Business Intelligence (BI)

global consulting
By Anthony Brino 09:22 am October 10, 2014
The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is exporting its knowledge and management services around the world, to countries like China and Lithuania expanding healthcare for emerging middle class populations.
By Kaiser Health News 09:34 am October 09, 2014
Medicare is fining a record number of hospitals -- 2,610 -- for having too many patients return within a month for additional treatments, federal records released Oct. 1 show. Even though the nation’s readmission rate is dropping, Medicare’s average fines will be higher.
Robert Wachter, MD
By Mike Miliard 04:28 pm October 03, 2014
When he speaks at Healthcare IT News' Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum next month in Boston, Robert Wachter, MD, will have some provocative things to say about quality and safety -- and the responsibility physicians have to embrace the promise of business and clinical intelligence.
By Bernie Monegain 10:17 am October 03, 2014
Hill Physicians Medical Group, Dignity Health Medical Foundation and Dignity Health hospitals have launched an accountable care initiative, introducing the Aetna Whole Health product, designed for businesses with employees who live in California's Sacramento, San Joaquin, and Yolo Counties.
Hitting a home run
By Neil Versel 09:53 am September 30, 2014
An overarching theme from a vendor's first analytics conference is similar to something that EHR vendors have been saying for years: workflow and organizational culture are at least as important as the technology itself when it comes to healing healthcare through IT.
By Mike Miliard 02:42 pm September 29, 2014
When you picture the first handful of providers able to successfully attest to the rigors of Stage 2 meaningful use, a place like tiny Cottage Hospital might not be the first that leaps to mind.
health IT
By Mike Miliard 10:54 am September 25, 2014
Most accountable care organizations have health information technology in place to improve quality and lower costs, but many say difficulties with data exchange are keeping them from reaching their potential.
United Regional
By Frank Irving 02:55 pm September 18, 2014
The 19-person IT department, headed by Dwayne McKee, director of clinical informatics and business intelligence, handles implementation of all clinical and financial systems for the 275-bed organization. In fact, most members of the department have some level of clinical experience or exposure.
By David Weldon 10:04 am September 17, 2014
As the Affordable Care Act shifts the reimbursement landscape, hospitals are adjusting their recruiting practices -- turning and eye toward outpatient services and seeking skilled data analysts.
By Anthony Vecchione 11:57 am September 15, 2014
The challenge for the Carolinas Healthcare System was to reduce the readmission rate for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The solution: predictive analytics.

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