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MD Medical School Uses Precision Medicine to Improve Cancer Care

February 5, 2016 - The University of Maryland has announced a new initiative to advance its medical school’s precision medicine programs. According to a public statement, the University of Maryland School of Medicine has begun its new initiative, the Maryland Proton Alliance, a new framework to promote proton therapy as a patient-centered cancer therapy. “MPA is the result of long-term collaborative...


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Big Data Shows Persistent Ordering of Unnecessary Procedures

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Nearly a third of providers are ordering unnecessary procedures such as lower back MRIs when not necessary, regardless of their facility’s payment model, big data shows. In a study published in the American Journal of Managed Care, a research...

New Healthcare Analytics Model May Improve Patient Satisfaction

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Census based surveying, or the combination of EHR data collection and tradition census-style data collection amongst patients, might be big data analytics solution to patient satisfaction issues. In a recent report, Press Ganey explains the process...

EHR Big Data Analytics Flag “Frequent Flier” Medicaid ED Visits

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Medicaid patients with a history of multiple emergency department visits within a 72-hour period are three times more likely than other patients to return to the emergency department yet again, according to a new study published this month in...

QPID, Epic EHR Combine for Big Data Analytics at Partners Health

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Partners HealthCare, the integrated health system that includes top-ranked facilities like Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is used to going big in the health IT space.  From its massive $1.2 billion...

Precision Medicine, Big Data Analytics Center Rises in Philly

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The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is joining the growing group of academic institutions and medical centers putting precision medicine and big data analytics front-and-center.  Through its newly founded Center for Data...

What are the Biggest Population Health Management Pain Points?

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Population health management, health data interoperability, and accountable care may take first, second, and third place on the list of pressing priorities for the healthcare industry, but that doesn’t mean they are having an easy time...

Are Healthcare Providers Interested in Precision Medicine?

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Precision medicine may not be capturing the healthcare industry’s collective imagination quite as completely as President Obama might hope, according to a new survey by Health Catalyst.  While some pioneering researchers and providers...

Payer Partners for Precision Medicine, Offers Genomics Payments

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Independence Blue Cross and NantHealth announced today two new precision medicine initiatives aimed at improving immunotherapy in cancer care. First, the two joined several other industry groups, including academic institutions and large pharma...

Five New Year’s Resolutions for Physicians and Health IT Pros

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It’s that time of the year again: time to finish up the last of the Christmas cookies, regret making plans to attend an overpriced New Year’s Eve event, and scribble down those resolutions you absolutely, positively, definitely promise...

Precision Medicine Research a Top Strategic Priority for NIH

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is planning to put precision medicine front and center over the next few years as it helps to build the foundation for the nation’s forays into advanced medical research and tailored, personalized...

4 Patient-Centric Uses for the Healthcare Internet of Things

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Whatever you want to call it – a movement, a project, or an inevitability – few healthcare undertakings have inspired as much enthusiasm, skepticism, excitement, and dread as the Internet of Things.  The prospect of billions...

EHR Use, Big Data Analytics Help Hospitals Earn Top EMRAM Marks

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Advanced use of electronic health records to improve patient safety, care coordination, HIE, and provider productivity is the hallmark of the upper echelons of the HIMSS EMR Adoption Model (EMRAM) score, and a number of hospitals have proved...

Genomics, Big Data Bring Precision Medicine to Pediatric Cancer

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Precision medicine techniques, including next-generation genomic sequencing, have the potential to revolutionize the development of treatments for seriously ill patients across the spectrum of clinical care.  From neurodegenerative diseases...

Merry Christmas from HealthITAnalytics.com!

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We will return on Monday, December 28, with more of the industry’s best content to tide you over until the New Year. In the meantime, swap out your fuzzy slippers for some sandals, slip on your sunglasses, and distract yourself with some...

Big Data Analytics Improves Chronic Disease Risk Stratification

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Population health management – and specifically chronic disease management – depend on the ability of providers to identify patients at high risk of developing costly and harmful conditions such as diabetes, heart failure, and chronic...

5 Questions to Prep for Healthcare Big Data Analytics in 2016

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2015 may have been a big year for healthcare big data analytics, but the next twelve months are likely to bring even greater challenges for organizations investing in improved patient care quality strategies while seeking a competitive edge over...

FDA Launches Cloud-Based Genomics, Precision Medicine Portal

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The Obama Administration’s national strategy for the advancement of precision medicine has quickly come into focus in 2015, with several top agencies, including the NIH and FDA, laying the big data analytics foundation for a broad push...

Precision Medicine, Big Data Crowdsourcing Bring IT Innovation

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Crowdsourcing is nothing new for charities and creative projects across a number of different industries, but it may have special importance for healthcare’s journey into big data analytics and precision medicine.  Gathering large...

Healthcare Internet of Things Dominates Top 10 Stories of 2015

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Few years have been as eventful for the healthcare industry as 2015.  Between the repeal of the Sustainable Growth Rate, the implementation of ICD-10, and the marathon of meaningful use, healthcare providers have been kept very busy reading...

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