Healthcare Transformation

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As healthcare organizations engage in accountable care initiatives they will turn to analytics as a linchpin. Analytic strategies require key attributes or fundamentals.The fundamentals include: transparency in processes and analytic methodologies, domain knowledge of all data sources, ecosystem members agreement to use the same data, knowledge of and experience in risk assessment methods and tools and reimbursement model development.

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Over the last 3 weeks, 3 high-volume, high-profile data breaches have occurred which will affect over 1.3 million healthcare consumers. These 3 most recent large volume security breaches came from three different areas of security vulnerability: at South Carolina Medicaid the breach resulted from internal misconduct and inappropriate access by an employee, at Utah Medicaid the breach resulted from malicious activity by a hacker, and at Emory, the breach resulted from lost backup tapes.

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IDC Health Insights has recently realized a study that describes the healthcare provider cloud computing landscape in Europe. Research studies will be published on our website later this month, but some anticipations on results will be available joining IDC Health Insights EMEA analysts in a dedicated Webcast on the 18th of April 2012: Cloud in the European Healthcare Sector: Trends and Strategies For 2012 and Beyond (

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For nearly a decade, health information organizations (HIOs) have attempted to move beyond grant funding to becoming sustainable, financially viable entities. Many have floundered and closed down. However, a number of HIOs, mostly enterprise model HIOs, have achieved the critical mass necessary to remain operational.

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The Healthcare Consumer We Hardly Know

By Janice Young

Consumer engagement, consumer centricity, pictures of the consumer at the center of the healthcare value chain – all are prominent themes in the 2012 healthcare market. However, healthcare payers are just beginning to understand how poorly positioned they are to identify and serve their customers well.

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