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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Research indicates that about 13 percent more employers are preparing to make a significant number of technical hires in 2014. Likewise, both Foote Partners LLC and Robert Half Technologies point to a hotter market for certain IT roles and an increase in salaries.
The uneven adoption of geographic information systems in health care often boils down to a lack of leadership at local health systems.
Sean Riesterer, director of revenue cycle and reimbursement for Silverton (Ore.) Health, knew he had to juice the time between rendering of service and submission of the bill, but he didnt know how until ...
Aetna, Hartford, Conn., and Atlantic Accountable Care Organization, Morristown, N.J., have announced an accountable care agreement that will cover 28,000 Aetna customers in Morris, Sussex, Union, Somerset, Warren and Passaic counties.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers have launched an online resource to help accelerate knowledge of pulmonary arterial hypertension.
Contracted health care professionals are generally satisfied with their chosen occupation, according to results of a recent survey.
The turnover rate for hospital CEOs is the highest reported since the American College of Healthcare Executives began tracking these rates back in 1981, according to a new report from ACHE.
Most people have heard the phrase people are our most valuable resource. But is this really true? And assuming that it is do most businesses act on this truth?
By bundling all costs for the surgery under one negotiated price and offering expertise that lowers the odds of complications, the Cleveland Clinic gave Bumbaugh and his employer a better deal than the hospital close to his home.
GIS is mission critical for public health, says Carl Kinkade, geospatial information system specialist at the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control, a federal health research agency.
The Government Accountability Office finds that performance measures in the meaningful use program are not being tracked to better assess outcomes.
Last September, two computer science students from the University of St. Andrews in the U.K. attempted to pin down a definition of Big Data, publishing Undefined by Data: A Survey of Big Data Definitions in the open-source journal arxiv.org. Their round-up included:
Richard Wait, the chairman of the department of surgery at Springfield, Mass.-based Baystate Health, has used GIS technology to analyze tumors in the colon, rectum and liver.
Despite the acknowledged benefits of business intelligence (BI) systems, more than half of health care organizations have yet to implement them, according to a survey.
Beginning in the fourth quarter of 2013, Gartner's healthcare provider analyst team reviewed major
industry "megaforces"--societal, technological, economic, environmental and political including
multiple governments' national health care policies and programs. Following are a list of the most important actions their analysis says delivery system CIOs need to take in 2014.