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Healthcare Payers Are Keen on Analytics, But Feel Unprepared

December 10, 2018 - Big data analytics is a top priority for the majority of healthcare payers in 2019, but relatively few feel adequately prepared to succeed with becoming data-driven organizations, according to a new poll from North Highland. Eighty-three percent of payers participating in the survey believe analytics is an important strategic priority for the upcoming year, but only 17 percent are...


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Blockchain Offers Promising Path to Better Provider Directory Data

by Jennifer Bresnick

As the volume of big data continues to increase exponentially and the pressure to reduce wasteful spending intensifies, healthcare organizations are broadening their search for secure and seamless data management strategies. More and more...

Cigna Targets Data Analytics Innovation with $250M Venture Fund

by Jennifer Bresnick

Cigna is planning to invest $250 million dollars in a new venture fund that will foster innovations around big data analytics, digital health strategies, and care management improvements. The new Cigna Ventures initiative will allow the...

Humana Creates New Data Analytics, Digital Health Division

by Jennifer Bresnick

Humana has announced the launch of a new data analytics and digital health division, called Humana Studio H, which will focus on developing data-driven products and services for use across the entire organizations. The center will be...

Lack of Data Analytics Tools Deflates Faith in Value-Based Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

The road to value-based care has never been a smooth one, but healthcare providers and payers may be in the midst of a particularly bumpy part of the journey, reveals a new survey from Quest Diagnostics.  Confidence in the transition...

BCBSA Tackles Opioids with Big Data, Accreditations, Member Hotline

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) is taking additional steps to combat opioid abuse by leveraging big data analytics and offering more resources to patients and providers seeking to prevent or treat opioid dependence. In...

Can Big Data Solve the Health Insurance Transparency Problem?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Along with housing, food, and transportation, healthcare is one of the biggest monthly expenses for American families – and the specter of an unexpectedly high bill for a major illness or surgery haunts the tens of millions of...

Patient-Centered Medical Home Has Saved Payer $1.2B Since 2011

by Jennifer Bresnick

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield has saved nearly $1.2 billion – yes, billion – since 2011 by implementing a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model across ninety percent of its contracted healthcare providers in its...

Atul Gawande to Lead Amazon, Berkshire, JPMorgan Healthcare Company

by Jennifer Bresnick

Brigham and Women’s surgeon Dr. Atul Gawande will be leading Amazon’s most significant leap into the healthcare industry yet by becoming CEO of the partnership between the e-commerce giant, JPMorgan Chase, and Berkshire...

Provider Data Management Offers Payers a Blockchain Use Case

by Jennifer Bresnick

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AI, Big Data, IoT Bring Growth to Multiple Healthcare Markets

by Jennifer Bresnick

Big data analytics tools and services are poised to bring unprecedented growth to almost every segment of the healthcare IT marketplace, according to the latest series of market reports.  From the Internet of Things (IoT) and...

Da Vinci Project Brings HL7 FHIR to Payers for Big Data Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

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Clinical Analytics Aid Payers, Providers with Value-Based Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

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by Jennifer Bresnick

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by Jennifer Bresnick

Taking a proactive approach to addressing the social determinants of health within a patient’s community can translate into measurably higher quality-of-life scores, Humana says in a new peer-reviewed article. By working within the...

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by Jennifer Bresnick

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by Jennifer Bresnick

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Five Blockchain Use Cases for Healthcare Payers, Providers

by Jennifer Bresnick

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