Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Clinical Analytics

How Big Data Analytics Can Boost Provider Autonomy, Outcomes

by Jennifer Bresnick

If there’s one thing that the healthcare system has learned since the beginning of the EHR adoption tidal wave, it’s that big data isn’t always better data.  When deployed effectively, big data analytics can deliver...

FDA Accelerates Precision Medicine with Rare Disease Funding

by Jacqueline LaPointe

The FDA has announced the start of a new grant program focused on studying the history and life cycle of rare diseases in an effort to improve the health system’s understanding of uncommon conditions The announcement was made on...

Medication Nonadherence Challenges 70% of Statin Patients

by Jennifer Bresnick

Statins are one of the most common therapies prescribed for managing high cholesterol in patients, and when used properly, they can be a very effective way to reduce the risk of adverse cardiac events for high-risk...

Top 5 Basics to Know About the Precision Medicine Initiative

by Jennifer Bresnick

Feelings of national unity may be hard to find during a contentious election year, but the collaborative spirit is alive and well in at least one corner of the White House as stakeholders from across the care continuum take on the Obama...

How to Turn EHR Data into Actionable Big Data Insights

by Dan O'Connor, RN

Electronic health records (EHRs) have been transformative in the healthcare industry, enabling faster patient information access, improved workflow, reduced costs and information sharing. Healthcare providers, however, are flooded with...

Healthcare Big Data Analytics Partnerships Make News at HIMSS16

by Jennifer Bresnick

As the healthcare industry buckles down to face the eventual end of meaningful use, the transition to alternative payment models, and the “silver tsunami” of aging patients in need of chronic disease care, the vendor community...

HIMSS Analytics Refreshes EMRAM, Looks to Real Health IT Value

by Jennifer Bresnick

LAS VEGAS – Health IT adoption may be an ongoing journey that unfolds a little bit differently for each organization, but there are still some valuable signposts available along the way.  Aside from meaningful use attestation...

Health IT Integration Leaders Key to EHR, Big Data Success

by Jennifer Bresnick

LAS VEGAS - Strong executive leadership and a dedicated clinical health IT expert in the C-suite are helping to ensure that healthcare organizations are making the most of the electronic health records and big data analytics efforts,...

Boosting Chronic Disease Management Through Pop Health Management

by Sara Heath

Chronic disease management and preventative care are becoming major focuses for healthcare organizations looking to improve population health management, according to a HIMSS Analytics statement. In an addendum to a 2015 report on...

Home-Delivery Meds May Be Solution to Medication Non-Adherence

by Sara Heath

Patients who receive mail-order medications are notably more likely to avoid medication non-adherence compared to those who receive their prescriptions from a traditional pharmacy, according to research presented at the American Stroke...

Big Data Analytics Poses Problems, Promises for Healthcare

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare stakeholders are pretty certain that big data analytics is going to become one of the defining features of the industry in the near future – but few predictions about events yet to come are free from warnings about what...

Big Data Analytics to Bring Billions in Healthcare Market Growth

by Jennifer Bresnick

Big data analytics isn’t just a fad for the healthcare industry: it’s a quickly growing, incredibly lucrative opportunity to restructure the way care delivery works.  Billions of dollars are on the line for vendors who...

$5M Precision Medicine Grant Integrates Genomics, Big Data

by Jennifer Bresnick

Precision medicine is getting a $5 million boost at research organizations in Pennsylvania as the three-year Commonwealth Universal Research Enhancement (CURE) project gets underway.  The grant will fund the discovery of potential...

MD Medical School Uses Precision Medicine to Improve Cancer Care

by Sara Heath

The University of Maryland has announced a new initiative to advance its medical school’s precision medicine programs. According to a public statement, the University of Maryland School of Medicine has begun its new initiative, the...

Big Data Shows Persistent Ordering of Unnecessary Procedures

by Sara Heath

Nearly a third of providers are ordering unnecessary procedures such as lower back MRIs when not necessary, regardless of their facility’s payment model, big data shows. In a study published in the American Journal of Managed Care,...

New Healthcare Analytics Model May Improve Patient Satisfaction

by Sara Heath

Census based surveying, or the ability to reach more patients through a more comprehensive data collection method, might be a big data solution to patient satisfaction issues. In a recent report, Press Ganey explains the process of census...

MA Unveils Healthcare Big Data Analytics, EHR Innovation Project

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is setting its sights on becoming the cornerstone of the nation’s digital healthcare sector, officials announced yesterday, by launching a new public-private initiative to foster innovation in the...

TX Health IT Leader Wins 2015 HIMSS Nursing Informatics Award

by Sara Heath

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) has announced the recipient of its Nursing Informatics Leadership Award, according to a recent press release. To recognize her influence and contributions to the...

Big Data Analytics Improves Chronic Disease Risk Stratification

by Jennifer Bresnick

Population health management – and specifically chronic disease management – depend on the ability of providers to identify patients at high risk of developing costly and harmful conditions such as diabetes, heart failure, and...

Precision Medicine, Big Data Crowdsourcing Bring IT Innovation

by Jennifer Bresnick

Crowdsourcing is nothing new for charities and creative projects across a number of different industries, but it may have special importance for healthcare’s journey into big data analytics and precision medicine.  Gathering...

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