Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

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Change Healthcare Pushes Scale, Finds Value in Blockchain

by Jennifer Bresnick

Blockchain has quickly risen to become one of the most talked-about technologies in the healthcare sector and elsewhere, dangling a tantalizing “chain of trust” in front of an industry yearning for easier, more secure, and more...

Clinical Analytics Aid Payers, Providers with Value-Based Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

Clinical analytics and data integration are helping health payers and providers boost quality and meet the challenges of value-based care, says the 8th Annual Industry Pulse Report from Change Healthcare and the HealthCare Executive...

With New Players Looming, Healthcare Needs Big Data to Support Scale

by Jennifer Bresnick

The healthcare industry is no stranger to changes.  Its history is one of evolution, progression, discovery, and invention.  Challenges are a constant, but so too have been solutions.  From antibiotics and keyhole surgery to...

CVS Health to Bulk Up Big Data Analytics Ahead of Aetna Deal

by Jennifer Bresnick

Solid growth in the fourth quarter of 2017 and a massive income tax break are allowing CVS Health to invest in more big data analytics technologies ahead of its proposed acquisition of Aetna, the company said in its latest earnings...

Machine Learning Complicates FDA Clinical Decision Support Guidance

by Jennifer Bresnick

The FDA’s recent guidance on classifying and regulating clinical decision support (CDS) systems is currently too ambiguous for developers to effectively follow, contends the the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) in...

Population Health is Top Data Analytics Challenge for Providers, Payers

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare payers and providers are focusing their big data analytics work on population health management says a new survey conducted by Deloitte on behalf of NEJM Catalyst, but have yet to overcome many of the major challenges...

VA to Get “Aggressive” with Hospital Quality Improvement Program

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is taking an “aggressive new approach” to improving hospital quality at more than a dozen of its lowest-performing healthcare facilities, officials announced this week. Fifteen medical...

Can Healthcare Avoid “Black Box” Artificial Intelligence Tools?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Artificial intelligence is taking the healthcare industry by storm as researchers share breakthrough after breakthrough and vendors quickly commercialize advanced algorithms offering clinical decision support or financial and operational...

KLAS Names Best Vendors for EHRs, Business Intelligence, Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

The 2018 Best in KLAS health IT rankings revealed few surprises in the electronic health record categories as Epic Systems received its eighth consecutive crown for Overall Software Suite – but companies vying for additional titles...

New Epic Systems EHR, Big Data Features Zero In on Interoperability

by Jennifer Bresnick

Epic Systems is moving ever closer to creating true interoperability within a comprehensive health record by enhancing many of its data exchange, patient and provider communication, and population health management functionalities. As...

CIOs: FHIR Has Potential, Blockchain Overhyped in Healthcare

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare CIOs are proceeding cautiously with their health IT innovation projects as they balance industry hype around emerging technologies like blockchain with the promises of FHIR and big data analytics, according to a late 2017 survey...

ONC: Artificial Intelligence Has Potential to Reshape Healthcare

by Jennifer Bresnick

Artificial intelligence is playing an increasingly important role in healthcare analytics and will continue to dramatically influence the development of clinical decision support and business intelligence, says a new report by JASON,...

GE, Roche Partner for Big Data Analytics, Precision Medicine Platform

by Jennifer Bresnick

GE Healthcare and Roche Diagnostics have announced a collaboration aimed at developing a digital diagnostics platform providing clinical decision support for oncology and critical care.  The partnership will leverage both...

Allscripts Buys Practice Fusion to Bulk Up on Big Data, EHR, Life Sciences

by Jennifer Bresnick

Allscripts has announced that it will acquire Practice Fusion, a health IT vendor offering a cloud-based EHR and data analytics tools for life science companies, for $100 million in cash. The acquisition will allow Allscripts to extend...

Epic, Cerner Get Tepid Population Health User Satisfaction Scores

by Jennifer Bresnick

Notable EHR vendors, including Epic Systems and Cerner Corporation, can’t match the user satisfaction scores of more dedicated population health management products, according to the latest KLAS Research market report. A series of...

Financial Big Data Analytics Woes Plague Healthcare Providers, Payers

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare providers and payers must improve their financial big analytics competencies if they wish to succeed in 2018’s rapidly evolving business environment, says a new report by Kaufman Hall, but few organizations have the...

Identifying Big Data Sources for Population Health Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

Effective population health management is beginning to require healthcare providers to rely heavily on big data derived from both their own health IT systems and from their business partners.  Identifying patients at high risk of...

Has Google Cracked EHR Speech Recognition for Medical Conversations?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare providers ready to throw their laptops out the window rather than spend another minute documenting care in their electronic health records may be pleased to know that Google is taking on the challenge of developing unobtrusive...

ONC Focuses on Data Governance with Patient Matching Framework

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Office of the National Coordinator, in conjunction with CMMI institute, has released a new patient identification and patient matching framework to help ensure accurate care across an increasingly interoperable healthcare...

Machine Learning Can Flag Adverse Drug Events in Unstructured Data

by Jennifer Bresnick

Applying natural language processing and machine learning techniques to unstructured data can help to identify adverse drug events (ADEs) in medical literature and social media postings, says a new article in JMIR Medical...

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