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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While workflow engines are common in other industries, healthcare has so far made limited use of them. At RSNA 2014 on Tuesday, one Mayo Clinic radiologist made the case for these efficiency tools, and showed how a changing medical landscape may soon see them finding favor -- in radiology departments and beyond.
December 3, 2014
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In 2015, hospitals will -- and should -- make more advanced use of "third platform" technologies based on mobile tools, social channels, data analytics and the cloud, according to a recent report from IDC Health Insights.
November 26, 2014
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Big data is bringing big changes to healthcare organizations of all shapes and sizes. Making the most of it will require providers to develop or hire new skill sets to compile a "cross-breed of expertise, wherein data scientists work in tandem with subject matter experts."
November 25, 2014
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As debate swirls about a recent Institute of Medicine report suggesting that electronic health records collect more non-clinical patient data for population health research, a new poll suggest patients are mostly willing to offer access to anonymized health information -- but only to an extent.
November 24, 2014
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Earlier this month, we reported how healthcare is increasingly embracing a new C-suite position: chief data officer. Now, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is getting in on the act, with the appointment of its first CDO, Niall Brennan.
November 20, 2014
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We often hear about streams of data. Sometimes, the flood can seem like a data deluge. In its new analytics project with EMC Corporation, Partners HealthCare extends the watery metaphor, with a new initiative meant for shared use: the Partners Data Lake.
November 18, 2014
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Due in part to evolving regulatory and health IT landscapes, the cloud market is poised for a double digit growth phase, new analysis suggests. Don't be fooled, though. Some big time barriers remain and have in many ways stymied the industry's shift over to the cloud.
November 17, 2014
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Without good data, patient-centeredness is just a buzzword. And without a patient-centric focus and proper organization, data can be rather useless. That was the message Sunday from Amy Abernethy, MD, who delivered the opening keynote address at the American Medical Informatics Association's annual symposium.
November 17, 2014
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The Institute of Medicine has issued a new report calling for standardized social and behavioral data to be included in electronic health records. That may be good for population health research, but could be unwelcome news for system developers, and for physicians who already complain that EHRs are burdensome and distract from care delivery.
November 14, 2014
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Data and collaboration at the local level are at the heart of a $7.5 million challenge for communities to devise novel but scaleable ways of boosting population health and reducing health disparities in low-income neighborhoods.
November 13, 2014
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Technology champion Penny Wheeler, president and chief clinical officer at Allina Health will become the first woman and the first physician named CEO at the 12-hospital health system.
November 12, 2014
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The American Hospital Association released a toolkit on Nov. 11 that gives guidance for hiring veterans as nurse practitioners and physician assistants. But it's worth remembering that many returning service members also have much to offer when it comes to information technology skills.
November 11, 2014
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Value-driven transformative business measures, such as reduced patient admission, member retention and patient engagement, all depend on access to trustworthy data. In this paper featuring UPMC, delve into the three defining characteristics to fostering a data-centric environment: Analytics, best-practice care, and managing the many relationships in healthcare.
April 1, 2014
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While the challenges faced by CIOs, CIMOs, and other healthcare professionals are many and varied, this white paper focuses on solutions to a range of problems associated with improving documentation to address converging demands such as ICD-10 compliance, ACO participation and Accountable Care rollout. Learn how the M*Modal clinical intelligence foundational platform is designed specifically to address these issues. It underpins all M*Modal solutions and leverages Natural Language Understanding technology to drive clinical tasks and workflows.
April 1, 2014
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What’s the right population health management approach for your organization? In this white paper, you’ll get a working definition of population health and learn why it’s more important now than ever before. Plus, you’ll gain insight into the 12 criteria that every health system should consider when evaluating population health management companies for success today and into the future.
March 28, 2014
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Latency is the life-blood of any database application. When transactions slow, it is often a direct result of disk contention at the storage layer driving-up storage I/O latency, which directly translates into slower transactions and a slower end-user experience. Moving to an all-flash architecture for your database affords immediate and obvious performance benefits, but also introduces a whole host of operational benefits: - Simplify operations - Eliminate tuning - Provide a price point that is less expensive than disk based and even hybrid systems
March 25, 2014
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Learn how every business can improve efficiency, compete better, and deliver compelling user experiences with flash. You'll also gain access to Gartner's 2013 Cool Vendor Report Download our ebook and learn how you can improve efficiency, compete better and deliver compelling user experiences.
March 25, 2014
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Pure Storage set out with a simple mission: to create a purpose-built storage array that overcomes these barriers. The result is the Pure Storage FlashArray and its tightly-coupled software, the Purity Operating Environment. When compared to a disk array, the FlashArray is 10X faster (on both IOPS and latency); 10X more efficient in power, space, and cooling; more reliable on enterprise workloads; so simple that it installs in minutes and less costly than the $5 per GB that is the going rate for performance disk.
March 25, 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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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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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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One of the reasons used to justify ICD-10 implementation is that the granular data can be used in healthcare research.
June 9, 2014
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With value-based care as the cornerstone for future care delivery, providers who can meet the interoperability needs across the healthcare continuum will stay one step ahead of the competition.
June 2, 2014
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The sentinel effect is: The tendency for human performance to improve when participants are aware that their behavior is being evaluated and a useful tool in the context of connected health. In our experience, patients significantly increase their adherence to a variety of healthy behaviors when they know that their physician (or her agent) is watching.
May 30, 2014
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Big data is not new. Organizations have been working with large data sets for many years. What is unprecedented, however, is the volume and velocity of data now being produced in healthcare due to the digitization of administrative, clinical and financial information in EHRs, billing and other IT systems.
May 28, 2014
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With limited budgets and ever-increasing demands for efficiency and service, how can healthcare payers and providers ensure that their analytics delivers against investments?
May 15, 2014
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More often than not, health IT advocates get excited about the myriad ways technology could be used to help doctors do a better job of providing care. But what about using IT to help doctors go back to being doctors, period?
April 14, 2014
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A new media survey finds widespread use of healthcare analytics, but experts wonder if providers are really sure about the appropriate and necessary uses of it.
February 19, 2014
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While risk-based contracts account for only a small percentage of the current reimbursement arrangements for hospitals, recent events indicate that payment based on outcomes and cost will dominate in the coming years. Most of those models will increase the financial risk for hospitals.
February 10, 2014
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Historically, physician and nursing systems and workflow have been parallel, but independent, of each other. In looking at what is currently available, it is obvious that very few, if any, intersect where they should: at the patient.
February 4, 2014
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Most healthcare IT professionals think of a master data set as a data warehouse. That is the form that it took early on. However, it can be so much more.
January 29, 2014
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Hospitals need to adopt a standardized way to not just calculate Hospital Value Based Purchasing scores, but also to incorporate the new types of data that are needed to track and report performance.
January 15, 2014
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When overwhelmed by complex choices, most people will opt for the one that's easiest. In 2014, many healthcare leaders, overwhelmed by the sheer number of analytics vendors and strategies, will opt for the easy solution -- they'll ask their EHR provider for help. This will be a serious mistake.
January 2, 2014
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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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