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Medical device alarm safety in hospitals

The Joint Commission issues a Sentinel Event Alert after it receives 80 reports of deaths between 2009-2012 that were related to alert fatigue.

The big-data revolution in US health care: Accelerating value and innovation

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.

Catholic Health Initiatives and Accenture Apply Analytics to Identify Health Risks Among Patient Populations

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 Names Industry Veteran Dan Sullivan President and CEO

AliveCor, the smartphone-enabled ECG company, announces the appointment of Daniel Sullivan (previously of SuperDimension, Inc.) as president and CEO.

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  1. Interesting that CHI has teamed up with Accenture on the “Big Data” analytical project as they had been working with Encore Health Resources on a similar project using tools and processes collaboratively build by Encore and CHI as part of the CoreANALYTICS tool-set. With the goal to apply analytical tools to big data compiled from a multitude of system to specific populations such as the one described. It sounds like that work is being absorbed by Accenture. I’d love to hear more from Encore on what happened.

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