Posts Tagged ‘big data’

Infographic: Big Data Challenges

March 17th, 2017 by Melanie Matthews

Healthcare organizations rely on a narrow swatch of data, thus creating a big hurdle in effectively predicting and preventing claim fraud, waste and abuse (FWA) with advanced profiling and analytics, according to a new infographic by SCIO Health Analytics.

The infographic looks at the sources of data used to identify FWA, levels of sophisticated analytics data use and the type of analytic resources used.

2016 Healthcare Benchmarks: Data Analytics and IntegrationThe 2016 Healthcare Benchmarks: Data Analytics and Integration assembles hundreds of metrics on data analytics and integration from hospitals, health plans, physician practices and other responding organizations, charting the impact of data analytics on population health management, health outcomes, utilization and cost.

2016 Healthcare Benchmarks: Data Analytics and Integration examines the goals, data types, collection processes, program elements, challenges and successes shared by healthcare organizations responding to the January 2016 Data Analytics survey by the Healthcare Intelligence Network. Click here for more information.

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Infographic: Big Data Creates Big Improvements in Healthcare

November 6th, 2015 by Melanie Matthews

Effective use of big data in healthcare could add $300 million to the healthcare industry, according to a new infographic by Evariant.

The infographic looks at how big data creates big improvements in healthcare.

Big Data Creates Big Improvements in Healthcare

Innovative Plan-Provider Ventures: Case Studies From Anthem and Aetna provides the details of two case studies of plans and providers that are collaborating on value-based care models:

  • Vivity, a collaboration between seven prestigious California health systems and Anthem Blue Cross of California, promises to improve quality and share cost savings among the participating entities.
  • Innovation Health, the northern Virginia health plan owned 50-50 by Aetna Inc. and Inova Health System, represents a great example of an “alignment” structure, with the new health plan allowing the provider and carrier to tap into each other’s expertise to lower costs, grow market share and move to value-based payment.

Written for consumers and employers seeking strategies to reduce coverage costs and improve outcomes, Innovative Plan-Provider Ventures: Case Studies From Anthem and Aetna answers questions such as:

  • What challenges does a health plan joint venture pose for day-to-day operations and long-term strategic planning? How do these organizations overcome them?
  • How do they scale up without cannibalizing existing health plan membership?
  • How do the partners address technology problems, including variations in financial systems?
  • How do they structure outsourcing arrangements to handle sales, marketing, claims processing, provider network development and other functions?
  • Are these models replicable in other markets? What other paths are insurers and providers following to develop innovative new insurance models?

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Infographic: Big Data in Healthcare

April 15th, 2015 by Melanie Matthews

Big data holds a lot of promise for the healthcare industry, according to a new infographic by Mana LLC.

Precision medicine, biopharmaceutical R&D productivity, mobile health and telemedicine have already seen impacts from big data. The infographic takes an in-depth look at the potential for reduced spending with big data use and the greatest big data opportunity in healthcare.

2015 Healthcare Benchmarks: Telehealth & TelemedicineThe world of digitally enabled care is exploding: the number of patients using telehealth services will rise to 7 million in 2018, according to IHS Technology; healthcare apps and ‘wearables’ are trending in technology circles; and CMS’s new ‘Next Generation ACO’ model features modifications to expand telehealth coverage.

2015 Healthcare Benchmarks: Telehealth & Telemedicine delivers actionable new telehealth metrics on technologies, program components, successes and ROI from more than 100 healthcare organizations. This 60-page report, now in its fourth year, documents benchmarks on current and planned telehealth and telemedicine initiatives, with historical perspective from 2009 to present.

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Infographic: Healthcare and Big Data

August 18th, 2014 by Melanie Matthews

Over 63 percent of stakeholders in the United States believe big data has a positive impact on healthcare, according to a new study by APCO.

The study results, highlighted in the infographic below, also found that most United States respondents do not believe big data can improve individual health outcomes either by monitoring patient or by provider behavior, but believe that it can expand new product development by analyzing research data and improve healthcare transparency.

Healthcare & Big Data

Stratifying High-Risk, High-Cost Patients Benchmarks, Predictive Algorithms and Data AnalyticsHealthcare organizations employ a variety of tools and analytics to identify high-risk, high-cost patients for targeted population health interventions. Stratifying High-Risk, High-Cost Patients: Benchmarks, Predictive Algorithms and Data Analytics presents a range of risk stratification practices to determine candidates for health coaching, case management, home visits, remote monitoring and other initiatives designed to engage individuals with chronic illness, improve health outcomes and reduce healthcare spend.

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Infographic: EHRs and the Data of Healthcare

June 30th, 2014 by Jackie Lyons

Dialysis, internal medicine/pediatrics and nephrology are among the top five specialties to adopt the use of electronic health records (EHRs), according to a new infographic from Berkeley School of Information.

This infographic also shows EHR adoption by site ownership and state, as well as current and future EHR trends and statistics.

Want to know more about EHRs and other healthcare technology trends? 2013 Healthcare Benchmarks: Telehealth & Telemedicine is packed with actionable new information from more than 125 healthcare organizations on their utilization of telehealth & telemedicine. This 60-page report, now in its third year, documents trends and metrics on current and planned telehealth and telemedicine initiatives and includes a year-over-year comparison of telehealth trends from 2009 to present.

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Guest Post: 4 Tech Trends That Will Increase Patient Engagement in 2014

February 13th, 2014 by Jim Rock

Improvements in healthcare information technology in the last decade have led to a fundamental shift in the way healthcare providers operate. The use of electronic health records is now widespread and healthcare professionals have access to immense amounts of data. While technology has improved clinical performance in many ways, patient engagement has certainly suffered a setback.

Today’s healthcare professionals are tied to technology. Whether documenting care at a computer terminal or looking up patient history on a tablet, clinicians are left with less time to engage directly with patients. In fact, data entry can take up to one-third of a clinician’s day.

Clinicians want to spend more time interacting with patients versus engaging with technology, and patients deserve it. By increasing the time spent working with and educating patients, clinicians can improve patient satisfaction, increase Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS®) survey scores, and provide a better overall patient experience.

The following are four technology trends that will impact patient engagement in 2014:

  • Voice Enablement: Traditional voice recognition systems in the healthcare industry aren’t designed for mobile healthcare providers. Clinicians, nurses and therapists who are constantly on the move need speech recognition and audio output technologies optimized for their unique workflow. In 2014, mobile voice recognition systems will increase clinical efficiency and allow clinicians to document care in an intuitive manner, in real time, at the point of care. Technology that overlays voice capabilities on the EMR will give clinicians greater mobility and allow them to spend more time with patients at the bedside.
  • Big Data Mobile Access: Now that clinicians have access to more data than ever before, they need a way to access the information easily and remotely. Clinicians should be able to access vital health information without being tied to a computer screen. Mobile EMR solutions can help bring big data to the bedside where clinicians can focus on making important decisions that impact the patient’s safety and satisfaction.
  • BYOD: Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies are growing in popularity and will continue to do so in 2014. The ability to access records and data from any location on a mobile device gives clinicians more freedom and increased mobility. BYOD policies have been found to increase clinical efficiency, improve clinical productivity, and in turn increase patient engagement.
  • Secure Texting: Secure texting solutions for healthcare organizations offer many benefits to clinicians and patients. Clinicians can feel confident sending health information with a secure solution, which leads to open communication between staff and patients. Patients will welcome the convenience of communicating with their healthcare providers via text message, and a secure solution will ensure patient information remains safe and private.
  • In summary, all members of the healthcare industry, from care providers and healthcare organizations to vendors and engineers, must work together in 2014 to make sure new technologies pay off for patients in the form of increased time with clinicians, higher patient satisfaction and a more collaborative healthcare experience.

Jim Rock has been the president of Vocollect Healthcare Systems, a division of Honeywell, Inc., since 2009. Rock leads the team that delivers voice-enabled, mobile technology solutions for the healthcare market, including VoiceFirst by Honeywell. Throughout his career, he has been at the forefront of highly complex product development and market launch efforts in extremely competitive business climates both domestically and internationally. Prior to Vocollect, Rock was CEO of Akustica, Inc., a semiconductor designer and manufacturer, where his team successfully competed against blue chip organizations in global technology markets. Prior to Akustica, Rock was an EVP and GM at Cambridge Technology Partners, a leading information technology company.

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