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The Mayo Clinic is the latest healthcare epicenter to enlist Watson for some heavy lifting when it comes to data analytics and medical research.  Watson more »

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 more »

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 more »

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 more »

Better staff education, clinical analytics, and new care coordination techniques that improved EHR documentation nearly eliminated patient safety risks from improper heparin administration at Carilion more »

The Michigan Health and Hospital Association (MHA) Keystone Center is taking a proactive step towards accountable care and quality improvements by bringing clinical analytics to more »

Big data from health insurance companies can be combined with a clinical analytics platform to accurately predict the risks of developing metabolic syndrome, reports a more »

While the Centers for Disease Control asserts that hospital-acquired infections are on the decline thanks to financial quality penalties and a closer focus on patient more »

The FDA is using EHR data and information from electronic claims to give drug safety monitoring a boost, writes Janet Woodcock, MD, in a blog more »

While the emergency department exists primarily to handle the unexpected, healthcare organizations don’t have to rely on a wait-and-see approach in order to properly allocate more »

Pfizer and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Oncology Research Program have awarded grants to six research and academic institutions focused on consumer education, medical more »

Electronic medication reconciliation tools can help to improve patient safety and reduce medication errors by 58 percent, a study at Boston Children’s Hospital found.  By more »

Providers may be encouraged to prescribe more statins for the care of hypertension in vulnerable populations, but the widely-used class of drugs has no significant more »

Colorectal cancer patients who sought the attention of specialist surgeons had a higher rate of long-term survival and overall better outcomes, found a study by more »

The Alliance for Clinical Research Excellence and Safety (ACRES), a global partnership to improve the safety, quality, and efficiency of clinical research, has announced the more »

Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) have used genetic data analytics to unearth a clue to the most aggressive and deadly forms of prostate more »

There are few industries in the world as deeply reliant on data as healthcare, and yet there are few industries that have lagged so far more »

More than a quarter of a million people die from preventable conditions each year, says a new population health report from the Centers for Disease more »

By using clinical analytics to scan EHR records from patients in Minnesota, a team of researchers at the Mayo Clinic were able to identify new more »

The vast majority of patients are willing to share their personal health information with researchers and physicians to help further the understanding of a disease more »

The National Institutes of Health will be launching a new program this summer aimed at expanding the role of genomics in the identification, research, and more »

Young patients in the cardiac intensive care unit at Boston Children’s Hospital are among the most vulnerable, subject to sudden changes in their conditions that more »

Washington University of St. Louis School of Medicine has been granted $8 million from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to fund a large-scale more »

Patients who suffer from celiac disease are nearly two times as likely to develop coronary artery disease as other patients, according to EHR data examined more »

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $1 million in grant funding to Allegheny General Hospital to researchers interested in finding methods to better more »

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