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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Population health analytics vendor Healthentic has discovered employers pay more than $113,000 in medical expenses for "high-cost" people they cover compared to $2,751 for everyone else.
Listen to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and accountable care organizations are a raging success. Listen to the National Association of ACOs and the story is considerably different.
Cognizants $2.7 billion acquisition of insurance software vendor TriZetto significantly increases its footprint in the healthcare industry, but the price is very steep considering the acquired company has about $700 million in annual revenue.
A new survey of senior information technology executives at some of the largest U.S. health systems finds that analytics are their highest IT priority.
Former Allscripts CEO Glen Tullman, now a founding partner of investment firm 7wire Ventures, has launched Livongo Health, which offers a suite of services to support management of chronic conditions, starting with diabetes.
Dell, storage and I/O technology vendor Terascala, and the Translational Genomics Research Institute are installing what the partners call state-of-the-art computing and programming specialized for human genome investigations at the National Cancer Institute.
The United States has fallen woefully behind China when it comes to genomic research, according to National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins, M.D.
A report from the Institute for Health Technology Transformation (iHT2), which includes input from four provider IT leaders and a major cloud vendor, addresses the status of cloud computing along with seven takeaways that healthcare executives should know. Findings in the report along with other industry surveys indicate that the most important concerns that healthcare organizations have about the cloud are related to security and control of data, regulatory compliance, availability, bandwidth and cost, according to authors. Nevertheless, it is clear that these concerns are gradually diminishing as providers begin to see the many benefits of going to the cloud.
The California HealthCare Foundation, in partnership with the Center for Care Innovations, will support up to 20 safety net organizations in the state through a 14-month program to improve analytic capacity while pursuing a strategic priority.
With the average wellness incentive reaching nearly $600 this year according to some estimates, its no wonder employers are looking to get more bang for their buck. The right incentive program depends on a host of factors and requires thoughtful consultation with your wellness vendor. Here are 10 best practices from Provant to guide the development of effective incentives.
A retrospective analysis of 141 Tennessee physicians evaluated for fitness-for-duty assessment by the Vanderbilt Comprehensive Assessment Program (V-CAP) found an astoundingly high rate of suicide among the physicians.
Completion of two large electronic health records deployments highlight recent news from health information technology vendors.
Facebook-based recruitment and online surveys are effective in estimating local variation in human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine uptake among young men and women, according to University of Minnesota researchers.
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I had a few revelations during our July 14-16 Healthcare Analytics Symposium & Expo 2014, which I chaired and listened to the best and brightest analytics leaders.