Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

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Performance analytics for residents help quality benchmarking

by Jennifer Bresnick

Clinicians at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine are currently evaluating the effectiveness of automated, real-time feedback system that extracts EHR data that provides performance reports for anesthesia residents.  By examining how...

Clinical, performance analytics key to accountable care

by Jennifer Bresnick

Health IT that enables clinical, financial, and performance analytics is critical to the success of accountable care, according to IDC Health Insights.  Providers can no longer just rely on their EHRs as a primary technological tool to...

PCCI, UTSW get funding for clinical translational research

by Jennifer Bresnick

Non-profit research center PCCI and the University of Texas Southwestern have announced $30 million in funding to advance their work in clinical translational research provided by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Agency for...

ECRI: Big data among top health IT issues for execs in 2014

by Jennifer Bresnick

Hospital executives have their hands full these days trying to keep their facilities financially viable while maintaining high quality care and the best possible outcomes for an increasingly complex patient population.  While leveraging...

Three ways big data is poised to change the face of healthcare

by Jennifer Bresnick

“Big data” is one of those terms that means everything and nothing to healthcare.  The data gathered by hospitals, physician providers, health information exchanges, and pharmacies can be applied to the big picture of a community,...

HIM, healthcare analytics staff bringing in big salaries

by Jennifer Bresnick

Many healthcare organizations might still be questioning the long-term ROI of EHR, analytics, and other HIT investments, but data-driven healthcare is already bringing great rewards for the staff members and managers making it...

What will a clinical informatics focus mean for physicians?

by Jennifer Bresnick

The 400 physicians who passed the inaugural clinical informatics subspecialty exam this fall will have a significant burden on their shoulders as they lead the way towards a closer alignment of data science with clinical expertise.  As...

Clinical informatics becomes board-certified subspecialty

by Jennifer Bresnick

While nurses have long dominated the burgeoning field of clinical informatics, they will be soon be gaining some valuable new partners among their physician colleagues.  The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) officially...

Q&A: EHRs are just the first step towards healthcare analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Since 2009, the healthcare industry has been intently focused on the thorny problem of EHR adoption.  Goaded on by meaningful use and barely able to keep their heads above water as they navigated the financial and workflow challenges...

Five ways to improve quality through hospital benchmarking

by Jennifer Bresnick

The goal of every hospital is to provide the highest level of quality care while maintaining financial solvency and an excellent reputation.  The measurement of these goals is becoming ever more closely tied to reimbursements from...

As big data takes over, how will healthcare analytics stack up?

by Jennifer Bresnick

You can’t take two steps in mid-December without tripping over a prediction for what will happen in the following year, but that’s not such a bad thing when you’re talking about predictive analytics in the first place.  “Big...

Why are hospitals wary of accountable care organizations?

by Jennifer Bresnick

The march of the accountable care organization (ACO) might not be as inexorable as many experts have predicted, according to a new survey conducted by Purdue Healthcare Advisors (PHA), which found that nearly half of hospital executives...

Analytics, EHR vendors partner to bring data to point of care

by Jennifer Bresnick

One of the chief complaints of healthcare organizations is that developing an IT infrastructure robust enough to perform meaningful analytics and streamlined quality reporting is simply too expensive in the face of competing priorities and...

Healthcare sees big potential for big data, analytics in 2014

by Jennifer Bresnick

Hidden amidst the grumbling about federal mandates, the trepidation surrounding the ACA and ICD-10, the anxiety over financial sustainability, and the concern about how technology will impact patient care, something very special is...

Healthcare analytics, big data, NLP markets set for growth

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare may be lagging behind other industries in its analytics capabilities, but it won’t be doing so for long if a series of market reports accurately predict the next few years in health IT.  From big data as a service to natural...

Carolinas HealthCare System launches full analytics suite

by Jennifer Bresnick

Carolinas HealthCare System in Charlotte, NC is positioning itself as a leader in the analytics field after announcing the successful development of a full suite of clinical and financial analytics tools.  The Dickson Advanced Analytics...

58% of hospitals have population health goals in sight

by Jennifer Bresnick

Hospitals are moving ahead with population health management initiatives and preparations for value-based payments, according to a new survey of 541 hospitals by The Governance Institute.  Nearly 60% have started to build a technical...

New law would increase access to Medicare data for analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.) and John Thune (R-SD) have introduced a new bill to make Medicare data more transparent, allowing researchers, health plans, and providers to gain better insight into the financial and clinical impact of...

Three reasons to be thankful for healthcare analytics this year

by Jennifer Bresnick

As the nights draw in and the pantry starts filling up with boxes of stuffing mix, cans of cranberry sauce, and disposable roasting pans, people start thinking about only one thing.  Christmas presents. But before the jingle bells...

HIMSS unveils DELTA score for healthcare analytics maturity

by Jennifer Bresnick

The widely cited statistic that only the top 5% of hospitals have a robust data analytics infrastructure will be tested with a thorough assessment and a new maturity score released by HIMSS Analytics and the International Institute for...

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