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Building 17 on Microsoft's Redmond, Washington, headquarters campus. 

By Tom Sullivan 09:23 am May 03, 2016
SQL Server 2016 will bring new functions for protecting data in motion and at rest, visual reporting, cloud-first features and big data analytics tools.

Sutter Health is one of Truven's 15 Top Health Systems for 2016.

By Bernie Monegain 03:28 pm April 26, 2016
Truven Health Analytics prides itself on, well, analyzing data. So when it came to picking this year’s top 15 hospitals, Truven analysts turned to crunching numbers.
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By Tom Sullivan 07:27 am April 22, 2016
With Google, IBM and Microsoft all setting sights squarely on healthcare, and analysts predicting 30 percent of providers will run cognitive analytics on patient data by 2018, the risk of investing too late may outweigh the risk of doing so too soon.

With the fee-for-service business model changing to prospective payment and value-based care, healthcare organizations are undergoing a cultural shift that dramatically alters their approaches to patient intake, eligibility verification and claims processing.

By John Andrews 09:30 am April 20, 2016
Revenue cycle management has gone from being a "back office" function to an "end-to-end" system that begins at patient intake or even before, claims specialists say. Advanced technologies, in tandem with improved workflows and better data have resulted in RCM systems that encompass the entire healthcare enterprise.
By Bernie Monegain 11:43 am April 19, 2016
Healthcare analytics company Decision Resources Group is growing its healthcare data trove in a big way, adding claims and electronic health record data for its new Real World Evidence repository, or RWE.

Children’s National Health System VP, CMIO and CIO Brian Jacobs, MD, said that big screens display information on quality measures that clinicians, patients and family members can view and inquire about correcting when necessary. 

By Bernie Monegain 11:41 am April 18, 2016
Big screens in every hospital unit show quality and safety indicators for doctors, nurses, patients and family members. Children’s has reduced urinary tract infections while improving medication safety and time to treatment.
By Jeff Lagasse 03:20 pm April 15, 2016
The hospital that gained notoriety earlier this year for paying criminals $17,000 in ransomware attack is now set to build a new emergency department and campus beautification work. 

MultiCare Health System in Tacoma, Washington. 

By Bernie Monegain 10:33 am April 13, 2016
The aim is to save $25 million annually and Health Catalyst’s profits are directly tied to MultiCare meeting that goal.

Allyson Gilmore, principal data scientist at Ayasdi, said that understanding trends can help providers avoid losing money, but the data is complex. 

By John Andrews 10:12 am April 11, 2016
Advanced analytics and machine learning technologies are critical to pinpointing problems in large datasets that could be losing providers money. That’s why some organizations are investigating every single denied claim to better understand trends. 
By Mike Miliard 11:26 am March 31, 2016
A Navy Seal-like analytics team at the University of Michigan Health System eliminated 10,000 hours of work and recovered $3 million in RAC money. Here’s how an experimental, try-and-fail approach helped them do it.

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