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7 Big Data Solutions Try To Reshape Healthcare

Big data medicine is still largely unproven, but that's not stopping several medical centers and analytics vendors from jumping in with both feet.
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Humedica offers a cloud-based population-wide analytics system. It connects patient information across varied medical settings -- ambulatory and inpatient -- and time periods to generate a longitudinal view of patient care. The company has data on close to 25 million patients in more than 30 states, which allows individual clients to compare their performance against a very large population.

The company's service integrates, normalizes and validates clinical data from across the continuum of care to include not only medications, lab results, vital signs, demographics, hospitalizations and outpatient visits, but also physician notes and lab results, taking advantage of both structured and unstructured data. Its client base draws from four categories: integrated delivery networks (IDN), large academic medical centers, multi-hospital health systems and large multi-practice medical groups.

A case in point: Mid Hudson Medical Group's patient-centered medical home has been using Humedica's MinedShare analytics service to measure its patient population and compare its services against industry best practices.

For instance, the 125-physician practice was able to extract data on its diabetic patients to determine which patients had a HgA1c reading above 7% on their last visit -- an indication of less-than-optimal blood glucose control -- and who had not been seen by a physician in 12 months. With that ammunition in hand, the medical home reached out to these at-risk patients and were able to see about one-third of them at least once within the first eight months of the program. In this group, one-third achieved an HgA1c under 8% and 60% of those with an HgA1c over 9% are being intensively managed through frequent visits with their primary care physician.

As further evidence that Mid Hudson is seeing a return on its investment in the clinical metrics provided by Humedica MinedShare, the provider has now achieved level 3 recognition by the National Committee on Quality (NCQA).

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