The Joint Commission issues a Sentinel Event Alert after it receives 80 reports of deaths between 2009-2012 that were related to alert fatigue.
A new report published by McKinsey & Company claims that big data models could lead to $300 billion to $450 billion in reduced healthcare spending annually, or 12 to 17 percent of the $2.6 trillion spent on healthcare in the US.
The 78-hospital system Catholic Health Initiatives and Accenture have announced a collaborative nine-month project during which big data analytics tools will be developed to identify at-risk patients within CHI’s patient population. The initiative will also focus on enhancing CHI’s data warehousing capabilities.
AliveCor, the smartphone-enabled ECG company, announces the appointment of Daniel Sullivan (previously of SuperDimension, Inc.) as president and CEO.