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Q&A: Analytics-as-a-Service from Deloitte and Intermountain Healthcare

Scott Mace

OutcomesMiner, a software application codeveloped by Deloitte and Intermountain, leverages 40 years of clinical data to help analysts glean the "clinical nuances" of comorbidities and various treatment outcomes. How does it work and who will use it? >>>


Editor's Picks

Healthcare Quality Metrics 'Abysmal,' Senate Panel Hears

Quality experts, including the CEO of the National Quality Forum and a former CMS administrator, caution members of the Senate Finance Committee that healthcare quality measures must be better coordinated to be effective. >>>

EHR Design Flaws Contribute to Patient Harm in the ED

Errors in patient care, attributed to electronic health record systems used in emergency departments, are "incredibly common," says a researcher. But vendor contracts prevent physicians from speaking publicly about problems with the systems. >>>

Intermountain Launches Analytics Tool for Population Health Data

OutcomesMiner is intended to help hospitals and clinics determine better medical treatments based on clinical data and patient characteristics. >>>

Patient Safety: Pay Now or Pay Later

Some hospitals believe they can't afford investing in assistive technologies that improve patient safety and protect nurses from injury. Can they afford not to? >>>

Why Vendor Credentialing is a Strategic Issue

Intermountain Healthcare has become a big believer in automated vendor credentialing programs, not only as a patient safety and compliance solution, but as a way to make sure that vendors are meeting their business agreements. >>>

C-Section Rate Reductions Panned

The rate of U.S. births by cesarean section is holding steady at 31%, says the CDC. But "we are seeing an increase in cesareans for longer gestational ages—for full term. That is very disturbing," says the head of a hospital quality watchdog group. >>>

Physicians See a Gaping Hole in the Safety Net

Government quality metrics fall short in meeting the needs of safety-net healthcare providers, who complain that such measures force them to divert their resources into lower priority programs. >>>

Intelligence Report

Intelligence Report: Service Line Optimization—Strategies to Drive Value Along the Care Continuum

Do your service lines support the strategic shift to a continuum of care? Find out why 61% of healthcare leaders report physician alignment as the No. 1 challenge to service line success, and what strategies they are employing to drive value along the continuum of care. Download Today >>>

News Headlines

States brace for Web barrage when reform goes live

Reuters, July 2, 2013

Hospital-lab mishaps detailed that cost OSU $1M

The Columbus Dispatch, July 2, 2013

IBM pitches Watson to assist UR healthcare

The Democrat and Chronicle, July 2, 2013

More patients turning to crowd-funding sites to defray medical costs

The Washington Post, July 2, 2013

Health insurance exchange deadlines challenging for states, IT firms

eWeek, July 1, 2013 Code developed by the people, for the people, released back to the people

The Atlantic, July 1, 2013

Men pick robotic surgery for prostate cancer despite risks

NPR, June 28, 2013

Test driving the Obamacare software

Kaiser Health News, June 27, 2013

Healthcare is broken. This designer thinks she can fix it

Wired, June 27, 2013

New website matches patients with clinical trials

The Miami Herald, June 26, 2013

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Webcast: Mayo Clinic & Baylor Health—Social Media Marketing Playbook

Date: July 24, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Join these marketing leaders as they explore the value in today's most popular digital and mobile social platforms, and how to take steps to develop a coordinated social media strategy that is also aligned with an organization's business goals. Register Today >>>

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