Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Big Data Analytics

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 big...

Can Big Data Analytics, Data Governance Restore Joy to Medicine?

by Jennifer Bresnick

NEW ORLEANS - Physicians who are struggling to muster up the enthusiasm to continue the practice of medicine may not feel like adding a mountain of big data to the mix will do much to help them recapture the joy of patient care.  After all,...

Why are HIM Pros Key to Big Data Analytics, Precision Medicine?

by Jennifer Bresnick

NEW ORLEANS - Healthcare big data analytics and precision medicine won’t get very far without the knowledge, expertise, and unique skills of health information management professionals, said John Showalter, MD, MSIS during a standing-room-only...

Healthcare Big Data Analytics Keeps Small Hospitals Independent

by Jennifer Bresnick

Conventional wisdom may predict a bleak future for independent community hospitals, critical access hospitals, and other smaller organizations without the financial and technological muscle to push through tough times in a hyper-competitive environment....

What to Expect at AHIMA: ICD-10, Big Data, Population Health

by Jennifer Bresnick

The 2015 AHIMA Convention may be taking place in the Big Easy next week, but there’s nothing simple about any of the top issues that attendees are facing as an eventful year in healthcare comes to a close.  Thousands of health information...

Blue Cross Blue Shield Invests in Healthcare Big Data Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

All thirty-six members of the Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) Association have agreed to contribute to the development of BCBS Axis, a healthcare big data analytics repository with information on more than 36 million provider records, 2.3 billion...

Can the Healthcare Internet of Things Cut Costs by 25 Percent?

by Jennifer Bresnick

At the moment, the healthcare Internet of Things may seem like a poorly defined amalgamation of medical devices and consumer monitoring technologies that don’t quite fit into existing health IT categories.  But this growing, shifting...

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 Incentive...

NIH Unveils Precision Medicine, Genomics, Big Data Analytics Plan

by Jennifer Bresnick

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has published a detailed framework outlining its vision for the development of its Precision Medicine Initiative, a wide-ranging research program that hopes to integrate healthcare big data analytics, advances...

Healthcare Big Data Analytics Suffers from “Fragmented” Approach

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare organizations are keenly aware that big data analytics is poised to change the way the industry operates, but few have developed comprehensive and integrated strategies to address the complex tasks of infrastructure development and...

Big Data Analytics, Digital Health M&A May Profit Health Systems

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare systems that proactively acquire or invest in digital health service providers in addition to their traditional merger and acquisition targets are more likely to create profitable, diversified portfolios of complementary holdings,...

Stage 7 “Most Wired” Cancer Hospital Leverages EHR, mHealth

by Jennifer Bresnick

Building a new hospital, even a small one, can be an incredibly daunting task.  Building a $750 million, 300-bed HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 cancer care hospital that leverages the latest in EHR and mobile health (mHealth) technologies for complex...

HIMSS Asks Congress for Population Health Management Support

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) wants Congress to focus on supporting the underlying health IT pillars that make population health management a reality, including interoperability and health information exchange,...

IBM Watson, Boston Children’s Kick Precision Medicine into Gear

by Jennifer Bresnick

College students aren’t the only ones moving into their new Boston-area digs this season as the school year gets under way.  The brand new IBM Watson Health division opened the doors to its Cambridge offices today, announcing a slew...

Big Data Analytics, Genomics to Spur Collaborative ALS Research

by Jennifer Bresnick

Three major academic medical centers are combining their big data analytics forces to tackle Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), a common yet poorly understood degenerative neuromuscular condition.  Johns Hopkins University’s Robert...

How Advanced Genomics, Big Data Will Enable Precision Medicine

by Sid Nair of Dell Services

For decades, researchers have been seeking a cure for cancer. That goal has been elusive, mostly because, until recently, we had no way to identify the mutations that cause cells to go from normal growth to out-of-control-growth. With genome...

NIH Awards $35.4M in EHR Genomics, Precision Medicine Grants

by Jennifer Bresnick

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is jumpstarting the nation’s precision medicine efforts by awarding more than $35 million in grants to academic and healthcare organizations researching the best ways to integrate genomic data into...

HSPC Interoperability Project Tackles HIE with FHIR, App Culture

by Jennifer Bresnick

CommonWell, Carequality, and the Argonaut Project may be the names that first spring to mind when discussing the healthcare industry’s private interoperability efforts, but the Healthcare Services Platform Consortium (HSPC) is planning...

Big Data Sorting Methods Can Change Picture of Population Health

by Jennifer Bresnick

The healthcare system may be learning to treat data as a source of ultimate truth, but when it comes to population health management statistics, truth may still be in the eye of the beholder.  Patient outcome data can look very different...

Google Takes Aim at Diabetes with Big Data, Internet of Things

by Jennifer Bresnick

Freshly revitalized after Google’s much-discussed reorganization under the Alphabet umbrella, the tech giant’s life science team is once again planning to tackle diabetes with the help of big data analytics and innovative Internet...


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