Moody’s: Cyberattack threat could affect credit ratings

Greg Nelson Business of Healthcare

As if organizations didn’t have enough to be concerned about with cyberattacks, credit ratings may be at risk as well in the future.  I suppose this makes sense– between any potential lawsuits or federal/state fines, the liquidity of a health organization is at risk if they are shown to have leaked patient information.  Just another reason why security education is …

Adoption of Self-service Analytics Tools Remains Stagnant | Information Management Online

Greg Nelson Healthcare Analytics, Our Thots

Here at ThotWave, we see the adoption of self-service analytics tools to be ‘Phase 2’ in an organization’s journey to becoming a learning health system (Phase 1, btw, is making the commitment to being data-driven and developing a core analytics team.) So of course, this article piqued my interest in discussing how, across industries, self service analytics tool adoption is …

Medal, Apervita share 21k analytics algorithms with the medical world

Greg Nelson Healthcare Analytics

In case you haven’t heard, Apervita is a new company with a business model of commercializing various health analytic outputs in an online market.  There you can purchase predictive models, data sets, risk assessments, surveys, and similar– and get the real details of what makes a specific model work without having to guess from the scholarly publication (if it was …

Read this interview! John Halamka, MD, CIO, BIDMC

Greg Nelson Healthcare Technology, Our Thots

by Monica Horvath, PhD HIStalk has some of the best interviews with the most influential people in healthIT.  You should read it, and it is long, so I’m guessing you may skim it and miss some of the gems and great talking points.    John D. Halamka, MD, MS, is chief information officer of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and …

Most Execs Fooling Themselves On Big Data Capabilities

Greg Nelson Healthcare Analytics, Our Thots

Healthcare is not immune to data delusion–in fact, it seems to be an epidemic.  Providers fill the executive ranks at most health organizations, and no one wants to admit that they are doing anything less than ‘world class’ work at the interface between informatics and clinical care (especially after 9 figure+ costly EHR deployments). And yet, when you look closely– …

DoD on interoperability requirements: mission accomplished – Healthcare IT News

Greg Nelson Healthcare Technology

I shudder whenever a government official claims ‘mission accomplished’ for an extremely difficult project. But the DOD says it has completed the technical mapping needed to relate the most important DOD and VA and thus permit interoperability.   25 data domains have been prioritized for mapping—22 structured and 3 unstructured   Structured data has been mapped using national standards—giving way to 1.8M …

Data Governance Leads to Information Governance for Carilion Clinic

Greg Nelson Business of Healthcare

There’s a lot to like in this update from Roanoke-based Carilion Clinic.  Recently at an AHIMA Thought Leadership Summit they shared thoughts regarding their journey from data to information governance (and defined both of those terms along the way).  Dr. Stephen Morgan, MD, Carilion’s senior vice president and chief medical information officer, shared that when it came to managing their …

Information Visulization – can your hands tell you something about your health?

Greg Nelson Healthcare Analytics

One of my favorite pastimes is to see how others take data and tell stories through design and visualization. Information is Beautiful is one of the best sites around.  In this posting, they analyze data that ask the question – “can doctors predict your future health by looking at your fingers? Arms? Legs?” This infographic shows the often unexpected relationships …

Healthcare Big Data Analytics Market Fragmentation

Greg Nelson Healthcare Analytics

A canary measure for analytics adoption is the degree to which the lack of consolidation of vendors that serve an industry.  There is clearly a lot of confusion in the marketplace about how analytic tools and technologies can help solve  some of the most important challenges in healthcare. In this article, over ninety vendors are represented by the 25% of …

Big Data Governance for the Internet of Things

Greg Nelson Healthcare Technology

Data governance is often cited as the #1 issue that organizations face when “big data” and current realities intersect. From our recent paper on “Introduction to Data Governance” we define data governance as: Data governance refers to the organizational focus that helps to ensure confidence around data and how it is defined in the context of the business – its …