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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Clinical decision support vendor Zynx Health recently introduced Knowledge Analyzer, which offers a data analytics platform that sits on top of the CDS system. Northwest Hospital and Medical Center in Seattle, a pilot site, has found new benefits from the platform.
As the world healthcare community struggles with how to contain an Ebola outbreak in Africa, the National Institutes of Health is quietly putting in place a web-based central data repository to support and accelerate research in the cause, diagnosis, and treatment of rare diseases globally.
Patient engagement is a vague concept in healthcare that is in danger of becoming merely a hot buzz phrase, according to a new study.
A public-private partnership sponsored by New York state, the nonprofit New York e-Health Collaborative (NYeC), and the Partnership Fund for New York City, the investment arm of the citys leading business organization, earlier this month picked seven healthcare start-ups to participate in the New York Digital Health Accelerator program. These early- and growth-stage digital health companies will work with a group of senior-level executives to develop their products, which are designed to reduce health costs and improve patient outcomes, according to Maria Gotsch, President and CEO of the Partnership Fund for New York City.
Infection surveillance systems, lab outreach services and patient acuity applications are poised for growth in the U.S. hospital IT market, according to new research from HIMSS Analytics.
The North Carolina Health Information Exchange has partnered with Liberty Healthcare and Rehabilitation Services to provide HIE connectivity for Liberty Healthcares 21 skilled nursing facilities across North Carolina.
A bill requiring the Department of Health and Human Services to publish recommendations for the development of clinical data registries was approved in a July 30 vote by the House Energy and Commerce Committee, but not without sharp opposition from Democratic members.
Kaiser Permanente and Johns Hopkins Medicine have announced plans to strengthen the successful collaboration between the two organizations.
Mayo Clinic biostatistician Daniel Sargent has been awarded a $32.7 million, five-year grant by the National Cancer Institute to lead the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncologys Statistics and Data Center. The Center will be located at the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center in Rochester, Minn.
HIT vendor research firm KLAS Enterprises has published its 2014 Best in KLAS Awards for medical equipment and infrastructure products. Following are the vendors recognized in this years report.
Draft legislation in the House Energy and Commerce Committee would require the Department of Health and Human Services to publish recommendations for development of clinical data registries to improve patient care.
Researchers at the University of California at Los Angeles are developing web and mobile apps to aid patients struggling with addiction--and their therapists--to track progress and have quick access to help.
The Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights pilot program to conduct HIPAA
privacy and security audits showed that the top deficiency among audited organizations was the lack of a sufficient risk analysis plan. Coalfire Systems, an IT security advisory, audit and testing services firm, advises avoiding seven common myths about a security risk analysis.
The stock price indices of public companies in six healthcare industry sectors rose during the first half of 2014, while the seventh sector--health information technology vendors--fell.