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Category: Data Analytics


Data Analytics, Information Management

Integrate or Die: Healthcare IT’s Costly Interoperability Problem

October 22, 2018

Via: HitConsultant

At times, it seems that healthcare is stuck in a time warp. At many hospitals, you’ll see doctors still using faxes while administrators input data into giant, blocky computers running on Windows XP. This is puzzling. After all, technology is […]


Data Analytics, Information Management, Innovation, Patient Experience

New patient-centric website launched in Europe to empower people with chronic conditions

October 12, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. today announced the European launch of Life Effects (https://lifeeffects.teva), a patient-centric website hosting content created by patients and checked by experts, at the European Committee for the Treatment and Research of Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS) Congress in […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

The impact of cloud computing on medical devices

October 4, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Cloud computing is a subscription-based infrastructure that delivers services such as storage, databases, software, and networking. The healthcare industry and in particular the medical devices sector has been relatively slow in adopting cloud computing technology. However, the tide is turning […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

Alzheimer’s burden will double by 2060, warn CDC

September 25, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

About 5.7 million individuals in the United States are living with Alzheimer’s disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. This neurodegenerative disease is one of the leading causes of disability and the sixth-leading cause of mortality in the U.S. With annual […]


Data Analytics, Information Management, Innovation, Patient Experience

Research Report: How Patients with Addiction Use Digital Health Tools

September 24, 2018

Via: HitConsultant

Enspektos, LLC, a healthcare innovation consultancy, today released a first-of-its-kind research about how patients with addiction use digital health tools, where voice-enabled technologies are currently being deployed in health and more. Four Q2 2018 digital health trends & themes revealed […]


Data Analytics, EHR & EMR, Information Management

Lack of EHR, data interoperability holding back value-based care

September 17, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The lack of electronic health record interoperability and sharing of patient data continue to be major barriers to value-based care in Medicare. That’s the consensus of healthcare stakeholders who testified late last week before the House Energy and Commerce Health […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

Cancer to kill nearly 10 million this year says WHO report

September 13, 2018

Via: The Medical News

According to a report released by the World Health Organization’s cancer research agency this week, 9.6 million people would lose their lives to cancer this year. This translates as one in eight of all deaths and one in eleven of […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

AI algorithm predicts aneurysm risk from EHR, genetic data

September 10, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Stanford researchers are able to predict the risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm by using an artificial intelligence algorithm that combines genome-sequence information and electronic health record data. A new study from the Stanford University School of Medicine, published September 6 […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

New research compares social media ratings offered to hospitals by patients

September 6, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Consumers can go to Google, Yelp and Facebook for crowdsourced insight about the experiences they’ll have at a hospital, but they shouldn’t expect foolproof guidance on the quality of care they will receive, according to new Indiana University research. Researchers […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

Humana looks to bolster digital health, analytics with new center

August 28, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Humana, one of the country’s largest healthcare insurance companies, plans to bolster its digital health and analytics capabilities with a new development center located in Boston’s Seaport neighborhood. The move is the latest by several of the nation’s largest healthcare […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

10 surprising uses for analytics in healthcare

August 28, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Everyone is in on the analytics game, but not every organization has something to show for its efforts. Many providers are learning the hard way that implementing pricey tools doesn’t pay off unless there’s a clear plan to utilize insights […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

Government lacks data to ensure proper oversight of Medicaid

August 22, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The federal government’s efforts to combat Medicaid fraud and overpayments, which totaled nearly $37 billion in fiscal year 2017, must be strengthened by improving its data oversight system. That’s the message that the Government Accountability Office and lawmakers delivered on […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

How Analytics Supports Value-Based Healthcare

August 16, 2018

Via: InformationWeek

Industry disruptions and business model changes have become familiar these days. It’s almost a cliché that Uber disrupted taxi companies, Netflix disrupted cable television, or the cloud disrupted the traditional technology industry. Healthcare is no exception. The growth of value-based […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

Program testing EHR role in speeding organ donation process

August 13, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The United Network for Organ Sharing is working with software vendors Cerner and Statline to automate manual processes surrounding organ donations. The initiative aims to improve the process for notifying hospitals about potential organ donors, with the hopes of reducing […]


Data Analytics, Information Management, Opinions

Prescription drugs fuel CVS’ earnings beat as sales in the front of the store lag

August 8, 2018

Via: CNBC

CVS Health’ topped Wall Street’s expectations with its retail pharmacy business fueling growth despite fewer customers shopping in the front of its stores. Revenue from CVS’ retail pharmacy segment reached $20.7 billion, up 5.7 percent from the year-ago quarter, driven […]