Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Big Data

RWJ to Explore How Big Data Can Build a Culture of Health

by Jennifer Bresnick

A series of discussions about the role of big data in healthcare, led by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, will take place across the nation. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJ) has launched its Data for Health initiative with the intent...

Geisinger, NIH Launch Genomic Data Repository Patient Portal

by Jennifer Bresnick

A new online portal will allow patients to participate in the emerging field of genomic research by contributing their own data. Patients who have undergone genetic testing can upload and share their results through a new genomic patient portal...

IBM Watson Becomes Unique Clinical Decision Support Tool

by Jennifer Bresnick

IBM Watson has had its digital fingers in any number of healthcare pies during the past two years or so, and is now hiring out its cognitive computing power for clinical decision support (CDS). While IBM has powered up its own clinical analytics...

Navigating the Complexity of Quality Measure Reporting

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In this fifth post of this series, we discuss the challenge posed by the complex and rapidly growing quality measurement ecosystem, and the steps we took to find our way out of that measure wilderness. Imagine if every town you crossed into had...

96% of providers say they can’t handle big data, analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Ninety-six percent of hospitals are unprepared to fully leverage the power of big data and advanced clinical analytics due to immature health IT and EHR infrastructure, claims a new poll by MeriTalk, despite at least half of the industry getting...

Big data, mHealth center wins $10.8 million grant from NIH

by Jennifer Bresnick

Big data produced by wearable mHealth devices will be the focus of a new research project funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  The National Center of Excellence for Mobile Sensor Data-to-Knowledge (MD2K) at the University of Massachusetts...

Leveraging the clinical data warehouse for accountable care

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Throughout this series, we explored how to create an integrated data asset through the integration of claims, clinical, financial and other data sources; how data from those sources is extracted; and how it’s organized between patient records...

Case Western researcher wins $2.3M big data award from NIH

by Jennifer Bresnick

A project hoping to apply big data mining techniques to pharmaceuticals has won the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s New Innovator Award.  Rong Xu, PhD, an assistant professor of medical informatics at the Case Western Reserve...

65% of researchers say data analytics policies boost sharing

by Jennifer Bresnick

Data sharing policies from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have made data analytics easier and more commonplace by increasing the sharing of information, say 65% of researchers studied in a poll published in PLOS ONE this September. ...

Analytics infrastructure: Designing the master patient index

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In the last article of this series, we discussed the power of an effective data connector and several important considerations that must go into a robust extract-transfer-load process. What we, along with others who capture large amounts of multi-sourced,...

AHIMA leaders talk information governance and patient advocacy

by Jennifer Bresnick

Even more often than ICD-10, the phrase “information governance” was on everybody’s lips at the 2014 AHIMA Convention in San Diego this week.  As the cornerstone of the American Health Information Management Association’s drive to bring...

Using medical malpractice litigation for healthcare analytics

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In medicine, the first rule is to do no harm.Unfortunately, patients are injured as a result of medical treatment, or a preventable mishap occurs due to negligence on a doctor’s behalf. Such occurrences can manifest in the form of improper...

HIMSS: ONC must focus on data standards, quality, and safety

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) must be adequately funded to continue its important work on interoperability and data standards, care quality, and patient safety, writes HIMSS in a letter to Congress.   The letter urges...

HL7 data repositories bring visibility to big data analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

For a large healthcare organization like Seattle Children’s Hospital, the amount of clinical and administrative data constantly rolling in can be staggering.  A robust data analytics infrastructure is essential for delivering actionable insights...

Is healthcare set for a big data revolution with IBM Watson?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Many healthcare organizations are still working on understanding how clinical and financial data can be transformed into actionable insights, but IBM’s Watson supercomputer may be speeding up the process significantly.  After launching a series...

Big data analytics, population health combine to improve quality

by Jennifer Bresnick

Addressing all three branches of the Triple Aim – reducing cost, improving quality, and raising the level of population health – is a daunting task for any healthcare provider.  At Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin, Chief Medical...

Using the EHR to dive into data mining, clinical analytics

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In the first post of this series, we introduced the power of electronic health record (EHR) data and how it can completely transform a health system’s view on operations and quality. Moving forward, we’ll dive into how to make this...

Survey: Big data analytics is just as important as the internet

by Jennifer Bresnick

The vast majority of big data users are pleased with the results of their forays into data analytics, Accenture says in a new report, and 61% of businesses now believe that bigger and better data is extremely important to their organizations. ...

Global big data market to grow at 32.14% CAGR to 2018

by Jennifer Bresnick

Big data will only be getting bigger over the next few years as the global market for analytics technology continues to grow at a staggering rate, says a report from TechNavio.  The global big data services market is slated to expand at 32.14%...

Multidisciplinary statisticians will further healthcare big data

by Jennifer Bresnick

A multidisciplinary approach with an emphasis on statistics and scientific thinking will be critical for harnessing and leveraging big data in healthcare, says a new white paper from the American Statistical Association.  Approaching complicated...


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