Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Big Data

90% of patients would share data for analytics, research

by Jennifer Bresnick

The vast majority of patients are willing to share their personal health information with researchers and physicians to help further the understanding of a disease – and a significant proportion of those people don’t even mind if the data...

NIH to boost role of genomics in research, clinical analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

The National Institutes of Health will be launching a new program this summer aimed at expanding the role of genomics in the identification, research, and treatment of a range of diseases.  Led by Dr. Michael Gottesman, Deputy Director for Intermural...

Colorado providers invest $63M in personalized medicine

by Jennifer Bresnick

Personalized medicine and applied genomics are more than just pie-in-the-sky ideas in Colorado.  A partnership between University of Colorado Health (UCHealth), the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and Children’s Hospital Colorado...

Mayo Clinic launches “Better” apps for remote care

by Jennifer Bresnick

Telehealth has just gotten a whole lot “Better” with a new mobile app service launched by the world-famous Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.  The remote care suite will allow customers to access a symptom checker and medical knowledge...

WUSTL granted $8M for genetic, patient data analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Washington University of St. Louis School of Medicine has been granted $8 million from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to fund a large-scale research project examining genetic and lifestyle data from a varied patient population. ...

EHR data boosts link between celiac, coronary artery diseases

by Jennifer Bresnick

Patients who suffer from celiac disease are nearly two times as likely to develop coronary artery disease as other patients, according to EHR data examined by Cleveland Clinic researchers.  The low-grade inflammation involved in the condition...

PA health system gets $1M to improve cardiac disease management

by Jennifer Bresnick

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $1 million in grant funding to Allegheny General Hospital to researchers interested in finding methods to better control pulmonary arterial hypertension and other conditions.  Raymond L. Benza,...

Mayo Clinic, VC investors bring analytics to the bedside

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Mayo Clinic has teamed up with a group of health IT investors, including Rock Health, to launch Ambient Clinical Analytics with more than a million dollars in seed funding and a mission to transform the way physicians in the ED and ICU receive...

Twitter could track HIV outbreaks for population health help

by Jennifer Bresnick

Social media is enjoying some time in the healthcare analytics limelight as researchers turn their attention to Twitter posts and Facebook updates in order to glean important insights about population health.  After being put to the test by...

CMS claims, clinical data team up in new analytics database

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) and the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) have announced a new collaboration with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services intended to pool vast amounts of clinical and claims data in a linked...

Will Facebook and Twitter unlock new clues to sleep disorders?

by Jennifer Bresnick

If there’s one thing providers are starting to learn about technology-enabled healthcare, it’s that data is everywhere.  From standardized EHR reporting to remote monitoring sensors to the words that come out of a patient’s...

Predictive analytics, big data, HIS markets grow by 20% CAGR

by Jennifer Bresnick

Despite a slowdown in analytics infrastructure purchasing among hospitals, the market for new technologies to help organizations identify and remediate weak points in their financial and clinical operations is still massive and set to grow even...

UPenn plans real-time analytics to prevent antibiotic overuse

by Jennifer Bresnick

The University of Pennsylvania is taking a stand against the misuse of antibiotics by planning to implement real-time data analytics that can held shed light on patterns of drug resistance, over-prescribing, and patient vulnerabilities.  The...

Do mammogram screenings do more harm than good for patients?

by Jennifer Bresnick

The conventional wisdom in medicine is that you can’t treat effectively what you don’t catch early, and breast cancer is no exception.  As the second most common cancer affecting women and the second most common cause of death, fighting...

What to expect from big data, healthcare analytics at HIMSS14

by Jennifer Bresnick

HIMSS14 is just around the corner, and editors from HealthITAnalytics will be braving the balmy temperatures of Orlando, Florida to bring you up-to-the-minute news and interviews straight from the convention floor.  As the biggest healthcare...

Texas HIE adds genetic data for analytics, personalized care

by Jennifer Bresnick

Greater Houston Healthconnect, the Southeast Texas region’s  HIE, has been working diligently for several years to expand health information exchange across a diverse region with millions of patients.  After starting off in 2011 with 14 counties...

Boston Children’s using genetics to predict best medications

by Jennifer Bresnick

Boston Children’s Hospital, the Medical College of Wisconsin, and the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Research Institute are partnering on a pilot to expand the use of pharmacogenomic clinical testing in order to match seriously ill pediatric...

Tailored analytics bring power to population health management

by Jennifer Bresnick

Population health management requires providers to pinpoint the needs of individuals by reading the patterns created by tens of thousands of similar cases using algorithms and intelligent prediction engines churning away somewhere behind the...

California providers team up for analytics, clinical trials

by Jennifer Bresnick

Providers and pharmaceutical researchers at major academic institutions and medical centers are coming together to share the costs and quicken the pace of medical research.  As part of the Partnership to Accelerate Clinical Trials (PACT), a...

Online colorectal cancer risk score helps streamline screenings

by Jennifer Bresnick

A colorectal cancer risk calculator developed by researchers at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute has been published online in order to help physicians target the right patients for screenings while letting other patients avoid unnecessary...


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