Revisiting the Analysis of Diagnoses in Populations

Awhile back (Forever, in internet terms) I wrote a post about how an analysis of the co-occurrence of diagnoses in a patient population.  While it looked pretty cool, I had always been leery as to the statistical significance that the particular type of analysis I ran (Multidimensional scaling) had for some of the less frequent … Continue reading

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The Future Of Big Data In Healthcare Delivery

Last night I attended a Minnesota HIMSS event reviewing the Quality Measures for Meaningful Use Stage 2.  Much of the content matter was review for those of us who are well entrenched in executing Meaningful Use requirements, but it was a good overview of some of the more technical aspects of how the quality measures … Continue reading

Meditech Customers, Restart Your Servers

Recently, I was reading an article about how sleep may have similar effects on our brains as a restart does for a computer.  In a sense, it cleans out the cache of junk that builds up throughout the day.  If the theory holds true, it could explain why we can think more clearly after a … Continue reading