Data Analytics

Hospitals and health systems use current and past data from its informatics systems to find trends, draw conclusions and identify the potential for improvement outcomes in patients and populations, and to support business decision-making. In patient care, data analytics can show areas  that need improvement, and bottlenecks to faster and more accurate diagnoses. On the business side, health system data can be leveraged to lower costs, maximize revenue, streamline and improve operations. Data is increasingly being used to look at the larger picture of population health to identify traits that can flag patients that may need additional resources to prevent readmissions. It can also help identify patients at high risk for some diseases that can be contacted about additional screenings for improved preventative care.

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Malissa Wood, MD, associate chief of cardiology for diversity and equity at Massachusetts General Hospital, explains the role of health equity in cardiovascular care and what her health system is doing to address it. 

As the world grapples with the potential downsides of generative AI, a global group of healthcare researchers is warning of health perils that could emanate from well beyond clinical settings.

Analytics firm Spreemo names two new executives to its team

Spreemo, a New York-based healthcare analytics company, is building up its leadership team, hiring two new executives.

August 8, 2016
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ONC outlines plans for data standards, big data analytics in budget request

Four legislative proposals aimed at improving the exchange of electronic health information have been included in the 2017 budget request by the Office of National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC).

May 20, 2016

Survey says HIT leaders focused on analytics, business intelligence this year

The fourth annual Health IT Industry Outlook Survey conducted by Stoltenberg Consulting shows that for the second year in a row, data analytics and business intelligence are the hottest topics of the year.

March 28, 2016

Cerner appoints Glaser head of its population health unit

Cerner has named John Glaser as leader of its population health organization, effective April 1, with continued focus on governmental policy development.

March 9, 2016

Quantros acquires Comparion Medical Analytics

Quantros acquired Comparion Medical Analytics on March 1, strengthening its enterprise solutions and healthcare information services capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

March 3, 2016

Analytics functionality improves but barriers remain

Analytics functionality has improved measurably in recent years, but the healthcare market is still catching up, according to a report from Chilmark Research.

February 9, 2016

HIMSS Analytics launches market intelligence tool

HIMSS Analytics has launched Logic, a global healthcare IT market intelligence tool.

January 14, 2016
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Plan for data analytics success with these tips from Geisinger

BOSTON—Analytics is not a strategy, said Nicholas Marko, MD, Geisinger Health System’s chief data officer, speaking at the Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum.

November 11, 2015
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