Tag Archives: clinical data

Analytics are becoming a habit of highly effective ACOs

Even the most practiced at population health management may struggle with one factor deemed by many to be crucial for success as an accountable care organization or ACO. The challenge? Implementing a health IT infrastructure and data analytics strategy. Health IT Analytics lists analytics as a defining capability of successful ACOs. It reports that a robust […]
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3 key elements of any effective analytics strategy

An effective analytics strategy can help provider organizations control costs and identify risks and opportunities – key techniques to succeeding in a world of payments based on outcomes rather than volume. Any effective analytical strategy needs three elements. 1. Highly accurate data Analytics tools that provide the most usable insights generally draw data from a […]
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Weintraub believes data usage needs next wave of evolution

When you take a look at all the data systems that the health care industry as a whole has in place, Michael Weintraub, President and CEO, Optum Analytics, said in an interview conducted at the Forbes HealthCare Summit, the challenge is that there are hundreds if not thousands of disparate enterprise software systems that need […]
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Weintraub foresees future data usage exploding

The amount and depth of health care information on individual patients and entire populations is huge and growing larger by the day, Michael Weintraub, President and CEO, Optum Analytics, said in an interview conducted at the Forbes HealthCare Summit, and this data represents a tremendous opportunity to influence the decision making process. “The capabilities are […]
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Peer into patients’ and populations’ futures with predictive analytics

Predicting the future. It’s the stuff of fantasy and metaphysics—seeing clearly what will happen and making bold decisions based on that future vision. But prediction is also part of our day-to-day lives. We rely on weather reports to predict temperature, precipitation and other environmental conditions. We count on credit card companies to predict how we […]
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Trusting predictive analytics

Most likely, the last time you purchased something online you were offered “recommendations” or saw what “others also liked.” The technology behind these common prompts uses predictive analytics. Your online merchant is leveraging data about your shopping and online searching behavior to predict their desired outcome — that you might buy something else! As we […]
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Making the most of health care claims data in value-based care

In my last blog post, I wrote about the need for using clinical data to create a comprehensive data set for analytics. The other side of that equation, however, is using claims data effectively. Providers already can more easily leverage claims data than clinical because of stronger reporting tools and standards, but there are some […]
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Clinical data a must for managing patient risk

In the new health care economy, we counsel providers seeking to strengthen their position should utilize a comprehensive data set. But too often, health care providers are limited in the data they use. Medicare claims data are their traditional source of data, and it’s often used as their main source of health care intelligence. It’s […]
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Aurora reduces heart failure admissions through analytics

Identifying and treating high-risk patients in the new health care economy can make a significant positive impact to your bottom line. But who, you ask, are our high-risk patients and how do we find them? I recently listened to Dr. Sylvia Meltzer talk about this issue and how Aurora Health Care found a viable solution. […]
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Sentara Medical Group puts improved predictive modeling into action

In a recent post, we discussed usability factors in predictive analytics. Today’s final post in the predictive analytics series will discuss an example of a provider that has used prediction to inform its population health management program. Predicting hospitalizations helps Sentara practice proactive care. Sentara Medical Group has 380 primary and specialty care physicians in […]
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