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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It's the rare hospital C-suite executive who doesn't worry about the federally-mandated financial penalties that can result from not reining in avoidable 30-day readmissions. Several companies have recently developed analytics technology to help counter this costly problem.
March 5, 2014
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A new UCLA-led study suggests that real-time social media such as Twitter could be used to track HIV and drug related behavior to detect potential outbreaks -- and ultimately, as a tool for prevention efforts.
March 3, 2014
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Too many hospitals depend on outdated and inefficient practices to backup and archive their troves of patient data, according to a study published this week by HIMSS Analytics.
February 27, 2014
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3M Health Information Systems will acquire Treo Solutions, which develops healthcare data analytics and business intelligence technology, for an undisclosed sum.
February 21, 2014
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Healthcare organizations have BI on their radar screen but a combination of factors has slowed the pace of adoption. That could leave their bottom line open to financial hits.
February 21, 2014
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Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, Va., has identified 8,500 patients at risk for developing heart failure in a pilot project designed to lead to early intervention. The pilot was completed in collaboration with IBM and Epic, using predictive modeling of data in Carilion's Epic EMR.
February 20, 2014
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Envisioning a future when healthcare is data-driven in a big way, Deloitte Consulting has launched a new business unit and is investing between $150 million to $200 million in life sciences and healthcare analytics and launching ConvergeHEALTH, a new business unit to give the work of transformation momentum.
February 20, 2014
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A Mayo Clinic team is launching a new company to provide clinical decision support tools for the ICU, operating room and emergency department. The startup is backed with $1.1 million in seed funding from Mayo Clinic and Silicon Valley investors The Social+Capital Partnership, and nonprofit Rock Health.
February 18, 2014
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Six-year-old Health Catalyst has not only landed $41 million in a third round of funding, but also has lured two of the big-name health systems in the country to implement its data warehousing and analytics technology.
February 15, 2014
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More than 40 health IT startup companies will meet potential investors at the at the day-long HIMSS14 Venture+ Forum on Feb. 23. In a competitive and fast-changing healthcare ecosystem, one VC expert explains his strategies for disbursing capital.
February 14, 2014
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Hospitals in Premier's QUEST collaborative collectively saved 136,375 lives and about $11.65 billion over the past five and a half years. They did it, they said, by employing Premier alliance's proven methodology and integrated analytics.
February 14, 2014
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HIMSS Analytics recognized 51 clinics of Northeast Georgia Physicians Group with the Stage 7 Ambulatory Award. NGPG becomes the sixth system in the country to receive the award.
February 13, 2014
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For health insurers, data integrity and visibility are key to successful integration with the Federal Marketplace. However, complex processes and trivial errors can lead to data gaps that impact revenue, profitability and member satisfaction. Adopting a standarized approach to data integrity early in the process is critical to succesfully adapting to the technologies and processes of the Affordable Care Act.
March 11, 2014
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With health data locked away within many clinical and line of business applications, how do you mine the right information to drive change within your health organization? This webinar will feature speakers that have successfully helped customers bring together disparate health data in rich and meaningful ways that expose new opportunities to drive improvements in the costs and quality of care for your patients.
February 24, 2014
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OCHIN, Inc. and Health Choice Network, two of the largest national healthcare networks, are working together to transform care for the U.S. healthcare safety net through the strategic use of data. Using the Caradigm Intelligence Platform, OCHIN and HCN have delivered a scalable quality improvement and analytics solution that empowers community health centers (CHCs) nationwide to manage the health of populations and individual patients. OCHIN CEO Abby Sears and THQLink CEO Clayton Gillett will discuss their vision and how aggregating claims and clinical data from a wide range of EMRs and other systems will drive improvements in the quality of care and ultimately better patient outcomes.
February 24, 2014
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Read through valuable insights on the changing landscape of the Healthcare IT industry today. Learn about leading practices from our thought leaders and their strategic thinking through a series of interviews by Deloitte’s key industry leaders, client interviews, research and thought leadership articles on government reform, new risk-based models such as value-based care, M&A activities, growing patient populations and increased competition amid shrinking resources that are driving transformation.
February 17, 2014
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All healthcare organizations are challenged to improve the patient experience, improve the health of populations, and reduce the per capita cost of health care. While today’s technology can help address these challenges, it’s going to take “new designs” to enable real, cost-effective, and sustainable transformation.
February 17, 2014
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Knowing when and how tightly to bind data to rules and vocabularies is critical to the agility and success - or failure - of data warehouse. In healthcare, the risks of binding data too tightly to rules or vocabularies are particularly high because of the volitity of change in the industry. Business rules and vocabulary standards in healthcare are among the most complex in any industry, and they undergo almost constant change.
January 30, 2014
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How well organizations harness and make use of data will determine their survival. Value-driven, transformative business processes such as reducing preventable re-admissions, encouraging member retention and engaging patients all depend on access to clean, safe and connected data. Learn how NaviNet is enabling high-value care by putting data to work across their ecosystem.
January 22, 2014
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Most discussions of “data liquidity” in health IT focus on the ability to share data across the healthcare delivery system for better care coordination. At the individual provider organization level — and especially in the face of the ICD-10 transition — there’s also much to gain by realizing data liquidity among mission-critical systems. Learn how provider organizations can realize tremendous gains in financial performance by tightly integrating electronic health record (EHR) and revenue cycle management (RCM) systems.
November 27, 2013
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Hospitals and healthcare systems need a systematic approach and tools to demonstrate ROI from their healthcare improvement projects. Bobbi Brown, VP of Financial Engagement, shares a four-step process for demonstrating ROI: 1) define the project and business need, 2) begin to quantify ROI, 3) recruit, train and plan, and 4) evaluate costs, revenue and direct benefits. Download this paper to learn about clinical improvement financial and executive communications tools for estimating, calculating and communicating your ROI results
November 20, 2013
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Should you build a data warehouse or buy a data warehouse? Discover the pros and cons of each option plus a third you may not have consider so you can determine the best course for your healthcare organization.
November 19, 2013
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Federal mandates, the adoption of health information systems and consumerism are driving the demand for and helping to create more health information – to the tune of thousands of petabytes. Big data is growing more complex as it encompasses greater variety, velocity and volume. Healthcare providers and payers, healthcare and life science researchers, and health IT innovators are collaborating to manage, make sense of and apply analytics to big data. This white paper, based on the 2013 Intel Health & Life Sciences Innovation Summit, will show how turning big data into relevant, actionable information will help transform the healthcare and life sciences industries, creating a more cost-efficient, high-quality, personalized healthcare delivery system.
November 4, 2013
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You have plenty of options when it comes to healthcare data warehouses – but which one is right for your organization? Discover what makes a late-binding data warehouse architecture unique among the crowd and how it works with your existing data to provide quick time-to-value. Plus learn how applying rules and definitions late in the process means you get increased agility, accuracy, and the ability to make decisions and changes based on near real-time data.
September 4, 2013
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It’s growing. And growing. And growing. And now, as states are forming their own HIEs and more ACOs are in development, the amount of healthcare data that’s being generated truly boggles the mind.
June 11, 2013
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“Big data” is one of the hottest topics in healthcare these days. Indeed, there is a belief in many quarters that big data tools are required to help healthcare organizations take the most effective care of patients. That belief is not necessarily true.
June 6, 2013
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Data that support medical decision-making and collaboration, dovetailing with new tools in the Affordable Care Act, are spurring the innovation necessary to deliver improved health care for more people at affordable prices.
May 30, 2013
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Although “pay-and-chase” methods are still commonplace, health plans can supplement their recovery efforts with pre-payment analytics.
May 17, 2013
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Having recently spoken at about a half dozen conferences on the subject of "big data" in government and healthcare I’ve come to the conclusion that we’re focusing, at least in healthcare, on the wrong topic.
November 15, 2012
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In the recent divided decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act (ACA), healthcare industry players are anxious to realize how they fit into the dramatically altered new world. What is not in question, however, is the realization that the new healthcare structure will bring in an influx of patients.
July 17, 2012
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I was chatting with a friend the other day about how to get people’s attention in this information-overload age, and we decided that the use of buzz words was a critical component of success. So I decided to test this catchy title and see if it leads to any more reader traffic than I usually get.
May 8, 2012
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Todd Park (@todd_park), United States chief technology officer for the Obama Administration, engaged in a live Twitter chat as part of Big Data Week, a string of community-led events relating to big data. Here is a Twitter recap of the Q&A.
April 25, 2012
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While many industries are reliant on information technology to deliver services and drive innovation, none is so deeply entwined in IT than healthcare. As such, it should be no surprise that the potential impact of cloud computing is being felt, with mixed feelings, most acutely in this industry.
April 6, 2012
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In "The XML Consensus is breaking down" Grahame Grieve distinguishes three camps, heavy engineering crowd, the internet mob, and the data dictionary crowd. He discusses how XML seems to be failing to bring these crowds together.
August 17, 2011
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Much has been written about preparing for meaningful use, such as implementing a certified electronic health record. Then what?
June 6, 2011
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It's been a bad month for the cloud.
May 16, 2011
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Visual Healthcare Corp. (the "Company") (NASDAQ OTC: VSHC) announces today that it has entered into an agreement with Sygenics Life Sciences Software (Sygenics LSS) to market a 2nd generation of Lab Automation applications to serve the scientific community. This allows researchers to replace paper-based scientific records and paper-based scrapbooks with more dependable and secure electronic storage capabilities, as well as the ability to instantaneously share information with other scientists of their choice.
May 10, 2011
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CareCloud, the company modernizing healthcare management with powerful cloud-based software and services, and Xpress Technologies, leading provider of physician and nursing documentation, have partnered to launch a combined EMR and practice management solution for urgent care facilities and hospital emergency rooms. The solution offers integration of EMR with daily operations - improving patient flow, decreasing wait time and alleviating stress for busy physicians and nurses.
May 10, 2011
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NightHawk Radiology Services, which provides high-quality, cost-effective services to approximately 1,600 healthcare sites -- including 26 percent of all U.S. hospitals -- has selected the Cisco Unified Computing System as a highly available and scalable platform for the company's new main data center, which consolidates many smaller server sites around the country into a single primary site.
July 28, 2010
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PharmaPros, a technical consulting and solutions provider specializing in data and workflow management for clinical trials, today announced that Medelis, a single-source provider for oncology drug development services, has selected PharmaPros' recently launched eClinical OnDemand solution, a unique Software as a Service (SaaS) subscription model for data and technology management.
July 16, 2010
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