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CHIME: Big data targets population health, revenue cycles

Hospitals and health systems are putting data analytics into action at a rapid rate, according to a new survey fielded by the eHealth Initiative and College of Health Information Management Executives (CHIME) this summer. Nine out ten hospitals are using some form of big data analytics to manage their revenue cycles and to improve quality of care, and 82% identified population health as a key area that could benefit from detailed data analysis. The survey shows that organizations aren’t just collecting data to meet meaningful use and other reporting requirements: they’re actively using their information as a business tool at a time when hospitals are fiercely competing with each other for revenue.

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