Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Medical Research

Kaiser Permanente Expands Precision Medicine Biobanking Effort

by Jennifer Bresnick

Kaiser Permanente isn’t waiting for the national Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort project to get off the ground.  Instead, the sprawling healthcare system is hoping to fill up its KP Research Bank with at least 500,000 samples...

Cognitive Computing Leaders Think Time is Right for Healthcare

by Jennifer Bresnick

The healthcare industry might be notorious for its lackadaisical attitude towards adopting certain technology tools, but stakeholders across the care continuum have not been slow to embrace the idea that cognitive computing and semantic data...

Next-Gen Genomic Testing a Focal Point for Precision Medicine

by Jennifer Bresnick

Precision medicine brings the promise of laser-focused treatments custom crafted for each individual based on their unique genetic makeup.  As researchers unlock more and more insights into conditions ranging from Alzheimer’s and cancer...

NIH Seeks $1.1B to Fund Precision Medicine, Cancer Moonshot

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Precision Medicine Initiative and Cancer Moonshot may be two of the most exciting programs in the world of medical research, but their promises for clinical care certainly won’t come cheap.  During testimony at a Senate health...

NIH, FDA Create Clinical Trial Template for Precision Medicine

by Jennifer Bresnick

As the Precision Medicine Initiative starts to increase the amount and scope of medical research, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and FDA are seeking public comment on a draft template that provides guidance to investigators looking to...

Big Data Analytics Show More Sepsis Deaths in Large Hospitals

by Jacqueline Belliveau

Researchers are using big data analytics to better understand the signs and symptoms of sepsis, which may be able to help physicians treat and manage patients more effectively. In a study published in the journal Medical Care, a team from Houston...

Partners Data Lake Offers Healthcare Analytics as a Service

by Jennifer Bresnick

The sprawling Partners HealthCare system is continuing to churn through the largest Epic EHR implementation project to date.  But the network, which includes Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, has much...

FDA Accelerates Precision Medicine with Rare Disease Funding

by Jacqueline Belliveau

The FDA has announced the start of a new grant program focused on studying the history and life cycle of rare diseases in an effort to improve the health system’s understanding of uncommon conditions The announcement was made on Rare Disease...

$3M Grant Will Aid EHR Data Management, Chronic Pain Research

by Jacqueline Belliveau

An Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) researcher has received $3 million in grants to develop health information technology for chronic pain patients and better processes for EHR data management and patient health information...

Top 5 Basics to Know About the Precision Medicine Initiative

by Jennifer Bresnick

Feelings of national unity may be hard to find during a contentious election year, but the collaborative spirit is alive and well in at least one corner of the White House as stakeholders from across the care continuum take on the Obama Administration’s...

Precision Medicine Summit Brings Big Data, EHR Ideas Together

by Jennifer Bresnick

The White House’s Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) is kicking off in a big way this month, officials announced today at an industry summit.  Stakeholders from across the healthcare continuum gathered to share new ideas, receive...

UPMC Gene Test Brings Personalized Medicine to Cardiac Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

Clinicians at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center are bringing personalized medicine into the routine care process for cardiac patients in need of stents for clogged arteries by using a simple blood test to identify gene variants that...

$5M Precision Medicine Grant Integrates Genomics, Big Data

by Jennifer Bresnick

Precision medicine is getting a $5 million boost at research organizations in Pennsylvania as the three-year Commonwealth Universal Research Enhancement (CURE) project gets underway.  The grant will fund the discovery of potential breast...

Precision Medicine, Big Data Analytics Center Rises in Philly

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is joining the growing group of academic institutions and medical centers putting precision medicine and big data analytics front-and-center.  Through its newly founded Center for Data...

Are Healthcare Providers Interested in Precision Medicine?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Precision medicine may not be capturing the healthcare industry’s collective imagination quite as completely as President Obama might hope, according to a new survey by Health Catalyst.  While some pioneering researchers and providers...

Precision Medicine Research a Top Strategic Priority for NIH

by Jennifer Bresnick

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is planning to put precision medicine front and center over the next few years as it helps to build the foundation for the nation’s forays into advanced medical research and tailored, personalized...

Genomics, Big Data Bring Precision Medicine to Pediatric Cancer

by Jennifer Bresnick

Precision medicine techniques, including next-generation genomic sequencing, have the potential to revolutionize the development of treatments for seriously ill patients across the spectrum of clinical care.  From neurodegenerative diseases...

FDA Launches Cloud-Based Genomics, Precision Medicine Portal

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Obama Administration’s national strategy for the advancement of precision medicine has quickly come into focus in 2015, with several top agencies, including the NIH and FDA, laying the big data analytics foundation for a broad push...

Precision Medicine, Big Data Crowdsourcing Bring IT Innovation

by Jennifer Bresnick

Crowdsourcing is nothing new for charities and creative projects across a number of different industries, but it may have special importance for healthcare’s journey into big data analytics and precision medicine.  Gathering large...

Can Next-Gen Genomics Ease the Precision Medicine Bottleneck?

by Jennifer Bresnick

The healthcare industry has been diving into the pool of precision medicine with great enthusiasm, setting up dedicated big data analytics centers and genomics research labs to unravel the secrets of life’s greatest mysteries: the impact...

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