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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Medical treatment based on an individuals genetics is the future of medicine, according to government, academic and industry panelists participating at a July 23 roundtable held by the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
Legal and regulatory barriers to developing evidence and communicating findings on treatments in real-world settings are interfering with the sharing of knowledge among providers, patients, and researchers.
Healthcare analytics is the next big frontier. In 60 seconds, you'll understand why and how it's spreading across the industry.
The Department of Health and Human Services is seeking ways to make behavioral health data easier to understand and use.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wants to learn if better understanding and use of school absentee information and school closures can help slow disease transmission during an influenza pandemic.
The National Pancreas Foundation is building the first-ever national patient registry devoted to all pancreatic diseases, including pancreatic cancer and pancreatitis.
Digital health funding reached $2.3 billion in the first half of 2014--an unprecedented level of venture capital exceeding the 2013 total--according to Rock Health, which funds and supports early stage healthcare companies.
Apple and IBM have joined forces to bring Big Blues core competencies in big data and analytics to Apples iPhone and iPad. The exclusive agreement will result in a new class of more than 100 industry-specific enterprise solutions, including native apps developed from the ground up for banking, healthcare, insurance and other markets. IBM MobileFirst for iOS Solutions for these verticals will become available starting this fall and into 2015. Here's five reasons why Forrester Research says the partnership will succeed.
The exclusive agreement, which will result in more than 100 industry-specific enterprise apps, will significantly change how banking, healthcare, insurance and other markets operate.
The announcement that IBM and Apple have partnered to bring Big Data analytics to Apple mobile device users in enterprise business settings is getting a cautiously positive reaction from healthcare stakeholders.
Apple and IBM have joined forces to bring Big Blues core competencies in big data and analytics to Apples iPhone and iPad. The exclusive agreement will result in a new class of more than 100 industry-specific enterprise solutions, including native apps developed from the ground up for healthcare, insurance, banking and other markets.
Data analytics can meet the needs of both individuals and populations. Just ask Michael Hunt, M.D., CMO and CMIO at St. Vincent's Health Partners, a physician-hospital organization in Bridgeport, Conn.
Duke Medicine is marrying its EHR data with a geographic information system to give its clinicians the ability to pull information on certain conditions, match that to geographic locations, and predict--on demand-- which people within a population are likely in the future to be diagnosed with a particular ailment.
How a hospital decides to adopt comprehensive data analytics technology and selects leaders of the project goes a long way toward prospects for success.
Texas Childrens Hospital has created a foundation to improve outcomes that included EHRs with evidence-based practice guidelines, team-based care with processes to improve quality and data analytics to assess where quality stood and where it needed to go.