Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Healthcare Analytics

Should ACOs use remote monitoring despite lack of analytics?

by Jennifer Bresnick

One of the major responsibilities of an accountable care organization (ACO) is to develop the ability to keep patients away from the doctor’s office and out of the emergency room.  Using complex data analytics to predict risk for...

$2.7M in grants goes to population health management projects

by Jennifer Bresnick

Research into population health management is getting a huge boost from the National Network of Public Health Institutes, which has just announced 11 new research awards totaling $2.7 million.  The grants will fund a variety of...

In healthcare analytics, real-time data tops the wish list

by Jennifer Bresnick

What will most hospital executives be asking for this Christmas?  Influenza for the auditors, extra arms for the physicians, and a comprehensive, real-time data analytics dashboard that can synthesize clinical, financial, and predictive...

Health IT vendors cash in with analytics, revenue solutions

by Jennifer Bresnick

Data analytics and revenue cycle management products are driving continued growth in the health IT market as providers seek technology-enabled methods of managing the enormous influx of information produced by EHRs and financial...

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...

What’s the foundation for managing big data in healthcare?

by Sponsored Content

It is clear in today’s healthcare industry that big data is becoming more than just a buzzword. According to IBM, 90 percent of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone. Regardless of whether that...

Q&A: Unstructured clinical notes just as valuable for analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

While much has been made of the need to standardize clinical data with EHRs that use templates, click boxes, and dropdowns to funnel information into pre-determined data elements, the need for such strict organization may not be top...

Who needs to be on the team for healthcare analytics?

by Jennifer Bresnick

There’s no magic analytics genie waiting to transform your practice into an agile, data-savvy utopia.  It takes hard work, advanced planning, and buy-in from everyone involved in collecting, storing, manipulating, and using data...

Will the cloud bridge the gap between healthcare, analytics?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Before big data analytics can take a hold in healthcare, the data on which this analysis relies needs to be both accessible and in a proper form. At present, those two conditions are generally hard to come by. “We’re finally...

What is the role of nurse informaticists in healthcare analytics?

by Jennifer Bresnick

When discussing the challenges and opportunities of health IT, physicians often take center stage as the face of the provider organization.  But nurses are equally important in the search for better technology, better data, and better...

Quick facts: How healthcare analytics can help your patients

by Jennifer Bresnick

Analytics is one of those things that sounds great but often takes a backseat to things like clearing the waiting room within a few hours and making sure medical students don’t accidentally kill anyone.  It might seem like something...

Walgreens clinics integrate analytics into patient care

by Jennifer Bresnick

Just a few years ago, the idea of walking into the corner drugstore and walking out with toothpaste, moisturizer, and a full physical workup by a physician assistant was completely unheard of.  But the rise of retail clinics, tucked...

Why are hospitals data rich but lacking in data analytics?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

As part of the interview with Health Revenue Assurance Holdings (HRAA) on the subject of ICD-10, the company’s CEO and Chairman Andrea Clark touched on the value of data analytics in healthcare for both short- and long-term goals,...

Analytics is most effective when used at the point of care: Q&A

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare analytics has real and tangible benefits for providers, but only if data trickles down to the laptop in the consult room.  And that only happens when all the stakeholders in the industry – health plans, physicians, vendors,...

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...

Using big data governance to unlock healthcare archive value

by Chris Grossman

In some ways, healthcare big data is similar to other industries’ data in that it’s diverse, with both unstructured and structured formats and it’s often held captive in information silos. As in other sectors, healthcare...

NY launches research partnership for healthcare analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

New York State is bringing together a consortium of public entities, academic research centers, and private companies to turn big data into collaborative data, according to a press release.  The New York Hub for Emerging Applications in...

Why do providers need to integrate analytics into the EHR?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

How long will it take to get healthcare analytics solutions into the hands of healthcare organizations and providers? According to Keith Dunleavy, MD, President and CEO of Inovalon, it depends on the partnerships formed by stakeholders in...

Physician troubleshooting can add to patient analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare is built around one simple idea: when someone is sick, someone needs to help them get better.  In an industry entirely focused on the patient, it’s no surprise that most healthcare information technology initiatives are...

Is healthcare analytics taking into account patient’s views?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Consumers — in the world of healthcare, patients — produce a tremendous amount of data. So much so that now with the adoption of EHR and health IT systems, healthcare organizations and providers are beginning to consider how healthcare...

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