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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...

Data analytics, care coordination vendors raise big bucks in Q1

by Jennifer Bresnick

Companies offering data analytics, care coordination, and practice management solutions raised more than $850 million dollars in the first quarter of 2014 from venture capital firms interested in funding the next big advancement in health...

CMS: 1% of docs account for 14% of Medicare billings

by Jennifer Bresnick

When it comes to healthcare spending, much of the focus has been on chronically ill patients.  The commonly cited statistic that 20% of patients account for 80% of costs may be concerning, but equally noteworthy is the small number of...

Study: Automated readmissions review not yet sensitive enough

by Jennifer Bresnick

The use of computer algorithms and data analytics to identify preventable hospital readmissions still has a long way to go before it’s accurate and sensitive enough to replace manual review, says a new BMC study by Kaiser Permanente...

High physician workload impacts length of stay, cost of care

by Jennifer Bresnick

It takes a lot of stamina and determination to tackle the long hours, fast-paced decision making, and responsibility of being a physician in a hospital setting, but new research published in JAMA this month shows that heaping untenable...

CDC: Hospital acquired infection rates decline significantly

by Jennifer Bresnick

Hospital acquired infections related to common procedures and difficult bacteria are on the decline according to a pair of newly released reports by the Centers for Disease Control.  As hospitals attempt to reduce the impact of financial...

Hospitals providing inappropriate treatment for infections

by Jennifer Bresnick

Antibiotic-resistant superbugs have changed the way clinicians need to tackle bloodstream infections, but many community hospitals may not be keeping up with newer tactics. A study from researchers at Duke Medicine indicates that more than...

Accountable care requires outreach and a commitment to change

by Jennifer Bresnick

According to a report released late last month, shared savings among Medicare’s accountable care organizations (ACOs) have topped $380 million in their first year of operation, and the network of above-and-beyond Pioneer ACOs are...

Predictive analytics, big data, HIS markets grow by 20% CAGR

by Jennifer Bresnick

Despite a slowdown in analytics infrastructure purchasing among hospitals, the market for new technologies to help organizations identify and remediate weak points in their financial and clinical operations is still massive and set to grow...

What to expect from big data, healthcare analytics at HIMSS14

by Jennifer Bresnick

HIMSS14 is just around the corner, and editors from HealthITAnalytics will be braving the balmy temperatures of Orlando, Florida to bring you up-to-the-minute news and interviews straight from the convention floor.  As the biggest...

Washington lawmakers want hospital price transparency

by Jennifer Bresnick

In an effort to level the playing field for patients who may not understand how wildly the price of a service can vary from provider to provider, Washington State lawmakers have introduced a bill to create a publicly available hospital...

Health Catalyst scoops up $41M for analytics, data warehousing

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare’s thirst for data analytics is driving some very large investments for some very lucky companies, including Health Catalyst.  The data warehousing and analytics firm just locked down $41 million in venture capital funding to...

Why have hospitals stopped buying data analytics infrastructure?

by Jennifer Bresnick

In consumer technology, trends are all about the next big thing.  The most recent generation of cell phone with the coolest features will always attract buyers who need to have the latest and greatest, no matter what the cost. ...

Quality, patient safety in the ED nearly flunk ACEP report card

by Jennifer Bresnick

Access to safe and high quality emergency care for American patients is in need of an after-school tutorial.  The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) has issued its 2014 state-by-state report card, giving the nation as a whole...

IL Medicaid experiments with pop. health, clinical integration

by Jennifer Bresnick

Illinois’ State Medicaid programs are experimenting with accountable care initiatives including more robust population health management and a focus on care coordination and clinical integration in order to cut costs and better serve...

IBM pours $1 billion into big data with Watson supercomputer

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Jeopardy! champion supercomputer is retiring from the glamour of game shows and getting its servers dirty with some serious analytics work.  While Watson has already been given a crash-course in clinical decision support and...

Evidence for PCMH success builds with lower costs, ED visits

by Jennifer Bresnick

The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model has been proven successful in reducing overall healthcare spending, unnecessary emergency department visits, and inpatient admissions in 61% of peer-reviewed cases while improving overall...

Study: Nonwhites have 33% higher post-surgical mortality rate

by Jennifer Bresnick

A study performed by researchers at the University of Michigan Health System reveals a disturbing 33% disparity between the mortality rates of white patients after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery and those that identify as...

OhioHealth uses big data analytics to increase hand hygiene

by Jennifer Bresnick

Using wireless sensors to collect real-time data on hand washing, hospital network OhioHealth and IBM will be able to gauge staff member hygiene and hopefully curtail the spread of deadly superbugs like MSRA and Clostridium difficile. ...

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