Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Healthcare Business Intelligence

What to Look for in a Healthcare Big Data Analytics Vendor

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare big data analytics is a booming business, which is both a good and a bad thing for providers seeking to bulk up their infrastructure to supplement their EHRs with sophisticated tools for clinical analytics, population health...

Big Data Analytics Vendors and Products: Who’s Using What?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Curiosity might get incautious cats into trouble on occasion, but when it comes to big data analytics in the healthcare field, curiosity is a good character trait to have.  In an era of consolidation, acquisitions, financial instability,...

EHNAC Releases Practice Management Accreditation Criteria

by Jennifer Bresnick

EHNAC has released its initial practice management accreditation criteria for vendors interested in certifying that their products meet minimum privacy, security, and functionality standards.  The program is designed to promote trust...

New EHRA Workgroup to Focus on Health IT, Accountable Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

A new workgroup from the HIMSS Electronic Health Record Association (EHRA) will focus on developing and disseminating best practices for leveraging health IT to speed the spread of accountable care, improve patient safety, raise quality,...

Most Payers Target Population Health Management, Outsourcing

by Jennifer Bresnick

Payer organizations looking to revamp their infrastructure to support big data analytics and a variety of value-based accountable care arrangements are turning to business process outsourcing (BPO) partners in an attempt to bolster...

HIM, Revenue Cycle Management Metrics to Watch before ICD-10

by Jennifer Bresnick

Health information management professionals and ICD-10 steering committees are looking forward to a complicated year in 2015 as ICD-10 appears to be headed for implementation in October.  The new code set will have a significant impact on...

Accountable Care Takes New Forms as Fee-for-Service Fades

by Jennifer Bresnick

Accountable care agreements are proliferating in shape and structure as healthcare providers begin to leave behind fee-for-service reimbursement in earnest.  While hundreds of new organizations are engaging in the standard risk-sharing...

Population Health Management May Show ROI in Just Three Years

by Jennifer Bresnick

Worried that population health management is more expensive than it’s worth?  You might wish to reconsider.  A new survey by KPMG LLP indicates that more than half of healthcare organizations that have invested in population health...

Health Information Exchange Cuts Cost of Repeated Imaging

by Jennifer Bresnick

There are certain occasions where more data is always better, but when it comes to repeated imaging studies for patients, the minimum amount of information necessary to make an accurate diagnosis is the best way to go.  Not only are...

Hospital CEOs Can Leverage Accountable Care for Financial Health

by Jennifer Bresnick

Hospitals CEOs have a lot of problems on their plates as their organizations continue to churn through numerous reforms.  Financial sustainability and revenue cycle management are at the top of the heap, says an unsurprising result from a...

How to Select a Big Data Analytics, Business Intelligence Vendor

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare organizations may be in hot pursuit of business intelligence solutions that harness the best of their big data and provide actionable insights with clinical analytics, but choosing the right vendor to invest with is one of the...

Sue Schade Receives CHIME Award for Health IT Work

by Stephanie Reardon

The award is in recognition of executives who made powerful additions to their facilities for Health IT and demonstrated influence through their compelling use of technology. On January 5, the College of Healthcare Information Management...

Healthcare Analytics Market Sees Shakeup Early in 2015

by Jennifer Bresnick

A vigorous start to 2015 from the healthcare analytics market indicates the sector’s growing maturity as vendors capitalize on the industry’s woes. “Growth” is the name of the game for the healthcare analytics...

Making the Financial Argument for Population Health Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

The healthcare industry has had a difficult journey over the past few years as organizations struggle to automate their processes, become increasingly accountable to federal authorities, and attempt to start treating patients like valued...

Most States Lack Transparent Physician Quality Reporting Data

by Jennifer Bresnick

The majority of US states received a failing grade for patient access to complete, accurate, and transparent physician quality reporting data, found the Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute (HCI3).  Only ten states ranked...

UnitedHealthcare Expands Bundled Payments for Cancer Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

Bundled payments for cancer care aim to reduce costs, improve standardization of treatments, and encourage transparency. UnitedHealthcare is expanding its bundled payments program for cancer treatments as part of its continued push towards...

Payers Say Healthcare Data Analytics Is “Unprepared to Evolve”

by Jennifer Bresnick

Why do payers think that healthcare data analytics won’t be able to rise to the challenges of cost-cutting and other reforms? Healthcare might be at the very beginning of its journey towards leveraging data analytics for everyday...

Healthcare Quality, Cost Data Websites Fall Short for Consumers

by Jennifer Bresnick

The suite of CMS Compare websites lacks meaningful healthcare quality and cost information for Medicare patients, GAO states in a new report. CMS could be doing a better job in presenting healthcare quality and cost data to Medicare...

Predictive Analytics Market Set to Grow at 24.5% CAGR

by Jennifer Bresnick

The $694.7 million predictive analytics market in North America is slated to grow at a 24.5% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) until 2019, says a new report by MicroMarket Monitor.   The global market for predictive technologies that...

Confusion, Conflicts, Security Woes Hamper Big Data Adoption

by Jennifer Bresnick

Adoption of big data analytics faces a number of hurdles, despite the perception of analytics as a key driver for growth. Big data analytics may be a top priority for healthcare providers, but only 56% of healthcare organizations have...

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