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CMS: Use Health IT, Medicaid Coverage Options to Combat Opioids

June 12, 2018 - CMS has released two documents describing how states can leverage Medicaid services and health IT tools to support beneficiaries battling opioid addiction. The organization released an Informational Bulletin to guide states on how to cover critical treatment services for Medicaid eligible infants with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS), a postnatal drug withdrawal syndrome occurring primarily...

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HIM Pros Must Shift from Coding to Health Informatics, Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

The health information management (HIM) profession is in the middle of a seismic shift as healthcare informatics and big data analytics become increasingly prized skills across the industry. Traditional coding competencies are likely to...

Do Data Transparency, Open Payments Reduce Clinical Research?

by Sara Heath

Open Payments under the Sunshine Act have made major strides in increasing healthcare transparency, but could there be a dark side to data transparency and reporting? A recent article in a Policy & Medicine newsletter says that could be possible,...

Healthcare Big Data Analytics Market to Rise to $18.7B

by Sara Heath

The global healthcare IT analytics market is expected to grow to $18.7 billion by 2020, according to a new report by The market should grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 26.5 percent within that time period. The report...

Healthcare Data Analytics Company Receives Major Investment

by Jennifer Bresnick

Definitive Healthcare, a provider of healthcare data analytics and business intelligence information, has received a significant investment from growth equity firm Spectrum Equity, the company announced this week.  The investment will further...

Calls Increase for Better Medical Device Surveillance Systems

by Jennifer Bresnick

In a new report advocating more robust medical device surveillance from the FDA, the Brookings Institution is adding to industry requests that healthcare analytics move past EHR data to better integrate patient safety and care quality information...

NORC Announces New Healthcare Data Analytics Program

by Stephanie Reardon

A press release from the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago announced the establishment of a new business unit. NORC Labs will use NORC’s research and technology in healthcare data analytics to help provide...

ONC Appoints Its First Chief Health Information Officer

by Jennifer Bresnick

National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo has appointed Dr. Michael James McCoy as the ONC’s first chief health information officer just a few months after CMS established the new Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics.  In his new position, McCoy...

How to Select a Big Data Analytics, Business Intelligence Vendor

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare organizations may be in hot pursuit of business intelligence solutions that harness the best of their big data and provide actionable insights with clinical analytics, but choosing the right vendor to invest with is one of the most...

Unstructured Text Predictive Analytics to Be Worth $6.5B

by Stephanie Reardon

Market for predictive analytics and services will increase at a compound annual growth rate of 21.3 percent between 2014 and 2020. The use of predictive analytics in the healthcare industry is slowly increasing.  This isn’t surprising; predictive...

Visualizing a User-Friendly Future for Healthcare Data Analytics

by Sponsored Content

Recently, in the world of healthcare IT, there has been an increased focus on the usability and design of EHR systems: • The handling of the first Ebola case at Texas Health Presbyterian was originally thought to be due to a communication...

Healthcare Analytics Market Sees Shakeup Early in 2015

by Jennifer Bresnick

A vigorous start to 2015 from the healthcare analytics market indicates the sector’s growing maturity as vendors capitalize on the industry’s woes. “Growth” is the name of the game for the healthcare analytics market as...

HHS Awards $665M to Boost Healthcare Analytics, Payment Reform

by Jennifer Bresnick

A new round of HHS State Innovation grants will foster care coordination, healthcare analytics, and payment reforms. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced an investment of more than $665 million in State Innovation Model...

New Accountable Care Group to Challenge Wisconsin Landscape

by Jennifer Bresnick

Two competing accountable care networks are taking shape in Wisconsin to promote integrated healthcare delivery and lower costs for the region’s patients.  While the seven-member abouthealth group grabbed headlines earlier this month, it will...

ONC Updates Health IT Plan for Population Health, Data Sharing

by Jennifer Bresnick

Population health, data sharing, and continued health IT adoption are major goals in the ONC’s updated strategic plan. The ONC is updating its Federal Health IT Strategic Plan to better reflect the current state of the healthcare industry’s...

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...

AHIMA information governance framework fosters data analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

A strong information governance infrastructure is the foundation for intelligent, actionable data analytics, AHIMA leaders said at the 2014 Convention in San Diego last week, urging healthcare providers and health information management (HIM)...

Healthcare informatics group welcomes resigning ONC official

by Jennifer Bresnick

The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) will be welcoming Doug Fridsma, MD, PhD, FACP, FACMI, as its new President and CEO.  Fridsma will be leaving his post as the Chief Science Officer at the Office of the National Coordinator...

Data analytics, patient engagement to be worth $6.5B in 2017

by Jennifer Bresnick

Digital health entrepreneurs who focus on coveted technologies such as data analytics infrastructure, patient engagement tools, and population health management products are on track to reap rewards of up to $6.5 billion by 2017, according to...

Using medical malpractice litigation for healthcare analytics

by Sponsored Content

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...


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