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IOM Outlines Best Practices for Clinical Data Sharing

January 16, 2015 - To share or not to share? That is often the question that healthcare providers face when gathering clinical data. Clinical data sharing requires regulation in order to protect the privacy of participants and sponsors. Yet clinical data has also proven useful for the advancement of medical research and the improvement of care. To tackle this problem, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) has organized...


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$81M in PCORI Grants to Fund Clinical Data Research Networks

The Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is offering more than $81 million in grants to fund up to thirteen clinical data research networks (CDRNs).  Following a 2014 effort to develop PCORnet, the second round of funding will...

Foundation Grants $1.35 Mil for Applied Analytics on Substance Abuse

LAC, TRI, and Truven Health have been given a grant to use applied analytics to improve adolescence wellness, prevention and early interventions under the ACA and Parity Act. Substance abuse is a problem that can impact all ages, even young people....

Analytics Algorithm Produces Superior Clinical Documentation

A computer algorithm can produce more complete and organized clinical documentation from the same information as a human, claims a new study. Chalk another one up to artificial intelligence: a new study shows that computer generated clinical...

Can Healthcare Informatics turn EHR Data into Phenotypes?

Using healthcare informatics to turn EHR data into phenotypes will speed research and clinical analytics. Electronic health records may be great at collecting and storing numerous types of clinical data in great quantities, but the healthcare...

Risk of Heart Attack Jumps with Non-Obstructive Heart Disease

Non-obstructive coronary artery disease is an important risk factor for myocardial infarction, a new JAMA study says. Patients with non-obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) are up to 4.5 times more likely to suffer a myocardial infarction...

NIH Grants to Aid Biomedical Research Opportunities for Students

Academic institutions will use NIH funding to mentor a new generation of biomedical researchers. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has issued a series of large grants to a handful of academic institutions in order to expand biomedical research...

Geisinger, NIH Launch Genomic Data Repository Patient Portal

A new online portal will allow patients to participate in the emerging field of genomic research by contributing their own data. Patients who have undergone genetic testing can upload and share their results through a new genomic patient portal...

Study: Fewer blood transfusions mean better patient outcomes

Using EHR prompts to help physicians pay closer attention to blood transfusion habits produced better patient outcomes and reduced mortality rates at Stanford Health Care, a new study in Transfusion says.  After reducing the number of transfusions...

MGH, MIT partner on clinical analytics, diagnostics research

Massachusetts General Hospital (MHG) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will be working together to provide up to $3 million in grant money intended to support and accelerate clinical analytics and medical diagnostics projects. ...

Researchers, clinicians must collaborate on data governance

Researchers, clinicians, and health information management (HIM) professionals must all have a seat at the table when it comes to information governance, said Suzanne Paone, MBA, DHA, and Dilhari DeAlmeida, PhD, RHIA, of the University of Pittsburgh...

Mayo Clinic latest to leverage IBM Watson’s data analytics

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 will help Mayo fill up its clinical trials more quickly by improving the patient matching...

Stem cell “roadmap” brings analytics to tissue engineering

An online data analytics tool developed at Boston Children’s Hospital will allow stem cell researchers to check the quality and function of tissue samples engineered in laboratories.  CellNet uses algorithms to match the genetic properties...

How can predictive data analytics improve medication adherence?

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 their medications as prescribed, wasting $290 billion a year in avoidable costs,...

Predictive, clinical analytics at MGH turn data into insights

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 deeply integrated and robust clinical analytics programs.  Spearheaded by MGH radiologist Dr....

EHR documentation, clinical analytics cut heparin errors to zero

Better staff education, clinical analytics, and new care coordination techniques that improved EHR documentation nearly eliminated patient safety risks from improper heparin administration at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hopsital (CRMH), where infusion...

MI Hospital Association brings clinical analytics to members

The Michigan Health and Hospital Association (MHA) Keystone Center is taking a proactive step towards accountable care and quality improvements by bringing clinical analytics to its member organizations.  Instead of relying on individual hospitals...

Big data, clinical analytics predict metabolic syndrome risks

Big data from health insurance companies can be combined with a clinical analytics platform to accurately predict the risks of developing metabolic syndrome, reports a study from the American Journal of Managed Care.  The study was able to generate...

How data analytics helped measure, increase hand hygiene

While the Centers for Disease Control asserts that hospital-acquired infections are on the decline thanks to financial quality penalties and a closer focus on patient safety, the numbers are still staggeringly high, with 722,000 cases and 75,000...

FDA using EHR data analytics to monitor drug safety

The FDA is using EHR data and information from electronic claims to give drug safety monitoring a boost, writes Janet Woodcock, MD, in a blog post for FDAVoice.  Using an active surveillance pilot called Mini-Sentinel, the Agency has enlisted...

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