Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data


As HIMSS15 Ends, Health Data Interoperability is Just Starting

April 20, 2015 - The annual HIMSS conference and the thorny problem of health data interoperability have a lot in common.  Each brings together thousands of stakeholders, many with their own objectives, in a collaborative environment intended to foster the sharing of ideas and information.  While the meeting rooms and show floors in Chicago are now emptied of health IT professionals,...

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IBM Expands Footprint into Healthcare Big Data Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Big Blue is coming for the healthcare industry, and it has big data on its mind.  At HIMSS15 this week, IBM announced several new initiatives to expand its reach into the budding realm of healthcare big data analytics, including some...

Should CMS Nix Stage 2 Meaningful Use Patient Engagement?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Are the patient engagement requirements in Stage 2 meaningful use just too hard for providers to achieve?  CMS seems to think so.  Healthcare organizations are finding the five percent patient engagement threshold to be a...

Humana: Change the Conversation on Chronic Disease Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

It’s time to change the way the healthcare industry looks at chronic disease management, population health management, and helping patients achieve their best state of health, declared Bruce Broussard, President and CEO of Humana in a...

Partners, Samsung Team Up for Chronic Disease Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

Partners HealthCare and Samsung Electronics announced a new partnership at HIMSS15 today centered on the use of remote monitoring technologies and mHealth to improve chronic disease management. Partners HealthCare, a Boston-based...

HIMSS15 Leaders Stress Population Health Management, Engagement

by Jennifer Bresnick

The 26th Annual HIMSS Leadership Survey, unveiled this week at the HIMSS15 exposition in Chicago, highlights the importance of health IT-driven population health management, patient engagement, and strategic planning to improve care...

Data Analytics Aid Safety Net Population Health Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

EHR data analytics, real-time clinical dashboards, and a comprehensive population health management program are helping Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC), a safety net medical system in San Bernardino County, California, improve...

Nurse Informaticists Have “Direct Positive Impact” on Patient Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

Nurse informaticists are integral to the data analytics and health IT implementation strategies of healthcare organizations, says the 2015 Impact of the Informatics Nurse Survey released at HIMSS15 this week, and they produce a measurably...

AMA: Big Data Analytics is the Next Phase of Health IT Adoption

by Jennifer Bresnick

Big data analytics is the next step in the healthcare industry’s ongoing process of adopting health IT infrastructure, American Medical Association (AMA) President Robert Wah, MD told attendees at HIMSS15 in a keynote address...

Epic, Carequality Challenge CommonWell on EHR Interoperability

by Jennifer Bresnick

After years of providers and rulemakers complaining that the healthcare industry has made little to no progress on EHR interoperability, a flurry of activity from the vendor community is starting to shake up the scene.  At HIMSS15 today,...


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