Healthcare News & Insights

Big data & healthcare facilities management: What hospital c-suites need to know

Fixed assets, such as buildings, infrastructure and equipment, are often a hospital’s largest ones. The inventory, condition and reliability of these assets, however, remains elusive for many hospital executives. Capital investment planning is based on limited info, leading to an often inefficient allocation of scarce capital resources. Will these assets live up to their expected […] [MORE]

A healthcare data revolution – The case for data visualization

With data volumes increasing exponentially, health care can no longer rely on antiquated data presentation tools like spreadsheets and tables. In this guest post, Mark Jahn, a consultant with a California-based healthcare management consulting firm, shows how new and creative means of data visualization are helping users more effectively determine findings and trends, communicate analytical […] [MORE]

Spot & stop medication nonadherence with data analytics

Patient nonadherence to medication is one of the biggest problems facing providers and hospitals today. Treatment doesn’t work if someone doesn’t follow instructions, but how can facilities spot those patients – and convince them to change their behavior? Strategic use of patient data can help. 

How to make big data work for your next project: 4 strategies

Projects that analyze big data give hospitals unique opportunities to explore problems and develop effective, efficient solutions. But before your facility begins its next big data project, try these best practices. 

Report reveals why most Big Data projects fail

Big Data has been getting a lot of attention lately, especially in health care. However, a recent survey says many attempts to start Big Data projects fail before they’re completed. 

What is big data, and why should healthcare firms care?

Like companies in many other industries, healthcare organizations have access to much more information coming in at a much faster pace than ever before. And firms that don’t figure out how to use that information may be losing money.