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Understanding the Many V’s of Healthcare Big Data Analytics

June 5, 2017 - Extracting actionable insights from big data analytics – and perhaps especially healthcare big data analytics – is one of the most complex challenges that organizations can face in the modern technological world. In the healthcare realm, big data has quickly become essential for nearly every operational and clinical task, including population health management, quality benchmarking,...


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Mental Healthcare Big Data Warehouse Illuminates Care Trends

by Jennifer Bresnick

For many healthcare providers interested in diving into the complicated world of big data analytics, a centralized repository or data warehouse is often the first step towards making sense of the petabytes of available information culled from...

Is your image viewer as universal as you think?

by Sponsored Content

Universal, zero-footprint viewers help clinicians streamline diagnosis, improve result turnaround time and facilitate communication and sharing with patients, but how “universal” must these viewers be to truly deliver on their promises?...

82% of hospitals using cloud services for HIE, data storage

by Jennifer Bresnick

More than 80% of hospitals are currently using cloud-based services for vital infrastructure tasks such as health information exchange, data backup and storage, and disaster recovery, reports HIMSS Analytics in a new survey.  While the use...

HHS nominee: Data analytics, care coordination top priorities

by Jennifer Bresnick

With Kathleen Sebelius turning in her resignation as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services after a rocky year overseeing the launch of Healthcare.gov, Congress is ready to fill the top HHS spot with presidential nominee Sylvia...

PCORI moves ahead with EHR, clinical analytics databank

by Jennifer Bresnick

After announcing a nearly $100 million investment in connecting a series of research networks into a single, massive databank late last year, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is moving ahead with its efforts to create...

Health Catalyst scoops up $41M for analytics, data warehousing

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare’s thirst for data analytics is driving some very large investments for some very lucky companies, including Health Catalyst.  The data warehousing and analytics firm just locked down $41 million in venture capital funding to help...

Healthcare analytics essentials: The master patient index

by Jennifer Bresnick

As we start entering the season for snowballs, it seems appropriate to talk about the rapidly escalating problems that can hurtle out of control from a single misplaced keystroke during patient registration at a hospital or clinic.  While...

How can providers manage and use unsolicited patient data?

by Jennifer Bresnick

There’s been plenty of talk about how great it is that patients are getting involved in their care, and how wonderful it is to compile a complete picture of a patient’s health by gathering and accessing multiple streams of data. ...

Standardizing data for analytics will be a challenge for HIEs

by Jennifer Bresnick

One of the major problems plaguing nearly all of the health IT initiatives underway at the moment is a lack of standardization, and health information exchanges (HIE) are little different.  Though the majority of state designated entities are...

Maine HIE moves into analytics to add value for providers

by Jennifer Bresnick

Health information exchanges haven’t always had it easy.  While HIE is critical to the larger goal of interoperable, interconnected, exchangeable data as the foundation of a climate of communication among providers, the reality is that HIE...

Do you need a data warehouse for good healthcare analytics?

by Jennifer Bresnick

The data warehouse is often seen as the holy grail of analytics tools.  A single, centralized, normalized data set containing every piece of information being used to produce reports leaves your organization with clean, vetted data uninhibited...

Understanding the data warehouse model for healthcare analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Without clean, standardized data that can be manipulated, translated, and exchanged when needed, an analytics program has no hope of getting off the ground.  After bringing clinical and financial information in to a system through EHRs and...

Data triage is critical for effective storage strategies

by Jennifer Bresnick

The cloud is a very popular place to be these days, especially when you’re talking about huge volumes of data calculated in terabytes and petabytes.  Offloading the storage to a contracting company that specializes in data management is a...

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