Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Big Data Analytics

DOD Awards $77M Healthcare Big Data Analytics Contract to CACI

by Jennifer Bresnick

True health data interoperability with the VA may still be years away, but the Department of Defense isn’t letting the glacial pace of its sprawling suite of health IT modernization projects sit idle for long.  In pursuit of improved...

Four Big Data Governance Tasks to Prep for the Internet of Things

by Jennifer Bresnick

The healthcare industry isn’t always known as an eager early adopter of new technologies, but it seems to be making an exception for the Internet of Things: a loosely interconnected web of internet enabled devices, which can provide extraordinary...

Precision Medicine, Predictive Analytics to Flag PTSD Risks

by Jennifer Bresnick

A new study from Geisinger Health hopes to engage precision medicine principles to predict mental and behavioral health risks for an oft-overlooked subset of the veteran population: National Guard and members and Reservists, who experience high...

Tech, Life Sciences Companies Eye Big Data, Internet of Things

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare big data analytics and the Internet of Things are top strategic priorities for more than ninety percent of technology and life sciences developers, according to a new industry survey by law firm White & Case, as remote monitoring,...

UPMC Wins Award for Healthcare Big Data Analytics Excellence

by Sara Heath

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Health Plan has been awarded the Excellence in Analytics Award by the International Institute for Analytics (IIA) for its exemplary healthcare big data analytics programs.  According to...

Twitter, EHR Big Data Help Track Flu with Predictive Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Tweeting about the sniffles has never been so interesting – at least to computational epidemiologists at Boston’s Children Hospital, who are using non-traditional data sources like social media and internet searches in conjunction...

Healthcare Big Data Analytics Aids Financial IT Benchmarking

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare providers worried about the ongoing costs of implementing, optimizing, and maintaining information technology systems must have an accurate and effective way to gauge the expenses of their initiatives in a standardized, meaningful...

Precision Medicine in Action Brings Rare Disease Cures Closer

by Jennifer Bresnick

Precision medicine has become a popular talking point this year after shining on the Presidential stage in January, but the process of harnessing the healthcare system’s growing insights into genomics and tailored therapies is more than...

Population Health Management Requires Process, Payment Changes

by Jennifer Bresnick

With the healthcare industry changing in a thousand different ways all at once, it’s often difficult for organizations to find an entry point into long-term strategic initiatives like population health management and accountable care. Providers...

Why the C-Suite is Critical for Healthcare Big Data Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Up until a few years ago, healthcare organizations have been content to relegate their big data analytics projects to the IT department or a few tech-savvy physicians with big plans for their EHRs.  Reporting on clinical quality or patient...

Healthcare Big Data Analytics Skills Top C-Suite Wish List

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare executives won’t be getting very far with their job searches if they don’t have some serious big data analytics skills to bring to the table, according to the latest Black Book poll.  Recruiters, hospital board members,...

Precision Medicine, Big Data Analytics Intersect for Better Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

When it comes to healthcare big data analytics, finding the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow isn’t exactly an easy task.  Even the process of identifying if there is a pot of gold – and how to plot a course towards the rainbow...

Meaningful Use, ICD-10 Drive Healthcare Big Data Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Just under half of US hospitals have deployed some type of healthcare big data analytics infrastructure focused on generating actionable business intelligence insights, says a new survey by HIMSS Analytics and Qlik, driven mostly by the pressure...

What Does $67B Dell Deal Mean for Healthcare Big Data Analytics?

by Jennifer Bresnick

It’s no secret that big players in the consumer technology space are fixing their gazes on the increasingly lucrative market for healthcare big data analytics.  The healthcare-focused markets for data storage, analytics infrastructure,...

Historical NYC Data Boosts Population Health, Precision Medicine

by Jennifer Bresnick

By combining historical immigration and socioeconomic data with information found in modern electronic health records, researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) are taking a unique look at population health management...

Precision Medicine Begins to Shape Up with Grants, Collaboration

by Jennifer Bresnick

The White House’s Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) was received with industry applause as soon as it was announced at the beginning of 2015, and the enthusiasm for tailored treatments and more accurate, personalized therapies is just...

Big Data Analytics Cuts Medicaid Opioid Abuse, Ups Patient Safety

by Jennifer Bresnick

Opioid abuse is often described as an “epidemic” sweeping the nation, killing more than 15,000 patients each year and affecting the lives of a further two million Americans who abuse or depend on painkilling drugs. Like other chronic...

Big Data Analytics, Accountable Care Need C-Suite Collaboration

by Jennifer Bresnick

Chief Medical Officers and Chief Financial Officers must put aside their differences and embrace a spirit of collaboration if they are to extract maximum value from big data analytics and value-based, accountable care arrangements, according...

Mayo Clinic Awards $100K in Population Health Management Prizes

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Mayo Clinic has announced the winners of its Think Big Challenge, a competition to promote health IT startups that bring promising new population health management and chronic disease management strategies to light.  The two winners,...

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...

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