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Google, Harvard team up for better insights into health IT

A new executive education program brings Google staff to Harvard Medical School in an attempt to help them better align technology with the needs of healthcare.

Report: Robust data analytics capabilities 'likely several years away'

Robust data analysis with be critical for health organizations as the industry moves from volume-based payment to a value-based system, but there's still a long road ahead for hospitals and health systems to get where they need to be, according to a market trends report from Chilmark Research.

Is Google planning to take over CMS?

Google may just be the next big player in the payer realm, Biogen Vice President Adam Koppel tells  MedCity News, as the tech giant aims to increase its influence in healthcare data analytics and may even aim to take the place of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.  

IT adoption lagging in population health initiatives

A majority of healthcare organizations embarking on population health initiatives are doing so without an IT solution in place, according to a HIMSS Analytics survey.

How big data paves the way for healthcare's future

Health data is paving the way for healthcare of the future; for example, more clinical and genetic information from cancer patients can help providers to better prescribe the right treatments and medication, according to Regenstrief Institute President and CEO William M. Tierney, M.D.

Data, analytics experience tops list of most desirable traits for C-suite execs

Data systems management and experience with advanced analytics are the two top skills C-suite level executives in healthcare must have to succeed, according to a new Black Book survey.

Data projects need support of providers, health system leaders to find success

When it comes to use of data in healthcare, one key component is collaboration between data scientists, physicians and others, according to Penn Medicine Chief Data Scientist Michael Draugelis.

Humana CIO: Allow consumers to get what they want, when they want it

​Humana is switching gears, moving away from a health-benefits mindset to one more focused on the consumer.  That's the main takeaway from Humana CIO Brian LeClaire's latest  column on  CIO.com,  in which he emphasizes the company's goal to get consumers what they want, when they want it.

Electronic data-sharing errors could compromise patient privacy

As data-sharing becomes more common in healthcare, the potential grows not just for hacking, but for errors that compromise patient safety and privacy.

Four ways data helps Minnesota's health department cut costs

Using data from readmissions, emergency department use and hospital admissions, the Minnesota Department of Public Health is finding room for improvement when it comes to cutting costs.