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Welcome to the data world. Many secrets are hidden in big data, and now, with the computing power to unearth them, analytics promises to deliver transformative power wherever it is put to work. Still, the technology is a relative newcomer in the healthcare world. Brett Furst, CEO of Arbormetrix, says there is nothing to fear – and that analysis of clinical data has much to offer the medical world. Here, he shares his top five requirements to succeed with, or at least get excited about, the power of clinical analytics. 1.
A recently released report by Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation proves the value of big data is certainly something to take seriously. And as more organizations create plans to make better use of and leverage their big data , Joe Petro, senior vice president of healthcare research and development at Nuance Communications, believes the industry is on the brink of seeing some pretty remarkable things as a result. Petro outlines six keys to the future of analytics and big data in healthcare.
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Help Drive the Data Revolution in Health Care One of the most important open government initiatives started over the past couple of years is the Health Data Initiative. Unlike many open government data initiatives, which throw open various data sets, and just hope they will become useful, the Department of Health and Human Services has done a great job of reaching out to developers to build great healthcare applications.
Back in 2010, the first health data initiative forum by the Dept. of Health and Human Services introduced the public to the idea of an agency releasing internal data in forms easy for both casual viewers and programmers to use. The third such forum, which took place last week in Washington, DC, was so enormous (1,400 participants) that it had to be held in a major convention center. Todd Park, who as CTO made HHS a leader in the open data movement, has moved up to take a corresponding role for the entire federal government. Open data is a world movement, and the developer challenges that the HDI forum likes to highlight are standard strategies for linking governments with app programmers. <img src="http://radar.oreilly.com/hdi_park.jpeg" width="173" border="0" alt="Todd Park on main stage" style="margin-bottom: 15px" /> Todd Park on main stage.
Cost savings are always key drivers of new initiatives. And in today's healthcare industry, as priorities continue to shift and pressure is added to increase revenues and improve outcomes, one element could be a key player in making it all happen: big data. "We think it's going to separate winners from losers in many markets over the next five years," said Russ Richmond, MD, CEO of healthcare solutions and consulting company Objective Health. "The institutions that are capable of first understanding where the market is going … are going to have tremendous advantages over the ones who can't or won't do this.
March 15, 2012 Watch Raquel Cabo from GE Healthcare’s Health Economics team talk about the data in the visualization. There is a wealth of data that shows the value to companies of investing in employee health.
Medical research would benefit greatly from massive, publicly shared sets of patient information. Reuters Last month, 30 experts from various backgrounds convened by the Kauffman Foundation issued a report, " Valuing Health Care ," that offered some familiar and some not-so-familiar recommendations for improving health-care outcomes and cost-effectiveness. Several of the lesser-known ones focused on how to best collect, aggregate, and share more and better patient health data. The data at issue includes: patients' medical records, which are now typically held by multiple doctors and hospitals; information that only patients know (e.g., behaviors and life and job histories); genetic information that is only just becoming cheaply available; and health data generated by researchers, pharmaceutical companies, and insurers. Although health data are highly sensitive and thus require protection, they are also a public good.
Healthcare stands to reap big rewards from the government's $200 million "big data" project, launched March 29 by the Obama Administration. [See also: Farzad Mostashari: Man on a digital mission ] Aiming to make the most of the fast-growing volume of digital data, the Obama Administration announced a “Big Data Research and Development Initiative,” pledging to “extract knowledge and insights from large and complex collections of digital data,” to help address the nation’s most pressing challenges.
As our healthcare systems become increasing connected and interdependent, protecting the privacy and integrity of patient data is critical. As health information exchanges (HIE), regional HIEs (RHIE) and health information service providers (HISP) become more prevalent, the importance of following best practices implementing security for the exchanging of data with external partners should be a key objective. Public Key Infrastructure, or PKI, is the technology used to ensure that healthcare data is protected while being transported between partners over the Internet. Following are the three functions provided by PKI encryption/decryption services for the secure exchange of health care data:
Health :: Features :: January 27, 2012 :: :: Email :: Print In his new book, cardiologist Eric Topol explores the ways in which the digital age is transforming medicine By Eric Topol Editor's Note: The following is an excerpt from The Creative Destruction of Medicine: How the Digital Revolution Will Create Better Health Care (Basic Books, 2012), by Eric Topol, a professor of innovative medicine and the director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute.
Healthcare providers seek to significantly improve the standard of care they deliver. They aim to consistently incentivize best practices across all networks of care, identify and implement evidence-based medicine, reduce readmission rates, and deliver real-time reporting of infectious diseases. Providers are also investing in the promise of personalized medicine by updating their technology with unified data integration of genomic and clinical data, entity extraction, and natural language processing of clinical notes. Significant obstacles block providers from achieving their vision. The scale of the data, variable formats, and disconnected locations of critical healthcare information make unified analysis a significant challenge. Insufficient and inflexible data integration prevents the resolution and fusion of patient identification and records.
Last week was the massive Salesforce.com user conference Dreamforce (massive in that there were more attendees at Dreamforce then this year’s HIMSS!). We’ve been reviewing more than a few articles and writings written by those who attended the event. In the few short years of its existence (~13yrs) Salesforce.com has become one of the leading Customer Relationship Management (CRM) vendors in the market and basically pushed the previous leader Siebel to the brink and into the arms of Oracle.
Validity of electronic health record-derived quality measurement for performance monitoring -- Parsons et al.+ Author Affiliations Correspondence to Dr Amanda Parsons, Health Care Access & Improvement, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 42-09 28th Street, 12th Floor, Queens, NY 11101, USA; email@example.com Received 18 August 2011 Accepted 21 December 2011 Published Online First 16 January 2012 Abstract Background Since 2007, New York City's primary care information project has assisted over 3000 providers to adopt and use a prevention-oriented electronic health record (EHR). Participating practices were taught to re-adjust their workflows to use the EHR built-in population health monitoring tools, including automated quality measures, patient registries and a clinical decision support system. Practices received a comprehensive suite of technical assistance, which included quality improvement, EHR customization and configuration, privacy and security training, and revenue cycle optimization.
Mobile devices, data breaches and patient privacy rights were some of the most talked-about topics in health IT in 2011, and according to expert opinions complied by ID Experts, 2012 won’t be any different. In fact, experts continue to predict an upswing in mobile and social media usage, response plans, and even reputation fallout. Eleven industry experts outlined healthcare data trends to look for in 2012. 1. Mobile devices could mean trouble.