Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Medical Research

Are Big Data, Genomics, Precision Medicine the Cure for Cancer?

by Jennifer Bresnick

A cure for cancer has always been one of the most elusive goals in healthcare, but new big data analytics solutions from a fresh wave of innovators may be bringing clinicians and patients closer than ever to critical breakthroughs in the treatment...

Only 29% of Sinusitis Visits Adhere to Evidence-Based Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

Urgent care, primary care, and emergency department clinicians rarely adhere to evidence-based care guidelines for the treatment of common sinusitis, finds a new study published last month in the American Journal of Managed Care.  Just 29...

Interoperability, Internet of Things First Tasks for Precision Medicine

by Jennifer Bresnick

The development of precision medicine brings with it the promise of individualized treatments that target specific conditions and diseases with razor-sharp accuracy, harnessing the hidden power of genomics, deeply detailed clinical decision support,...

FDA Begins Crowdsourced Precision Medicine, Genomics Platform

by Jennifer Bresnick

President Obama’s vision for a national precision medicine ecosystem is beginning its development, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced this week.  In a blog post on FDA Voice, officials unveiled plans for the December...

CDPH Partners with St. Joseph Health in Cancer Data Registry

by Sara Heath

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced a first of its kind partnership with St. Joseph Health to track cancer trends around the state of California. The historic program, announced in a press release on July 27, is the first...

Precision Medicine, Genomics Require Strong Data Governance

by Jennifer Bresnick

Big data in the healthcare industry takes many forms.  On one hand, providers are attempting to wrangle massive datasets that encompass millions of patient encounters, financial transactions, diagnoses, and demographics to paint a large-scale...

PCORI Adds $142.5M to PCORnet for Population Health Management

by Sara Heath

On July 21, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) announced in a press release that it will provide $142.5 million toward funding a second phase of development for PCORnet, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network,...

What’s in the 21st Century Cures Act for Precision Medicine?

by Jennifer Bresnick

The 21st Century Cures Act, an expansive piece of legislation that provides new funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and streamlines regulation for the pharmaceutical industry, passed a House vote with flying colors last week,...

RNA Database to Aid Precision Medicine, Big Data Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Researchers at the University of Missouri are unveiling a free, online database tool that may help to kickstart the spread of precision medicine and large-scale big data analytics in the general healthcare community.  The RNAMiner system,...

EHR Big Data, Lab Specimens Enable Precision Medicine Research

by Jennifer Bresnick

When it comes to medical research and the rapidly expanding reach of precision medicine, physical specimens play a critical role in developing the big data later used for large-scale analytics that generate insights and produce results. ...

Mount Sinai to Build $5M Precision Medicine, Genomics Center

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has received a $5 million charitable donation to establish a center for precision medicine and wellness, which will focus on developing novel strategies for population health management through remote...

New Budget Bill Would Fund Precision Medicine, Eliminate AHRQ

by Jennifer Bresnick

A draft budget bill for fiscal year 2016, released this week by the House Appropriations Committee, would have wide-ranging consequences for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its efforts to expand insurance coverage to millions of Americans while...

Geisinger Invests in Precision Medicine, Genomics, Big Data

by Jennifer Bresnick

Geisinger Health System is taking precision medicine to the next level with a dedicated research center for genomic research supported by telemedicine technologies.  The Precision Health Center will use remote conferencing tools to provide...

IBM Expands Footprint into Healthcare Big Data Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Big Blue is coming for the healthcare industry, and it has big data on its mind.  At HIMSS15 this week, IBM announced several new initiatives to expand its reach into the budding realm of healthcare big data analytics, including some notable...

New Pittsburgh Data Alliance Focuses on Big Data Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare organizations in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania are teaming up to leverage big data analytics in pursuit of new healthcare technologies and treatments.  The Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance, a newly announced collaboration between Carnegie...

NIH Launches Big Data Analytics Portal for Alzheimer’s Research

by Jennifer Bresnick

The National Institutes of Health, the FDA, and a consortium of other public and private healthcare partners have announced the launch of a new big data analytics project focused on expanding access to research data on Alzheimer’s disease (AD). ...

PCORI Grants $64 Million to Population Health Research Projects

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has approved $64.1 million in funding to support five population health research projects hoping to improve patient-centered care across the healthcare industry. The awards are the first...

Precision Medicine, Personal Genomics Need Industry Standards

by Jennifer Bresnick

Personalized genomic tests may be an integral part of the nation’s new focus on precision medicine, but patients who indulge their curiosity with cheap, at-home DNA tests may end up putting more pressure on providers instead of aiding their...

Are Standardized Clinical Pathways Stymying Drug Innovation?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Powerful clinical decision support tools harnessing the potential of big data analytics may make it easier for physicians to set their patients on a standardized road to improvement, but the expansion of pre-approved, packed care may be doing...

Professional Societies, Universities Embrace Big Data Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare providers may approach team-based clinical care with various degrees of willingness, but when it comes to big data analytics, collaboration is the name of the game.  While some forward-thinking hospitals and health systems are investing...


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