Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Population Health Management

Clinical Analytics Aid Payers, Providers with Value-Based Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

Clinical analytics and data integration are helping health payers and providers boost quality and meet the challenges of value-based care, says the 8th Annual Industry Pulse Report from Change Healthcare and the HealthCare Executive...

With New Players Looming, Healthcare Needs Big Data to Support Scale

by Jennifer Bresnick

The healthcare industry is no stranger to changes.  Its history is one of evolution, progression, discovery, and invention.  Challenges are a constant, but so too have been solutions.  From antibiotics and keyhole surgery to...

CVS Health to Bulk Up Big Data Analytics Ahead of Aetna Deal

by Jennifer Bresnick

Solid growth in the fourth quarter of 2017 and a massive income tax break are allowing CVS Health to invest in more big data analytics technologies ahead of its proposed acquisition of Aetna, the company said in its latest earnings...

Population Health is Top Data Analytics Challenge for Providers, Payers

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare payers and providers are focusing their big data analytics work on population health management says a new survey conducted by Deloitte on behalf of NEJM Catalyst, but have yet to overcome many of the major challenges...

VA to Get “Aggressive” with Hospital Quality Improvement Program

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is taking an “aggressive new approach” to improving hospital quality at more than a dozen of its lowest-performing healthcare facilities, officials announced this week. Fifteen medical...

Machine Learning Underpins Predictive Analytics for Hypertension

by Jessica Kent

A predictive analytics model using machine learning to extract patient EHR data effectively predicted patients at high-risk for hypertension and could ultimately improve care quality and reduce healthcare costs, according to a study...

CHIME Opioid Task Force Launches to Discuss Community Health

by Jessica Kent

On January 24 and 25, over two dozen healthcare IT leaders gathered in Washington, DC for the first meeting of the CHIME Opioid Task Force. Attendees sought to determine how to best use CHIME members’ expertise and access to critical...

KLAS Names Best Vendors for EHRs, Business Intelligence, Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

The 2018 Best in KLAS health IT rankings revealed few surprises in the electronic health record categories as Epic Systems received its eighth consecutive crown for Overall Software Suite – but companies vying for additional titles...

New Epic Systems EHR, Big Data Features Zero In on Interoperability

by Jennifer Bresnick

Epic Systems is moving ever closer to creating true interoperability within a comprehensive health record by enhancing many of its data exchange, patient and provider communication, and population health management functionalities. As...

PCPs Lack Time, Tools to Address Social Determinants of Health

by Jennifer Bresnick

Family physicians recognize the important role that the social determinants of health play in managing population, but lack the time, tools, and resources to have meaningful conversations with their patients, according to a recent survey...

VA Releases Data Visualization of Opioid Prescribing Rates

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is allowing public access to data on opioid prescribing rates at each of its facilities through on an online data visualization.  The interactive map provides comparisons between prescribing...

Broader Genetic Testing for Cancers May Benefit Population Health

by Jessica Kent

Screening the general population for breast and ovarian cancer gene mutations through genetic testing is more cost effective than screening only high-risk patients and may improve population health, according to a study published in the...

ONC: Artificial Intelligence Has Potential to Reshape Healthcare

by Jennifer Bresnick

Artificial intelligence is playing an increasingly important role in healthcare analytics and will continue to dramatically influence the development of clinical decision support and business intelligence, says a new report by JASON,...

NIH Calls for “All of Us” Population Health Research Proposals

by Jennifer Bresnick

Update: The NIH has extended the submission deadline from February 9 to February 23, 2018. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has put out an informal call for research proposals to harness its growing All of Us big data...

Does Social Determinants Data Enhance Population Health Analytics?

by Jessica Kent

Adding social determinants data to more traditional clinical data analytics did little to enhance the accuracy or precision of predictive population health analytics, according to a study published in JAMIA. When directed to predict the...

Allscripts Buys Practice Fusion to Bulk Up on Big Data, EHR, Life Sciences

by Jennifer Bresnick

Allscripts has announced that it will acquire Practice Fusion, a health IT vendor offering a cloud-based EHR and data analytics tools for life science companies, for $100 million in cash. The acquisition will allow Allscripts to extend...

Epic, Cerner Get Tepid Population Health User Satisfaction Scores

by Jennifer Bresnick

Notable EHR vendors, including Epic Systems and Cerner Corporation, can’t match the user satisfaction scores of more dedicated population health management products, according to the latest KLAS Research market report. A series of...

SHIEC Expands Patient-Centered Data Home HIE Network Nationwide

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC), a coalition of many of the nation’s successful HIEs, has expanded its Patient-Centered Data Home (PCDH) initiative to cover a number of new regions across the United...

Identifying Big Data Sources for Population Health Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

Effective population health management is beginning to require healthcare providers to rely heavily on big data derived from both their own health IT systems and from their business partners.  Identifying patients at high risk of...

How the Social Determinants of Health Impact Population Wellness

by Jessica Kent

The social determinants of health, including economic status and demographic factors, significantly drive the impact of chronic diseases and other clinical conditions, according to a Moody’s Analytics report prepared for the Blue...

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