Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

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How Mayo Clinic Uses CDS Algorithms to Standardize Nurse Triage

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The healthcare system has always relied on primary care providers to be the initial point of contact for patients with routine care needs and low-level complaints – a role that has become increasingly important as organizations try...

Blockchain Activity Grows Sharply for Healthcare Payers, Providers

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Blockchain has come to healthcare in a big way during 2017, generating significant interest among providers and payers as an innovative way to bolster data exchange while keeping sensitive information secure. The distributed ledger...

Big Data, Machine Learning Can Revamp Provider Health IT Use

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Big data doesn’t have to be the enemy of overwhelmed clinicians staring at their computer screens while griping about their electronic health records, says a pair of researchers from Harvard Medical School and Press Ganey in a NEJM...

Change Healthcare Plans Payer, Provider RCM Blockchain Tool

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Change Healthcare is among the first health IT companies to announce the launch of an enterprise-scale blockchain solution that would bring payers and providers the ability to leverage the distributed ledger technology for revenue cycle...

Big Data, Health IT Innovation for Hospitals Risks Stagnation

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Productive partnerships and more effective management processes are a fundamental requirement for hospitals and health systems seeking to harness their big data assets for digital innovation, says a new survey conducted by the American...

Illinois Aims to Put Baby’s First Health Data on the Blockchain

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Babies born in Illinois may soon have one of their foundational health documents stored on the blockchain.  The state, which is taking the lead in exploring the use of blockchain for healthcare-related issues such as provider...

Will Big Data Analytics Rescue Lackluster Electronic Health Records?

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Big data analytics are “extremely important” for helping healthcare organizations see a return on their electronic health records (EHRs) investments, according to 83 percent of stakeholders participating in a recent Health...

Can $10B Solve Healthcare’s Big Data Analytics, Productivity Woes?

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“Give me a lever long enough and a firm place to stand, and I shall move the world,” declared Archimedes in defense of the notion that with the right tools in place, the targeted application of a little force could shift a mass...

Transparency is Key for Clinical Decision Support, Machine Learning Tools

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Developers and vendors of clinical decision support tools, especially those based on machine learning, must be transparent about their methodologies, capabilities, data sources, and limitations if providers are to rely on their products,...

The Difference Between Clinical Decision Support, Big Data Analytics

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Healthcare organizations have a lot of options to choose from when it comes to leveraging their growing big data assets.  From population health platforms and supply chain management tools to clinical decision support and business...

CHIME, DirectTrust Partner for “Universal” Health Data Exchange

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CHIME and DirectTrust have entered a partnership geared towards enabling the “universal deployment” of the DirectTrust secure health data exchange framework, the two organizations announced today. The healthcare CIO...

How Big Data Analytics Companies Support Value-Based Healthcare

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As value-based reimbursement takes an increasingly firm hold on the healthcare industry, provider organizations are leaning heavily on their EHR and big data analytics vendor partners to equip them with the tools, health IT infrastructure,...

GAO Eyes Population Health, Big Data with HIT Advisory Committee

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Population health management and big data analytics skills are high on the priority list for the fifteen new members of the Government Accountability Office’s new Health Information Technology Advisory Committee. Established by the...

Borrowed from Retail, Anthem’s Big Data Analytics Boost Member Engagement

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Commercial insurance companies are facing innumerable challenges as internal and external changes continue to buffet the healthcare industry.  As both leaders in the field of value-based care and for-profit entities subject to...

Healthcare Data Access is Biggest Artificial Intelligence Bottleneck

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With its potential to revolutionize diagnostics and personalized medicine, artificial intelligence has broken several speed records on its way to the top of the healthcare IT trend list.  Use cases as diverse as sepsis detection,...

How Big Data Analytics Underpins Every Healthcare Trend

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While the concept of leveraging big data analytics has quickly moved from cutting-edge novelty to fundamental competency for healthcare organizations, many providers still struggle to turn information overload into actionable insight. The...

Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare Market to See 40% CAGR Surge

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The advent of true artificial intelligence in healthcare may still be some way off, but strong interest in achieving the goals of AI is producing a significant surge of investment in advanced machine learning, predictive analytics, and...

Health Data Analytics a “Competitive Differentiator” for Payers

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A robust and wide-ranging big data analytics strategy can be a “competitive differentiator” for health insurance payers seeking actionable insights to help them succeed with value-based care, says a new survey by Deloitte. Two...

Big Data Analytics, Machine Learning Support 2017 Most Wired Hospitals

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A select group of hospitals and health systems that have fully committed to leveraging big data analytics, machine learning, and other advanced health IT systems are celebrating their designations as the American Hospital...

Machine Learning in Healthcare: Defining the Most Common Terms

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After a slow and unsteady beginning at the start of the decade, the healthcare industry is finally becoming somewhat more comfortable with the idea that learning to live with big data is the only way to see financial and clinical success...

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