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Microsoft Revs Up Healthcare Artificial Intelligence Projects

February 20, 2017 - Microsoft is getting very serious about bringing artificial intelligence into the healthcare system, launching a brand new research division and several development projects with provider groups and vendor partners. The company, better known for its personal computing pursuits, is hoping to use the 2017 HIMSS Conference and Exhibition in Orlando as a springboard for promoting its new activities,...


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Microsoft Revs Up Healthcare Artificial Intelligence Projects

by Jennifer Bresnick

Microsoft is getting very serious about bringing artificial intelligence into the healthcare system, launching a brand new research division and several development projects with provider groups and vendor partners. The company, better known...

Machine Learning Predicts Leukemia Remission with 100% Accuracy

by Jennifer Bresnick

Researchers at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis have developed a machine learning algorithm that can correctly predict relapse rates for acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) with 90 percent accuracy – and remission rates 100...

Genomics, Clinical Decision Support Combo Cuts ED Visits by 42%

by Jennifer Bresnick

Providers who combined genetic testing with a clinical decision support tool to treat home health patients using multiple medications were able to reduce hospital readmissions by 52 percent and cut ED visits by 42 percent, according to a study...

NIH Awards $21M to Precision Medicine Epilepsy Collaboration

by Jennifer Bresnick

An international academic research consortium will use precision medicine strategies and a new $21 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to further research into the development and treatment of epilepsy. The collaboration, spearheaded...

Precision Medicine Benefits Pediatric Cancer Care, Study Says

by Thomas Beaton

Investigators at the Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center found that precision medicine can be used to diagnose genetic abnormalities and properly treat patients with pediatric brain cancers. By testing tumor samples,...

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...

IBM Watson Health, FDA Partner for EHR, IoT Blockchain Project

by Jennifer Bresnick

IBM Watson Health and the FDA have announced a new partnership aimed at applying blockchain technology to the challenges of securely exchanging big data across the care continuum.  The two-year research initiative will explore blockchain’s...

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...

Big Data, Interoperability Top Black Book’s Trends for 2017

by Thomas Beaton

Providers looking to succeed in the value-based care environment will focus on developing and implementing big data analytics technologies that will help them gain an edge with population health management, a new Black Book survey says. In order...

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....

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...

Groups Laud Health IT, Public Health Clauses of 21st Century Cures Act

by Jennifer Bresnick

UPDATE: President Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act into law on December 13, 2016. The 21st Century Cures Act may have been primarily billed as a research stimulus package aimed at expanding the nation’s investment in precision medicine...

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...

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...

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...

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