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#HIMSS16 Perspective: Interview with Martin Sizemore, CDO

Today’s #HIMSS16 Perspective is from Martin Sizemore (@MartinSizemore). Martin is the Chief Data Officer (CDO) at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC. The Chief Data Officer (CDO) is the visionary executive responsible for providing technical and strategic leadership for the enterprise Business Intelligence and Data Management program. The CDO chairs the enterprise Business Intelligence […]

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Tackling Healthcare Data Challenges at #HIMSS16

We are well into the transformation of healthcare from a fee-for-service model to one based on outcomes. There has been a lot of buzz in the industry around population health management and an increasing interest in precision medicine. We talk about the need to control costs as margins continue to erode and the need to connect […]

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10 Healthcare Analytics Trends for 2016: Trend #10

TREND #10: POSITION BIG DATA TECHNOLOGIES TO ENABLE THE EVERYDAY USE OF DATA SCIENCE The Internet of Things (IoT) has been growing significantly as consumers and businesses recognize the benefits of connecting devices to the Internet. Gartner, Inc. forecasts that there will be 25 billion “connected things” by 2020. Healthcare organizations are also beginning to […]

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#HIMSS15 Hot Topic: Remote Patient Monitoring and Big Data

I’m learning lots at HIMSS this week about remote patient monitoring. I’m very interested in the subject of harvesting data from patient monitoring devices and mashing it up with structured data about patients. I am awestruck when I consider the possibilities. “Personal IT” and remote patient monitoring technologies (RPM) are set for incredible growth and […]

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No Easy Outs in Healthcare BI, but a New Approach

When you played baseball as a youngster, and stepped into the batter’s box, the last thing you wanted to be was an “easy out”. Ironically, today many healthcare organizations are looking for the “easy out” to rapidly develop the business intelligence reporting needed to address regulatory reporting demands, population health management and chronic condition management, […]

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10 Benefits of Enterprise Information Management in Healthcare

This month, we completed an interview with our healthcare analytics strategist, Juliette Silver. We wanted to understand how enterprise information management strategies can specifically optimize business performance, reduce costs, mitigate risks and improve quality of care. From the interview, I take away at least 10 major benefits to establishing and leveraging an enterprise information management strategy in […]

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Why business intelligence isn’t the end game for health analytics

A few years ago, I transplanted my family from the south to Washington DC.  I love the Capital, for its history, its influence, but we quickly realized we had left Mayberry and arrived on Jupiter.  Horns honked and people moved around briskly.  Maybe it was us – our naiveté — or maybe it was the […]

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Analyzing the healthcare industry tipping point using Therbligs

Do you remember therbligs from your Operations Management class?  The word therblig was the creation of Frank Bunker Gilbreth and Lillian Moller Gilbreth, American industrial psychologists who invented the field of time and motion study. It is a reversal of the name Gilbreth, with ‘th’ transposed. Therbligs are 18 kinds of elemental motions used in the study of motion economy in the workplace. A workplace […]

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Can you predict my future? Predictive analytics at #HIMSS14

While my interest is always in the convergence of technology like the Internet of Things and healthcare IT, the role of sensors in managing health and wellness is just exploding.  “The most popular device functionality in the wearable tech market is heart rate monitoring, with nearly 12 million such devices shipped in 2013. Pedometers and activity […]

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Database inferencing to get to trusted healthcare data

A health insurance client of mine recently embarked on an initiative to truly have “trusted data” in its Enterprise Data Warehouse so that business leaders could make decisions based on accurate data.  However, how can one truly know if your data is trustable??   In addition to having solid controls in place (e.g., unique indexes on […]

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5 Reasons Big Data Improves Personalization of Medicine

I enjoyed an article today in IT Business Edge about the ways that Big Data is improving outcomes. We hear that all the time, right? But what does it really mean? Why does more (and better) patient data lead to improved healthcare for all? When business intelligence is leveraged properly to deliver insights to healthcare […]

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Social Meets Clinical Meets Research: Big Data in Medicine

I was intrigued immediately when I read that The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York hired the former data scientist for Facebook, Jeff Hammerbacher, to develop and refine their predictive analytics capabilities.  It seems like a collision of the planets!  Is it possible that this social media data scientist could break the code of […]

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