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Video: 10 Healthcare Analytics Trends for 2016

In 2016 we will continue to see healthcare organizations focused on the 2 D’s. Digital and Data. In our recent guide, 10 Healthcare Analytics Trends for 2016,  we take a look at ten analytics trends healthcare executives need to be thinking about in 2016 and beyond.

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10 Healthcare Analytics Trends for 2016: Trend #6

TREND #6: USE PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS TO REDUCE READMISSIONS AND IMPROVE OUTCOMES Predictive Analytics solutions uncover insights from trends and patterns to determine the impact of operational adjustments and market forces on healthcare organizations. Statistical analysis and predictive modeling expand on the findings gained through business intelligence solutions to answer “What will happen?” given certain business […]

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10 Healthcare Analytics Trends for 2016: Trend #2

INTEGRATE CLINICAL AND CLAIMS DATA TO ENABLE POPULATION HEALTH MANAGEMENT INSIGHT Technology-enabled population health initiatives have traditionally relied solely on either clinical data or claims data. While this method has value, there is a tremendous opportunity for healthcare organizations to take population health efforts to the next level by integrating both clinical and claims data. […]

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Beyond the BI Strategy: 4 Steps to ROI

In a recent issue of PC Today (www.pctoday.com), there was a quote by Cindi Howson of BI Scorecard that really stuck in my mind: “There are far too many cases of companies having good data, good tools, but a culture that’s a barrier to using that data for action.” Frequently, outside consultants are brought into […]

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Healthcare Benchmarking Part 2 of 2

In my last blog post, I introduced the fundamentals and importance of healthcare benchmarking. I highlighted the benefits of benchmarking as well as the advantages and disadvantages of various types of benchmarking. The main point I hope you took away was that regardless of the type of benchmarking, the purpose is the same – to […]

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ACA’s Quality Rating System – An opportunity to gain market share

Starting in 2015 all issuers of Qualified Health Plans (QHPs) on the Healthcare Marketplace will need to provide Quality Rating System (QRS) measurements that will be aggregated and scored to provide consumers with a star rating for each product offered. Although there are still details to be worked out by CMS, the required measures for the […]

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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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What will it take to decrease nursing home readmissions? #HIMSS14

HIE, clinical data, quality measures, financial and claims data along with healthcare analytics – what does it take to decrease readmission rates in nursing homes? There is so much attention these days on making the most of all of the clinical and financial data regarding healthcare, hospital readmission costs and reimbursement, but do we really […]

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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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A healthcare treasure map leading to a single data warehouse

I’ve waited 20 years for my Treasure Map.  Yes, a map with hidden passages, remote islands and an “X” to mark the spot.  As kids, some of us hunted in our yards looking for buried treasures.  Kids today use smart phone apps for activities like “Geocaching” to explore public and urban spaces.  What do we […]

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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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