Data mining in health care is in its infancy, but it is a natural outgrowth of the EHR systems beginning to proliferate in the sector. Hospitals and group practices are mining data for many purposes, including identification of at-risk patients, trends in service line utilization, and improvement opportunities in the revenue cycle.
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The University of Michigan Center for Integrative Research in Critical Care is co-developing technology to predict declining health status in acute and critically ill patients and to alert appropriate clinicians via smartphones.
With the Ebola outbreak spreading and no end to the epidemic in sight, Jeffrey Shaman, associate professor of environmental health sciences at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, has been extremely busy in recent weeks.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is increasing resources to Medicare accountable care organizations.
Mapping and modeling software is helping to track confirmed cases of Ebola infections and to predict where the outbreak might spread geographically over time, according to Chris Woods, M.D., with the Duke Global Health Institute.
An online survey has found that 96 percent of providers IT infrastructure is not fully prepared for the emerging technologies (big data, cloud, mobile and social) necessary to optimize their electronic health records systems.
Venture capital funding for health IT companies continues at a furious pace reaching $956 million in the third quarter of 2014 with total VC funding year-to-date adding up to $3.6 billion, according to Mercom Capital Group.
While other industries have leveraged geospatial data, healthcare has yet to embrace the power of geospatial information systems (GIS) and analytics to improve outcomes, quality, access to care, and lower costs.
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.
As these health systems shift attention to population health management, they are bolstering their leadership ranks with roles such as Chief Population Health Officer (CPHO) and Chief Accountable Care Officer (CACO). With so much at stake, these new executive roles underscore the importance of getting it right and doing it well.
Fifty-eight percent of hiring managers said they've caught a lie on a resume, and 33 percent of these employers have seen an increase in resume embellishments post-recession, according to a poll of hiring managers and HR professionals by the staffing company CareerBuilder. Here are some of the most memorable lies on a resume that they have seen. This presentation originated at Accounting Today.
Optum, the information technology and business services unit of UnitedHealth Group, will acquire physician practice consultancy MedSynergies Inc. for an undisclosed sum.
One in six terminal cancer patients enroll in hospice only during their last three days of life, according to a new study from a team from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Their findings, published online in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, also reveal a profile of patients who may be most at risk of these late admissions.
A survey of healthcare chief compliance officers finds many dont work the job full-time; while a majority of CCOs report directly to the CEO or board, 43 percent of respondents still said they are responsible for other functions and those other duties and responsibilities generally took precedence over compliance, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers, which conducted the survey.
The lead session at the 2014 Pacific Northwest BI Summit focused on how to transition to an analytics-driven organization. Harriet Fryman of IBM and Claudia Imhoff of Intelligent Solutions and the Boulder BI Brain Trust led the discussion on the importance of anayltics, listing 11 business pitfalls hindering analytics success.
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