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Google Takes Aim at Diabetes with Big Data, Internet of Things

August 31, 2015 - Freshly revitalized after Google’s much-discussed reorganization under the Alphabet umbrella, the tech giant’s life science team is once again planning to tackle diabetes with the help of big data analytics and innovative Internet of Things technologies.  With the formation of a new partnership that enlists the aid of the Joslin Diabetes Center and Sanofi, a multinational...


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Care Coordination, Quality Care Can Increase Patient Loyalty

In the healthcare industry, ensuring patient consumer loyalty to a certain healthcare provider is critical not only for organization finances, but for physician reputation and job fulfillment as well. But what are the key factors in consumer...

EHR Clinical Decision Support Weighs Benefit, Harm of Screenings

Electronic health records may not be the documentation tool of choice for many unhappy clinicians, but the developers of clinical decision support technologies hope to change their opinions by creating proactive, data-driven features that validate...

Final ICD-10 End-to-End Testing Week Sees 87% Success Rate

With just over one month until the ICD-10 transition, CMS has released the latest statistics from its July ICD-10 end-to-end testing week.  Eighty-seven percent of submitted claims were accepted, mirroring results from earlier in the year. ...

How Retail Health Clinics Impact Population Health Management

Retail health clinics have seen a surge over the past decade, bringing major changes to the healthcare industry, particularly in the realm of providing low-cost, quality care to patients at a very local level. Recently, retail health clinics...

Predictive Analytics, NLP Flag Psychosis with 100% Accuracy

A predictive analytics algorithm that leverages natural language processing was able to predict the onset of psychosis in high-risk youths with 100 percent accuracy, says a study published in Schizophrenia this month.  Using machine learning...

Sullivan Institute Opens Care Coordination, Health IT Use Survey

The Louis W. Sullivan Institute for Healthcare Innovation is requesting stakeholder feedback on potential care coordination shortfalls with a new online survey.  The survey hopes to gather information on potential gaps in population health...

Medicare Accountable Care Organizations Bring $411M in Savings

Despite a rocky start and more than a few drop-outs along the way, Medicare’s Accountable Care Organizations in the Pioneer and Shared Savings Programs continue to produce hundreds of millions in savings for CMS and participating providers....

How Can Healthcare Big Data Analytics Bust Data Silos?

While end-user clinicians may be frustrated by gaps and blank spaces in their patient data, they are not the only ones who are experiencing some degree of consternation when it comes to big data analytics.  Before a physician or nurse even...

EHR Big Data Analytics Aid Cancer Screenings, Follow-Ups

Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine are using electronic “triggers” in vast quantities of EHR data to flag and follow up with patients who have experienced abnormal findings during an initial screening or evaluation for certain...

Precision Medicine Must Be a “Team Effort,” White House Says

Collaboration is the name of the game when it comes to precision medicine, says White House Chief Data Scientist DJ Patil in a blog post outlining the next steps for the nation’s march into genomics, big data analytics, and personalized...

Big Data, Meaningful Use, BYOD Bring Problems, Opportunities

To say that the healthcare industry is in a state of flux may be the understatement of the 21st century.  Despite ongoing criticism over the “slow” pace of big data analytics, EHR interoperability, patient engagement, and reimbursement...

Is There Conflict between Precision Medicine, Population Health?

If there’s one thing that all healthcare stakeholders can agree upon, it’s that there’s never enough time, money, or manpower to do everything that needs to be done.  Whether electronic health records, novel care delivery...

Market Growth Ahead for Healthcare Big Data, Internet of Things

As healthcare big data analytics competencies become more and more important for the provider community, opportunities for sales and installations are growing accordingly.  Despite financial constraints and the looming threat of disruptive...

Are Big Data, Genomics, Precision Medicine the Cure for Cancer?

A cure for cancer has always been one of the most elusive goals in healthcare, but new big data analytics solutions from a fresh wave of innovators may be bringing clinicians and patients closer than ever to critical breakthroughs in the treatment...

Big Data Predictive Analytics Score Flags 30-Day Readmissions

Big data analytics researchers at the University of Washington Tacoma are introducing a new way to predict the return of congestive heart failure patients to the hospital within the critical 30-day readmissions window.  Dubbed the “Risk-o-Meter,”...

Providers Seek EHR Population Health, Patient Engagement Tools

Close to twenty percent of providers practicing at large ambulatory clinics are willing to rip out and replace their electronic health records in order to get access to better population health management, patient engagement, and EHR interoperability...

Do Data Transparency, Open Payments Reduce Clinical Research?

Open Payments under the Sunshine Act have made major strides in increasing healthcare transparency, but could there be a dark side to data transparency and reporting? A recent article in a Policy & Medicine newsletter says that could be possible,...

Maine HIE Expands Real-Time Healthcare Big Data Analytics

Maine’s state health information exchange, HealthInfoNet, has always been a pioneer in the healthcare big data analytics space.  As one of the first HIEs to achieve financial sustainability by offering a wide range of data-based services...

Final ICD-10 Preparation Checklist for Hospitals and Physicians

It may still be pool party weather in most of the country as the dog days of August slowly slink by, but cool temperatures and an undoubtedly cool reception for October 1, 2015 are right around the corner.  With little evidence that ICD-10...

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