Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Big Data Analytics

In 2014, data analytics must measure outcomes, improve health

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare analytics is poised to change the way medicine works by using data to model, predict, and track patients while delivering up-to-the-second insights about everything from the financial performance of a whole hospital to how an...

Healthcare analytics, big data, NLP markets set for growth

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare may be lagging behind other industries in its analytics capabilities, but it won’t be doing so for long if a series of market reports accurately predict the next few years in health IT.  From big data as a service to natural...

87M historical patient records digitized for data analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Professors at the University of Pittsburgh have digitized more than 87 million hand-written patient records from the last century in order to construct analytical models of the spread of infectious epidemics and gain valuable insight into...

FDA stops 23andMe, but can it stop personal genetic medicine?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Google-backed personal genetic test company 23andMe made a splash this week in all the wrong ways after receiving a stern warning letter from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) demanding that the company stop marketing its $99 home...

HIMSS unveils DELTA score for healthcare analytics maturity

by Jennifer Bresnick

The widely cited statistic that only the top 5% of hospitals have a robust data analytics infrastructure will be tested with a thorough assessment and a new maturity score released by HIMSS Analytics and the International Institute for...

How the Center for Diagnostic Imaging uses big data analytics

by Patrick Ouellette

Looking at how healthcare organizations use big data analytics through the lens of a specific technology such as imaging can help provide insight into that various ways in which these organizations not only collect and manage large data...

Standardizing data for analytics will be a challenge for HIEs

by Jennifer Bresnick

One of the major problems plaguing nearly all of the health IT initiatives underway at the moment is a lack of standardization, and health information exchanges (HIE) are little different.  Though the majority of state designated entities...

Maine HIE moves into analytics to add value for providers

by Jennifer Bresnick

Health information exchanges haven’t always had it easy.  While HIE is critical to the larger goal of interoperable, interconnected, exchangeable data as the foundation of a climate of communication among providers, the reality is that...

Health IT vendors cash in with analytics, revenue solutions

by Jennifer Bresnick

Data analytics and revenue cycle management products are driving continued growth in the health IT market as providers seek technology-enabled methods of managing the enormous influx of information produced by EHRs and financial...

Population health relies on analytics, community involvement

by Jennifer Bresnick

At its heart, healthcare is an intensely personal experience.  A physician and a patient in a closed room, discussing intimate details of health and behavior rarely shared outside that particular setting.  But the impact of what happens...

What’s the foundation for managing big data in healthcare?

by Sponsored Content

It is clear in today’s healthcare industry that big data is becoming more than just a buzzword. According to IBM, 90 percent of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone. Regardless of whether that...

Survey: Population health, analytics top priorities for providers

by Jennifer Bresnick

Population health management is a top priority for nearly two-thirds of hospital executives, according to a new survey by HealthLeaders Media.  Sixty-one percent of hospitals have already identified a target patient population and are...

Will the cloud bridge the gap between healthcare, analytics?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Before big data analytics can take a hold in healthcare, the data on which this analysis relies needs to be both accessible and in a proper form. At present, those two conditions are generally hard to come by. “We’re finally...

Improved medication adherence is key to population health

by Jennifer Bresnick

Want to reduce preventable readmissions, keep patients away from the emergency room, and boost your HEDIS scores?  Using analytics to identify chronic disease trends is a great first step, but focusing your data on improving medication...

athenahealth lends analytics power to furloughed CDC

by Jennifer Bresnick

With nearly 70% of the staff from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) twiddling their thumbs on furlough this week, the flu and other public health threats are going unmonitored and unreported.  EHR and practice...

Why are hospitals data rich but lacking in data analytics?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

As part of the interview with Health Revenue Assurance Holdings (HRAA) on the subject of ICD-10, the company’s CEO and Chairman Andrea Clark touched on the value of data analytics in healthcare for both short- and long-term goals,...

Big data helps tackle drug resistance at the point of care

by Jennifer Bresnick

With EHR and pharmacy data on 15 million patients and a growing antibiotic resistance problem waiting to be solved, athenahealth and Epocrates have put their big data under a microscope to add a new weapon to the arsenal of population...

Using big data governance to unlock healthcare archive value

by Chris Grossman

In some ways, healthcare big data is similar to other industries’ data in that it’s diverse, with both unstructured and structured formats and it’s often held captive in information silos. As in other sectors, healthcare...

What are the basic pillars of population health management?

by Jennifer Bresnick

The buzzword pantheon has gained a new member in recent years as population health management takes on an increasingly important role in the healthcare landscape.  Healthcare organizations have started to think in terms of entire groups...

IBM healthcare analytics to combat malaria, dengue fever

by Jennifer Bresnick

Johns Hopkins University and IBM are teaming up to bring predictive analytics to developing nations in an attempt to reduce the occurrences of deadly diseases like malaria and dengue fever, according to new research published in the...

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