Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Medical Research

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...

Risk of Heart Attack Jumps with Non-Obstructive Heart Disease

by Jennifer Bresnick

Non-obstructive coronary artery disease is an important risk factor for myocardial infarction, a new JAMA study says. Patients with non-obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) are up to 4.5 times more likely to suffer a myocardial infarction...

NIH Grants to Aid Biomedical Research Opportunities for Students

by Jennifer Bresnick

Academic institutions will use NIH funding to mentor a new generation of biomedical researchers. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has issued a series of large grants to a handful of academic institutions in order to expand biomedical research...

Geisinger, NIH Launch Genomic Data Repository Patient Portal

by Jennifer Bresnick

A new online portal will allow patients to participate in the emerging field of genomic research by contributing their own data. Patients who have undergone genetic testing can upload and share their results through a new genomic patient portal...

MGH, MIT partner on clinical analytics, diagnostics research

by Jennifer Bresnick

Massachusetts General Hospital (MHG) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will be working together to provide up to $3 million in grant money intended to support and accelerate clinical analytics and medical diagnostics projects. ...

Case Western researcher wins $2.3M big data award from NIH

by Jennifer Bresnick

A project hoping to apply big data mining techniques to pharmaceuticals has won the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s New Innovator Award.  Rong Xu, PhD, an assistant professor of medical informatics at the Case Western Reserve...

65% of researchers say data analytics policies boost sharing

by Jennifer Bresnick

Data sharing policies from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have made data analytics easier and more commonplace by increasing the sharing of information, say 65% of researchers studied in a poll published in PLOS ONE this September. ...

Medication adherence study scrutinizes pharmacies, packaging

by Jennifer Bresnick

A new clinical trial is aiming at discovering how the packaging of medications and instructions provided by pharmacists affect patient adherence.  The STOMPP (Study the Effect of a Hybrid Pharmacy Practice Model on Medication Adherence) trial...

Mayo Clinic latest to leverage IBM Watson’s data analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

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 will help Mayo fill up its clinical trials more quickly by improving the patient matching...

Data integrity research spurs international population health

by Jennifer Bresnick

Researchers in North Carolina are helping to foster population health management and disease control efforts in developing nations by studying data integrity techniques and sharing their knowledge with the help of a $180 million grant from the...

NIH announces genomic research, data sharing policy

by Jennifer Bresnick

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced the release of its finalized guidelines for genomic data sharing and research.  After receiving more than one hundred public comments on the draft of the policies, NIH has clarified and revised...

Stem cell “roadmap” brings analytics to tissue engineering

by Jennifer Bresnick

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 in laboratories.  CellNet uses algorithms to match the genetic properties...

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