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Big Data Analytics to Bring Billions in Healthcare Market Growth

February 12, 2016 - Big data analytics isn’t just a fad for the healthcare industry: it’s a quickly growing, incredibly lucrative opportunity to restructure the way care delivery works.  Billions of dollars are on the line for vendors who can successfully prove their value to the provider community, which has an insatiable appetite for the tools and infrastructure to extract actionable data from...


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$5M Precision Medicine Grant Integrates Genomics, Big Data

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Precision medicine is getting a $5 million boost at research organizations in Pennsylvania as the three-year Commonwealth Universal Research Enhancement (CURE) project gets underway.  The grant will fund the discovery of potential breast...

MD Medical School Uses Precision Medicine to Improve Cancer Care

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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...

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...

MA Unveils Healthcare Big Data Analytics, EHR Innovation Project

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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is setting its sights on becoming the cornerstone of the nation’s digital healthcare sector, officials announced yesterday, by launching a new public-private initiative to foster innovation in the development...

TX Health IT Leader Wins 2015 HIMSS Nursing Informatics Award

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The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) has announced the recipient of its Nursing Informatics Leadership Award, according to a recent press release. To recognize her influence and contributions to the informatics industry,...

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...

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...

Can Cloud Big Data Analytics Fix Healthcare’s Insight Problem?

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Having your head in the clouds is more a complement than a criticism these days as more and more technology services shift off site and into the hands of third-party providers.  For the healthcare industry, the cloud seems a natural fit. ...

HHS, OptumLabs Partner for Healthcare Big Data Analytics

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The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced a healthcare big data analytics partnership with OptumLabs, according to a press release. The lab, which was founded by both Optum and Mayo Clinic, will host HHS research initiatives...

AMA, AHA to Prioritize Hypertension, Chronic Disease Management

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As the “silver tsunami” of aging patients continues to make comprehensive chronic disease management difficult for healthcare providers, the American Medical Association and American Heart Association are targeting one of the conditions...

Definitive Healthcare Acquires Provider Database Publisher

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Definitive Healthcare, a leading source for data analytics and market intelligence in the healthcare space, has announced its acquisition of US Lifeline, which oversees an online healthcare organization database. US Lifeline, a unity of Medical...

Clinical Decision Support Guidelines Cut Unneeded Angioplasty

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Unnecessary and rarely appropriate angioplasty procedures are occurring less often thanks to a concerted effort to educate providers about clinical guidelines for the cardiovascular treatment, says a study published this month in the Journal...

Simple Healthcare Predictive Analytics Flag Elderly Fall Risk

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Healthcare payers looking to boost their quality scores only need a few easily accessible data points in order to accurately predict and reduce injuries from falls among elderly patients, says a study published this month in the American Journal...

UPMC Wins Award for Healthcare Big Data Analytics Excellence

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The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Health Plan has been awarded the Excellence in Analytics Award by the International Institute for Analytics (IIA) for its exemplary healthcare big data analytics programs.  According to...

Twitter, EHR Big Data Help Track Flu with Predictive Analytics

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Tweeting about the sniffles has never been so interesting – at least to computational epidemiologists at Boston’s Children Hospital, who are using non-traditional data sources like social media and internet searches in conjunction...

Gains in Longevity Slow Down for Most Chronic Diseases

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Despite an increased focus on preventative care and chronic disease management, gains in mortality rates are slowing down for most common conditions, and actually increasing for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to new data...

Population Health Management High Priority for Providers

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Population health management is a healthcare delivery practice that aims to provide high-quality care to all populations by utilizing value-based payment approaches and patient-centered care. A recent study conducted by Healthagen’s Chief...

Cooperative Chronic Disease Management Aids Renal Patients

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Patients with more serious forms of chronic kidney disease (CKD) benefit from a cooperative chronic disease management approach that integrates both primary care providers (PCPs) and nephrologists, according to a study published this month in...