Tag Archives: Big Data

Forget Bigger Data – Personalized Medicine Needs Smarter Data to Reach its Full Potential

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The advent of big data has helped enable the growth of personalized medicine. But if machine learning and analytics are to truly help transform health care, it won’t be through bigger data, but through harmonized, smarter data.… Continue reading this entry

Health Care Big Data - Share Your Insights

As health care industry participants, we invite you to complete a two-question survey from Foley & Lardner LLP and The Health Management Academy regarding your organization’s use of Big Data. For purposes of the survey, we define “Big Data” as follows: “Big Data is a process to deliver decision-making insights. The process uses people and … Continue reading this entry

Why the Health Care Industry Needs to Focus on Data-Flow Restrictions in China

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U.S. health care providers, device manufacturers, lab managers, health information technology and telemedicine/telehealth project investors, and other industry members involved in projects in China, need to be aware of a long and growing list of China-specific data-flow and content restrictions. These restrictions are increasingly concerning in light of the health care industry’s growing use of … Continue reading this entry

CMS Releases Stage 3 Meaningful Use Proposed Rule

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) released the Stage 3 proposed rule to the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Records Incentive Programs (“Proposed Rule”) on March 20, 2015. To provide context, eligible professionals (“EPs”) and hospitals must attest to demonstrating meaningful use of certified electronic health record (“EHR”) technology to qualify for incentive payments … Continue reading this entry

Big Data Creates New Opportunities for Health Care Entities

Big Data — the ability to collect, process, and interpret massive amounts of information — has reached health care. Technology has created new business opportunities for health care entities — covered entities, business associates, and others — to use health data for financial purposes. This is true not only where the financial remuneration is for … Continue reading this entry

Three Key Components to Physician Buy-In for Telemedicine

It appears some people believe physicians are slow adopters to new avenues of health care delivery. Our recent survey of senior-level health care executives identified securing physician support as their second largest challenge to implementing telemedicine practices. Recognizing that there are several important factors that go into developing a strong telemedicine program, here are three … Continue reading this entry

Building the Oncology System of the Future: Transforming Patient Care Through Data Transparency and Analytics

Virtually everyone agrees that the time is now to seriously reexamine our fragmented, expensive healthcare system and to innovate sustainable approaches to curing its ills. At the center of this activity is the patient, as the ultimate consumer of healthcare services. Until recently, patients largely have been shielded from healthcare costs by health insurance and … Continue reading this entry

Big Data: Is Your Health Care Organization Prepared?

Big Data has become a big buzzword, but many healthcare organizations are just beginning to determine how to put Big Data to work for them. With the adoption of electronic health records and the transition to ICD-10, hospitals and other healthcare organizations are collecting more data than ever. One analyst predicts that by 2020, the … Continue reading this entry