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Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare: Augmentation or Companionship?

February 24, 2017 - Every year, the HIMSS Conference and Exhibition acts as a barometer for the health IT industry, reflecting the most promising trends and hottest buzzwords capturing the attention of regulators, developers, providers, and consultants. In 2015, “big data analytics” had just hit the scene as the must-have initiative for healthcare organizations.  In 2016, data collection started...


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Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare: Augmentation or Companionship?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Every year, the HIMSS Conference and Exhibition acts as a barometer for the health IT industry, reflecting the most promising trends and hottest buzzwords capturing the attention of regulators, developers, providers, and consultants. In 2015,...

Healthcare Orgs Struggle to Meet EHR, Big Data Workforce Needs

by Jennifer Bresnick

ORLANDO – Talent shortages, differing priorities, and a chronic inability to achieve ROI from electronic health records are leaving healthcare providers without the resources, staff, and direction they need to engage in more advanced population...

IBM Watson Expands Role in Imaging Analytics, Population Health

by Jennifer Bresnick

ORLANDO – IBM Watson is continuing to make its presence felt in the healthcare industry by launching a slew of new machine learning and artificial intelligence initiatives focused on care coordination, advanced imaging analytics, and population...

Microsoft Revs Up Healthcare Artificial Intelligence Projects

by Jennifer Bresnick

Microsoft is getting very serious about bringing artificial intelligence into the healthcare system, launching a brand new research division and several development projects with provider groups and vendor partners. The company, better known...

CIOs Focus on EHR Optimization for Population Health, Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Meaningful use may already be entering its sunset years, but healthcare CIOs are still wrestling with the very basics of electronic health record optimization as they towards a future where population health management, big data analytics, and...

Data Governance Key to Hospital’s Natural Language Query Project

by Jennifer Bresnick

Whether inside or outside of the hospital, data is everywhere – and consumers of data are getting used to a certain level of speed, accuracy, and trustworthiness when they ask questions of Google, Siri, or Cortana.  In everyday life,...

Using Machine Learning to Target Behavioral Health Interventions

by Jennifer Bresnick

Behavioral healthcare has been getting a great deal of attention lately from health IT experts, and not just because of a growing recognition that good mental health is key to improving overall patients outcomes.  Behavioral health is one...

NIH Awards $21M to Precision Medicine Epilepsy Collaboration

by Jennifer Bresnick

An international academic research consortium will use precision medicine strategies and a new $21 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to further research into the development and treatment of epilepsy. The collaboration, spearheaded...

CT Hospital, State Prescription Monitoring System Connect Via EHR

by Thomas Beaton

EHR users at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center will be able to access data from the statewide prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) in order to aid clinical decision support and improve patient safety, the hospital announced this...

Adult Vaccine Project Produces Population Health Best Practices

by Jennifer Bresnick

The majority of patients know that vaccines play a critically important role in population health management by protecting children against serious communicable diseases.  But fewer realize that regular adult immunizations are similarly...

95% See Population Health as Critical, but Worry about Payment

by Thomas Beaton

While the vast majority of healthcare organizations view population health management as a critical part of their financial future, providers are experiencing several challenges as they try to implement these strategies, including policy and...

Epic Systems Wins Best Overall Health IT Suite in KLAS Rankings

by Jennifer Bresnick

Epic Systems has extended its “Best in KLAS” winning streak yet again after being named the top Overall Software Suite by the ranking company for the seventh consecutive year.  The Verona, Wisconsin electronic health record and...

Which Population Health Companies Get Top Marks for Value?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Investing in a population health management system is a big financial and cultural commitment for most healthcare organizations, and not one to be undertaken lightly.  With workflow worries, integration concerns, and data integrity issues...

Prescription Monitoring Program to Reduce Opioid Abuse in VA

by Thomas Beaton

A three way partnership between Purdue Pharma, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, and the Virginia Secretary of Health and Human Resources will enhance utilization of a state prescription monitoring program (PMP) to reduce the rate of opioid...

AMIA Advises PCORI on Sharing Big Data for Health Research

by Thomas Beaton

The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) has suggested that the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) should adopt new policies that focus on expanding grant opportunities and funding data collection efforts to improve...

IBM Bets Big on Blockchain for Value-Based Care, Data Exchange

by Jennifer Bresnick

Blockchain may be one of the newest terms to join healthcare’s pantheon of big data buzzwords, but it is quickly becoming one of the most important.  The decentralized approach to data sharing could have profound impacts for the ongoing...

44% of Payers, Providers Find Population Health Tools Effective

by Jennifer Bresnick

Population health management tools are getting a high approval rating from 44 percent of the payers and healthcare providers as they slowly embrace value-based payments and a more coordinated, preventive approach to patient care. Population health...

Online Population Health Tool Illuminates Socioeconomic Factors

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare stakeholders looking for insight into the socioeconomic and environmental factors impacting the wellbeing of their populations can now turn to the City Health Dashboard, an online tool detailing the challenges of urban patients. Developed...

Northwell Health Launches Precision Medicine, Cancer Biobank

by Thomas Beaton

Northwell Health and Indivumed are creating a new patient biobank to help expand opportunities for cancer research and the development of precision medicine therapies. In the three-year agreement announced in a press release this week, Northwell...

FDA Unveils Patient Safety Analytics Tool for Medical Research

by Thomas Beaton

Healthcare stakeholders will be able to engage in patient safety research projects by connecting to Sentinel, the FDA’s electronic monitoring system, Commissioner Robert M. Califf, MD, announced this week. The new Innovation in Medical...

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