Big Data

IBM Watson
By Tom Sullivan 09:34 am July 16, 2014
As IBM and Apple team up for a new "mobile first" platform, we could be seeing what happens when the power of Watson analytics is put into a smartphone to be queried like Siri at the point of care.
Cutting money
By Mike Miliard 11:09 am July 10, 2014
Brigham and Women's Hospital is working on a half-dozen projects aimed at lowering healthcare costs through the use of big data.
Hurdles on a track
By Mike Miliard 11:04 am July 03, 2014
Much has been made of the exploding volume of patient data, and the challenges and opportunities that poses for healthcare. But a new analysis finds that it's actually the variety of those data types that's truly giving researchers headaches.
By Diana Manos 09:28 am June 30, 2014
Call it big data bloodlust: The more health information being generated by a growing contingency of apps, devices, electronic health records, mHealth sensors and wearables, the broader and stronger the desire for that data becomes.
Charles Christian
By Neil Versel 10:00 am June 17, 2014
A new survey from the AHIMA finds that 95 percent of the more than a thousand healthcare industry professionals queried believe that "high-value information" is essential for improving patient safety and care quality.
By Healthcare IT News 10:48 am June 16, 2014
A computer programmer and a kid in a Batman suit walk into a pancake house...it sounds like a joke, but it really happened, and now the programmer, Dave Vockell, has a new product to bring to market. It's an app to help seniors talk to their doctors about medical care.
Illustration of analytics concept
By Neil Versel 08:20 am May 22, 2014
In this age of big data, analytics in healthcare has expanded from business intelligence and revenue-cycle management to clinical care.
By Erin McCann 10:35 am May 12, 2014
Chinese e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba Group has demonstrated serious interest in the healthcare information technology space, becoming the largest shareholder in a Hong Kong-based company that's building a big data platform.
After delay after delay, ICD-10 faces credibility problem.
By Tom Sullivan 10:10 am May 12, 2014
In the conference room of a D.C.-area hotel, Rob Gibran rose from one of many round tables, waited in line, stepped up to a mic, and called for an impromptu vote. Does anyone believe ICD-10 is ever really going to become part of the American healthcare system? Not one of the 100 attendees at WEDI's ICD-10 emergency summit raised a hand.
Computers and code
By Tom Sullivan 07:31 am May 02, 2014
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said late Thursday it expects the Department of Health and Human Services to "release an interim final rule in the near future that will include a new compliance date that would require the use of ICD-10 beginning October 1, 2015."

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