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CMS: Data Analytics will Strengthen Medicaid Program Integrity

June 27, 2018 - New CMS initiatives will utilize advanced data analytics tools, quality data, and increased transparency to strengthen Medicaid program integrity and ensure the sustainability of the program for all beneficiaries. In recent years, Medicaid has expanded and program spending has increased rapidly, growing from $456 billion in 2013 to an estimated $576 billion in 2016. The federal share...

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Machine Learning, Wearables Accurately Predict Poor Mental Health

by Jessica Kent

A machine learning algorithm can accurately identify risk factors for mental health issues, including high stress, by analyzing data collected from wearable devices, according to a study published in JMIR. Recent advancements in mobile and ...

Mount Sinai to Boost Kidney Disease Management with AI, Big Data

by Jessica Kent

Mount Sinai Health System (MSHS) will partner with RenalytixAI to develop artificial intelligence (AI) solutions and deploy them in MSHS’s big data warehouse in an effort to enhance kidney disease detection, management, and treatment....

NIH Opens Up “All of Us” to Research Participants Nationwide

by Jessica Kent

The National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) All of Us precision medicine research program is now open to all individuals 18 and older nationwide, allowing participants across the country to contribute their data to a research resource t...

AHIMA Releases New Clinical Documentation Improvement Toolkits

by Jessica Kent

AHIMA has released two new clinical documentation improvement (CDI) toolkits on outpatient documentation and denials management to support the exchange of complete and accurate data across the care continuum. “The documentation in a p...

Humana Launches Value-Based Care Model for Expectant Mothers

by Jessica Kent

Humana has partnered with OB-GYN practices to introduce a national value-based payment model that will improve maternity care quality and reduce costs for Humana members with low- to moderate-risk pregnancies. “Because quality materni...

AMIA: NIH Should Focus on Data Exchange, Access in Science

by Jessica Kent

The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) has recommended that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) leverage its informatics programs and education efforts, support changes in academic promotion and tenure, and adjust its grant...

TGen Launches Discovery Platform to Boost Genomic Data Analysis

by Jessica Kent

The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate of City of Hope cancer and diabetes center, will add to its strengths in genomic data analysis with the establishment of a Clinical Microbiome Services Center at its infecti...

The 7 Step Plan to Success with Big Data Analytics in Healthcare

by Jennifer Bresnick

The healthcare industry may be going through a seemingly endless period of flux, but there are a few unchanging truths about big data analytics that can help guide executive leaders through troubled times. Planning, preparation, and a firm ...The integrated delivery system, which includes eight hospitals in New Mexico, also serves about half a million Medicaid, commercial, and Medicare Advantage beneficiaries through its health plans. Integrating delivery and reimbursement at su...

AHIMA: More Organizations Embrace Information Governance

by Jessica Kent

More organizations are implementing information governance (IG) strategies as they increasingly understand that accurate, reliable data will allow them to succeed in the changing healthcare landscape, yet many healthcare organizations still...

VA, CMS Announce Data Sharing, Fraud Prevention Partnership

by Jessica Kent

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and CMS have announced a partnership to share data assets, data analytics tools, and best practices for preventing fraud, waste and abuse. “The VA-HHS alliance represents the latest example of V...

Does Social Determinants Data Enhance Population Health Analytics?

by Jessica Kent

Adding social determinants data to more traditional clinical data analytics did little to enhance the accuracy or precision of predictive population health analytics, according to a study published in JAMIA. When directed to predict the nee...

Tech Giants Give Healthcare Artificial Intelligence Start-Ups a Boost

by Jennifer Bresnick

Artificial intelligence has quickly become the hottest investment in healthcare as developers and providers seek to harness the enormous potential of the industry’s big data assets.  Ambitious new start-ups, many backed by eyebro...

Information Governance Gaining Ground in Healthcare Organizations

by Jennifer Bresnick

Information governance (IG) initiatives are becoming easier to find in the healthcare industry as organizations recognize that the growing volume and value of big data require a coordinated plan of attack. In a new survey released...

Online Map Reveals Geographic Disparities in Care for Autism

by Thomas Beaton

Research from the Journal of Medical Internet Research used crowdsourcing and data scraping methods to create an online map that revealed significant geographical disparities in care for individuals with autism. The interactive GapMap, crea...GapMap not only highlighted what parts of the country are underserved, but also revealed which areas and diagnostic centers are overburdened with patients. On average, diagnostic centers had 18 times more demand for ASD diagnosis and treatm...

Value-Based Care Fuels Healthcare Big Data Analytics Market

by Sara Heath

The healthcare big data analytics market is expected to increase as the industry shifts from fee-for-service to value-based care models, according to a recent report from Market Research Future. Focuses on quality healthcare, reduced length...

Social Media May Provide Big Data Insights into Drug Misuse

by Thomas Beaton

A new study in the Journal of Internet Medical Research indicates that monitoring social media feeds can provide clinicians and big data analytics professionals with valuable insight into potential drug misuse. Healthcare providers and comm...An anonymous user’s forum post from the research data provided an example of behavioral data otherwise unavailable through traditional monitoring.  Anecdotes like the user post contain types of information that patients do not typically share with their primary care providers. Social media monitoring can deliver context to providers about potential patient behaviors and abuse, even wit...

NY Medicaid Review Will Promote Cost Cutting, Big Data Analytics

by Thomas Beaton

The University at Albany’s Institute for Health System Evaluation (IHSE) will lead a $3.9 million effort to review the effectiveness of the state’s Medicaid program. In partnership with teams at Boston University and the Univers...

Epic EHR, Big Data Tools Bring 2016 HIMSS Davies Award to Mercy

by Thomas Beaton

Mercy, a large Catholic health system headquartered in Missouri, is the winner of the 2016 Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence, HIMSS announced.  Mercy has developed big data analytics dashboards within its Epic EHR to help provider...

CMS Releases Health Payment Info to Aid Data Transparency

by Nathan Boroyan

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is continuing their data transparency efforts with the release of the Hospice Utilization and Payment Public Use File for 2014 and an updated Market Saturation and Utilization Tool with 2...


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