Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Medical Research

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...

As Precision Medicine Takes Off, FDA Commissioner Resigns

by Jennifer Bresnick

Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg has announced her resignation from the agency’s top post just days after kicking off President Obama’s “precision medicine” initiative.  While serving nearly...

White House Details Precision Medicine Big Data Genomics Plan

by Jennifer Bresnick

The White House has started to provide details about President Obama’s precision medicine initiative, which hopes to harness the power of big data and large-scale genomics to develop personalized treatments for a variety of diseases.  Announced...

Big Data Analytics Spurs Development of Personalized Medicine

by Jennifer Bresnick

Personalized medicine, or “precision medicine” as President Obama called it in his State of the Union address earlier in January, is finally coming into its own with the rapid growth of big data analytics, genomic sequencing, and support...

Chronic Disease Management Lowers Heart Failure Hospital Rates

by Jennifer Bresnick

Better chronic disease management for heart failure patients with one or more comorbidities can lower the risk of those patients ending up back in the hospital after an acute event, finds a study from the American Journal of Managed Care.  While...

Big Data Analytics Research Projects Target Cancer, Genomics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Big data analytics will help to spur research into cancer and diseases caused by genetics with a trio of new collaborations. Several recently announced collaborations between academic research institutions and big data analytics vendors powering...

Predictive Analytics Algorithm Targets Superbug Resistance

by Jennifer Bresnick

A predictive analytics algorithm accurately identified MRSA mutations that increased drug resistance, announced researchers. Software based on a predictive analytics algorithm developed by researchers at Duke University can accurately identify...

Healthcare Informatics System Aids Research Collaboration

by Jennifer Bresnick

The use of a healthcare informatics management system can improve collaboration between researchers and institutions. Developing and deploying a healthcare informatics management system for researchers collaborating across disciplines and facilities...

UCLA Research Center to Focus on Healthcare Big Data Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Researchers and faculty at UCLA will be diving into big data analytics at the newly formed Institute for Quantitative and Computational Biosciences (QCBio), a multi-disciplinary collaboration that hopes to foster personalized medicine. ...

PA Partners Will Use EHR Data Analytics to Improve Care Quality

by Jennifer Bresnick

Johns Hopkins and Allegheny Health Network will leverage EHR data analytics and clinical trials to improve cancer care. An expanded collaboration between Allegheny Health Network, Highmark Health, and Johns Hopkins Medicine will focus on using...


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