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UPMC Wins Award for Healthcare Big Data Analytics Excellence

November 2, 2015 - The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Health Plan has been awarded the Excellence in Analytics Award by the International Institute for Analytics (IIA) for its exemplary healthcare big data analytics programs.  According to a recent press release, the UPMC Health Plan received this award at the Chief Analytics Officer Summit held last month. The Excellence in Analytics Award...

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Internet of Things, Patient Engagement Top Healthcare Priorities

by Jennifer Bresnick

Developing a data-driven technical ecosystem that encourages patient engagement and produces better outcomes is high on the list of priorities for the majority of healthcare providers, says the 2015 Mortenson Healthcare Industry Study. ...

WEDI Launches Genomic HIE Workgroup for Precision Medicine

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) has announced the formation of a new workgroup designed to address the health information exchange issues surrounding the collection, dissemination, and use of genomic as the nation delves...

Medicaid Big Data Vital for Population Health Management

by Sara Heath

Encounter data collection is an important part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) proposed rule for improving population health management within Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCOs), according to a recent article by Philip...

Do Data Transparency, Open Payments Reduce Clinical Research?

by Sara Heath

Open Payments under the Sunshine Act have made major strides in increasing healthcare transparency, but could there be a dark side to data transparency and reporting? A recent article in a Policy & Medicine newsletter says that could be possible,...

FDA Begins Crowdsourced Precision Medicine, Genomics Platform

by Jennifer Bresnick

President Obama’s vision for a national precision medicine ecosystem is beginning its development, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced this week.  In a blog post on FDA Voice, officials unveiled plans for the December...

Healthcare Big Data Analytics Market to Rise to $18.7B

by Sara Heath

The global healthcare IT analytics market is expected to grow to $18.7 billion by 2020, according to a new report by The market should grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 26.5 percent within that time period. The report...

ACC: Big Data, Coordination Key for Population Health Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

When it comes to improving the scope and effectiveness of chronic disease management, the American College of Cardiology has an enormous opportunity to effect change among primary care providers and specialists across the healthcare continuum. ...

Lockheed Martin Health IT Alliance to Improve Population Health

by Sara Heath

Health IT is an ever-growing business, and Lockheed Martin is jumping on the bandwagon by starting a partnership with five other prominent health IT providers, according to a Lockheed Martin press release. The members of the Lockheed Martin Healthcare...

EHR Big Data Analytics Uncovers New Aid for Hypertension

by Sara Heath

As big data has emerged out of the growth of electronic health records (EHRs), physicians and researchers have found that they can conduct studies with larger amounts of patients that they may never have been able to before. That’s what...

HP, Inovalon Bring Healthcare Big Data Analytics to Georgia

by Sara Heath

With a goal to innovate and provide cloud-based healthcare big data analytics to government medical care programs, Inovalon and HP have announced a partnership to work with the State of Georgia’s Department of Community Health (DCH) Medicaid...

AHIMA, IHE Publish Draft Information Governance, Big Data Paper

by Jennifer Bresnick

Helping healthcare organizations develop a cohesive, standardized approach to information governance in the big data era has been a major focus for the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) over the past few years as providers...

Healthcare Big Data Analytics Confuses Half of Providers

by Jennifer Bresnick

More than half of providers are confused by the information collection requirements of healthcare big data analytics, finds the third annual Health IT Industry Outlook Survey by Stoltenberg Consulting. Despite a general sense that engaging in...

How to Leverage the Internet of Things for Patient Engagement

by Jennifer Bresnick

Increasing meaningful, effective patient engagement is such a high priority for the healthcare industry that it is included as one of the three branches of the Triple Aim.  Along with reducing spending and improving population health management,...

What You Need to Know about Health Data Interoperability

by Jennifer Bresnick

Health data interoperability is intended to bring healthcare stakeholders together, yet it remains a divisive and difficult issue to address.  The movement of information between health IT systems, whether internal or external, is as much...

What to Look for in a Healthcare Big Data Analytics Vendor

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare big data analytics is a booming business, which is both a good and a bad thing for providers seeking to bulk up their infrastructure to supplement their EHRs with sophisticated tools for clinical analytics, population health management,...

Geisinger Invests in Precision Medicine, Genomics, Big Data

by Jennifer Bresnick

Geisinger Health System is taking precision medicine to the next level with a dedicated research center for genomic research supported by telemedicine technologies.  The Precision Health Center will use remote conferencing tools to provide...

As Hospital EHR Adoption Rises, What’s Next for Health IT?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Hospital EHR adoption has officially reached more than three-quarters of the healthcare community, according to the newest data from the Office of the National Coordinator, and the rapid rise in health IT infrastructure development may actually...

Healthcare Internet of Things to Reach $117 Billion by 2020

by Jennifer Bresnick

Big data and the healthcare Internet of Things is poised for explosive growth over the next half-decade, says a new report by, expanding at a 15.1 percent compound annual growth rate to hit $117 billion by 2020.  As big...

Four Use Cases for Healthcare Predictive Analytics, Big Data

by Jennifer Bresnick

Predictive analytics in healthcare has long been the wave of the future: an ultimate goal to which everyone aspires but few can claim success.  While the landscape is changing for healthcare predictive analytics as more organizations figure...


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