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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Edith Ramirez, the Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission laid out the case for strong consumer protections regulating the private industry's use of big data, as the agency asks Congress for the power to level civil fines against businesses for weak consumer data security. Speaking at the Aspen Forum, Ramirez offered "A view from the lifeguard's chair."
August 23, 2013
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Nearly 350 employees are now working at the new information technology center opened by Kaiser Permanente in Colorado on Aug. 22. Kaiser officials say they want to fill an additional 95 positions there by year's end.
August 23, 2013
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Intermountain Healthcare has joined with a group of IT companies including Intel and Dell to launch its new Healthcare Transformation Lab, which will work to bring envelope-pushing technologies to the bedside faster and more efficiently.
August 21, 2013
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UPMC has invested more than $1.6 billion in its IT infrastructure over the past five years, according to Pamela Peele, chief analytics officer of UPMC Health Plan. That's more money, she points out, than its home city has spent on three pro sports stadiums combined.
August 15, 2013
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All the pressure being exerted on the healthcare industry during this period of unprecedented change is giving strategists a lot to consider as the model of care evolves. One of the biggest challenges is how providers can offer a high level of personalized care in a cost-effective manner using the IT tools that are currently available.
August 14, 2013
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The growth and maturity of clinical informatics over the past decade has been a prime catalyst in positioning the healthcare industry for the changes posed by reform measures. By understanding the process of analytics, healthcare providers have the insight necessary to make process adjustments in the future.
August 9, 2013
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The Inova Translational Medicine Institute at Virginia's Inova Fairfax Hospital and Cambridge, Mass.-based analytics firm GNS Healthcare are partnering to develop and commercialize computer models to predict the risk of preterm live birth.
August 8, 2013
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The ONC and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services are both looking to the future and plotting long-term information exchange and interoperability policy strategies.
August 8, 2013
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Boulder Community Hospital Physician Clinics tapped Atlanta-based Wellcentive to facilitate care coordination among the hospital's more than 50 outpatient primary care providers and better outcomes for the clinics' PCMH implementation and future ACO activities
August 7, 2013
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Analyzing clinical and claims data for quality and efficiency in accountable care is certainly a big driver for considering big data in health right now. In this area, as in others, the flexibility that big data tools have to work with unstructured, as well as structured, data offers help in pursuing this very complex task.
August 7, 2013
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The Knight Foundation is joining with a quartet of healthcare's heavy hitters to spur new ideas to harness healthcare data technology for community health.
August 5, 2013
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Calling it the "next frontier" for health information management, AHIMA has spotlighted some strategies for making the most of career opportunities in the emerging field of population health.
July 31, 2013
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