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The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has introduced a national database for hospital readmissions. 

BOSTON—Analysis of outside information helped a hospital determine what was causing changes in its patient census. 

BOSTON--“Payer contracts are not aligned with evidence-based recommendations, said Adrian Zai, MD, PhD, MPH, clinical director of population informatics at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), speaking at the Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum.

BOSTON—Analytics is not a strategy, said Nicholas Marko, MD, Geisinger Health System’s chief data officer, speaking at the Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum.

BOSTON—Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska set out to use its analytics tools to identify those patients who consistently drove high costs but didn’t show up on any other analytics efforts. Susan Beaton, senior director nurse care management and clinical policy, shared the organization’s experience during a session at the Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum.

HIMSS held its Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum recently, and the presentations showed an impressive range of work at organizations across the country to better inform care to achieve the triple aim.

BOSTON--One New York organization transformed from a business intelligence factory to a sophisticated provider of data analytics.

BOSTON—Pediatric medicine has about half the science of the adult world, said Charles Macias, director of the Evidence Based Outcomes Center at Texas Children’s Hospital, speaking at the Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum.

Analytics, data security concerns, retailization and patient empowerment are just some of the issues having a big impact on healthcare. These changes require changes in the way providers find and hire the right people to manage.

BOSTON—Healthcare is at the cusp of being transformed by Big Data, said Thomas Hill, PhD, executive director for analytics, Dell Statistica Software, Information Management Group, speaking at the Big Data and Healthcare Analytics Forum.

BOSTON—One in four people experience poor mental health during their lifetime but half don’t even get as far as their primary care provider for treatment. Those figures drive Jen Hyatt, who founded Big White Wall and spoke about her experience at the Connected Health Symposium held by Partners HealthCare.

Rather than wait for EHR vendors to incorporate quality measures into their software, researchers from Evanston, Illinois-based NorthShore University HealthSystem created a quality improvement and practice-based initiative in neurology using their EHR.