Reading this on a mobile device? Try our optimized mobile version here:

August 27, 2013
CHiME Healthcare CIO SmartBrief Special Report
News for healthcare CIOs
Sign up|Forward|Archive|Advertise

Healthcare CIO SmartBrief Special Report:
Employing Big Data in Health Care
Big Data can mean big achievements for health care providers -- but only if they have the ability, resources and staffing to collect, analyze and use that information. This Healthcare CIO SmartBrief Special Report looks at what is already being accomplished through Big Data and the challenges organizations face as they try to optimize that information.
Protecting Patient Data 
  • EHR algorithm shows efficacy in identifying diabetes patients
    A study in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making revealed using an EHR-based algorithm that scans patient data for diabetes symptoms helped identify patients with the disease more than 90% of the time and helped predict the exact diagnosis date in 78.4% of cases. Researchers said the algorithm also helped avoid delayed diagnosis in 11% of cases, enabling doctors to prescribe treatments sooner. EHR Intelligence (8/7) Email this Story
  • Other News
Delivering Epic Hyperspace Through VMware View Using Kiosk Mode and Zero Clients
VMware® Reference Implementation documents describe how real VMware customers have architected virtual desktop environments and deployed VMware View™. Download Whitepaper here.
Security in the Cloud 
  • Report: Health IT helps improve quality, care delivery
    A report by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality examines its "Improving Quality Through Clinician Use of Health IT" initiative, finding positive effects on evidence-based preventive and chronic care delivery, chronic disease control, provider satisfaction and more. The program is one of five AHRQ initiatives that address health IT's effects on quality and patient safety in ambulatory care. (8/15) Email this Story
  • Drug research to benefit from Big Data revolution, experts say
    Scientists are hoping that the advent of Big Data could help put an end to diseases such as cancer. Niven Narain, co-founder and president of Berg Pharma, says that analytics could yield significantly more targeted interventions and dramatically accelerate future drug pipelines. This new era of medicine could cut the time needed to bring drugs to market, MedImmune Executive Vice President Bahija Jallal said. Fox Business (8/16) Email this Story
  • Other News
Video: MetroHealth CIO on VMware View
Watch Metro Health CIO Bill Lewkowski and Technology Strategist Aivars Aspite explain the benefits of VMware View and Epic as the basis of their desktop virtualization strategy. Learn how the hospital is providing physicians and clinicians secure anytime, anywhere access to the data they need to provide the best possible patient care. Watch here.
Complying with Regulations 
  • As data gains importance, health IT workforce needs changing
    Meaningful use, EHR rollouts and ACOs have created a need for health IT workers who have expertise in data management and science, according to this article. A survey by HIMSS Analytics found that 30% of providers had to delay a health IT project until they could find staff members to do the job. Some providers are relying on outsourcing, while others hope the growing number of graduate programs in health care analytics will help fill the gaps. Government Health IT online (8/1) Email this Story
  • Providers face challenges in harnessing Big Data
    Clinical, financial and operational data all play a part in helping health care organizations cut costs, improve efficiency and boost patient care, but there are obstacles. Data analytics requires a more structured approach to data, yet 80% of health care data is unstructured, according to an Institute for Health Technology Transformation report released this year. To truly master advanced analytics, health care organizations will "need fairly sophisticated people to leverage [data] warehouses and take advantage of what [they] invested in," said Cynthia Burghard, research director for accountable care IT strategies with IDC Health Insights. (8/15) Email this Story
  • Other News
Product announcements appearing in SmartBrief are paid advertisements and do not reflect actual CHiME endorsements. The news reported in SmartBrief does not necessarily reflect the official position of CHiME.
Subscriber Tools
Print friendly format  | Web version  | Search past news  | Archive  | Privacy policy

Account Director: Aaron Kern (202) 407-7866
 Recent CHIME's Healthcare CIO SmartBrief Issues:   Lead Editor: Lisa Gough
Mailing Address:
SmartBrief, Inc.®, 555 11th ST NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20004
© 1999-2013 SmartBrief, Inc.® Legal Information