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    In order to harness big data effectively for population health research, studies must better document their search results in tools like Google Trends. Google is more »

    Big data analytics is a top priority for nearly 90% of healthcare organizations seeking to improve clinical quality and gain market share. Eighty-nine percent of more »

    A series of discussions about the role of big data in healthcare, led by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, will take place across the nation. more »

    IBM Watson has had its digital fingers in any number of healthcare pies during the past two years or so, and is now hiring out more »

    Ninety-six percent of hospitals are unprepared to fully leverage the power of big data and advanced clinical analytics due to immature health IT and EHR more »

    Big data produced by wearable mHealth devices will be the focus of a new research project funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  The more »

    A project hoping to apply big data mining techniques to pharmaceuticals has won the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s New Innovator Award.  Rong Xu, more »

    Data sharing policies from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have made data analytics easier and more commonplace by increasing the sharing of information, say more »

    A well-trained data scientist versed in the complexities of healthcare can be hard to find.  Even as the healthcare industry joins a slew of other more »

    Even more often than ICD-10, the phrase “information governance” was on everybody’s lips at the 2014 AHIMA Convention in San Diego this week.  As the more »

    In medicine, the first rule is to do no harm.Unfortunately, patients are injured as a result of medical treatment, or a preventable mishap occurs due more »

    For a large healthcare organization like Seattle Children’s Hospital, the amount of clinical and administrative data constantly rolling in can be staggering.  A robust data more »

    Many healthcare organizations are still working on understanding how clinical and financial data can be transformed into actionable insights, but IBM’s Watson supercomputer may be more »

    The vast majority of big data users are pleased with the results of their forays into data analytics, Accenture says in a new report, and more »

    Big data will only be getting bigger over the next few years as the global market for analytics technology continues to grow at a staggering more »

    A multidisciplinary approach with an emphasis on statistics and scientific thinking will be critical for harnessing and leveraging big data in healthcare, says a new more »

    The Mayo Clinic is the latest healthcare epicenter to enlist Watson for some heavy lifting when it comes to data analytics and medical research.  Watson more »

    Patient-generated health data (PGHD) provided by wearable devices is set for a massive explosion in volume over the next five years, according to a report more »

    Editor’s note: This piece is the first in a series of contributed articles discussing the healthcare analytics industry at large.  The series will address the more »

    The healthcare industry is undergoing dramatic changes, including shifting market dynamics, stricter regulatory requirements, and a demanding, consumer-centric marketplace. In the middle of it all more »

    Even the most enthusiastic data analytics advocate would be hard pressed to argue that the healthcare industry is on the cutting edge of adopting and more »

    While healthcare organizations are still striving to understand the scope and usefulness of big data for clinical analytics and financial insights, some data scientists and more »

    The current rush to unlock the power of big data for healthcare analytics is leading to some significant business opportunities in a variety of market more »

    Google may track patterns in search engine use primarily to target advertising to users, but healthcare providers may be able to glean some important insights more »

    Benjamin Marlin, an assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has received a five year, $536,000 grant to assist his research into machine learning more »

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