Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

EHR Data Analytics

Which Healthcare Data is Important for Population Health Management?

June 8, 2017 - From claims to electronic health records to input from the Internet of Things, healthcare organizations have a whole lot of data on their hands. Big data has become one of the industry’s most precious business assets, but it can often be difficult to know which of these data types are most valuable for specific strategic tasks. After all, providers don’t rely on the same information...


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UPenn Uses Machine Learning, EHRs to Target Severe Sepsis

by Jennifer Bresnick

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania Health System have developed a machine learning tool that helps predict patients at highest risk for developing severe sepsis, a common and fast-moving killer in the inpatient setting. Using electronic...

Penn Med. Population Health Analytics Dashboard Wins ECRI Prize

by Jennifer Bresnick

A population health analytics dashboard that brings big data to the point of care has secured the ECRI Institute’s 11th Health Devices Achievement Award for the Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation. The health IT tool, called...

AMA: Real EHR Data in Med School Will Boost “Informatics IQ”

by Jennifer Bresnick

The American Medical Association is continuing its efforts to modernize the medical school experience by partnering with the Regenstrief Institute to integrate electronic health records more deeply into physician education. As part of the AMA’s...

Which Population Health Companies Get Top Marks for Value?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Investing in a population health management system is a big financial and cultural commitment for most healthcare organizations, and not one to be undertaken lightly.  With workflow worries, integration concerns, and data integrity issues...

EHR Socioeconomic Data a Must for Population Health Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

Socioeconomic data that helps to take the “vital signs” of a patient’s community must be integrated into the electronic health record if providers are to have a chance of implementing effective population health management strategies,...

Population Health Management Tool Wins Data Sharing Prize

by Jacqueline Belliveau

Two physicians and Clinical Informatics Fellows at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia have won the top prize from the de Beaumont Foundation’s  “Closing the Data Divide” Virtual Challenge for the development...

FDA Outlines EHR Data Use Best Practices for Precision Medicine

by Jennifer Bresnick

Even though the rapid advance of precision medicine has brought new sources of genomic and socioeconomic data into the research community, the electronic health record remains an invaluable tool for clinical trials and investigations.  EHRs...

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 big data...

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 can successfully...

EHR Workflow, Big Data Combine for Population Health Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

Enacting an effective and meaningful population health management program, especially when that population has a high proportion of patients with complex needs, has been one of the most challenging tasks for physicians and health systems seeking...

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...

As Hospital EHR Adoption Rises, What’s Next for Health IT?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Hospital EHR adoption has officially reached more than three-quarters of the healthcare community, according to the newest data from the Office of the National Coordinator, and the rapid rise in health IT infrastructure development may actually...

EHR Data Standards Driven by Market Forces, Not Vendor Cabal

by Jennifer Bresnick

Whatever its shortfalls, there is no denying that the EHR Incentive Programs have created an enormous market for healthcare information technology that would likely be lacking if the HITECH Act was never passed.  EHR adoption has reached nearly...

PA Partners Will Use EHR Data Analytics to Improve Care Quality

by Jennifer Bresnick

Johns Hopkins and Allegheny Health Network will leverage EHR data analytics and clinical trials to improve cancer care. An expanded collaboration between Allegheny Health Network, Highmark Health, and Johns Hopkins Medicine will focus on using...

Can Healthcare Informatics turn EHR Data into Phenotypes?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Using healthcare informatics to turn EHR data into phenotypes will speed research and clinical analytics. Electronic health records may be great at collecting and storing numerous types of clinical data in great quantities, but the healthcare...

Can EHR-Based Prior Authorization Improve Medication Adherence?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Medication adherence is a pervasive, expensive, multi-faceted problem in the healthcare industry, costing hundreds of billions of dollars a year in preventable spending.  While patients are ultimately responsible for ensuring that they refill...

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...

EHRs Should Collect Behavioral Data for Population Health

by Jennifer Bresnick

In order to foster better population health management, providers should routinely collect more behavioral health data in their EHRs. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) is recommending that providers integrate behavioral health information into...

Top EHR Data Interoperability, Clinical Analytics Pain Points

by Jennifer Bresnick

While EHR adoption has hit the big leagues, data interoperability, clinical analytics, and population health management are still significantly lagging behind. Hospital executives and clinical end-users continue to add to the growing chorus of...

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