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 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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A survey of 62 accountable care organizations finds 100 percent of respondents have difficulty achieving data interoperability with disparate partners. And thats just the tip of the iceberg; the information technology barriers for ACOs remain formidable.
Fueled by federal mandates, the emergence of big data, aging populations, and the pervasiveness of chronic diseases, the global healthcare analytics market is expected to reach $20.8 billion by 2020, according to IQ4I Research & Consultancy.
Primary care providers feel unprepared for wholeheartedly entering the age of genetic medicine, according to a meta-analysis published in Genetics in Medicine.
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.