Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Healthcare Big Data Analytics

Learning Health Systems, Big Data Key to Improving Outcomes

October 10, 2018 - Healthcare organizations looking to quickly translate research into best practices for clinical care should focus on transforming themselves into learning health systems that rely heavily on insights from big data analytics, says Peter Embi, MD, President and CEO of Regenstrief Institute. In a learning health system, clinicians and leaders work together to identify actionable insights...


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49% of Healthcare Execs Adopting Blockchain, But Barriers Remain

by Jessica Kent

Blockchain is on the rise in healthcare, with nearly half of executives reporting that they plan to develop or adopt blockchain solutions within their organizations, according to a recent PwC Health Research Institute survey. However,...

Payer Analytics Link Dental, Eye Issues to Poor Health Outcomes

by Jessica Kent

Individuals who suffer from serious dental and vision conditions, including glaucoma, cataracts, and gum disease, are more likely to experience poor health comes and incur higher overall costs, according to a report from the Blue Cross...

Using Big Data, Machine Learning to Reduce Chronic Disease Spending

by Jessica Kent

Diabetes and heart disease are two of the most costly and prevalent chronic conditions impacting patients in the US, leading the healthcare industry to spend billions every year to treat and manage these disorders. As care delivery...

PCORI Data Sharing Policy Supports Analytics, Health Data Exchange

by Jessica Kent

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has approved a new policy that will encourage data sharing among researchers with the goal of accelerating big data analytics and secure health information exchange. The new policy...

Business Intelligence Newcomers Challenge Epic in Healthcare Market

by Jessica Kent

Epic has the deepest adoption of business intelligence capabilities among its customers, with clients leveraging the company’s predictive algorithms to improve decision support and patient outcomes. However, organizations are also...

How to Use Big Data Analytics to Boost Patient Engagement

by Jessica Kent

Patient engagement is a key element of quality healthcare delivery. In order for patients to maintain their well-being, they must take an active role in their care and understand what they must do to stay healthy. As wearable devices,...

Dell Medical School’s Big Data Hub to Address Population Health

by Jessica Kent

Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin has launched a Biomedical Data Science Hub that will enhance population health research with big data analytics. Data scientists at Dell Med are currently working to extract health...

Providers Embrace Predictive Analytics for Clinical, Financial Benefits

by Jessica Kent

Predictive analytics have the potential to enhance care delivery, improve patient outcomes, and reduce care costs, enticing more healthcare executives to explore the implementation of data-driven tools.   According to a recent survey...

Shifting Healthcare Business Intelligence Market Offers Opportunities

by Jennifer Bresnick

Business intelligence (BI) tools form the backbone of big data analytics infrastructure for many healthcare organizations, especially those wending their way through the process of transitioning from volume to value. The ability to...

Clinical Decision Support from Dana-Farber Powers Cancer Care

by Jessica Kent

Experts at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute are partnering with Royal Philips to provide improved clinical decision support for cancer care. The incredibly complex nature of cancer, coupled with its many available treatment options, has long...

DOE, NCI Developing AI, Big Data Tools to Advance Cancer Research

by Jessica Kent

The Department of Energy (DOE) together with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) will pursue three pilot projects that will develop artificial intelligence, big data analytics capabilities, and predictive modeling to enhance cancer...

NIH Data Science Plan Aims to Boost Data Analytics, Access

by Jessica Kent

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has released the final draft of its Strategic Plan for Data Science, which seeks to enhance biomedical research by boosting healthcare data analytics capabilities, data access, and data sharing. In...

NIH Recommends Precision Medicine Approach to Treat Alzheimer’s

by Jessica Kent

Precision medicine, big data analytics, and stakeholder collaboration could improve treatment and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, according to recommendations from the National Institutes of Health...

Anthem’s HealthCore Offers Big Data Access for Healthcare Analytics

by Jessica Kent

HealthCore, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Anthem, has announced that life sciences companies can now access its big data assets to leverage for analytics. The datasets longitudinal medical and pharmacy claims data from over 48 million...

Machine Learning, EHR Big Data Analytics Predict Sepsis

by Jessica Kent

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University’s (CMU) Heinz College are applying a machine learning algorithm to big data in the electronic health record (EHR) to more accurately predict sepsis, one of the most dangerous and insidious...

Big Data Analytics Top List of Healthcare VC Investment Deals

by Jennifer Bresnick

Big data analytics and clinical decision support companies are continuing to rake in funding from venture capitalists and other investors looking for the next breakthrough in healthcare information technology. According to Mercom Capital,...

AMA Invests $27M in Health2047 to Accelerate Value-Based Care

by Jessica Kent

The American Medical Association (AMA) has announced that it will help boost chronic disease reduction, productivity, and value-based care through a $27.2 million investment in Health2047, a Silicon Valley-based innovation enterprise that...

Aetna, Harvard Partner for Population Health Research Initiative

by Jessica Kent

Aetna will partner with the Harvard T.H. Chan School for Public Health for a five-year research collaborative that will study the determinants of well-being and their correlation to population health and productivity. Researchers from...

Aetna Grant Helps PA Expand Opioid Data Analytics Dashboard

by Jessica Kent

The Aetna Foundation and the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health recently announced a $1 million partnership to build on the Opioid Data Dashboard, part of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s initiative to combat...

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