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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 »

Medication adherence is one of the most complex and costly problems facing the healthcare system today.  With approximately one third of patients failing to take more »

Cigarette smokers who were offered a free supply of nicotine replacement medications and a series of automated phone calls were 70% more likely to be 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 »

One in ten emergency department visits are for conditions that do not require emergency services and could be better treated through primary or urgent care, more »

Registration for the 2014 Million Hearts Challenge is now underway, according to an announcement in the Federal REgister, and is aiming to improve hypertension control for more »

Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has a reputation as one of the top epicenters for healthcare in the nation, bolstered in no small part by its more »

There’s more to health information management than ICD-10 and SNOMED, and for providers who routinely deal with mental health disorders, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual more »

Hospitalizations related to congestive heart failure and ischemic stroke have dropped by nearly a third over the past ten years, says the American Heart Association, more »

Adding information about a patient’s occupation and workplace into their electronic health record can help providers at community health centers paint a more complete portrait more »

Clinical documentation improvement (CDI) programs aren’t sufficient to ensure that health information is as complete, accurate, and consistent as it needs to be in order more »

While patient-generated health data provided by wearable wristbands and other devices holds great potential to change the way healthcare is delivered, patients may not be more »

The fee-for-service reimbursement model is the most significant barrier preventing complex care management (CCM) in the healthcare industry, claims a perspective piece in the New more »

A population health management and clinical analytics program within the Wyoming Department of Health has reduced Medicaid emergency department visits by 20% and cut 30-day more »

Intel Corporation and the Michael J. Fox Foundation are launching a new pilot program to combine the power of big data with the ubiquitous reach more »

The widespread lack of healthcare data transparency is one of the most significant barriers preventing a meaningful transition to accountable care and a data-driven healthcare more »

Diabetic patients who were appropriately screened for behavioral health disorders such as depression achieved better blood glucose control and improved self-management of their chronic disease, more »

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an at-home colorectal cancer screening tool that is up to 90% accurate in detecting the common cancer, more »

Much of the recent buzz around keeping patients healthier for longer has revolved around how patients manage their own care between provider visits.  Keeping patients more »

Low-income patients living in poorer areas of California are nearly twice as likely to experience amputations of the lower limbs due to diabetes, finds a more »

Universal, zero-footprint viewers help clinicians streamline diagnosis, improve result turnaround time and facilitate communication and sharing with patients, but how “universal” must these viewers be more »

Medication management tools, including computerized physician order entry (CPOE), medication analytics, and adverse drug event surveillance software, will be worth more than $1.624 billion by more »

Patients of lower socioeconomic status (SES) were about 7% more likely to experience a hospital readmission for cardiac issues than similar patients with higher SES, more »

Stanford Medicine will offer the first accredited clinical informatics fellowship for physicians that will lead to a certification in the new subspecialty.  While physicians can more »

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