Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Healthcare Information Governance

“Basic Science” of Healthcare Big Data Analytics Still Needs Work

November 3, 2017 - The healthcare industry still needs to focus on developing the foundational building blocks of big data analytics by creating and implementing meaningful data standards, says the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA). In response to a call for comments from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) on how to improve the analytics and research landscape, AMIA suggested that informaticists...


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Early Adopters Question Usefulness, Maturity of AI in Healthcare

by Jennifer Bresnick

Adoption of business intelligence and clinical intelligence tools is on the rise as healthcare organizations equip themselves with the health IT infrastructure required to succeed with value-based care, yet healthcare organizations are still...

Information Governance Gaining Ground in Healthcare Organizations

by Jennifer Bresnick

Information governance (IG) initiatives are becoming easier to find in the healthcare industry as organizations recognize that the growing volume and value of big data require a coordinated plan of attack. In a new survey released by...

Coding, CDI Outsourcing Improve Case Mix, Healthcare Data Integrity

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare organizations that partner with coding and clinical documentation improvement (CDI) outsourcing experts have seen more accurate claims coding, increased case mix indexes, and enhanced operational efficiencies, says a pair of new industry...

Big Data, AI Rapidly Transforming the CIO Role in Healthcare

by Jennifer Bresnick

Few roles in the healthcare industry are exempt from the transformative effects of big data analytics, and the Chief Information Officer (CIO) position is surely not one of them.  CIOs are quickly expanding from infrastructure gurus and...

56% of Hospitals Lack Big Data Governance, Analytics Plans

by Jennifer Bresnick

Despite growing excitement and high investment in big data analytics to support ongoing innovation in healthcare, long-term planning and data governance are not a very strong suit for the majority of hospitals responding to a survey by Dimensional...

Illinois Aims to Put Baby’s First Health Data on the Blockchain

by Jennifer Bresnick

Babies born in Illinois may soon have one of their foundational health documents stored on the blockchain.  The state, which is taking the lead in exploring the use of blockchain for healthcare-related issues such as provider identity management,...

Patient Matching, Health IT Standards Critical for Interoperability

by Jennifer Bresnick

Trustworthy interoperability of accurate, meaningful, and timely health data must be predicated upon reliable patient matching techniques and widely shared health IT standard, states the Pew Charitable Trusts in a letter addressed to National...

Top 10 Challenges of Big Data Analytics in Healthcare

by Jennifer Bresnick

Big data analytics is turning out to be one of the toughest undertakings in recent memory for the healthcare industry.  Providers who have barely come to grips with putting data into their electronic health records (EHR) are now being asked...

Understanding the Many V’s of Healthcare Big Data Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Extracting actionable insights from big data analytics – and perhaps especially healthcare big data analytics – is one of the most complex challenges that organizations can face in the modern technological world. In the healthcare...

HIM Pros Must Shift from Coding to Health Informatics, Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

The health information management (HIM) profession is in the middle of a seismic shift as healthcare informatics and big data analytics become increasingly prized skills across the industry. Traditional coding competencies are likely to...

Health Information Management Pros Need Security, EHR Data Skills

by Jennifer Bresnick

The health information management (HIM) profession is changing rapidly alongside the evolving needs of healthcare organizations concerned about the quality of their EHR data – and their ability to safeguard that data with an appropriate...

AHIMA: ONC Funding Key for Interoperability, Precision Medicine

by Jennifer Bresnick

As Congress continues the contentious debate over the federal budget for fiscal year 2018, AHIMA is urging lawmakers not to hamstring the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) by cutting interoperability and data standards development funding...

AMIA, Dryad Partner for Healthcare Research Big Data Access

by Jennifer Bresnick

The American Medical Informatics Association and the Dryad Digital Repository have announced a new partnership that will expand the availability of healthcare research big data for the validation, repetition, and expansion of published studies....

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