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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For San Francisco-based Archimedes, a company named for a Greek mathematician of antiquity, it’s all about data, math, computing and healthcare modeling. The 20-year-old company deals in information – of the quantitative type. And now it will bring its high-powered analytics skills to bear for the Department of Health and Human Services.
June 12, 2012
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A quick look at the headlines lately shows that "big data" is a big deal. Healthcare is just starting to realize the potential of gathering, drilling down, mining and analyzing those massive troves of information – and more and more signs point to big data analytics making a big difference.
June 12, 2012
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It’s difficult for healthcare organizations to make informed, data-driven decisions when the data they receive from state agencies is incomplete or slow to arrive.
June 12, 2012
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At this point, the trend toward cloud-computing is strong, even though some are still skeptical of its "chaotic" use and its ability to meet the needs of health IT professionals. Mariano Maluf, CTO at Atlanta-based GNAX, says now is the time to strongly consider the cloud -- while keeping some basic tips in mind.
June 12, 2012
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The Premier healthcare alliance will connect more than 100,000 healthcare providers in what Premier calls the world's largest healthcare community to share knowledge, data, best practices and decision support.
June 8, 2012
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Farzad Mostashari, MD, the national health IT coordinator, has announced a Blue Button Mash-Up challenge that will have a "different flavor" by bringing big data together for the individual.
June 7, 2012
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), in partnership with Brazil's Federal University of Rio Grande Do Norte, won the Mobile Health University Challenge with software that screens for hearing impairment.
May 30, 2012
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HealthNow New York (HNNY), a healthcare company serving Western New York, has announced a partnership with Charleston, S.C.-based Benefitfocus to provide employers healthcare enrollment and e-billing technology.
May 29, 2012
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South Shore Hospital has agreed to pay $750,000 to resolve allegations that it failed to protect the personal and confidential health information of more than 800,000 patients. The settlement is the result of a data breach reported to the Attorney General's Office in July 2010.
May 29, 2012
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Silver Cross Hospital's recently opened data center puts it at the forefront of an emerging healthcare trend, according to Mortensen Construction, a company with hospital projects across the country. Combining construction of new hospitals with new data centers is becoming more common, according to company executives.
May 23, 2012
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Cloud-based research technology launched by Dell last year for the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) is gearing up for what's billed as the world's first precision medicine clinical trial for pediatric cancer.
May 18, 2012
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Although data encryption is becoming a valuable option to protect against breached PHI, certain myths and misconceptions about it still exists, according to a new report by WinMagic Data Security. The report outlines and debunks seven common myths about data encryption.
May 14, 2012
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