Agencies such as the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute and the National Institutes of Health are funding a growing number of projects designed to more rapidly improve health services, patient outcomes and consumer experiences.
Cleveland Clinic spinoff Explorys collects and organizes data from hundreds of sources and gives providers and researchers tools and applications that allow them to comb through the data to identify patient risk factors, track outcomes and evaluate treatment success.
Along with the nation's remarkable growth in electronic health records come extraordinary opportunities to analyze "big data” and improve healthcare and lives. Those opportunities have spawned a wide range of analytical tools—each with its own potential for improving care.
Tech-savvy consumers are tracking their daily steps on pedometers, entering their food into calorie-counting sites and participating in online forums. But until recently, their digital health world operated entirely outside the realm they entered once they became ill.
Effective Aug. 3, Kevin Fitzpatrick will become CEO of CancerLinQ, a not-for-profit subsidiary of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
Dr. Gidi Stein was greatly dismayed when he heard about a malpractice case involving the death of a pediatric patient that was the result of a medication error. So in 2012, Stein co-founded a company that offers a big-data software platform to detect prescription errors before they happen.
Healthcare has lagged other industries in investment and innovation in information technology. Now, scrambling to catch up, hospitals and health systems are facing a tight supply of skilled IT managers and executives that is holding them back.
A Q&A with Truven Health's new chief data officer, Rich Holada, about what healthcare can learn from other industries, and why data doesn't have to be big to save lives.
The newly announced cyberattack against CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield and the massive earlier hacks at Premera Blue Cross and Anthem would have had a narrower impact if the health insurers hadn't retained customer data for so long, experts say.
Oncologists at the upcoming American Society of Clinical Oncology conference in Chicago will hear about progress on two big-data initiatives to improve cancer care.
Regarding the article “Getting the data stream flowing: Hospitals want monitoring devices and EHRs to communicate”, entering vitals such as blood pressure, respiration rate and oxygen saturation from electronic monitors directly into the electronic health record saves time and...
The ability to analyze massive amounts of data for improved outcomes, both financial and clinical, has a limitation: inaccurate data. Bad data, or dirty data as it is often called, are the Achilles' heel of actionable information. Unfortunately, in healthcare, there's too much of it.