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June 21, 2013  12:55 PM

Clinical data analytics still in infancy, as big data gets bigger



Posted by: EmilyHuizenga
clinical data analytics

When it comes to optimizing clinical data analytics in hospitals, IT leaders say the age-old adage rings true: If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it. In a recent webinar, IDC Health Insights research director Cynthia Burghard said even though healthcare hasn’t historically been a...

June 18, 2013  12:35 PM

Health systems and IBM form analytics data alliance



Posted by: adelvecchio
analytics, clinical data analytics, population health management

Four hospitals systems, IBM Corp., and the Premier healthcare alliance announced plans to


February 6, 2013  11:15 AM

Cerner-McKesson HIE agreement: Everyone’s still (mostly) mum



Posted by: DonFluckinger
Cerner, clinical data analytics, EHR, HIE, mckesson, rcm, revenue cycle management

It seemed pretty convenient that a health IT media outlet received a tip on a possible deal between Cerner Corp. and McKesson Corp. to make their patient data systems...


July 27, 2012  1:57 PM

Shocking story points to potential of clinical data analytics



Posted by: DonFluckinger
clinical data analytics, health information exchange, HIE, HIPAA, public health

Up in my neck of the New Hampshire woods, folks are up in arms - as well they should be - about a gut-wrenching story involving a nearby hospital and an employee who appears to have deliberately infected patients with hepatitis C for up to a year before he was discovered. Of course the crimes...


April 23, 2012  3:12 PM

How medical diagnostic codes may cloud clinical data analytics



Posted by: Beastwood
AMA, clinical data analytics, ICD-10, ICD-10 implementation, SNOMED CT

The ongoing push for more descriptive medical diagnostic codes -- the alphabet soup that is SNOMED CT, LOINC and, in the United States at least, ICD-10 -- is motivated in part by a desire to improve data analytics for a host of clinical, billing and administrative purposes. However, there can be...


April 6, 2012  11:18 AM

Using health IT solutions to monitor low-tech caregiving



Posted by: AnneSteciw
CDS and data analytics, clinical data analytics, Clinical IT, health IT

When you're ankle-deep in implementing high-tech health IT solutions to improve the quality of patient care, it can be easy to forget that it's the...


March 28, 2012  3:28 PM

Are HIT software vendors selfish?



Posted by: DonFluckinger
clinical data analytics, EHR, HIT software vendors, Interoperability

The other day, a funny thing happened on the way to writing a story. I was jawing with Scott Opitz, CEO of Altosoft, whose company markets its own analytics platform for many industries, including health care. He's got an interesting perspective on this whole matter of


January 19, 2012  4:15 PM

Big data targets the health care industry



Posted by: AnneSteciw
big data, clinical data analytics, health data storage, patient data security

It's no surprise that more pundits are starting to sing about big data and health care sittin' in a tree -- after all, the health care industry generates huge volumes of data, much of it unstructured. A


March 30, 2011  11:35 AM

ACOs on fire — at least as a concept — but what’s the bottom line?



Posted by: DonFluckinger
accountable care organizations, ACO, clinical data analytics, Health care reform and federal initiatives, HMO

Accountable care organizations (ACOs) promise to lower health care costs while raising the quality of care and saving the U.S. health care system from bankruptcy, all in one fell swoop. Pardon our jaded perspective, but that sounds pretty optimistic for a concept that smells like a health...


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