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Big Data Shows Gender-Based Medical Error, Patient Safety Patterns

September 22, 2016 - Big data analytics tools are helping researchers at the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority (PSA) unearth patient safety patterns hidden within 2.5 million reports on medical errors and near-miss events. The PSA found that male and female patients face certain patient safety issues at different rates, although the data does not reveal why adverse events are more likely to occur in one gender...


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Precision Medicine Aids 20% Drop in Pediatric Cancer Deaths

by Nathan Boroyan

The pediatric cancer death rate declined by 20 percent between 1999 and 2014, according to new data from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), indicating that precision medicine techniques and an emphasis on personalized care may...

Six Pediatric Hospitals Create Personalized Medicine Coalition

by Jennifer Bresnick

Some of the nation’s most lauded pediatric medical centers are aiming to advance personalized medicine through a new collaborative arrangement funded by philanthropist Denny Sanford. The Sanford Children’s Genomic Medicine Consortium...

Desire for Predictive Analytics Outpaces Hospital Investment

by Jennifer Bresnick

Predictive analytics may be at the top of the big data wish list for the majority of hospital executives, but few organizations currently have the knowhow, the budget, or the infrastructure tools to make it happen.  Even though 80 percent...

Pancreatic Cancer is Target of New Precision Medicine Grants

by Nathan Boroyan

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is opening up opportunities to fund precision medicine and early detection initiatives in its 2017 round of research grants. In 2017, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is increasing investment in innovative...

VA, DOD, NCI Partner for Precision Medicine Tumor Screening

by Nathan Boroyan

A new precision medicine partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Department of Defense (DoD) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) will create the nation's first system that routinely screens tumors for gene and...

Population Health Management, Big Data Markets Set to Grow

by Nathan Boroyan

The need for big data in healthcare IT appears to be driving significant growth in population health management solutions and global healthcare analytics markets, according to two recent studies. According to a Transparency Market Research study,...

Open Population Health Analytics Flag Philly Health Disparities

by Jennifer Bresnick

The City of Philadelphia has released an online, freely available population health analytics application that highlights health disparities and socioeconomic determinates of health at a neighborhood level.  The Community Health Explorer...

Can IBM Watson Prove the Value of Precision Medicine in China?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Even as the Precision Medicine Initiative gears up in the United States, bringing with it a renewed effort to focus on a cure for cancer, IBM Watson has its sights set on even bigger goals for personalized care.  Today, the cognitive computing...

Can Point-of-Care Analytics Change the Healthcare Equation?

by Jennifer Bresnick

For consumers and providers alike, healthcare is a time-consuming business.  Patients may wait hours in the emergency department waiting room, days to get an appointment with their primary care provider, or several months before they can...

Using Claims, Lab, and Clinical Analytics to Discover Diabetics

by Fatima Paruk, MD, MPH

Combining and normalizing data from numerous, disparate sources to effectively manage population health across the spectrum of care is necessary, yet presents us with significant challenges today. Through industry innovation and collaboration...

Predictive Big Data Analytics Identify High-Risk ED Patients

by Jennifer Bresnick

Reducing unnecessary emergency department utilization and avoidable hospital admissions is a top priority for many healthcare systems, especially those seeking to cut costs and eliminate waste in preparation for value-based care.  While...

Cancer Moonshot Flags Basic Big Data Woes of Precision Medicine

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Precision Medicine Initiative and the Cancer Moonshot may be generating enormous cross-industry enthusiasm, but the research community must address some of its most foundational systemic problems if it is going to successfully cure cancer,...

Semantic Computing, Predictive Analytics Need Reliable Metadata

by Jennifer Bresnick

As the healthcare industry reaches the saturation point of electronic health record adoption, and slowly moves past the pain of the implementation process, it may seem like the right time to stop thinking so much about hammering home basic data...

Historical Big Data Analytics Study will Examine Dementia

by Jennifer Bresnick

Kaiser Permanente is reaching back in time with its latest big data analytics research effort aimed at illuminating risk factors associated with brain health and the development of dementia.  Using information from physical exams conducted...

Top 4 Emerging Tech Trends in Healthcare Big Data Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

For most segments of the healthcare industry, big data analytics is still an evolving concept that hasn’t quite reached the mainstream of clinical care.  The prospect of integrating disparate sources of information into a multifaceted...

Imaging Analytics Get Big Data Boost from New Partnerships

by Jennifer Bresnick

Diagnostic data from imaging studies such as x-rays, MRIs, and CAT scans is usually locked away in the images themselves, or in accompanying free-text reports attached as PDFs to electronic medical records.  However, a series of new partnerships...

New Public-Private Precision Medicine Group Tackles Cancer

by Jennifer Bresnick

The national Precision Medicine Initiative isn’t the only large-scale partnership forging ahead in the fight against cancer.  This week, four major academic medical centers, along with a pharmaceutical developer, announced a new collaborative...

CancerLinQ Big Data Analytics a “Powerful Tool” for Oncology

by Jennifer Bresnick

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) isn’t the only one attempting to bring “learning” big data analytics capabilities to clinicians at the point of care, but they are among the most successful organizations focused...

ADA, IBM Watson Tackle Cognitive Chronic Disease Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is hoping that a little cognitive computing will go a long way towards helping patients manage one of the nation’s most common and costly chronic diseases.  A new long-term partnership with IBM...

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