Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

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What Does the “Internet of Things” Mean for Healthcare?

by Jennifer Bresnick

How can healthcare harness the Internet of Things for richer clinical analytics and population health management? The “Internet of Things” may seem like yet another vaguely visionary buzzword, but it has a very specific meaning for the...

84% of Struggling Hospitals Put Population Health on Hold

by Jennifer Bresnick

Population health management is on the back burner for the majority of hospitals attempting to retool their revenue cycle infrastructure. The majority of financially struggling hospitals may be pinning their hopes for a brighter future on...

HIMSS Analytics: CAC Tools Slated for Growth Ahead of ICD-10

by Jennifer Bresnick

Computer assisted coding (CAC) applications are becoming increasingly popular in hospitals as healthcare organizations gear up for ICD-10, according to the latest HIMSS Analytics Essentials of the US Hospital IT Market report.  Of the...

Navigating the Complexity of Quality Measure Reporting

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In this fifth post of this series, we discuss the challenge posed by the complex and rapidly growing quality measurement ecosystem, and the steps we took to find our way out of that measure wilderness. Imagine if every town you crossed...

Top 5% of chronic disease patients spend 29.7% of care costs

by Jennifer Bresnick

It may come as no surprise that complex chronic disease management is an expensive proposition for the healthcare industry, but new data from AHRQ finds that the top 5% of patients with four or more chronic diseases accounted for nearly...

Analytics infrastructure: Designing the master patient index

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In the last article of this series, we discussed the power of an effective data connector and several important considerations that must go into a robust extract-transfer-load process. What we, along with others who capture large amounts...

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...

Is healthcare set for a big data revolution with IBM Watson?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Many healthcare organizations are still working on understanding how clinical and financial data can be transformed into actionable insights, but IBM’s Watson supercomputer may be speeding up the process significantly.  After launching...

Using the EHR to dive into data mining, clinical analytics

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In the first post of this series, we introduced the power of electronic health record (EHR) data and how it can completely transform a health system’s view on operations and quality. Moving forward, we’ll dive into how to make...

Cognizant buys analytics firm TriZetto for $2.7 billion

by Jennifer Bresnick

In a bid to expand its healthcare footprint, Cognizant Technology Solutions, an outsourcing and consulting firm, has agreed to buy healthcare analytics company TriZetto for $2.7 billion.  Together, the new $3 billion healthcare operation...

Survey: Big data analytics is just as important as the internet

by Jennifer Bresnick

The vast majority of big data users are pleased with the results of their forays into data analytics, Accenture says in a new report, and 61% of businesses now believe that bigger and better data is extremely important to their...

Is analytics more important than ICD-10, population health?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Hospital executives may be so intent on building a serviceable data analytics infrastructure that they are putting ICD-10, value-based reimbursement contracts, and population health management programs on the back burner.  A new survey of...

Multidisciplinary statisticians will further healthcare big data

by Jennifer Bresnick

A multidisciplinary approach with an emphasis on statistics and scientific thinking will be critical for harnessing and leveraging big data in healthcare, says a new white paper from the American Statistical Association.  Approaching...

Investors jumping at clinical analytics, chronic disease care

by Jennifer Bresnick

Vendors of clinical analytics and chronic disease management platforms are finding it a good time to be in business as investors jump at the chance to give promising developers a financial boost.  While the data analytics market is...

CVS changes name, stops stocking tobacco ahead of schedule

by Jennifer Bresnick

After announcing earlier this year that it would no longer offer tobacco products in an effort to transition into the patient care space, CVS stores have followed through with their promise nearly a month ahead of schedule.  The chain of...

Battling bad data to grow market share with big data

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The healthcare industry is undergoing dramatic changes, including shifting market dynamics, stricter regulatory requirements, and a demanding, consumer-centric marketplace. In the middle of it all is data – and the multiplied power...

Cross-industry collaboration is key for healthcare analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Even the most enthusiastic data analytics advocate would be hard pressed to argue that the healthcare industry is on the cutting edge of adopting and leveraging data science techniques to solve some of the most pressing problems of...

Market roundup: Big data, text analytics, Hadoop set to grow

by Jennifer Bresnick

The current rush to unlock the power of big data for healthcare analytics is leading to some significant business opportunities in a variety of market segments according to the latest crop of reports and predictions.  From patient...

10% of ED visits are avoidable and could save $3.8B a year

by Jennifer Bresnick

One in ten emergency department visits are for conditions that do not require emergency services and could be better treated through primary or urgent care, a study by Healthentic has found, representing an opportunity for the healthcare...

Predictive analytics tool pinpoints future doc shortages

by Jennifer Bresnick

Researchers at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill have developed an interactive online tool to help healthcare organizations tackle one of the most insidious challenges to a sustainable care system: the ever-present threat of...

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