Data Warehousing

Hospitals require methods for storing, archiving and backing up massive amounts of data. Data warehousing is an especially important priority for healthcare providers who have seen an increase in data as they move from paper to digital records.

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Hospital chief information security officers and chief information officers speak very different languages and use very different tools. That can cause friction. But one CISO shows how to "meet in the middle" and "unite against that common enemy."
September 1, 2015
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More than 80 percent of healthcare CIOs, CTOs and other security leaders polled by KPMG say their organizations have been victimized by at least one cyberattack in the past two years -- and many still feel like sitting ducks.
August 27, 2015
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The Center for Individualized Medicine at Mayo Clinic is investing in and partnering with a new startup, developing tools and technology to put consumers in control of their genomic data.
August 24, 2015
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Analytics firm Zephyr Health, a San Francisco-based startup that bills itself as an "insights-as-a-service" company for the healthcare industry, closed on a $17.5 million third round of funding, led by Google Ventures.
August 24, 2015
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The notion of gleaning insights from mountains of health information -- and then applying those precisely to individual patients -- hinges on the confluence of various factors. But it all boils down to one magic word.
August 20, 2015
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Researchers at University of Washington Tacoma have developed a machine-learning predictive analytics tool that forecasts with 82 percent accuracy the probability a patient will be readmitted within 30 days.
August 14, 2015
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Today is the last day to submit a speaking proposal for the HIMSS and Healthcare IT News Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum in Boston, Nov. 4-6. Presentations should be practical, actionable and solutions-based.
August 10, 2015
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Several big-bucks deals and partnerships struck us recently -- not just because of their price tags, but also because they could prove to be game changers for health IT, now and far into the future. Here are nine worth watching for their effect on the industry.
August 10, 2015
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Health Catalyst has acquired Health Care DataWorks, a company with roots in Ohio State University, and one that works on improving patient outcomes much like Health Catalyst does.
August 5, 2015
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After months of speculation about which electronic health record vendor team would be awarded the Department of Defense's Healthcare Management System Modernization contract (DHMSM), the Pentagon has picked a winner.
July 29, 2015
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Healthcare IT News and HIMSS are accepting speaking proposals for the Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum, held in Boston, Nov. 4 to 6.
July 28, 2015
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The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Board of Governors has approved nearly $142.5 million to support the continuing development and expansion of PCORnet, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network.
July 22, 2015
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Where is your organization on the way to becoming truly data driven? Discover the steps every healthcare organization needs to take to use data to drive success in the Healthcare Analytics Adoption Model.
November 19, 2013
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Healthcare organizations are burdened with a deluge of data and it’s only getting worse over time. Whether it’s provider-generated observational data coming through EHRs, medical imaging and telemetry data, or patient-generated consumer device and genetic data, the traditional methods for managing health information do not scale. Given the enormous and ever-increasing value of healthcare data, new approaches to enterprise ILM are essential. And, with scarce resources limiting your ability to “do it yourself” you’ll need the right partners that understand and implement these new approaches.
October 21, 2013
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Analytics is a buzzword in healthcare today. But what exactly does that mean? Anyone who has looked into implementing “analytics” for their organization knows that a multitude of options for healthcare analytics are available. This paper will summarize the four primary analytics options available to healthcare organizations today, as well as the pros and cons of each.
October 17, 2013
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The increased diversity in computer platforms makes streamlining inventorying processes a crucial element for IT departments. Learn how La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology made the switch from the manual asset inventorying process of their ever-growing computer population to Absolute Manage, freeing up 30 man hours a week.
July 23, 2013
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Your current EHR system has been gathering valuable data for years - and understandably when migrating to a new system like Epic, organizations want to take their data with them. The good news is you CAN take it with you - your data can be successfully migrated to cleanly map to a new EHR, despite what standard implementation guideline suggest. Adding a data evaluation step to your implementation planning ensures you maximize the data available to clinicians on "day one" and adds tremendous value to your implementation without adding significant cost or time.
July 30, 2015
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Unstructured content-the information that resides outside your organization's core systems and processes-plagues nearly every healthcare organization, impeding your staff's ability to do their jobs effectively. Increase the value of your IT systems.
July 24, 2015
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There are literally hundreds of enterprise content management (ECM) vendors to choose from. But, don't let that overwhelm you. This guide will help you make sure you're considering the right solution and the right vendor.
July 24, 2015
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Healthcare IT solutions must provide a healthy ROI. Not only must every application, system and process comply with the federal regulations designed to improve healthcare quality and delivery, they must also bring business value to the organization.
July 24, 2015
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The role of ECM as a centralized document repository is well established. However, the value of ECM increases when it's leveraged as an information hub between line-of-business systems to facilitate key processes, keep data in sync and maximize investments in existing applications. Learn how ECM automated business processes to make confident decisions.
June 22, 2015
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Once you've determined an enterprise content management (ECM) solution is a clear choice for increasing efficiencies within your enterprise, the next question becomes: How do we begin reaping the benefits? This paper will help you identify 3 key considerations to ensure your needs are met now and in the future.
June 22, 2015
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The concepts of scanning and capture aren't new, as most organizations continue to work to reduce the amount of paper processed. But scanning is only step one towards creating processes with a multitude of benefits. By automatically capturing, validating and interpreting data from scanned documents, organizations can eliminate the need for costly process steps.
June 22, 2015
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While a document management system provides the basic storage and retrieval of content, businesses need to automate workflows, mitigate risks, manage multiple content types and work between different business applications. Read this paper to learn how an ECM solution reduces manual processes and streamlines workflow, all while improving user adoption.
June 19, 2015
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Back in the old days -- say, a whole 10 years ago -- thieves had to be physically inside a healthcare facility to steal patient information. How times have changed.
July 31, 2015
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The dangers of data breach make for great headlines: data held for ransom, financial fraud, medical identity theft. But despite the risks of a breach, the most immediate threat in most security incidents is failure to comply with regulatory requirements.
July 30, 2015
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The dangers of data breach make for great headlines: data held for ransom, financial fraud, medical identity theft. But despite the risks of a breach, the most immediate threat in most security incidents is failure to comply with regulatory requirements.
July 30, 2015
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Ponemon's recently published 2015 Study on Privacy & Data Security of Healthcare Data makes one point crystal clear: healthcare organizations must do more to protect sensitive patient information from the wide variety of data breach threats.
July 29, 2015
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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.
July 21, 2015
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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.
July 17, 2015
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The massive data breach at the Office of Personnel Management has already brought down director Katherine Archuleta and launched a class-action lawsuit by the American Federation of Government Employees. It didn't have to happen.
July 14, 2015
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Health organizations are often moving too quickly from EHR implementation to population health and risk-based contracts, glossing over (or skipping entirely) the crucial step of evaluating the quality of the data they're using.
July 9, 2015
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Millions of Americans now victims of medical identity theft. Who are the criminals behind this digital era crime wave? A foray into the online black market for stolen data is a surreal experience.
July 8, 2015
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(SPONSORED) The healthcare information technology market is slated to grow 20 percent annually through 2018, according to a report from Research and Markets.
June 23, 2015
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What used to be viewed as an operational issue is now a trustee responsibility because of the likelihood of lawsuits following a data breach. Boards across the U.S. want to avoid the headaches recently experienced by other organizations.
June 8, 2015
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With most patient data now being recorded in a shareable form, we're poised to accelerate population health IT. Now it's on to the next set of major challenges, which will be front-and-center at HIMSS15: sharing data and putting it to beneficial use.
April 2, 2015
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The Dorenfest Institute for Health Information Technology, Research and Education, managed by the HIMSS Foundation, has released updated 2011 data from the HIMSS Analytics Database. The Dorenfest Institute provides a variety of detailed historical data, reports and white papers about IT use in hospitals and integrated healthcare delivery networks.
July 11, 2013
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In a move that could help accelerate the transformation of U.S. health care around evidence-based medicine, Deloitte and Intermountain Healthcare are announcing a landmark alliance around big data and analytics.
February 28, 2013
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Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has been awarded a three-year, $7.9 million contract from Scottsdale Health Partners (SHP), a newly created joint venture between Scottsdale Healthcare and Scottsdale Physician Organization, to implement its Clinical Integration Solution. The Harris solution will help SHP intensify its focus on care quality, safety, efficiency, cost reduction and patient experience while preparing for a healthcare environment dominated by population health management, accountable care and payment-for-value rather than volume.
October 3, 2012
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SANUWAVE Health, Inc. (OTCBB: SNWV), an emerging medical technology company focused on the development and commercialization of noninvasive, biological response activating devices in regenerative medicine, today announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued the Company patent number 8,088,073, titled “Device for the Application of Acoustic Shock Waves.”
January 6, 2012
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MedAssurant, Inc., a leading provider of data-driven healthcare solutions, today announced that Healthcare Partners, IPA (HCPIPA), one of the largest physician-owned independent physician associations (IPA) in the Northeast, has selected MedAssurant's Prospective Advantage® and Capitated Risk Adjustment (CARA™) solutions to proactively identify gaps in care and quality to improve clinical documentation, utilization and risk score accuracy for their Medicare Advantage members.
December 15, 2011
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Continua Health Alliance, an industry organization of healthcare and technology companies dedicated to improving the quality of personal healthcare, and the NFC Forum, a non-profit industry association that advances the use of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, today announced that they will work together to expand standards-based connectivity technology in the health IT industry.
October 18, 2011
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DriveSavers Data Recovery, the worldwide leader in data recovery services, announced today that the company has achieved compliance with all forty-two data security standards outlined in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Performed by Trusted Consulting Compliance (TrustCC), the evaluation of compliance was designed to measure the controls over DriveSavers data recovery processes as they are performed for customers with damaged media containing electronic protected health information (PHI). Damaged media received from healthcare providers may contain sensitive electronic data such as patient records and medical transcripts for doctors, hospitals and/or clinics. DriveSavers is the only certified HIPAA compliant data recovery service provider in the industry that meets all forty-two data security standards.
October 11, 2011
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MediKeeper, a leading health information integration company, and Wellmark, the leading health insurance company in Iowa and South Dakota, today announced the launch of a new secure member portal using MediKeeper’s customized solution. Focused on improving member access to health information, MyWellmark offers access to claims status, benefits reviews, health care expense tracking, and tools to reach wellness goals.
October 6, 2011
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Cyber-Ark® Software, the leading global information security provider for protecting and managing critical applications, identities and sensitive information, today announced Inter-Business Vault® as a Service, an innovative cloud-based solution for rapidly exchanging sensitive files with external third parties. Based on its patented Digital Vault technology, Cyber-Ark is the only vendor to provide a secure cloud delivery model that protects sensitive file transfers in transit and at rest. This capability enables organizations to support the exchange of files quickly and cost-effectively to meet business needs, while alleviating concerns over security and compliance requirements.
September 14, 2011
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Online Tech has added HIPAA compliance to its growing list of successfully completed audits. Online Tech achieved compliance across all 54 HIPAA citations and the complete set of 136 audited components when audited by an independent Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP) and Certified Health Security Specialist (CHSS).
September 14, 2011
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Health 2.0, IMPAQ International (IMPAQ) and NORC at the University of Chicago (NORC) are proud to announce the launch of the Medicare Claims Data Developer Challenge, which will solicit entries to develop an online dashboard for comparative effectiveness, health services and health policy research.
June 2, 2011
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QlikTech, a leader in Business Discovery - user-driven Business Intelligence (BI), today announced that its customer Centerstone Research Institute (CRI), a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving healthcare delivery through the integration of research and information technology, is expanding its QlikView deployment to make significant progress toward finding a cure for mental illness and addiction disorders.
June 2, 2011
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