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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The idea of unique patient identifiers (UPIs) could very well be reality in the not-so-distant future. Despite the current standstill at the federal level, other efforts to implement UPIs are very much moving forward.
February 18, 2013
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North Memorial Health Care, a two-hospital health system situated in the northwest metro area of Minneapolis, has reduced its rate of potentially harmful and unnecessary early-term deliveries. Use of data warehousing and analytics solutions has helped, officials say.
February 15, 2013
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The National Minority Quality Forum announced a collaboration Friday, between its National Health Index and Microsoft, to launch the National Clinical Trial Network, which aims to drive improvements in clinical trials by accelerating recruitment and diversity.
February 15, 2013
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Big Data strikes fear into the hearts of many in the business intelligence community. It's, well, big. Pfizer brought the fight to the data in their Ecuadorian arm, and took it to the mat. The result? Pfizer's BI runs faster and is more powerful than ever.
February 13, 2013
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Cerner, which along with Epic seems to have a lock on EHR sales across the country, reported bookings in the fourth quarter of 2012 at $1.02 billion, an all-time high and an increase of 13 percent compared to fourth quarter 2011 bookings of $899 million. Full year 2012 bookings were a record $3.14 billion, up 15 percent compared to 2011 bookings of $2.72 billion.
February 6, 2013
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The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center will roll out new technology to enable personalized treatment aimed at improving outcomes. The center announced Jan. 31 that it would deploy Oracle Health Sciences applications and Oracle technology as the foundation for an organization-wide analytics initiative.
February 1, 2013
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ChenMed, a family owned primary care practice, has developed a delivery model focused on care for seniors with complicated healthcare issues, including heart disease, diabetes, dementia, and cancer.
February 1, 2013
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A recent visit to a small hospital just a couple of miles from my home opened my eyes to how much can be accomplished on the health information technology front even with modest means.
January 30, 2013
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The explosion of data in the healthcare industry shows no sign of slowing. There is approximately 500 petabytes of healthcare data in existence today and that number is expected to skyrocket to more than 25,000 petabytes within the next seven years. Anyone who manages data knows that amount of growth presents major challenges.
January 30, 2013
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El Camino Hospital plans to add a new data warehouse as part of its broader initiative to implement LEAN process management and enhance organization-wide business intelligence.
January 25, 2013
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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is putting a fresh emphasis on health informatics, with Director Francis Collins, MD, creating a new advisory position and recruiting an associate director for Data Science.
January 14, 2013
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It's a hard knock life for patient privacy - with this past year alone seeing some of the largest data breaches yet investigated by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
January 1, 2013
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