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Analytics Enhance Community Health Reporting
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Partnership between Premier and University of North Carolina Charlotte improves nonprofit hospitals community health needs assessment process.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 4/17/2014
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Cloud Holdouts Face Tipping Point
Jasmine  McTigue, Principal, McTigue Analytics
Commentary
If your technology strategy doesn't emphasize a phased approach to cloud architectures during the next 18 months, it might be time to look for a new job.
By Jasmine McTigue Principal, McTigue Analytics, 4/17/2014
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Accountable Care Success Requires Strong Health IT
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
The accountable care organization model has produced mixed results to date. In ACO success stories, technologies such as analytics play a big role.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 4/16/2014
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ICD-10 Delay: Politics Trump Health Data Quality
Mark Braunstein,
Commentary
With a fresh delay for ICD-10 compliance, US healthcare providers and patients remain trapped in debate. Is higher quality clinical data worth the cost of more detailed data collection?
By Mark Braunstein , 4/16/2014
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Could Insurance Cover Your Next Fitness Band?
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Consumers will sport almost 112 million wearables by 2018 -- most of them gadgets that track health-related metrics. Insurers have incentives to help the trend along.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 4/15/2014
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MapR Brings Spark In-Memory Analysis To Hadoop
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
News
MapR adds Apache Spark to its Hadoop distribution to power machine learning plus ad hoc, graph, and streaming analysis. Databricks partners on support.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 4/11/2014
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Explorys Cloud Services Power Accountable Care Organizations
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare
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Explorys uses combination of big data and specific patient data to improve care, lower costs.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare, 4/10/2014
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Hadoop Jobs: Where To Find Them
Kevin Casey,
News
One in three IT jobs requiring Hadoop skills is based in California, but other regions should see big-data-related hiring increases in the next few years, says Dice.com.
By Kevin Casey , 4/7/2014
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Crowdfunding The Next Healthcare Hit
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Crowdfunding adds a new route for small entrepreneurs to raise money to develop healthcare inventions and bring them to market. Here are 10 promising products looking to raise money.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 4/7/2014
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Federal Health Agencies Aim To Cut Red Tape
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
The FDA, ONC, and FCC release proposal to clarify oversight of health IT, reduce patient risk, and empower innovation.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 4/4/2014
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Pivotal Subscription Points To Real Value In Big Data
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
Commentary
Pivotal deal offers five analytical options and, in a swipe at Cloudera and Hortonworks, unlimited Hadoop storage without charges by the terabyte.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 4/3/2014
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Medical Software Brings Intuitive Interface To Health Records
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare
News
With a 3D anatomical model on the iPad, Modernizing Medicine taps the power of touch to simplify electronic health records and medical coding.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare, 4/3/2014
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Pfizer Connects Dots To Deliver Better Treatments
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
News
The pharmaceutical company, No. 1 in the InformationWeek Elite 100 ranking, uses big data to tailor treatments to specific patient populations.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 4/2/2014
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Merck Optimizes Manufacturing With Big Data Analytics
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
News
Pharmaceutical firm uses Hadoop to crunch huge amounts of data so it can develop vaccines faster. One of eight profiles of InformationWeek Elite 100 Business Innovation Award winners.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 4/2/2014
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Big Data In The Home
Jeff Bertolucci,
News
Home security, energy management, and health monitoring tools will bring the Internet of Things to the connected home.
By Jeff Bertolucci , 4/1/2014
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ICD-10: Painful To Implement, Painful To Delay
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare
News
Congress is on the verge of delaying healthcare's new diagnosis code system for another year -- a relief to doctors, but a pain for CIOs.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare, 3/31/2014
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Easy-to-Mock ICD-10 Diagnosis Codes...
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare
News
...and the logic behind them.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare, 3/27/2014
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Agencies See Big Data As Cure For Healthcare Ills
Elena Malykhina, Technology Journalist
News
Federal healthcare agencies believe big data will improve the nation's health -- but few are prepared to use it, a study finds.
By Elena Malykhina Technology Journalist, 3/26/2014
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Startup Aims To Unlock Family Medical History
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare
Commentary
Sharing healthcare data among family members, with less concern for privacy, could result in better healthcare, says Zibdy Health.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare, 3/26/2014
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Growing Beyond Yesterday's Population Health Management
Jason Burke,
Commentary
Data can transform healthcare, but not with just any ordinary analytics.
By Jason Burke , 3/26/2014
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