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In Oklahoma, a Regional HMO Deploys Predictive Analytics to Drive Better Health Outcomes

August 30, 2016  |  Heather Landi
GlobalHealth, an Oklahoma City-based HMO, implemented a predictive analytics platform combined with human outreach to improve its care management program, resulting in an 18 percent reduction in ER encounters and a 22 percent reduction in readmissions.

OCHIN Offers Data Aggregation System

August 28, 2016  |  David Raths
OCHIN, an Oregon-based nonprofit health IT services organization, has launched a real-time data aggregation system that it says allows healthcare organizations to enhance care delivery and improve business operations.

Mount Sinai Establishes Pathology Center with Focus on Machine Learning

August 25, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Mount Sinai’s Department of Pathology at the Icahn School of Medicine has established the Center for Computational and Systems Pathology, with the goal to more accurately classify diseases and guide treatment using computer vision and machine learning techniques.

Addressing Health IT Staffing Challenges and Talent Gaps

August 24, 2016  |  Heather Landi
With an ongoing demand for skilled health IT professionals, one industry thought leader discusses the staffing challenges facing CIOs and IT leaders and offers insights into how to address the talent gap.

Oklahoma St. Launches Predictive Medicine Center

August 12, 2016  |  David Raths
Oklahoma State University’s Center for Health Systems Innovation has launched a Center for Predictive Medicine, with the goal of mining clinical data sets to predict the probability of disease, adverse events, drug and clinical outcomes, and disease progression.

Big Data: Only as Good as Analytics Capability

August 11, 2016  |  Joe Marion
Big Data is a current topic. Success will depend on data validity and analytics tools for access.

IBM Watson Saves Patient’s Life by Correcting Docs’ Mistake

August 9, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
IBM Watson, the artificial intelligence supercomputer, accomplished its greatest single feat yet when it aided Tokyo researchers in detecting a type of leukemia, helping to save a patient's life.

Allscripts Partners with Hospital IQ for Predictive Analytics, Announces Genomics Initiative with NIH

August 9, 2016  |  Heather Landi
Health information technology vendor Allscripts Healthcare announced two separate initiatives this week to integrate a genomic solution and predictive analytics technologies with its electronic health record (EHR) systems.

More Clarity on Cardiac Bundled Payments: Time to Look at Transitions to Post-Acute Care

August 4, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
A report in the American Journal of Managed Care online is shedding some light on some of the care transitions that will need to be optimized, as mandatory bundled payments are mandated for cardiac care

The Informatics Challenges of the Oncology Care Model

August 3, 2016  |  David Raths
As with other new payment models, gathering new types of data for the Oncology Care Model and reporting it to CMS presents a challenge to both the oncology practices and the health IT vendors who support their work.

From the Lens of a CIO: Moving Forward on Value-Based Care Efforts Without a Roadmap (Part 2)

July 22, 2016  |  Heather Landi
In the second part of a two-part article about the challenges CIOs face in building clinically integrated networks, health IT leaders discuss the critical role data analytics plays in this work and the need for collaborative leadership moving forward.

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Leverages Data Analytics to Optimize the Hospital Workforce

July 21, 2016  |  Heather Landi
New Brunswick, N.J.-based Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital has implemented time and attendance, employee scheduling, workforce analytics, and mobile applications solutions with the aim of improving productivity and employee engagement.

Special Report: Faster Analytics at University of Michigan Health System

July 20, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
A five-member Fast Analytics team at University of Michigan Health System has incorporated data visualization software that has changed the game for report generation throughout the organization

Special Report: Moving Along the Data Analytics Continuum, Healthcare Organizations Continue to Make Strides

July 19, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
As part of a Healthcare Informatics multi-story Special Report on data analytics, healthcare leaders share some of the lessons learned so far from early analytics work, while also looking at the best strategies to navigate the road ahead.

Loopback Analytics Launches Publicly Available Dashboard Visualizing CMS Five-Star Quality System Data

July 14, 2016  |  Heather Landi
Loopback Analytics, a Dallas-based data integration and analytics solution vendor, has launched an interactive analytics tool that enables hospitals to visually assess the quality of post-acute providers in their geographic region.

IBM Watson, VA Announce Partnership to Help Advance Biden’s Cancer Moonshot Effort

June 29, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
At Vice President Joe Biden’s National Cancer Moonshot Summit on June 29, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and IBM Watson Health announced a public-private partnership to help doctors expand and scale access to precision medicine over the next two years...

The Healthcare Informatics 100 Product Breakouts: Data Management

June 27, 2016  |  the Editors of Healthcare Informatics
As a supplement to the Healthcare Informatics 100, Healthcare Informatics will be revealing its top 5 companies—based on percentage of total health IT revenue—within seven different product categories. Next up is Data Management.

The Healthcare Informatics 100 Product Breakouts: Data Analytics

June 24, 2016  |  the Editors of Healthcare Informatics
As a supplement to the Healthcare Informatics 100, Healthcare Informatics will be revealing its top 5 companies—based on percentage of total health IT revenue—within seven different product categories. Next up is Data Analytics.

In the East Bay, Two Health Systems Are Building a Virtual Safety Net to Better Coordinate Care for ER Patients

June 22, 2016  |  Heather Landi
Six East Bay hospitals are collaborating on the use of a technology platform that enables emergency departments at disparate health systems to share real-time patient data in order to track emergency room visits.

Using Data Analytics to Improve Clinical Performance and Its Reimbursement Outcomes: One Hospital’s Experience

June 20, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
At Butler Health System in Pennsylvania, A. Thomas McGill, M.D., the hospital’s vice president of quality and safety and CIO, is leading an ongoing initiative to leverage data analytics to improve clinical performance—and its resulting reimbursement outcomes

How Florida’s Health First Has Leveraged Real-Time Data to Improve Hospital Operations

June 14, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
In Florida, Health First has been able to leverage minute-by-minute census data to forecast and anticipate capacity issues before they occur.

IBM Watson, ADA Collaborate on Diabetes Data Analytics Project

June 13, 2016  |  Heather Landi
The American Diabetes Association and IBM Watson Health are teaming up to leverage the cognitive computing power of Watson and the association’s repository of diabetes clinical and research data to improve chronic disease management.

In Miami, Plunging into the Unknown World of Predictive Analytics

June 1, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
University of Miami Health System has entered into the world of big data and analytics, and plenty of lessons have been learned so far.


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