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PCORI Grants $64 Million to Population Health Research Projects

February 26, 2015 - 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 to kick off PCORI’s Pragmatic Clinical Studies Initiative, and will add to more than $730 million in PCORI funding for patient-centered research distributed...


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Clinical Decision Support App Helps Nurses Diagnose Diseases

Mobile devices like smartphones and tablets may help nurses to diagnoses patients with chronic health problems such as obesity, smoking and depression (in both adults and children) with the use of a custom app, according to a study from Colombia...

Predictive Analytics Algorithm Targets Superbug Resistance

A predictive analytics algorithm accurately identified MRSA mutations that increased drug resistance, announced researchers. Software based on a predictive analytics algorithm developed by researchers at Duke University can accurately identify...

PA Partners Will Use EHR Data Analytics to Improve Care Quality

Johns Hopkins and Allegheny Health Network will leverage EHR data analytics and clinical trials to improve cancer care. An expanded collaboration between Allegheny Health Network, Highmark Health, and Johns Hopkins Medicine will focus on using...

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...

EHR Data Analytics Flag Hidden Benefits of Pharmaceuticals

Metformin is associated with significant improvements in cancer survival rates, shows a new study harnessing EHR data analytics. A team of researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center is using EHR data analytics to reveal some unanticipated...

BIDMC Informaticist Wins American College of Informatics Award

Charles Safran, MD, FACMI, Chief of the Division of Clinical Informatics at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, has been chosen for the 2014 Morris F. Collen Award granted by the American College of Informatics.  The annual award recognizes...

Predictive Analytics Help Identify Military Suicide Risk

Predictive analytics can accurately identify members of the military at the highest risk of committing suicide. Veterans Day may have been earlier in the week, but a new study from the US Army shows how an improved predictive analytics model...

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. ...

Self-reported memory lapses may indicate later Alzheimer’s

While it may seem like a tired trope to associate getting older with ever louder complaints about memory loss, researchers at the University of Kentucky have found that providers and caregivers may want to pay attention when patients report misplacing...

NIH announces genomic research, data sharing policy

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced the release of its finalized guidelines for genomic data sharing and research.  After receiving more than one hundred public comments on the draft of the policies, NIH has clarified and revised...

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....

Intel: Wearables, big data will track Parkinson’s disease

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 of a wearable health tracking device in order to gather deeper insight into Parkinson’s disease. ...

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