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January 1, 2013  10:35 AM

Health IT 2012 summary



Posted by: RedaChouffani
BIG DATA, Meaningful use, mhealth, RFID, RTLS, telemedicine

We are saying goodbye to the year 2012 and welcoming 2013. There are certainly few subjects that occupied the collective minds' of health organizations in 2012 and some of which will continue to be around in the new year. Here is a short list of subjects that dominated the health IT arena: EHR...

November 27, 2012  7:22 PM

Hacktivist uses health care data analytics to create physician rankings



Posted by: RedaChouffani
BI and data analytics, BIG DATA, Data analytics, FOIA, Freedom of Information Act, Medicare, MedStartr.com, Open Data, Open Data Initiatives program, physician ranking

Many federal agencies have made data publicly available since the Open Data Initiatives program was started by the White House under the presidential innovation initiatives. Todd Park, chief technology officer at the White House...


October 8, 2012  9:09 PM

What more can we do with a RTLS?



Posted by: RedaChouffani
BIG DATA, business intelligence, HIMSS 2012, RFID, RLTS

More hospitals are evaluating different available products and beginning their selection process, as radio-frequency identification (RFID) hardware prices continue to decline. The process of evaluating an real-time locating system (RTLS) vendor takes many things into consideration. Some of the top...


September 24, 2012  8:52 PM

Data.gov provides significant value to marketing departments in hospitals



Posted by: RedaChouffani
Analytics, BIG DATA, Data.gov

Many hospitals recognize the challenges that are ahead of them, some of which are: reimbursement reductions, penalties associated with many of the regulatory requirements, and economic pressures. Because of this, hospitals are engaging in several initiatives that will help attract new patients to...


August 27, 2012  8:11 PM

Big data, machine learning and powerful processing platforms in health care



Posted by: RedaChouffani
AI, BIG DATA

For the most part, big data continues to intrigue technology executives.  In the healthcare market it has the potential to make great use of some of the existing data sets that are available. The interesting part about big data is that there are other technology advancements that...


August 20, 2012  8:06 PM

Big data starts from existing data within



Posted by: RedaChouffani
BIG DATA, small data

It is very easy to get carried away and look to engage in big data projects, the buzzworthy trend on which everyone is looking to capitalize. However, the reality is that big...

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June 25, 2012  9:05 PM

Who are the next big data players and what data can they leverage



Posted by: RedaChouffani
BIG DATA, EHR, Electronic health records, Patient health information, Patient health record, PHI, PHR

Almost everyone in the tech world has now been exposed to the term big data.  This is one of the most significant growth areas standing to make a real impact in the health care landscape, a technology trend making good use of existing patient and health data collected within...


June 18, 2012  9:40 PM

What wearable medical devices mean to big data



Posted by: RedaChouffani
BIG DATA, Medical devices, mhealth, mobile health, wearable devices

With the increased adoption of electronic health records (EHRs), many health systems and providers now have both structured and unstructured patient data on which they are sitting.  This information is being stored...


June 10, 2012  9:46 PM

Aetna helping accelerate innovation by making data freely accessible to developers



Posted by: RedaChouffani
Aetna, BIG DATA, mhealth, mHealth apps, mobile apps, mobile health, Online health services, Software applications

As we continue to see the fruits of the health care IT start-up boom, we see many new organizations introducing disruptive products and solutions as part of their offerings.  For the majority of the health care market, there are already many established major players for EHR,...


June 4, 2012  9:32 PM

What to expect from Big Data in healthcare



Posted by: RedaChouffani
BI, BIG DATA, EHR

There has been a lot of talk about Big Data and Business Intelligence applications in the healthcare. Big data is one of the biggest trends, and as with any other technology, if it provides opportunity to improve care then it is worth looking into.  There are numerous examples and...


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