Big Data

By David Macfarlane 12:19 pm December 16, 2015
Well before it became a catchphrase in health IT, population health was the province of academics who devised predictably academic definitions. Today, there are many more minds working on population health matters, which has created "a conflicting understanding of the term."
By John Halamka 09:13 am December 02, 2015
As each year comes to a close, John Halamka, MD, looks back on the challenges and achievements of the past 12 months.
By Karin Ratchinsky 07:20 am November 18, 2015
Big Data has unbridled potential to transform the healthcare industry in ways that promise more proactive, more informed and more efficient care.
By Karin Ratchinsky 12:59 pm November 05, 2015
These predictions highlight the multitude of transformational innovations that will help us get to much needed efficiencies through proactive personalized care, intelligence driven protocols, machine to machine learning and scaling to deliver care outside provider settings.
By Gary Palgon 10:02 am October 23, 2015
From the quantified self movement to the increasing collaboration between pharma and the healthcare industry, IT is evolving in many directions at once.
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By Luke Shulman 11:18 am September 24, 2015
Meaningful use of analytics to improve quality of care and organizational efficiency is contingent on an accessible user-friendly interface. How can "users" find their way back into the "user experience"?
By Pamela Bartz 01:58 pm July 21, 2015
As providers gain value from the digital revolution, most can't reach ultimate integration nirvana due to data silos and disparate systems. Data virtualization enables hospitals and health systems to create a more agile information architecture.
By Gregory Berg 11:25 am July 17, 2015
In an industry under pressure to contain costs and improve outcomes, big data is proving to be a valuable asset. But data alone can't move the needle. It's all about how it's analyzed to drive smarter decisions.
By Dean Sawyer 12:50 pm July 16, 2015
Of all the things my Dad taught me during his lifetime, none was more influential to my career than the lesson of his death. It's what led me to launch a new business with the goal of ending all preventable hospitalizations.
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By John Halamka 04:02 pm June 18, 2015
With Stage 2 meaningful use, ICD-10, the HIPAA Omnibus Rule and the Affordable Care Act dominating the agenda these past few years, Beth Israel Deaconess CIO John Halamka, MD, is doing some research to help reshape next priorities.

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