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FDA Unveils Patient Safety Analytics Tool for Medical Research

January 19, 2017 - Healthcare stakeholders will be able to engage in patient safety research projects by connecting to Sentinel, the FDA’s electronic monitoring system, Commissioner Robert M. Califf, MD, announced this week. The new Innovation in Medical Evidence Development and Surveillance System (IMEDS), will allow researchers to access big data within the Sentinel System, opening new opportunities...


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ONC Picks FHIR Health Data Aggregation App Contest Winners

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The Office of the National Coordinator has picked six data aggregation, EHR utilization, and patient experience developers as winners of the second phase of its API-based app challenge.  The industry-wide competition, announced in March...

Three HIEs Connect to Create “Patient-Centered Data Home”

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Three HIEs have established a long-term agreement to enhance health data interoperability, allowing a patient’s healthcare record to follow them across state lines. The Indiana Health Information Exchange (IHIE), Michiana Health Information...

Research Collaboration to Use Big Data for Diabetes Prevention

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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...

Population Health Tool Using EHR Data Reduces HIV Impact in MA

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Public health officials in Massachusetts are working to create an interoperable population health management system using EHR data to identify and engage HIV patients at risk of falling away from recommended treatment protocols. The system, called...

Microsoft Takes on Blindness, Eye Care with AI, Machine Learning

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A new international collaboration, headed by Microsoft, will explore the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning for preventing blindness and improving eye health for patients around the globe, the company announced this week. ...

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

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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...

EHR Data, Machine Learning Create Cost-Based Clinical Pathways

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Healthcare organizations may be able to better identify variations in best practices for chronic disease management by utilizing EHR data and machine learning analytics to combine clinical and cost information, says a new article from Weill Cornell...

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

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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)...

Clinical Analytics Studies, Partnerships Target Personalized Care

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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...

How Population Health in Med School Preps Docs for Value-Based Care

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The healthcare industry is a curious mix of cutting-edge innovation and deeply entrenched traditions. Staggeringly complex surgical technologies, electronic health records, and interventions tailored to each patient’s unique DNA live side-by-side...

BCBS Opens Healthcare Big Data Stores to Academic Research Orgs

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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,...

Clinical Decision Support May Boost ID of Chronic Kidney Disease

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EHR-based clinical decision support (CDS) tools, including risk assessments and patient registries, may be able to improve early detection of chronic kidney disease, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine,...

IBM Watson, Siemens Partner for Population Health Management

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IBM Watson and Siemens Healthineers have announced a five-year partnership to bring data-driven population health management capabilities to a global health IT landscape that is quickly embracing value-based care.  The alliance will integrate...

National Health IT Week Brings Celebration, Educational Events

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Every year, National Health IT Week brings a chance for the healthcare industry to reflect on past successes, celebrate achievements, and prepare for the many new challenges that lie ahead.  The event is kicking off today across the nation,...

Dell, EMC Merger Closes $67B Big Data Analytics Deal

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Dell Inc. and EMC Corp. close on a planned merger today, the companies announced, in what could be a major addition to the healthcare big data analytics market. The merger was announced at the end of October 2015. The new company, Dell Technologies,...

Big Data Could Hold Key to Improving Vaccinations Rates

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With flu season fast approaching, a new initiative focused on improving adult vaccination rates is turning to big data to discover the most helpful patient engagement strategies for primary care providers to deliver preventative care. The Adult...

Imaging Analytics: The First Step to Personalized Medicine

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Across the healthcare industry, there is a rising demand for personalized medicine, including the desire to have better access, visibility and insight into patient records. Everyone in the ecosystem – patients, doctors, hospitals, insurers...

How Big Data Analytics Can Improve Patient Utilization Rates

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Clinical analytics, quality reporting, and population health may receive most of the attention when it comes to health IT improvements, but there are a surprising number of other innovative uses for big data within a healthcare organization –...

Precision Medicine, Data Exchange, CDS on New ONC Leader’s Agenda

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Late last week, Dr. Vindell Washington stepped into the top spot of the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) after Karen DeSalvo announced that she would be relinquishing the position to focus on other duties at HHS.  Washington, an...

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