10 top case studies: Big data analytics in healthcare

Providers such as The Johns Hopkins Hospital are demonstrating the value of data initiatives in improving patient care while helping to reduce waste and achieve more value from operations.

Big data and analytics are driving vast improvements in patient care and provider efficiencies. Below are 10 case studies Health Data Management ran in the past year. Each offers an in-depth look at the technologies these organizations are using, the challenges they overcame and the results they achieved.

Johns Hopkins Uses Big Data to Narrow Care
Analytics are at the core of the organization’s goal to tailor medical treatments and procedures to individual patients. Posted Feb. 4, 2016

Penn Health Sees Big Data as Life Saver
The University of Pennsylvania Health System is developing predictive analytics to diagnose deadly illnesses before they occur. Posted Jan. 11, 2016

Carolinas Healthcare Taps Big Data for Patient Populations
CHS's goal is to analyze, make predictions and reduce readmissions, hospitalizations and inappropriate emergency department use. Posted Dec. 8, 2015

Advocate Health Uses Big Data To Improve Value-Based Care
The health system partners with Cerner to develop analytical tools hosted on the vendor's cloud-based population-health management software platform. Posted Nov. 10, 2015.

Mercy's Big Data Project Aims To Boost Operations
The St. Louis-based health system continually collects data—such as lab tests, prescriptions and payments—but it needed a data-management infrastructure that would allow it to leverage all of that information to improve the quality and efficiency of the healthcare services it delivered. Posted Oct. 21, 2015.

Beth Israel Launches Big Data Effort To Improve ICU Care
Medical center to begin pushing live data feeds into a custom application that can analyze patient risk levels in the intensive care unit. Posted Sept. 16, 2015.

Big Data Helps OmedaRx Improve Medication Adherence
Pharmacy benefit manager implements cloud-based system that uses big data, analytics and machine learning to create precise care management plans aimed at producing better patient outcomes. Posted July 1, 2015.

How Big Data Is Redefining Medicine at North Shore-LIJ
To improve patient outcomes, the pre-eminent Long Island health system has entered a brave new world of hospital-centric analytics. Posted May 5, 2015.

How Big Data Keeps United Healthcare Nimble
The nation’s largest health insurer is using big data and advanced analytics for financial analysis, cost management, pharmacy benefit management, clinical improvements and, more just as important, to allow it to respond quickly with the right data tools for the right job. Posted April 10, 2015.

UPMC Taps Big Data for Cancer Research, Cardiac Care
One of the leading medical centers in the country, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, is finding ways to gather, assimilate and analyze disparate data feeds that previously were difficult to access and aggregate. Posted March 17, 2015.

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