InterSystems just released the latest version of the data platform it first introduced in 1997: Caché 2015. What does it have to do with Epic? Plenty.
February 26, 2015
The number of patients affected by medical identity theft increased nearly 22 percent over the past year, according to a new report from the Medical Identity Fraud Alliance -- an increase of nearly half a million victims since 2013.
February 25, 2015
Healthcare privacy and security experts from around the United States will gather in San Diego March 5-6 to share information and strategize over how to combat cybercrime, insider threats and other pressing challenges to patient data.
February 24, 2015
One big-name health system and a neighboring university have teamed up on a new initiative that will harness data from electronic medical records, de-identifying it and digesting it into a database that can help inform better care decisions.
February 19, 2015
With a $45.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell Medical College will collaborate on research aimed at improving tuberculosis treatments and stopping the deadly infection from spreading.
February 18, 2015
As the data needs of clinical analytics mount, some vendors are revving the engines with more horsepower.
February 10, 2015
Big data is top mind for the Obama Administration after White House officials announced this month they were bringing on one of the nation's most renowned data scientists to lead efforts on a healthcare data initiative.
February 9, 2015
By pooling their data and analytics capabilities, supply chain management firm VHA and academic medical center alliance UHC will help drive "unparalleled insight into improving the quality and total cost of care."
February 4, 2015
Emerging analytics tools are tapping into the data providers already have to predict future health events.
January 29, 2015
More and more healthcare organizations are recognizing the value of population health management -- and a majority say they expect to recoup their investments in the technology to power those programs in just a few years.
January 19, 2015
HCA Group recently undertook a project to offer clinicians easier access to advanced digital images. Once all but impossible thanks to proprietary platforms and enormous file sizes, VNA technology now enables freer, more effective management of an "increasing amount of data."
January 13, 2015
The explosion of big data has created a big market for clinical and business intelligence -- and means some big decisions for providers looking to make smart analytics purchases. A new report from KLAS weighs the merits of BI vendors large and small.
January 9, 2015
In just a few short years, the health information exchange (HIE) market has grown exponentially and continues to expand in terms of number of initiatives, scope of services provided and technology offerings. When the nonprofit, community-based Central Florida Regional Health Information Organization(CFRHIO) was formed in 2003, its leaders focused on improving the quality of healthcare across the seven counties it serves. Read this white paper to learn how CFRHIO built a repository platform that collects data from numerous clinical providers into a central database, which participating providers can access, regardless of where the data came from or where the patient is when the data is retrieved.
March 7, 2012
“Big data” is one of the hottest topics in healthcare these days. Indeed, there is a belief in many quarters that big data tools are required to help healthcare organizations take the most effective care of patients. That belief is not necessarily true.
June 6, 2013
Data that support medical decision-making and collaboration, dovetailing with new tools in the Affordable Care Act, are spurring the innovation necessary to deliver improved health care for more people at affordable prices.
May 30, 2013
Although “pay-and-chase” methods are still commonplace, health plans can supplement their recovery efforts with pre-payment analytics.
May 17, 2013
Having recently spoken at about a half dozen conferences on the subject of "big data" in government and healthcare I’ve come to the conclusion that we’re focusing, at least in healthcare, on the wrong topic.
November 15, 2012
In the recent divided decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act (ACA), healthcare industry players are anxious to realize how they fit into the dramatically altered new world. What is not in question, however, is the realization that the new healthcare structure will bring in an influx of patients.
July 17, 2012
I was chatting with a friend the other day about how to get people’s attention in this information-overload age, and we decided that the use of buzz words was a critical component of success. So I decided to test this catchy title and see if it leads to any more reader traffic than I usually get.
May 8, 2012
Todd Park (@todd_park), United States chief technology officer for the Obama Administration, engaged in a live Twitter chat as part of Big Data Week, a string of community-led events relating to big data. Here is a Twitter recap of the Q&A.
April 25, 2012
While many industries are reliant on information technology to deliver services and drive innovation, none is so deeply entwined in IT than healthcare. As such, it should be no surprise that the potential impact of cloud computing is being felt, with mixed feelings, most acutely in this industry.
April 6, 2012
In "The XML Consensus is breaking down" Grahame Grieve distinguishes three camps, heavy engineering crowd, the internet mob, and the data dictionary crowd. He discusses how XML seems to be failing to bring these crowds together.
August 17, 2011
Much has been written about preparing for meaningful use, such as implementing a certified electronic health record. Then what?
June 6, 2011
It's been a bad month for the cloud.
May 16, 2011
Datacenters are booming. Demand grew 13% in 2010 and is expected to continue to accelerate according to New York research firm Tier 1. However, demand has outpaced the rate of construction for physical space, thus alternative strategies of data management are being considered.
May 6, 2011