for challenges. From solving the most complex clinical cases and providing immediate care for critical patients to changing lives and curing rare diseases by pushing the boundaries of science, prov...

National Patient Identifier May Cut “Silly Waste” in Healthcare

by Jennifer Bresnick

LAS VEGAS – The healthcare industry may be eagerly awaiting the eventual demise of the EHR Incentive Programs, but providers will be disappointed if they think that the end of meaningful use is the end of their health IT troubles.&nbs...

How to Cut Through the Noise of the Healthcare Internet of Things

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare providers are busy people.  Between high patient loads and the demands of EHR documentation, the reporting requirements, the internal meetings, and the minutes wasted waiting for test results or other communications from the...

QPID, Epic EHR Combine for Big Data Analytics at Partners Health

by Jennifer Bresnick

Partners HealthCare, the integrated health system that includes top-ranked facilities like Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is used to going big in the health IT space.  From its massive $1.2...

Safety Net Population Health Management Means Doing More with Less

by Jennifer Bresnick

For healthcare organizations of any size, type, and specialty, every dollar always counts.  The immutable bottom line regulates all activities, from technology purchases to staff salaries to what gets served in the cafeteria each day.&...

How Monitoring Wire Data Aids Healthcare Big Data Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

When it comes to the healthcare industry, developing an effective, efficient, stable, and easily scalable big data analytics infrastructure is an infinitely complicated proposition.   From vendor selection to product implementation to ...

EHR Use, Population Health Lessons from a Davies Award Winner

by Jennifer Bresnick

HealthNet, the largest Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in Indiana, is a recipient of this year’s HIMSS Ambulatory Davies Award of Excellence, a program that recognizes outstanding improvement in patient care, outcomes, EHR ad...

Big Data, Population Health Management Make Successful ACOs

by Jennifer Bresnick

As healthcare spending continues to spike into the stratosphere, Medicare and its commercial counterparts have an urgent mission on their hands.  They must find a way to effectively control costs, stem the tide of chronic disease, and ...

Population Health Management Requires Process, Payment Changes

by Jennifer Bresnick

With the healthcare industry changing in a thousand different ways all at once, it’s often difficult for organizations to find an entry point into long-term strategic initiatives like population health management and accountable care....

Why the C-Suite is Critical for Healthcare Big Data Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Up until a few years ago, healthcare organizations have been content to relegate their big data analytics projects to the IT department or a few tech-savvy physicians with big plans for their EHRs.  Reporting on clinical quality or pat...

Will Inadequate Metrics Doom the Accountable Care Organization?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Accountable care organizations are all about the data.  Detailed quality reporting and cost benchmarking are the hallmarks of this value-based reimbursement model, and the carefully balanced system of risk, savings, performance, and qu...

Why Health Information Exchange Needs HIM, IT Collaboration

by Jennifer Bresnick

“Competing initiatives” is an oft repeated phrase in the healthcare industry, and for good reason.  Between meaningful use, ICD-10, EHR interoperability, emerging reimbursement reforms, big data analytics, and a slew of pop...

HIM Pros Can Help Optimize EHRs, Interpret Big Data Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

The health information management profession goes far beyond the simple - or not so simple - act of coding a medical record for billing purposes.  As the healthcare industry begins to recognize the strategic importance of collecting bi...

How to Use Healthcare Big Data Analytics for Accountable Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

As healthcare organizations sit down to plan their operational strategies for the next few years, they may find themselves staring into a maelstrom of uncertainty, rapid evolution, and unpredictable change.  With the timing of the EHR ...

Can CommonWell Make Health Data Interoperability a Reality?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Of the growing number of private industry projects aimed at bringing health data interoperability to the masses, the CommonWell Health Alliance has always seemed like a leader of the pack.  Founded in 2013 and able to announce pilot si...

Epic, Cerner, DirectTrust, and the Quest for EHR Interoperability

by Jennifer Bresnick

For a concept that is supposed to bring healthcare organizations together, EHR interoperability is certainly one of the most divisive topics in the industry.  With hundreds of different opinions about how to achieve it, where to start,...

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