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Top 4 Big Data Analytics Strategies to Reduce Hospital Readmissions

October 26, 2018 - Unplanned hospital readmissions are one of the costliest services in healthcare, with organizations shelling out billions each year on these frequently avoidable episodes. With the rise of value-based care initiatives, most notably CMS’s Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP), organizations are looking for ways to use their many sources of data to cut down on expensive...


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Predictive Analytics with Claims Data Can Identify High-Cost Patients

by Jessica Kent

Payers may be able to identify future high cost patients by employing predictive analytics strategies to examine past claims,, according to a report from the Society of Actuaries (SOA). An individual’s spending history, prescription...

$40M AHRQ, PCORI Grants Will Support a Learning Health System

by Jessica Kent

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) have awarded $40 million in grants to 11 learning health system (LHS) organizations to help advance patient-centered care...

NJ Hospital Association Launches Big Data Analytics Center

by Jessica Kent

The New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA) has launched a new center that will use big data analytics techniques to identify and address gaps in care. The NJHA Center for Health Analytics, Research, and Transformation (CHART) will apply...

MIT Machine Learning Tool Reduces Cancer Treatment Toxicity

by Jessica Kent

MIT researchers have developed a machine learning algorithm that could proactively adjust toxic chemotherapy and radiotherapy dosing for patients with glioblastoma to minimize the toxic effects of the treatments. Glioblastoma, an...

CMS: Data Analytics will Strengthen Medicaid Program Integrity

by Jessica Kent

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Opioid Prescriptions Dropped 12% in 2017 as Guidelines Change

by Jennifer Bresnick

In 2017, the volume of opioid prescriptions saw its biggest decline in 25 years, reflecting changing guidelines and more aggressive population health management techniques, according to a new report from the IQVIA Institute for Human Data...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Big Data, Clinical Intelligence Markets to See Major Growth

by Jennifer Bresnick

As consumers, regulators, and health insurers expect more and more from the provider community, healthcare delivery organizations are actively seeking out a new generation of clinical intelligence and big data analytics tools to equip them...

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...

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