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.

Slideshow: Health IT execs weigh in on data management
Payers turn to data warehousing

Researchers and other clinicians love it. Privacy officers, not so much. The popular file hosting site isn't HIPAA compliant, and hasn't shown much interest in business associate agreements.
November 19, 2013
As part of the Obama Administration's Big Data Research and Development Initiative, federal health agencies are contributing five-years worth of public datasets to a cloud-based platform being used by life sciences researchers in the U.S. and U.K., sharing population-based medical and biological data.
November 15, 2013
IBM has made its Watson cognitive computing technology available as a cloud-based app development platform, and healthcare vendors are already getting in on the act.
November 14, 2013
Cleveland Clinic Innovations has created a spin-off company to develop and commercialize cancer diagnostics and screening tests, the most recent of 66 companies created under the Cleveland Clinic Innovations, the commercialization arm of Cleveland Clinic.
November 7, 2013
IBM has launched two separate projects with two top health systems. One involves the use of big data to help clinicians provide predictive care at Emory University Hospital. The other is focused on reducing vendor fraud -- again by employing big data analytics.
November 5, 2013
The problems plaguing the insurance exchange site can be blamed on poor coding and political pressures, according to three technology experts interviewed by Healthcare IT News. While all three identified inadequate pre-launch testing as a big source of its technical woes, they disagreed on whether the Obama administration's call for outside help is the right way forward.
October 25, 2013
Healthgrades' new report reveals how hospital selection can dramatically affect patient outcomes. The study, released Oct. 22, shows that individuals are far more likely to die or suffer complications at hospitals receiving the lowest Healthgrades rating.
October 22, 2013
First he won on Jeopardy!, now he's going to try to beat leukemia. The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center announced Friday that it will deploy Watson, IBM's famed cognitive computing system, to help eradicate cancer.
October 18, 2013
Many health IT applications are now approaching their market saturation point and are now installed at more than 75 percent of U.S. hospitals. A select few, however, are forging ahead in growth mode with big market potential, according to a new HIMSS Analytics report.
October 17, 2013
UNC Health Care is using IBM big data analytics to help hospital workers reduce costly and preventable readmissions, decrease mortality rates and improve patient care.
October 11, 2013
The National Institutes of Health has given a $2 million research grant to IBM, Sutter Health and Geisinger Health System as they partner to develop data analytics tools to help physicians detect heart failure sooner.
October 10, 2013
Health IT company athenahealth will use its data to report on the flu and other communicable diseases during the government shutdown. The firm will monitor and share population health information from across its nationwide big data set.
October 4, 2013