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Precision Medicine Adoption Review

Precision Medicine

What an exciting time for precision medicine… Genomic sequencing is becoming better, faster, and cheaper at an exponential rate, outpacing even Moore’s Law. What was impossible or prohibitively expensive some 10 years ago is becoming affordable not only for academic research but also for clinical applications. With the price of the whole genome sequencing having fallen to $1,000 USD when done at scale, more and more innovative organizations are looking for ways to use genomics data to revolutionize and personalize

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Data Governance Drives Effective Analytics

We recently came across Aberdeen’s report “Nimble IT and the Data Layer: The Lynchpin of Analytical Success,” which summarizes survey results of data management professionals and analytics users.  The report explores the relationship between IT environments and decision-making by business users. Interestingly, Aberdeen found that something called a “nimble IT” environment empowers line-of-business users to make better decisions and improve company performance. We all intuitively understand what Aberdeen means by “nimble” – an IT organization that is strategic, yet agile,

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Get Your Head Out of the Cloud! (Not any more…the push for all things cloud)

I recall how as a teen, my parents would sigh at me and say, “Get your head out of the clouds.” This might be to nudge me to attend to anything from homework to tidying my room. Today, though, when we talk about “the cloud” we’re less likely to mean state of daydream, or even the weather. When we talk about “cloud” today, it’s often in reference to technology. PHEMI was pleased to contribute to a recent Forrester report Vendor

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Turnkey Hadoop? Yes, It’s Possible.

As you already know, there are big benefits to big data, and the first step to capitalizing on them is getting an efficient data architecture (including your traditional systems AND big data) up and running. But what’s the best way to build that warehouse? In our last blog, we discussed the many questions and complications that arise when you want to go DIY and build the warehouse yourself. But what about a pre-integrated solution? A turnkey solution won’t be as

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Maybe Don’t Try This at Home: The Pains of DIY Hadoop

So you want to get started with big data. Excellent! It’s easy to see why. From 360-degree customer views built from past transactions and social media feeds, to the ability to analyze thousands of processes and identify inefficiencies, to uncovering brand new connections by bringing together all your formerly disparate data sources, big data means big rewards for organizations across industries. For these reasons, the why is obvious. It’s the how that often proves more elusive. How do you get

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Big Data Benefits to Researchers

This fall Roy Wilds, Chief Data Scientist at PHEMI, and Rebecca Laborde, Principal Field Scientist at Oracle, shared their first-hand experience with big data in a webinar. Their perspective, along with those of other industry leaders in the field, illuminate the many ways healthcare researchers can benefit from big data. Big data provides so many opportunities to researchers to: Collect all their diverse data together, regardless of size. “There’s no such thing as small data anymore… Everything has grown in

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Checking in on Big Data Growth in Healthcare

Three years out from the famous McKinsey study that rocked the healthcare world, claiming that big data growth in healthcare could lead to anywhere from $300 to $450 billion in savings, it’s time to do a brief check-in. How far along are healthcare organizations when it comes to big data?  What does the near future look like? Business Wire recently reported that, according to Research and Markets’ study “Big Data Analytics In Healthcare Market – Forecast (2016-2021)”, “big data in the

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Value-based reimbursement and the Data-Driven Healthcare Organization

The shift is underway. It’s a near ubiquitous fact that healthcare organizations are migrating away from pay-for-service models and towards value-based care. A 2016 McKesson survey found that payers report being “58% along the continuum toward full value-based reimbursement, a sharp 10% increase since 2014,” while “63% of hospitals are [now] members of ACOs, which is an 18% increase over 2014,” and a remaining 47% of hospitals “plan to join an ACO in the next five years.” In 2015, Healthcare Financial

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Why Choose PHEMI for Your Big Data Healthcare in the Cloud?

You’re already imagining how you can harness big data to spur new discoveries and gain new insights. And you know you want the flexibility and simplicity of the cloud. It’s time to get started. The good news is that the industry has made huge strides in recent years, both with big data technology and the emergence of healthcare in the cloud service providers that can meet the rigorous demands of clinical operations and research. If you’re ready to make the

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