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Category: Data Analytics


Data Analytics, Information Management

Optum offers analytics service to help physicians treat at-risk patients

March 30, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Optum, the healthcare business services arm of UnitedHealth Group, is making data available to healthcare providers working under at-risk contracts with health insurers to help doctors identify at-risk patients and engage them to improve health outcomes. The initiative also is […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

CentraCare Health ID turns to analytics to identify patient trends

March 28, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

CentraCare Health, an integrated delivery system in Central Minnesota, is testing an analytics tool that is intended to help the organization make strategy decisions based on patient trends. The product, called Decisionology, is from Tea Leaves Health, a business intelligence […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

Population health efforts get boost from broad use of IT

March 27, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

As value-based care takes hold in healthcare, a variety of care delivery organizations are showing results in managing risk through the use of population health management tools and techniques. Over time, these provider organizations are getting better at augmenting population […]


Data Analytics, Information Management, Innovation, Patient Experience

Poll: 44% Of Americans Skip Doctor Visits Due To Cost

March 26, 2018

Via: Forbes

Due to the high cost of healthcare, 44% Americans didn’t go see a physician last year when they were sick or injured, according to a new survey. The West Health Institute/NORC at the University of Chicago national poll comes as […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

Platform enables state programs to share opioid prescription information

March 26, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

President Trump last week called for a nationally interoperable network of state-run Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs as part of a new initiative to combat the opioid epidemic. However, the standards and infrastructure for data sharing nationwide between state PDMPs already […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

Use data analytics to maximize patient placement

March 22, 2018

Via: Healthcarebusinesstech

As your hospital grows and more patients seek care at your facility, managing patient placement and maximizing your capacity for care becomes a higher priority. One way to ensure patients can remain in your hospital for as long as they […]


Data Analytics, EHR & EMR, Information Management

EHR data helps predict opioid use

March 19, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

A prediction model leveraging electronic health record data could be used to help providers identify hospitalized patients who are at highest risk of progressing to chronic opioid use after they’re discharged from the hospital. Researchers at the University of Colorado […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

Net neutrality repeal will affect your hospital: Learn how

March 15, 2018

Via: Healthcarebusinesstech

You may think the impending loss of net neutrality has no real impact on you, since you run a healthcare organization and not an IT company. But the Federal Communication Commission’s new rule will affect all facets of business, including […]


Data Analytics, Information Management, Opinions

The Changing Role of Healthcare IT and Why It Requires Automation

March 12, 2018

Via: HITECH Answers

For healthcare providers, patient experience and satisfaction are becoming increasingly important as consumers shift their approach to seeking medical care. The recent adoption of value-based care models has led consumers to shop around in order to select those healthcare providers […]


Data Analytics, Information Management, Innovation, Med Tech

Algorithm identifies lung cancer patients who should have chemotherapy

March 12, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic are developing a computerized tissue imaging capability that uses predictive analytics to potentially help identify which lung cancer patients are likely to experience an earlier recurrence of the disease. The National Cancer […]


Data Analytics, Information Management, Innovation, Patient Experience

Consumers hungry for more digital healthcare interaction

March 6, 2018

Via: Modern Healthcare

Rising demand for digital interaction between consumers and doctors is paving the way for nontraditional players to upend the healthcare industry, according to a new survey. More than half of the nearly 2,500 consumers surveyed are comfortable contacting their physician […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

Google announces Cloud Healthcare API to unlock health data

March 6, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Search engine giant Google on Monday announced a new cloud-based application programming interface aimed at addressing the interoperability challenges that continue to dog the healthcare industry. Google’s Cloud Healthcare API is meant to extract data from electronic health records and […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

Google rolls out a new tool to help health providers solve the medical record mess

March 5, 2018

Via: CNBC

Google has already organized the world’s search results. Now, it’s moving on to medical information. The company’s cloud business has set its sights on helping customers aggregate medical data, whether it’s labs, medical records or X-ray imaging. All of this […]


Data Analytics, Information Management, Opinions

Why Artificial Intelligence Could Fail Healthcare Providers in 2018

February 28, 2018

Via: HitConsultant

Artificial Intelligence (AI) holds tremendous potential to transform care delivery by automating, augmenting and amplifying human labor in repetitive cognitive tasks. Just like any tool, however, it can be leveraged with improper or incomplete strategies and create more harm than […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

Improving the quality of high altitude medicine

February 26, 2018

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The aim of these guidelines is to standardise data capture in this area of research and thereby guarantee, and indeed improve the quality of clinical research. Scientists from Eurac Research led the evaluation and coordinated the group of experts. “Up […]