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10 High-Value Use Cases for Predictive Analytics in Healthcare

September 4, 2018 - As healthcare organizations develop more sophisticated big data analytics capabilities, they are beginning to move from basic descriptive analytics towards the realm of predictive insights. Predictive analytics may only be the second of three steps along the journey to analytics maturity, but it actually represents a huge leap forward for many organizations. Instead of simply...


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IoT, Machine Learning Integration Boosts Medicaid Patient Care

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Machine learning and artificial intelligence have taken the healthcare industry by storm as innovators offer tempting visions of sophisticated clinical decision support, smoother EHR workflows, and more intuitive consumer-provider...

21% of Patients See Medical Errors, but Providers Deny Responsibility

by Jennifer Bresnick

Just over a fifth of patients have experienced medical errors at some point during their care, yet healthcare providers are reluctant to speak openly about mistakes or take responsibility for improper actions, according to a new survey...

Why Patient-Reported Outcomes Data is Key to Healthcare Quality

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Gaps in Chronic Disease Care Leave Patients, Docs Frustrated

by Jennifer Bresnick

Patients and healthcare providers are both struggling to overcome gaps in education, knowledge, and confidence about how to effective engage in chronic disease management, according to a new report by West. Despite the health...

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Clinical Decision Support App May Cut CTs for Head Injuries

by Jennifer Bresnick

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NCQA: Patient-Centered Medical Home No Longer “Unduly Onerous”

by Jennifer Bresnick

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CMS Urges Providers to Tackle Minority Health Disparities

by Jennifer Bresnick

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