Category Archive: data analytics

3 strategies Oscar employs to reach and retain enrollees

In its ongoing effort to attract and retain enrollees, health insurance startup Oscar relies on technology and hands-on member engagement strategies, CEO Mario Schlosser writes a blog post for America’s Health Insurance Plans.

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Federal and private insurers take on larger portion of mental health spending

Private and federal insurers have gradually absorbed a bigger chunk of spending on mental health services over the last three decades even as spending on substance abuse treatment has remained steady, according to a study published in Health …

How a Florida university combined IT, analytics in healthcare degree program

When Florida International University set out to create a graduate-level healthcare informatics program in its business school, it faced issues such as university politics, attracting the right faculty and accommodating students from diverse background…

The role of business intelligence vs. analytics at Geisinger

Geisinger Health System, which has become known for initiatives using big data in clinical care, still considers business intelligence (BI) tools “the workhorses of what we do,” Chief Data Officer Nicholas Marko, M.D., tells Healthcare IT News.

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National Cancer Institute launches genomic data commons as part of PMI, Cancer Moonshot

A data system that will contain some of the biggest genomic datasets in the world is launching today as part of President Barack Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative and Vice President Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot.

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NIH’s Kathy Hudson: Engaging patients in Precision Medicine Initiative will be ‘super challenging’

Engaging patients is a key opportunity for clinical research–especially for programs like the Precision Medicine Initiative–but it’s also one of the biggest challenges, Kathy Hudson, Ph.D., deputy director for science, outreach and policy at the National Institutes of Health, said during the Office of the National Coordinator’s annual meeting.

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Kathleen Sebelius: Patient engagement may be biggest element to change healthcare delivery systems

It’s finally the time of the consumer in healthcare, and the industry will listen and respond to patients’ voices, former Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius said in a fireside chat with HHS Acting Assistant Secretary for Health Karen DeSalvo.

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Montefiore tests semantic data lake’s predictive capabilities

Montefiore Medical Center in New York plans to go live in July with a program that incorporates its semantic data lake to predict when patients are likely to have a major event within 48 hours, according to HealthITAnalytics.read more

Despite innovative ailment prediction tools, docs still rely on human touch

Computer programs can now help physicians better predict illness in patients, but that doesn’t mean doctors want technology to do their jobs for them.

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Geisinger working toward real-time use of patient data

Geisinger Health System is pressing forward in using patient data in real time, according to John Kravitz, senior vice president and CIO of the organization.read more

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