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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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On any given day, a disaster occurring somewhere in the country is making news. And while the focus is (rightly) on the human toll and physical destruction these events cause, little attention is paid to how important data and IT infrastructure is lost to provider organizations in the danger zones.
September 30, 2013
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Intermountain Healthcare has signed a multi-year contract with Cerner to deploy Cerner's electronic medical record and revenue cycle technology across all of Intermountain's hospitals and clinics.
September 30, 2013
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Children's National Health System and Cerner have teamed up to create The Bear Institute, a joint effort the two entities say will be the first exclusively pediatric health informatics institute in the nation.
September 27, 2013
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Authors George T. Hickman, executive vice president and CIO at Albany Medical Center in Albany, N.Y., and Detlev Smaltz, a board member of Health Care DataWorks have teamed up for a new fieldbook that suggests some of the best ways to plan for health IT.
September 23, 2013
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