I’ve noticed an interesting pattern with some of our healthcare customers. First, they tell us that they are either struggling or taking too long to answer the basic questions, be it for metrics, or regulatory reports, or basic running of the hospital. Then, they start their big data and analytics
Bedside manner is something that some physicians have in spades and others totally lack. It’s not just a matter of personalities, etiquette and social pleasantries. Depending on the patient’s situation, it can make as much difference as medication, therapy and surgery in influencing whether
I recently spoke with a healthcare CIO to explore his perspective on the challenges of managing reference data. The points he raised reminded me of a similar conversation almost two years ago, although the two conversations had very different origins. I think the convergence of thinking stems from
I was curious if there were any updated stats on the number of healthcare organizations that are currently using analytics as part of their strategy to improve health outcomes, prevent disease and engage patients more effectively. I ran across a 2012 study from CHIME and eHealth Initiative that
Healthcare organizations are leveraging the IBM Big Data & Analytics platform to capture all of the information about a patient to get a more complete view for insight into care coordination and outcomes-based reimbursement models, population health management, and patient engagement and
Managing reference data in a healthcare system or a payer organization is not easy. While trying to wrap my head around this vexing requirement, I pondered how many coding systems I’ve learned in my health information management career.
Despite still being 39 (I celebrate the anniversary of my
I’ve been trying to delve into a topic I normally avoid—clinical trials. But it’s not about how clinical trials are run, or how to design one. I’m more interested in what happens to clinical trials data once they are completed.
Do folks actually mine their clinical trial archive for insights?
Big data means different things for different industries. The definition also differs within an organization, across departments and management layers within IT and business. Within IBM, big data spans four dimensions: volume, velocity, variety and veracity. At The Big Data Institute (TBDI), big
One of the key best practices for successful implementation of a big data analytics solution is to validate the business use case for big data. It will help organization with two important aspects for success:
1. Keeping the scope limited
2. Helping to measure the success of a solution that
The transition to a healthcare pay-for-performance model is driven by both regulatory and consumer factors. Let's dig into the key drivers and information needs that will be critical to harness and leverage to manage the challenges posed by this new model.
The key regulatory drivers include changes
Increasingly, recent conversations with customers around the world have included the need to address multiple types of data, commonly called “multi-domain” in master data management (MDM) circles. This stems from several factors: an increasing emphasis on data exchange; the rise of accountable care
It is my privilege to support government sector marketing for IBM. We live in a complex and sometimes dangerous world with growing threats to public safety, national security and the environment. We expect more and more from our governments and at the same time, there are significant economic and
Healthcare involves several domains of data, including patient/person, provider, insurance and reference data. Outside of healthcare, the patient/person domain would be called customer, and in a real sense, the healthcare patient is a customer of the payer or the healthcare provider. Increasingly,
Lately, many news outlets have been rehashing some of the same old stories about how our government agencies are drowning in paper, with pictures of Veteran’s Administration file rooms looking like outtakes from the “Hoarders” TV program, complete with sagging floors from the weight of the floor-to