Plan for big data

How to Build a Successful Big Data Analytics Program in Healthcare

BHI Thought Leadership

Most hospitals and health systems have started to collect some form of electronic information to help them with population health management, financial decision-making, or patient safety, but few have truly cracked the secret of using big data to generate measurable improvements in quality and revenue. Sanket Shah, Senior Director at Blue Health Intelligence, discusses how organizations struggle with big data …

Chart representation of data

Fact or Fiction: Five Common Downfalls of Data Visualizations

Sanket Shah Thought Leadership

Just like a photo can be altered to remove imperfections, visuals can be manipulated to support the narration an author wants to portray. Likewise, overly complicated visualizations can be just as deceptive. Thanks to technology, there is a wealth of data at our disposal. By falsely representing that data, we do a disservice to those that would benefit from its …

Healthcare Startup

5 Ways Your Health IT Startup Can Stay Ahead

BHI Thought Leadership

Entrepreneurs in the health information technology field are very aware that they have entered an industry full of competition and challenges. It calls for an extra level of due diligence among leaders in the field, who need to take extra care to not only keep up, but keep their businesses a few steps ahead of competitors. Sanket Shah, director at …

Could a National Database Help the Opioid Crisis?

BHI Thought Leadership

Lawmakers gathered with health care experts to determine what role data and technology can play in easing the opioid crisis that kills thousands of Americans every year. Some argued for a centralized database of national opioid prescriptions while Sanket Shah, director at BHI, went another way, suggesting that treatment duration was a better indicator of abuse and overdose than opioid …

Mobile Health App

Five Best Apps to Boost Your Health

BHI Thought Leadership

More than 165,000 healthcare applications have been developed for iPhones and androids — focusing on diet and fitness, as well as the management of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and mental health. Millions use them to count steps, keep track of calories or remind them to take their medicine or supplements. How do you decide which ones are right for you? …

Home-based data collection

Is Home-Based Medical-Data Collection About to Change Healthcare?

BHI Thought Leadership

People are using smart phones, wearables and other home-based medical data collection devices to track their personal fitness and health. The market for this technology proves that people are willing to engage and interact in generating information that is critical to their health. More and more health organizations are realizing the potential of home-based data collection technology to generate better …