Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data


Why the C-Suite is Critical for Healthcare Big Data Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Up until a few years ago, healthcare organizations have been content to relegate their big data analytics projects to the IT department or a few tech-savvy physicians with big plans for their EHRs.  Reporting on clinical quality or...

Will Inadequate Metrics Doom the Accountable Care Organization?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Accountable care organizations are all about the data.  Detailed quality reporting and cost benchmarking are the hallmarks of this value-based reimbursement model, and the carefully balanced system of risk, savings, performance, and...

Why Health Information Exchange Needs HIM, IT Collaboration

by Jennifer Bresnick

“Competing initiatives” is an oft repeated phrase in the healthcare industry, and for good reason.  Between meaningful use, ICD-10, EHR interoperability, emerging reimbursement reforms, big data analytics, and a slew of...

HIM Pros Can Help Optimize EHRs, Interpret Big Data Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

The health information management profession goes far beyond the simple - or not so simple - act of coding a medical record for billing purposes.  As the healthcare industry begins to recognize the strategic importance of collecting...

How to Use Healthcare Big Data Analytics for Accountable Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

As healthcare organizations sit down to plan their operational strategies for the next few years, they may find themselves staring into a maelstrom of uncertainty, rapid evolution, and unpredictable change.  With the timing of the...

Can CommonWell Make Health Data Interoperability a Reality?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Of the growing number of private industry projects aimed at bringing health data interoperability to the masses, the CommonWell Health Alliance has always seemed like a leader of the pack.  Founded in 2013 and able to announce pilot...

Epic, Cerner, DirectTrust, and the Quest for EHR Interoperability

by Jennifer Bresnick

For a concept that is supposed to bring healthcare organizations together, EHR interoperability is certainly one of the most divisive topics in the industry.  With hundreds of different opinions about how to achieve it, where to...


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