Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Big Data Analytics

Predictive Analytics, Twitter Big Data Forecast Asthma ED Use

by Jennifer Bresnick

Social media has always been about capitalizing on what’s trending, and for healthcare big data scientists, those top-ten tweets and hashtags may now help to save lives.  Researchers at the University of Arizona are using predictive...

Epic, IBM Watson Embrace FHIR for Healthcare Big Data Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Hot on the heels of its HIMSS15 debut, the new IBM Watson Health division is helping to shake up the healthcare big data analytics industry by announcing a new collaboration with Epic Systems and the Mayo Clinic that will bring cognitive computing...

Four Ways to Boost EHR Data Integrity for Big Data Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

At the center of every healthcare analytics project to support population health management or quality improvement lies a critical piece of technology: the electronic health record.   Most patient data enters the health IT ecosystem...

Why Do Providers Struggle with Healthcare Big Data Analytics?

by Jennifer Bresnick

What’s so hard about healthcare big data analytics?  Pretty much everything.  Technical obstacles like EHR interoperability and health information exchange are just the tip of the iceberg for healthcare organizations struggling...

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...

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...

Why Healthcare Big Data Analytics Needs the Internet of Things

by Jennifer Bresnick

There are many ways to define the concept of healthcare big data analytics.  At its core, “big data analytics” is simply the joining of two or more previously disparate sources of information, structured in such a way that insights...

AMA: Big Data Analytics is the Next Phase of Health IT Adoption

by Jennifer Bresnick

Big data analytics is the next step in the healthcare industry’s ongoing process of adopting health IT infrastructure, American Medical Association (AMA) President Robert Wah, MD told attendees at HIMSS15 in a keynote address delivered...

Expect Population Health, Big Data Analytics at HIMSS15

by Jennifer Bresnick

The annual HIMSS conference and exhibition is to healthcare professionals what a good data warehouse is for big data analytics: a centralized place to make new connections, discover new ideas, learn from colleagues, and leave with a suitcase...

Big Data Analytics Vendors and Products: Who’s Using What?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Curiosity might get incautious cats into trouble on occasion, but when it comes to big data analytics in the healthcare field, curiosity is a good character trait to have.  In an era of consolidation, acquisitions, financial instability, and...

Just 15% of Hospitals Use Predictive Analytics Infrastructure

by Jennifer Bresnick

A mere 15 percent of hospitals are using advanced predictive analytics to stay one step ahead of preventable hospital readmissions, hospital-acquired conditions, and patient downturns, says a new survey by Jvion, but there is strong interest...

Can Stage 3 Meaningful Use CEHRT Bring On Big Data Analytics?

by Jennifer Bresnick

The late Friday release of the Stage 3 meaningful use proposed rule left many healthcare stakeholders sacrificing their weekend to pouring over hundreds of pages worth of new requirements for the EHR Incentive Programs, and the document has,...

Hospital Readmissions Fall When Big Data Meets Patient Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

When it comes to big data, it’s tempting to think that all the answers to healthcare’s most expensive and significant problems, like reducing preventable hospital readmissions, are simply hidden somewhere within the zeroes and ones.  While...

New Pittsburgh Data Alliance Focuses on Big Data Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare organizations in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania are teaming up to leverage big data analytics in pursuit of new healthcare technologies and treatments.  The Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance, a newly announced collaboration between Carnegie...

How Successful Hospitals Start to Tackle Big Data Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

The adoption of big data analytics technologies is a top priority for the majority of hospitals currently entrenched in healthcare’s greatest challenges: the shift to accountable care, attesting to Stage 2 meaningful use, and preparing...

Will Apple Watch be the mHealth Answer to Big Data Analytics?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Apple enthusiasts may be used to spending their afternoons salivating over new offerings from the high-style technology giant after a press event, but the release of the Apple Watch this week has tantalized many mHealth proponents and big data...

NIH Launches Big Data Analytics Portal for Alzheimer’s Research

by Jennifer Bresnick

The National Institutes of Health, the FDA, and a consortium of other public and private healthcare partners have announced the launch of a new big data analytics project focused on expanding access to research data on Alzheimer’s disease (AD). ...

Building the Team for Big Data Analytics, Population Health

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare organizations are becoming increasingly aware that the future of financial sustainability and care quality will rely on a robust health IT infrastructure that enables big data analytics and population health management. Providers must...

Will the White House Chart a Course for Healthcare Big Data?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Last week, the White House announced a new addition to the nation’s top technology team, just in time to get President Obama’s precision medicine initiative off the ground.  Dhanurjay “DJ” Patil, a Silicon Valley regular with significant...

Are Standardized Clinical Pathways Stymying Drug Innovation?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Powerful clinical decision support tools harnessing the potential of big data analytics may make it easier for physicians to set their patients on a standardized road to improvement, but the expansion of pre-approved, packed care may be doing...


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