Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Big Data

VA Enlists Watson for Big Data Analytics, Decision Support

by Jennifer Bresnick

IBM’s supercomputer will have a chance to stretch its muscles at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) thanks to a new multi-million dollar contract to improve clinical decision support for veterans with PTSD.  Watson, perhaps most famous...

What’s Next for Big Data and Healthcare Analytics in 2015?

by Jennifer Bresnick

How will big data, clinical analytics, and population health management impact the healthcare industry in 2015? Healthcare organizations that spent most of 2014 fighting off a hurricane of reforms, expectations, federal mandates, and new patients...

Top Ten Big Data, Analytics, Population Health Stories of 2014

by Jennifer Bresnick

As HealthITAnalytics prepares to join the healthcare industry in celebrating the end of a busy, successful, eventful year, we would like to take the opportunity to look back on some of the biggest stories to hit the wire during 2014.  Big...

For Predictive Analytics, Not All Data is Created Equal

by Jennifer Bresnick

All different types of data may ultimately boil down to a string of zeroes and ones, but health IT and clinical analytics systems must work with data in its more complex forms. With layers of code and unexpected proprietary quirks that make interoperability...

Big Data, Predictive Analytics among Top Reader Topics of 2014

by Jennifer Bresnick

Big data, population health, and predictive analytics were among the most popular discussion topics on HealthITAnalytics in 2014. Between the start of Stage 2 meaningful use, the uncertainty over ICD-10, and a sharp focus on interoperability,...

Analytics Algorithm Produces Superior Clinical Documentation

by Jennifer Bresnick

A computer algorithm can produce more complete and organized clinical documentation from the same information as a human, claims a new study. Chalk another one up to artificial intelligence: a new study shows that computer generated clinical...

Case Western to Lead $27M Big Data Analytics Epilepsy Effort

by Jennifer Bresnick

A number of research centers will collaborate on epilepsy research thanks to a $27.3 million investment from the NIH. Case Western Reserve University has been selected to lead an international big data analytics project focused on a deadly and...

Population Health Management Requires Moving Beyond the EHR

by Jennifer Bresnick

Population health management techniques must be based in bigger data than the EHR can provide, say the ONC and JASON in a new report. Translating the broad principles of population health management into truly individualized wellness for each...

mHealth, Predictive Analytics, Big Data to Take Off in 2015

by Jennifer Bresnick

Predictive analytics, wearable devices, mHealth, and aggregation of big data through the “Internet of Things” are among the biggest technologies that will continue to revolutionize not only healthcare, but the rest of our data-driven...

EHR Data Analytics Flag Hidden Benefits of Pharmaceuticals

by Jennifer Bresnick

Metformin is associated with significant improvements in cancer survival rates, shows a new study harnessing EHR data analytics. A team of researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center is using EHR data analytics to reveal some unanticipated...

Leveraging Healthcare Big Data to Improve Population Health

by Sponsored Content

Overcoming the infrastructure challenges of harnessing big data in the healthcare environment will be critical for better population health management. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in August announced that 78 percent of office-based...

CMS Appoints Chief of Big Data for New Analytics Office

by Jennifer Bresnick

CMS has tapped Niall Brennan to lead its big data analytics efforts as head of the new Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the creation of the Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics...

Big Data, Clinical Analytics Will Produce Quality Improvement

by Jennifer Bresnick

The adoption of health IT infrastructure, including EHRs, clinical analytics, and health information exchange, is the foundation of a higher quality, safer, more efficient healthcare ecosystem, the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) asserts...

Predictive Analytics Market Set to Grow at 24.5% CAGR

by Jennifer Bresnick

The $694.7 million predictive analytics market in North America is slated to grow at a 24.5% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) until 2019, says a new report by MicroMarket Monitor.   The global market for predictive technologies that help...

Predictive Analytics Help Identify Military Suicide Risk

by Jennifer Bresnick

Predictive analytics can accurately identify members of the military at the highest risk of committing suicide. Veterans Day may have been earlier in the week, but a new study from the US Army shows how an improved predictive analytics model...

How Can Healthcare Ensure Its Big Data is Smart Enough?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare organizations must be sure that they are collecting big data for the right reasons in the right ways. There’s nothing more frustrating than searching for something you’re sure you remember putting in a certain place before ripping...

Confusion, Conflicts, Security Woes Hamper Big Data Adoption

by Jennifer Bresnick

Adoption of big data analytics faces a number of hurdles, despite the perception of analytics as a key driver for growth. Big data analytics may be a top priority for healthcare providers, but only 56% of healthcare organizations have managed...

What Does the “Internet of Things” Mean for Healthcare?

by Jennifer Bresnick

How can healthcare harness the Internet of Things for richer clinical analytics and population health management? The “Internet of Things” may seem like yet another vaguely visionary buzzword, but it has a very specific meaning for the future...

Can Healthcare Use Google Trends for Big Data Analytics?

by Jennifer Bresnick

In order to harness big data effectively for population health research, studies must better document their search results in tools like Google Trends. Google is the ultimate name in big data analytics, with billions of searches performed each...

89% of Execs Say Big Data Analytics is Key to Market Share

by Jennifer Bresnick

Big data analytics is a top priority for nearly 90% of healthcare organizations seeking to improve clinical quality and gain market share. Eighty-nine percent of executive leaders believe that implementing big data analytics will be the key to...


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