Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

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Can upfront cancer care payment cut costs by 34 percent?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Bundled payments for cancer treatments, which covered an entire “episode of care” for a single patient, resulted in a 34% reduction of overall medical costs, says a report detailing the outcomes of a three-year study conducted by...

CMS will institute five star hospital quality ratings system

by Jennifer Bresnick

CMS is taking a page out of the online retail industry’s book by instating a simple five star rating system for hospitals to be included on its Hospital Compare website, says Dr. Patrick Conway, CMS Chief Medical Officer and Deputy...

Nearly 34% of business intelligence, big data users pick Epic

by Jennifer Bresnick

Epic Systems doesn’t just have the hospital EHR market locked down – they’re a heavy favorite in the business intelligence arena, as well.  According to software adoption statistics from the Definitive Healthcare database, 33.7% of...

Survey: CMIOs feeling crunched by finding value in health IT

by Jennifer Bresnick

While chief medical information officers (CMIOs) are generally satisfied with their role in fostering clinical analytics and overseeing health IT infrastructures in hospitals and health systems, they are also feeling a little bit pinched...

82% of hospitals using cloud services for HIE, data storage

by Jennifer Bresnick

More than 80% of hospitals are currently using cloud-based services for vital infrastructure tasks such as health information exchange, data backup and storage, and disaster recovery, reports HIMSS Analytics in a new survey.  While...

Clinical analytics market to reach $12.26 billion in 2019

by Jennifer Bresnick

The clinical analytics technology market is slated to grow at a 44.15% CAGR to reach $12.26 billion by 2019, says a Research and Markets report, growing exponentially as providers leverage EHR technology, harness big data, and dive into...

Struggling hospitals hold off on population health, analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Eighty-four percent of financially insecure hospitals are putting off investments in population health management and clinical analytics infrastructure, says a new survey by Black Book Rankings, focusing instead on improving revenue cycle...

Docs see promise in population health, patient engagement

by Jennifer Bresnick

Patient engagement programs that lead to better population health management are among the few things physicians are looking forward to in 2014 amid a rather gloomy outlook for the future of healthcare.  Results from the second annual...

Can healthcare model patient engagement on other industries?

by Jennifer Bresnick

You don’t have to be an avid coupon-clipper to know that getting rewards for taking small actions is a nice feeling.  The idea of earning points, discounts, and free merchandise for allowing yourself to be trained into doing what...

Half of hospitals plan data analytics, health IT purchases

by Jennifer Bresnick

About half of hospitals are planning to make significant investments in data analytics infrastructure and other health IT needs, says a survey by Premier Inc., with spending on clinical healthcare information technology projected to reach...

Patients who review physicians generally give high ratings

by Jennifer Bresnick

Is there actually some good news to be found on the internet?  According to Vanguard Communications, which surveyed more than 46,000 online physician ratings on popular review sites, not everyone who logs on to give their opinion is a...

Data analytics, governance key to value-based payment reform

by Jennifer Bresnick

More than three-fourths of providers believe that a strong foundation of data analytics and health information governance is critical for the success of value-based payment reform, found an industry survey by Availity.  While the...

Geisinger, AtlantiCare join for population health management

by Jennifer Bresnick

South Jersey-based AtlantiCare Health System has signed a strategic agreement with Pennsylvania heavyweight Geisinger Health System to explore new models of financial reimbursement, increase health IT adoption, and further integrate...

WellPoint to give bonuses for standard cancer treatment plans

by Jennifer Bresnick

Personalized medicine?  Not if you want to make an extra $350 a month, WellPoint, Inc. is telling oncologists.  The insurer will be offering a financial incentive for each patient who is put on one of the payer’s recommended regimens...

Quality care relies on clinical, administrative cooperation

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare organizations may be investing in clinical analytics, business intelligence solutions, revenue cycle management tools, and robust quality improvement programs, but all the technology in the world might not help as much as a...

HHS nominee: Data analytics, care coordination top priorities

by Jennifer Bresnick

With Kathleen Sebelius turning in her resignation as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services after a rocky year overseeing the launch of Healthcare.gov, Congress is ready to fill the top HHS spot with presidential nominee...

Google pours $130 million into cancer data analytics firm

by Jennifer Bresnick

Google Ventures, the investment arm of the search engine giant, is taking a big leap into clinical analytics with an investment of close to $130 million in Flatiron Health.  The investment is Google’s fourth-largest to date, says the...

Financial analytics present RCM opportunities for hospitals

by Jennifer Bresnick

When it comes to using health IT to make improvements within a healthcare organization, clinical analytics often steals the limelight.  Predictive risk scores, sepsis alarms, population health tools, and innovative genomic studies are...

Data integrity, care coordination top ECRI safety concerns

by Jennifer Bresnick

A lack of data integrity and adequate health information exchange, along with poor care coordination, have topped the 2014 list of ECRI Patient Safety Concerns.  As hospitals and health organizations attempt to steer their health IT...

PCORI moves ahead with EHR, clinical analytics databank

by Jennifer Bresnick

After announcing a nearly $100 million investment in connecting a series of research networks into a single, massive databank late last year, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is moving ahead with its efforts to...

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