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Goals and Guidance are Key to Healthcare Big Data Analytics

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Last month, the results of the fourth annual Health IT Industry Outlook Survey were released, shedding light on 2016 industry trends and pain points expressed by chief information officers, chief medical information officers, IT directors and...

Healthcare Internet of Things Gets Senate Support with New Bill

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On Wednesday morning, the committee passed the Developing Innovation and Growing the Internet of Things (DIGIT) Act, which will now move to the full Senate for a vote. The act aims to manage and grow the IoT market across all industries, including...

$200K in Grants Boost Radiology Big Data Analytics Research

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The Radiation Oncology Institute aims to support radiation oncology research by offering $200,000 in competitive grants to qualifying projects that use big data analytics to improve cancer patient outcomes, reported the organization in an official...

APIs, Population Health Take Central Role in MACRA Implementation

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The end of meaningful use is nigh for physicians, Acting CMS Administrator Andy Slavitt announced yesterday evening when introducing the proposed final rule for MACRA implementation, but the evolution of the healthcare information technology...

Is Blockchain the Answer to Healthcare’s Big Data Problems?

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The explosion of digital data in the healthcare industry seems to have brought with it nothing but problems.  From complaints about EHR usability and workflows to the complicated quandaries of data interoperability, analytics, and security,...

VA Clinical Decision Support Cuts Unnecessary Lab Tests by 11%

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The use of a clinical decision support tool geared towards overseeing laboratory utilization significantly reduced the number of unnecessary tests ordered by clinicians without affecting patient care quality, says a new study published in the...

Top 4 Basics to Know about Semantic Computing in Healthcare

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Investing in big data analytics is a problematic proposition for many healthcare organizations, which often face the perennial issue of purchasing technologies that become outdated before the implementation process is even finished.  New...

Patient Safety Improvements Could Cut Avoidable Deaths by 50%

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A focus on patient safety improvements could potentially reduce half of all hospital-caused deaths in low-rated hospitals, according to a recent report from the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality at Johns Hopkins Medicine. Following...

UMMC to Open Population Health Management School by 2017

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The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) has announced that it intends to open a new school dedicated to population health management in 2017. Earlier this month, the State Institutions of Higher Learning gave permission to UMMC to...

Geisinger Precision Medicine Biobank Hits 100K Participants

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Geisinger Health System is celebrating a precision medicine milestone this week as its MyCode Community Health Initiative, a large-scale genomics biobank, signed up its 100,000th participant.   The project, launched in January 2014 in collaboration...

mHealth Messages Improve Diabetes Chronic Disease Management

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A recent study by the Journal of Medical Internet Research found that brief automated messages can significantly improve chronic disease management for Type 2 diabetes patients, especially in regards to glycemic control. After employing automated...

FDA: Interoperability a Core Requirement for Precision Medicine

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CMS and the ONC aren’t the only federal organizations putting health data interoperability at the top of their to-do lists.  As the FDA starts tackling its portion of the national Precision Medicine Initiative, officials are urging...

Why Passivity Is Key to the Healthcare Internet of Things

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Passivity might seem like the very opposite of what providers want to see in an engaged patient, but when it comes to the healthcare Internet of Things, the best thing patients can do for themselves is to do nothing at all. Automating the collection,...

Can a 4-Question Survey Improve Chronic Disease Management?

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A simple patient survey with no more than four questions may be all it takes to help providers get a handle on basic chronic disease management, according to a new study backed by a cross-industry collaboration. The Healthy Days survey, developed...

NIH Addresses Socioeconomic Disparities in Patient Outcomes

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced the launch of a population health management initiative to foster research and spread awareness of racial and ethnic disparities in patient outcomes of surgical care. NIH’s National...

Intermountain, Stanford Partner for Precision Medicine, Genomics

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Stanford Medicine and Intermountain Healthcare have announced a new precision medicine partnership that will harness the power of advanced genomics and medical research to bring personalized treatments directly to the point of care. The partnership,...

Precision Medicine Sparks New Conversations about Patient Data

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The Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) is generating a great deal of excitement among researchers, clinicians, developers, and patients with an eye on curing cancer, managing diabetes, or eliminating Alzheimer’s disease.  With unfeigned...

Data Governance Can Help Improve Patient Matching Issues

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Better data governance is necessary to reduce duplicate patient records and improve the process for patient matching, according to a new study published in Perspectives in Health Information Management, the online journal for the AHIMA Foundation....

Healthcare Internet of Things, Big Data VC Funding Hits $1.4B

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In the first quarter of 2016, healthcare technology companies, including those focused on big data analytics and the healthcare Internet of Things, saw a significant spike in venture capital funding, according to a recent study by Mercom...

Data Governance, More Attention Required for Patient Safety

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The healthcare industry will need to improve its reliance on data governance and focus on developing additional reporting standards if it is to make true improvements to patient safety, say Ashish Jha, MD, MPH, and Peter Pronovost, MD, PhD, in...