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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Atul Gawande, MD, professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School and staff writer at The New Yorker, offered a reflective presentation earlier this month at Health Datapalooza IV, taking the audience back through what the healthcare system used to look like, and showing and how data innovations have helped set the stage for big transformations.
June 14, 2013
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Technology and communications company Harris Corporation has been selected to help improve the Veterans Benefits Administration's Enterprise Data Warehouse, the primary source for veterans' benefits data and information.
June 12, 2013
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GE Healthcare plans to invest $2 billion over the next five years to accelerate the development of innovative software for healthcare systems and applications, addressing new and pressing operational and productivity challenges faced by healthcare organizations around the world.
June 12, 2013
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Partners HealthCare announced Tuesday that it will deploy the late-binding data warehouse technology developed by Salt Lake City-based Health Catalyst across its two academic medical centers and its community and specialty hospitals.
June 11, 2013
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The Fourth Annual Health Datapalooza stayed true to its name. It was, indeed, all about data -- how to liberate data, the need to liberate data, structuring data, promising new data apps, and how data scientists just might have the sexiest career of the 21st century.
June 7, 2013
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Do I have enough information? While that's a question that tugs on people's minds as they grapple with all sorts of decisions, it may be most persistent, and most significant, to doctors determining how best to treat their patients. The irony, of course, is that there's a lot more healthcare information available than ever gets used by providers.
June 7, 2013
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The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has launched a competition among technology developers to improve consumer understanding and use of data that compare hospital prices. Winners of the RWJF Hospital Price Transparency Challenge will share $120,000 in prize money.
June 5, 2013
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Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Monday announced the release of new outpatient procedure cost data and new opportunities for researchers and developers. Sebelius made the announcement Monday at the start of Health Datapalooza IV, the fourth annual national conference on health data transparency.
June 3, 2013
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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is accepting applications for up to $3.4 million in data integration grants through its Electronic Health Record and Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. States and state agencies are eligible. The deadline to apply is June 12.
May 30, 2013
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Panelists on deck in Boston for the recent Health IT Summit session titled "EHR Data: A Touchstone for Quality Care" had plenty of diverging facets to share on the topic of EHR integration, but one primary point remained: We are all in this together. "For things like this, I think all doctors are created equal," said Jonathan Leviss, MD, chief medical officer for Rhode Island Quality Institute.
May 22, 2013
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"Big data" must be near the top of its hype cycle by now. As with other technologies, it may eventually deliver on a great deal of this hype, but the outcomes will probably come later than the current frenzy would suggest.
May 19, 2013
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Medication tracking is an area that rightly gets a lot of attention from healthcare organizations. But another important use for tracking is to keep tabs on the myriad devices used to provide care or comfort to patients.
May 13, 2013
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