As more health care data becomes digital, data storage and data access become increasingly important issues. Stories here tackle the many aspects of managing a data warehouse, including data feeds, data formats, and access and governance issues.
The Clinical Genome Resource (ClinGen), a National Institutes of Health-funded resource dedicated to analyzing data from thousands of clinical genetics tests each year, has announced the launch of a new patient portal.
The Commonwealth Fund and policy research organization NORC at the University of Chicago are collaborating on a nationwide database and interactive map highlighting costs and year-to-year price changes in health insurance plans offered under the Affordable Care Act.
While health analytics can help improve quality outcomes, increase patient satisfaction and reduce costs, allowing healthcare organizations to draw specific actionable conclusions, they must embrace predictive analytics to realize the promise of personalized care.
Adding data from a commercial prescription database and a community health information exchange to electronic health records increased the accuracy of medication lists for patients at two hospitals in upstate New York.
Employers that are considering incorporating wearable fitness devices into their wellness programs are facing important decisions about the cost of those devices, and must also be prepared to allay employees concerns about data security.
Terry Fouts, M.D., chief medical officer of Emeryville, Calif.-based analytics vendor MedeAnalytics, talks with Health Data Management about the current state of analytics, including the integration of data from outside the clinical domain.
Researchers at Montefiore Medical Center and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine have developed a method to reduce misidentification of patients in a neo-natal intensive care unit.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has launched a nationwide initiative that seeks to explore how information and data can be harnessed to help people lead healthier lives and build a culture of health.
Given the past high-profile data security breaches at large retailers Target and Home Depot, legal officials maintain there may be more at stake for employers and benefit managers when lapses occur in healthcare provider systems.
Healthcare organizations have historically focused their disaster recovery efforts on protecting against unlikely but major events such as fires, floods and natural disasters. But with 24/7 hospital operations, even the smallest of interruptions can have serious consequences to delivering patient care.
Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston have discovered that physicians prescribe more antibiotics, often unnecessarily, later in a typical day than earlier.
In an effort to better analyze and leverage a growing tsunami of mammoth biomedical data sets, the National Institutes of Health has awarded $32 million in grants as part of its Big Data to Knowledge initiative.
The Kodak Alaris document imaging division, patient portal vendor Access My Records and clinical data exchange vendor Inofile have jointly developed a provider-to-patient portal to exchange data using the Direct Project secure messaging protocols.
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute has awarded University of Kentucky researcher Mark Williams, M.D., a $14.9 million grant to quantify best practices for evidence-based care transitions.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network have launched a collaborative effort among hospitals across the state to improve anesthesiology practices, reduce anesthesiology-related complications, and improve patient outcomes.