Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

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Cognitive Computing Use Grows in Precision Medicine for Cancer

by Jennifer Bresnick

While the national Precision Medicine Initiative and its private industry counterparts are not focused solely on the search for a cure for cancer, the strategies, tools, and technologies that comprise this multi-faceted effort are...

ACO Success Relies on Population Health Management Tools

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare providers who wish to succeed as accountable care organizations have to address a lengthy checklist of tasks, strategies, and technologies long before they can hope to accrue shared savings from Medicare or a private...

Montefiore Semantic Data Lake Tackles Predictive Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Semantic computing is becoming a hot topic in the healthcare industry as the first wave of big data analytics leaders looks to move beyond the basics of population health management, predictive analytics, and risk stratification. This new...

Patient Engagement, Population Health Are Key to ACO Success

by Jennifer Bresnick

There is no standard recipe for success when it comes to developing an accountable care organization that can earn incentives through the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP).  The chequered history of the initiative, which has...

Health IT, Executive Support Key to ED Patient Flow Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

The emergency department can often be a busy, hectic, stressful place for both patients and their providers.  Neither can know in advance what will happen when they walk through the doors: who they will see, how long it will take, if...

How to Build a Successful Big Data Analytics Program in Healthcare

by Jennifer Bresnick

When it comes to big data analytics in the healthcare industry, there’s a significant difference between starting an initiative and succeeding with it.  Most hospitals and health systems have started to collect some form of...

Precision Medicine Sparks New Conversations about Patient Data

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) is generating a great deal of excitement among researchers, clinicians, developers, and patients with an eye on curing cancer, managing diabetes, or eliminating Alzheimer’s disease.  With...

How Big Data Leads to Precision Population Health Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

While the concept of population health management focuses on creating relatively large cohorts of patients in need of a specific set of services, the ultimate aim of taking a macro view of patient care is to develop a highly personalized...

Partners Data Lake Offers Healthcare Analytics as a Service

by Jennifer Bresnick

The sprawling Partners HealthCare system is continuing to churn through the largest Epic EHR implementation project to date.  But the network, which includes Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, has...

How Big Data Analytics Can Boost Provider Autonomy, Outcomes

by Jennifer Bresnick

If there’s one thing that the healthcare system has learned since the beginning of the EHR adoption tidal wave, it’s that big data isn’t always better data.  When deployed effectively, big data analytics can deliver...

How Did Maine’s State HIE Become a Big Data Analytics Beacon?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Over the past decade or so, the healthcare industry has tried any number of new projects, pilots, grants, and initiatives designed to improve health data interoperability and population health management across the care...

Interoperability Focus is Critical as Meaningful Use Drags On

by Jennifer Bresnick

LAS VEGAS - Healthcare is an industry made for challenges. From solving the most complex clinical cases and providing immediate care for critical patients to changing lives and curing rare diseases by pushing the boundaries of science,...

National Patient Identifier May Cut “Silly Waste” in Healthcare

by Jennifer Bresnick

LAS VEGAS – The healthcare industry may be eagerly awaiting the eventual demise of the EHR Incentive Programs, but providers will be disappointed if they think that the end of meaningful use is the end of their health IT...

How to Cut Through the Noise of the Healthcare Internet of Things

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare providers are busy people.  Between high patient loads and the demands of EHR documentation, the reporting requirements, the internal meetings, and the minutes wasted waiting for test results or other communications from...

QPID, Epic EHR Combine for Big Data Analytics at Partners Health

by Jennifer Bresnick

Partners HealthCare, the integrated health system that includes top-ranked facilities like Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is used to going big in the health IT space.  From its massive...

Safety Net Population Health Management Means Doing More with Less

by Jennifer Bresnick

For healthcare organizations of any size, type, and specialty, every dollar always counts.  The immutable bottom line regulates all activities, from technology purchases to staff salaries to what gets served in the cafeteria each...

How Monitoring Wire Data Aids Healthcare Big Data Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

When it comes to the healthcare industry, developing an effective, efficient, stable, and easily scalable big data analytics infrastructure is an infinitely complicated proposition.   From vendor selection to product implementation...

EHR Use, Population Health Lessons from a Davies Award Winner

by Jennifer Bresnick

HealthNet, the largest Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in Indiana, is a recipient of this year’s HIMSS Ambulatory Davies Award of Excellence, a program that recognizes outstanding improvement in patient care, outcomes, EHR...

Big Data, Population Health Management Make Successful ACOs

by Jennifer Bresnick

As healthcare spending continues to spike into the stratosphere, Medicare and its commercial counterparts have an urgent mission on their hands.  They must find a way to effectively control costs, stem the tide of chronic disease, and...

Population Health Management Requires Process, Payment Changes

by Jennifer Bresnick

With the healthcare industry changing in a thousand different ways all at once, it’s often difficult for organizations to find an entry point into long-term strategic initiatives like population health management and accountable...

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