Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Big Data

IBM Expands Footprint into Healthcare Big Data Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Big Blue is coming for the healthcare industry, and it has big data on its mind.  At HIMSS15 this week, IBM announced several new initiatives to expand its reach into the budding realm of healthcare big data analytics, including some notable...

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...

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...

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...

Predictive Analytics, Big Data Underpin Episodes of Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare is moving quickly and irreversibly into a new era of risk-based accountable care in which predictive analytics and big data are crucial tools for shouldering a heavy financial burden.  As more and more providers sign up for reimbursement...

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...

FDA Uses Genomics, Big Data Analytics to Track Food Poisoning

by Jennifer Bresnick

The FDA is combining big data analytics and genomics in its GenomeTrakr database to pinpoint the source and cause of foodborne illness outbreaks.  The database, part of the agency’s Technology Transfer program, allows the FDA to respond more...

Professional Societies, Universities Embrace Big Data Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare providers may approach team-based clinical care with various degrees of willingness, but when it comes to big data analytics, collaboration is the name of the game.  While some forward-thinking hospitals and health systems are investing...

CancerLinQ Will Bring Big Data Analytics to Oncology Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

Of all the areas of medicine that could benefit from the number-crunching power big data analytics, cancer care might be at the top of the list. With endless variations in the development, progression, and aggressiveness of this broad category...

Social Media Big Data Mining May Improve Population Health

by Stephanie Reardon

Indiana University (IU) School of Nursing and ChaCha,an online and mobile publisher,that provides a question and answer service through text messages, have partnered together to allow researchers at Indiana University Purdue University of Indianapolis...

Big Data Governance Crucial for Healthcare’s Internet of Things

by Jennifer Bresnick

It’s been six years since the number of internet-connected electronic devices surpassed the number of people who own them, the FTC says in a new report, but the Internet of Things is just getting started.  Big data is getting bigger,...

Understanding Your Big Data Analytics Technology Options

by Jennifer Bresnick

If there’s one major problem with deciding to invest in big data analytics, it’s figuring out what, exactly, that means.  After all, “big data” encompasses pretty much any source of information that a healthcare organization can or should...

How to Select a Big Data Analytics, Business Intelligence Vendor

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare organizations may be in hot pursuit of business intelligence solutions that harness the best of their big data and provide actionable insights with clinical analytics, but choosing the right vendor to invest with is one of the most...

Can Internet Big Data Provide Predictive Analytics in the ED?

by Jennifer Bresnick

How can big data from internet searches translate into predictive analytics for emergency department utilization? If a patient is Googling “concussion symptoms” at 11:30 PM, there’s a good chance he might end up in the emergency department...

Visualizing a User-Friendly Future for Healthcare Data Analytics

by Sponsored Content

Recently, in the world of healthcare IT, there has been an increased focus on the usability and design of EHR systems: • The handling of the first Ebola case at Texas Health Presbyterian was originally thought to be due to a communication...

Data Standards, Interoperability Expert Joins WEDI Board

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) is welcoming Scott Whyte as the newest member of its Board of Directors, the organization announced today.  Whyte, who is Senior Vice President of Growth and Innovation at ClearDATA, brings...

UCLA Research Center to Focus on Healthcare Big Data Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Researchers and faculty at UCLA will be diving into big data analytics at the newly formed Institute for Quantitative and Computational Biosciences (QCBio), a multi-disciplinary collaboration that hopes to foster personalized medicine. ...

Developing a Health IT, Big Data Analytics Strategy for 2015

by Jennifer Bresnick

What goals should providers have in mind for 2015 as big data analytics, data governance, and population health management begin to build steam? New Year’s Eve is right around the corner, and while patients (and their providers) may be making...


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