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Predictive Analytics, NLP Flag Psychosis with 100% Accuracy

August 28, 2015 - 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 techniques, researchers analyzed the speech patterns of thirty-four patients in the proof-of-concept exploration, which aimed to extend predictive...


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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...

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...

Only 29% of Sinusitis Visits Adhere to Evidence-Based Care

Urgent care, primary care, and emergency department clinicians rarely adhere to evidence-based care guidelines for the treatment of common sinusitis, finds a new study published last month in the American Journal of Managed Care.  Just 29...

Interoperability, Internet of Things First Tasks for Precision Medicine

The development of precision medicine brings with it the promise of individualized treatments that target specific conditions and diseases with razor-sharp accuracy, harnessing the hidden power of genomics, deeply detailed clinical decision support,...

FDA Begins Crowdsourced Precision Medicine, Genomics Platform

President Obama’s vision for a national precision medicine ecosystem is beginning its development, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced this week.  In a blog post on FDA Voice, officials unveiled plans for the December...

CDPH Partners with St. Joseph Health in Cancer Data Registry

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced a first of its kind partnership with St. Joseph Health to track cancer trends around the state of California. The historic program, announced in a press release on July 27, is the first...

Precision Medicine, Genomics Require Strong Data Governance

Big data in the healthcare industry takes many forms.  On one hand, providers are attempting to wrangle massive datasets that encompass millions of patient encounters, financial transactions, diagnoses, and demographics to paint a large-scale...

PCORI Adds $142.5M to PCORnet for Population Health Management

On July 21, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) announced in a press release that it will provide $142.5 million toward funding a second phase of development for PCORnet, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network,...

What’s in the 21st Century Cures Act for Precision Medicine?

The 21st Century Cures Act, an expansive piece of legislation that provides new funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and streamlines regulation for the pharmaceutical industry, passed a House vote with flying colors last week,...

RNA Database to Aid Precision Medicine, Big Data Analytics

Researchers at the University of Missouri are unveiling a free, online database tool that may help to kickstart the spread of precision medicine and large-scale big data analytics in the general healthcare community.  The RNAMiner system,...

EHR Big Data, Lab Specimens Enable Precision Medicine Research

When it comes to medical research and the rapidly expanding reach of precision medicine, physical specimens play a critical role in developing the big data later used for large-scale analytics that generate insights and produce results. ...

Mount Sinai to Build $5M Precision Medicine, Genomics Center

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has received a $5 million charitable donation to establish a center for precision medicine and wellness, which will focus on developing novel strategies for population health management through remote...

New Budget Bill Would Fund Precision Medicine, Eliminate AHRQ

A draft budget bill for fiscal year 2016, released this week by the House Appropriations Committee, would have wide-ranging consequences for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its efforts to expand insurance coverage to millions of Americans while...

Geisinger Invests in Precision Medicine, Genomics, Big Data

Geisinger Health System is taking precision medicine to the next level with a dedicated research center for genomic research supported by telemedicine technologies.  The Precision Health Center will use remote conferencing tools to provide...

IBM Expands Footprint into Healthcare Big Data Analytics

Big Blue is coming for the healthcare industry, and it has big data on its mind.  At HIMSS15 this week, IBM announced several new initiatives to expand its reach into the budding realm of healthcare big data analytics, including some notable...

New Pittsburgh Data Alliance Focuses on Big Data Analytics

Healthcare organizations in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania are teaming up to leverage big data analytics in pursuit of new healthcare technologies and treatments.  The Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance, a newly announced collaboration between Carnegie...

NIH Launches Big Data Analytics Portal for Alzheimer’s Research

The National Institutes of Health, the FDA, and a consortium of other public and private healthcare partners have announced the launch of a new big data analytics project focused on expanding access to research data on Alzheimer’s disease (AD). ...

PCORI Grants $64 Million to Population Health Research Projects

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has approved $64.1 million in funding to support five population health research projects hoping to improve patient-centered care across the healthcare industry. The awards are the first...

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