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 constant beeping of alarms and an overabundance of information transmitted by medical devices such as ventilators, blood pressure monitors and ECG machines is creating "alarm fatigue" that puts hospital patients at serious risk, according to a Sentinel Event Alert issued April 8 by The Joint Commission.
April 9, 2013
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In looking at the impact clinical decision support systems have had on the healthcare provider community, it is tempting to refer to the old adage "Be careful what you wish for." Because in the healthcare context, it means "You wanted more data, now you've got it. What are you going to do with it?"
April 4, 2013
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Data systems in healthcare are badly lacking when it comes to the storage and handling of increasingly complex medical information, such as genomics and proteomics, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
April 4, 2013
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The adoption of the accountable care model has transformed the way hospitals evaluate their structure, activities and benchmarks. While the focus has been predominantly on IT tools and investments ACOs are driving to support population health management and collaborative care, business process change proves the biggest challenge facing healthcare providers today, according to analysis by Frost and Sullivan.
April 3, 2013
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Dubbing it "the next great American project," President Barack Obama announced the launch of the BRAIN Initiative, aimed at unlocking the many mysteries of the brain. The $100 million "to get the project off the ground" comes from the National Institutes of Health, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the National Science Foundation, and is part of the budget the president will send to Congress next week.
April 2, 2013
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Turning a lens on the immense trove of healthcare data that has been generated so far promises to change the way medicine is practiced. Here are some ways to get excited about the potential of clinical analytics.
April 2, 2013
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As healthcare organizations try to make hay with big data, venturing into new areas such as predictive analytics and data discovery, they're ramping up their investments in analytics and business intelligence tools, according to a new survey from Lavastorm Analytics.
March 22, 2013
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With big data promising enormous clinical and financial rewards for healthcare, but posing just as many technical and strategic challenges, the Institute for Health Technology Transformation (iHT2) has published a study mapping the way forward for providers at the starting line.
March 20, 2013
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Providence Health & Services, the not-for profit Catholic health system, plans to expand its roll-out, across its 32-hospitals, of a data warehouse platform and analytic technology from Salt Lake City-based Health Catalyst.
March 19, 2013
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Sharing data has saved 92,000 lives and $9.1 billion over four and a half years, according to Premier healthcare alliance, which today released results of its QUEST collaborative, made up of 333 hospitals that are members of the alliance. Hospitals nationwide could save 950,000 lives and approximately $93 billion over five years by replicating performance boosting practices employed by QUEST.
March 19, 2013
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Analytics technologies, especially tools that track population health, are the chief investment priority for organizations pursuing accountable care, according to a new report from IDC Health Insights.
March 15, 2013
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AHRQ-funded health IT research has helped organizations provide better care in developing countries, a new report from the agency shows. The report spotlights what Boston-based Partners in Health has accomplished on this score.
March 15, 2013
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