Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Medical Research

Northwell Health Launches Precision Medicine, Cancer Biobank

by Thomas Beaton

Northwell Health and Indivumed are creating a new patient biobank to help expand opportunities for cancer research and the development of precision medicine therapies. In the three-year agreement announced in a press release this week, Northwell...

Cancer Research Orgs Release Big Data for Precision Medicine

by Jennifer Bresnick

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is releasing more than 19,000 de-identified genomic records to further the international research community’s explorations into precision medicine.  The big data dump, which includes...

New Geisinger Med School Has Population Health, Genomics Focus

by Thomas Beaton

To ring in the New Year, Geisinger Health System CEO Dr. David T. Feinberg announced the opening of The Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine in Scranton, PA, at 12:01 AM. The school debuts with programs that focus on improving community...

Research Collaboration to Use Big Data for Diabetes Prevention

by Thomas Beaton

In an effort to improve the treatment and understanding of type 2 diabetes in various patient populations, a new collaboration between the Indiana Bioscience Research Institute (IBRI), Eli Lilly and Company, Roche Diagnostics, the Regenstrief...

Precision Medicine, Big Data Partnerships Will Enhance Treatment

by Jennifer Bresnick

The calendar year may be coming to its end, but the nation’s work on precision medicine is just getting started.  Spurred on by the continuing development of big data analytics techniques and pepped up by the landslide passage of the...

Penn Precision Medicine Accelerator Doles Out $525K in Grants

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Penn Center for Precision Medicine (PCMP) Accelerator Fund has divided $525,000 between eight promising personalized medicine projects addressing topics such as neurodegenerative diseases, infection control, cancer, and genetic variants....

PCORI to Spend $42M on Patient-Centered Comparative Research

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is living up to its name by approving $42 million in funding to support 19 new studies focusing on comparing the effectiveness of different treatments for patient care. "We are pleased...

FDA Eager for Precision Medicine Under 21st Century Cures Act

by Jennifer Bresnick

The FDA is ready and willing to get started on the precision medicine and drug innovation opportunities created by the 21st Century Cures Act, FDA Commissioner Robert M. Califf, MD, said in a blog post. The legislation, signed into law by President...

21st Century Cures Act Clears Senate Hurdle on the Way to Vote

by Jennifer Bresnick

UPDATE: The Senate has passed the 21st Century Cures Act in a Wednesday afternoon vote with a 94-5 margin.  The legislation will now await President Obama's signature. Senators are finished debating the long, tangled list of provisions...

Two Cancer Research Centers Form Personalized Medicine Alliance

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and the independent City of Hope cancer and diabetes center have announced a new research alliance aimed at accelerating the development of personalized medicine and precision therapies for...

“Big Data Spokes” Tackle Population Health with IoT, Informatics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Using $10 million in grant funding from the National Science Foundation, four regional consortia of academic institutions across the nation will utilize big data analytics, informatics, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things (IoT)...

21st Century Cures Act Passes House, but Faces Senate Critics

by Jennifer Bresnick

The 21st Century Cures Act passed a House vote by a wide margin Wednesday, and will head to the Senate for what may be a bit of a difficult fight to the President’s desk.  The bill, which provides the possibility of around $5 billion...

21st Century Cures Act for Precision Medicine Set for House Vote

by Jennifer Bresnick

Lawmakers anticipating a tough landscape for innovation funding under a new Republican administration are doing their best to push a revamped version of the 21st Century Cures Act through the current Congress, and will bring the $6.3 billion...

Mount Sinai Uses Machine Learning for Heart Imaging Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare organizations are quickly pushing forward with the development of machine learning algorithms to tackle one of the toughest problems in big data: extracting and analyzing information from static images. In a study published this week...

Clinical Analytics Studies, Partnerships Target Personalized Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

Personalization isn’t just for online advertisements and shopping suggestions.  It is becoming a primary driver of healthcare innovations, too.  From tailored therapies based on precision medicine techniques to individualized...

Big Data Interoperability a Must for Precision Medicine Progress

by Jennifer Bresnick

The United States healthcare system still has a long way to go before it develops the seamless health data interoperability required to take on the most pressing precision medicine challenges, including finding cures for cancer. According to...

IBM Watson, Mount Sinai Launch New Precision Medicine Projects

by Jennifer Bresnick

Precision medicine partnerships are becoming all the rage as public and private healthcare organizations pool their expertise and resources to overcome the challenges of developing personalized treatments for cancer and other diseases. Some familiar...

CMS: Big Data Access Vital for Precision Medicine, Drug Pricing

by Jennifer Bresnick

Skyrocketing drug prices, insufficient healthcare data transparency, and slugglish precision medicine innovation cycles are placing a significant strain on Medicare patients, many of whom are unable to access cutting-edge treatments and are struggling...

Precision Medicine Partnerships Foster Promises of Breakthroughs

by Jennifer Bresnick

Precision medicine projects, partnerships, and collaborations are continuing to proliferate as providers, research organizations, and vendors look to capitalize on the growing enthusiasm for integrating genomics and personalized insights into...

BCBS Opens Healthcare Big Data Stores to Academic Research Orgs

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Blue Cross Blue Shield Alliance for Health Research is delivering an early Christmas present to a number of academic organizations eager to get their hands on a treasure trove of big data, including insurance claims, clinical information,...

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