Healthcare Analytic Planning Services

US Cancer Specialists is pleased to announce the launch of a new service offering. Healthcare Analytic Planning Services. US Cancer Specialists is here to help your organization exploit #BigData and bring forth your Predictive Future by helping organizations address a shared understanding of the company’s Vision and Approach; the role of big data in reaching…

The “Risk” behind Breast Density

This article follows in the footsteps of my most recent submission titled, “Breast Density: The Value behind the Analytics” which brought focus to #BreastDensity Reporting Laws and the quantitative and qualitative analytics needed for advanced breast imaging screening. Within healthcare, we have become accustomed to legislators and insurance payers dictating the care we as a…

Predictive Analytics: Transformational Change for Radiation Oncology

Healthcare Systems are facing significant challenges to meet their commitments to patients, providers, payers, and government regulators. Healthcare executives continue to face challenges delivering quality and access to services in a market of continued decreased reimbursement. While healthcare services are expected to grow as a result of the #ACA, the demand to meet the service…

Breast Density: The Value Behind the Analytics

The topic of #breastdensity has once become a topic within the Radiology community and advocacy groups like @areyoudenseadvo (Are You Dense Advocacy). For those within the field we have become pretty familiar with the term, and the appropriate screening measures for the 40% of women that fall into a heterogeneously dense category and 40% with…

Price vs. Cost Transparency

On June 9th, John Commins, for Health Leaders Media, provided an article titled “50 Hospitals with Extreme Markups Revealed.” http://bit.ly/1e2XHrx. The synopsis of the article; For-profit hospitals comprised 49 of the nation’s Top 50 hospitals with the highest #charge-to-cost ratios for out-of-network and uninsured patients. The average markup of hospital services is 3.4 times that…

Predictive Analytics-Healthcare’s Future or Modern Day Fortunetelling?

This past Friday, my Five-0’clock somewhere finally consisted of sitting down and having a chance to read the NY Times. After a long week, the caption that caught my attention was not about anything healthcare related, but “A Manhattan Fortuneteller Cost Him Fortune After Fortune”, a story about a 32yr old Brooklyn man who was…

Transparency: Over-abused and Misunderstood in Healthcare.

As I logged on to Twitter, LinkedIn, Google +, as I do everyday I could not help to be bombarded by the word “Transparency”. This is another one of those words, quite like Big Data, Predictive Analytics, Compassionate Care, Patient-Centered Care, Blah, Blah, Blah… Ironically, I just got called out on two of those words…

The Future of Predictive Analytics in Oncology

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]The buzzword around predictive analytics will likely continue to rise and fall, and in #Oncology it has seemed to peak this past week with the announcement that Varian Medical Systems @varian and FlatIron Health @flatironhealth formed a strategic partnership to develop a next generation cloud based oncology information management system and data analytic solution.…

Same Service-Same Price

Within the past few weeks, The Department of Health and Human Services released the Oncology Care Model plan. The model encourages participating practices to improve care and lower costs through episode-based, performance-based payments that financially incentivize high quality, coordinated care. This perhaps is the first of many changes to the way oncology care is looked…

Human-Centered Care 2.0 – A Cure for Patient Satisfaction

Healthcare is in need of change, a differentiated approach utilizing proven business improvement processes and a demand for new thinking on the patient care delivery process. The challenge to bring a new design of healthcare to the forefront of care delivery within a complex system takes fresh new solutions. A model incorporating architectural designs, systemic…