Posts Tagged ‘Big Data’

Survey: Health Systems Lack Strategy to Analyze Big Data

Though many health system stakeholders agree that understanding healthcare analytics can help organizations improve quality of care and reduce costs, they are still defining their enterprise-level big data analytics strategies and investments, according to a new Deloitte survey. The 2015 U.S. Hospital and Health System Analytics Survey, which targeted health systems with revenue of $500 million […]

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10 Predictions for Healthcare IT in 2015

The dizzying pace of change in healthcare IT shows no signs of slowdown, say industry analysts at IDC, a leading IT advisory firm. The group is forecasting increased spending on technologies that improve data security and manage healthcare costs. Other trends that may drive healthcare IT investments include a “focus on consumer experience and engagement, […]

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Jersey Shore Reflections on Data Governance

Having returned recently from the NJ/Delaware HIMSS Fall meeting in Atlantic City, I am recalling multiple conversations and sidebars on the topic of data governance. But here’s the thing. To my knowledge, there wasn’t a single presentation on the topic. Now I admit I may have had a glass or two of Cabernet at the […]

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Ebola, EHR and Teaching Moments

An Ebola patient is seen in the ED and discharged. The hospital points to its EHR software as the culprit. Alas, if it were only that simple. In fact, as we all are now aware, the EHR has been exonerated (in an unusual and carefully worded clarification). The patient has died. And we as physicians […]

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AMDIS 2014: A View From The Edge

With more acronyms than you can shake an EHR at, the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS) Physician-Computer Connection Symposium was a conference with an edge – at times edgy with dissonance, at times pushing to the edge of our knowledge and capabilities, at times the cutting edge of growth and change. Held […]

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3 Must-Read Resources to Understand Big Data in Healthcare

Frank Speidel MD

As the New Year begins, we can reflect on the past year’s technology investments’ maturation. Fittingly, the December Harvard Business Review closed 2013 with a spotlight on “Making Your Company Data-Friendly.” Three of the articles provide some edgy considerations for healthcare IT in 2014. Analytics 3.0 Thomas H. Davenport in Analytics 3.0 says to envision […]

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The Era of Big Analytics

Big data in healthcare splashed onto the front page of the Wall Street Journal earlier this summer, heralding its arrival as a new and important topic for mainstream media to follow. In reality, we’ve had big data in healthcare for as long as I’ve been around. What we haven’t had are the tools for effective […]

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