Hospitals Looking to Implement ‘Mission Control’ Centers Powered by Data Analytics

Data analytics is at the center of one health system’s plan to create a “mission control” center with a “Wall of Analytics” to help improve service and outcomes at all the hospitals it manages.

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Chicago Hospital Finds Glitch in Medicare’s Hospital Compare Statistical Calculations
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Chicago Hospital Finds Glitch in Medicare’s Hospital Compare Statistical Calculations

After officials at Rush University Medical Center noted a sharp drop in its quality ratings by CMS, an internal analysis revealed that the agency has been using faulty math to calculate the agency’s star ratings since 2016.

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Data Scientist Shortage Creates Competitive Job Market for Analytics, Informatics

According to a Bloomberg analysis, job postings for data scientists rose 75 percent from January 2015 to January 2018 at the popular job search website Indeed.com.

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AHIMA Releases New Informatics Toolkit for HIM Professionals

The toolkit provides tools for health informatics and information management professionals to assist them in meeting the growing demand for informatics competencies in healthcare.

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Providers and Google Team Up to Use EHR Data in Machine Learning

Google recently announced a partnership with University of Chicago Medicine to use information collected in EHRs to predict and prevent certain risk factors.

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Patient Advocates Discuss Harnessing the Untapped Health Data Horde

With the proliferation of biomedical research “megaprojects,” we are collecting massive amounts of data that present a challenge to the scientists who seek to make sense of and harness that data.

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