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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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.
HIMSS Analytics in the first quarter honored seven health care organizations with its Stage 7 Award, which recognizes providers that have reached the highest level of electronic medical record adoption.
With providers scrambling to adjust to accountable care and value-based reimbursements, software vendors are coming out with new products to support the efforts.
HealthInfoNet, Maine's health information exchange, recorded a profit of $1.2 million last year, according to its recently released annual report.
Time and money have gone into hiring the perfect employee for your business, but you may be missing the clues that they are looking for new opportunities. Mindflash, a vendor of online training software, notes several signs that might be noticeable at first, although its imperative not to miss them, because even if they're looking around, it's not a sure thing that they're ready to leave you just yet. Talking to your employee before the decision is made can give you a better chance of retention.
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.