Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Big Data Analytics

Big Data Shows Persistent Ordering of Unnecessary Procedures

by Sara Heath

Nearly a third of providers are ordering unnecessary procedures such as lower back MRIs when not necessary, regardless of their facility’s payment model, big data shows. In a study published in the American Journal of Managed Care, a research...

New Healthcare Analytics Model May Improve Patient Satisfaction

by Sara Heath

Census based surveying, or the ability to reach more patients through a more comprehensive data collection method, might be a big data solution to patient satisfaction issues. In a recent report, Press Ganey explains the process of census based...

EHR Big Data Analytics Flag “Frequent Flier” Medicaid ED Visits

by Jennifer Bresnick

Medicaid patients with a history of multiple emergency department visits within a 72-hour period are three times more likely than other patients to return to the emergency department yet again, according to a new study published this month in...

QPID, Epic EHR Combine for Big Data Analytics at Partners Health

by Jennifer Bresnick

Partners HealthCare, the integrated health system that includes top-ranked facilities like Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is used to going big in the health IT space.  From its massive $1.2 billion...

Cloud Big Data Analytics Adoption Accelerating in Healthcare

by Jennifer Bresnick

As healthcare providers get more comfortable with the idea of investing in the cloud, big data analytics technologies are first on the shopping list for organizations with growing health IT budgets.  In a new IDC Health Insights report,...

Familiar Faces Win Best in KLAS for EHRs, Big Data Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

The electronic health records market has long been dominated by a few recognizable giants, but the healthcare big data analytics vendor landscape has always been somewhat more fragmented as new technologies continue to evolve and innovative leaders...

Precision Medicine, Big Data Analytics Center Rises in Philly

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is joining the growing group of academic institutions and medical centers putting precision medicine and big data analytics front-and-center.  Through its newly founded Center for Data...

How Accountable Care Impacts Population Health Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

It’s no secret that value-based reimbursement and population health management go hand-in-hand as two of the primary drivers of quality reform, but it hasn’t always been easy to get providers to embrace the risk involved in making...

What are the Biggest Population Health Management Pain Points?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Population health management, health data interoperability, and accountable care may take first, second, and third place on the list of pressing priorities for the healthcare industry, but that doesn’t mean they are having an easy time...

Accountable Care Organizations Still Face Interoperability Woes

by Jennifer Bresnick

The growing number of public and private accountable care organizations (ACOs) may bode well for the healthcare industry’s efforts to transform into a value-based, patient-centered care continuum, but big, bad data is still getting in the...

Are Healthcare Providers Interested in Precision Medicine?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Precision medicine may not be capturing the healthcare industry’s collective imagination quite as completely as President Obama might hope, according to a new survey by Health Catalyst.  While some pioneering researchers and providers...

ECRI: Healthcare Internet of Things to Boost Population Health

by Sara Heath

Some of the upcoming healthcare trends for 2016 could bring major improvements to population health management. The healthcare Internet of Things may play a major role in the continued improvement of population health management strategies in...

DirectTrust: 44M Health Information Exchange Messages in 2015

by Jennifer Bresnick

Health information exchange ended 2015 on a high note, according to DirectTrust, with the exchange of more than 44 million Direct secure messages throughout the year.  The past year saw record growth for the use of the non-profit’s...

HIMSS Tool Offers New Healthcare Business Intelligence Insights

by Jennifer Bresnick

HIMSS Analytics is adding to a heap of new offerings by introducing a tool that will allow healthcare organizations to glean deeper business intelligence insights from its storehouse of provider data.  Logic, billed as a “comprehensive...

CMS Gets “Deadly Serious” About Interoperability as MU Fades

by Jennifer Bresnick

At the JP Morgan Annual Health Care Conference this week, Acting CMS Administrator Andy Slavitt offered the healthcare industry something very rare: a straightforward, plain-talking look into its immediate regulatory future. After years of back-and-forth...

Precision Medicine, Predictive Analytics Markets Set for Growth

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare big data analytics continues to be a driving force underpinning many of the most innovative, cutting-edge segments of the health IT marketplace.  As precision medicine and rises to prominence and population health management becomes...

Devin Jopp Resigns as President and CEO of WEDI

by Jennifer Bresnick

WEDI President and CEO, Devin Jopp, EdD, has tendered his resignation after four years leading the national health IT organization. WEDI has been a significant voice for the improvement of health information exchange, health data interoperability,...

Payer Partners for Precision Medicine, Offers Genomics Payments

by Sara Heath

Independence Blue Cross and NantHealth announced today two new precision medicine initiatives aimed at improving immunotherapy in cancer care. First, the two joined several other industry groups, including academic institutions and large pharma...

Picture Archive Communication System Use Widespread in Hospitals

by Jennifer Bresnick

Hospitals may be struggling to put many big data analytics technologies in place at the moment, but one tool that seems to have taken permanent root in most organizations is Picture Archive Communication System (PACS) technology. According to...

MA Unveils Healthcare Big Data Analytics, EHR Innovation Project

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is setting its sights on becoming the cornerstone of the nation’s digital healthcare sector, officials announced yesterday, by launching a new public-private initiative to foster innovation in the development...


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