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Administrative Support Atop Barriers to Nursing Informatics

February 22, 2017 - A growing body of evidence points to the benefits of nursing informatics to clinical decision-making, but a recent study of these healthcare professionals indicates they face challenges as a result of a lack of administrative support, resources, and planning. According to the HIMSS 2017 Nursing Informatics Workforce Survey, the largest barriers to success on the job reported were administrative...


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Google Cloud Partners with HL7 to Support FHIR Development

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ORLANDO - HL7 International and Google have partnered to bring Google's cloud clout to bear on the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resource, commonly known as FHIR. At HIMSS17 this week, Google and the HL7 FHIR Foundation announced a...

IBM Watson Expands Role in Imaging Analytics, Population Health

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ORLANDO – IBM Watson is continuing to make its presence felt in the healthcare industry by launching a slew of new machine learning and artificial intelligence initiatives focused on care coordination, advanced imaging analytics, and population...

Social Media May Provide Big Data Insights into Drug Misuse

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A new study in the Journal of Internet Medical Research indicates that monitoring social media feeds can provide clinicians and big data analytics professionals with valuable insight into potential drug misuse. Healthcare providers and community...

NY Medicaid Review Will Promote Cost Cutting, Big Data Analytics

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The University at Albany’s Institute for Health System Evaluation (IHSE) will lead a $3.9 million effort to review the effectiveness of the state’s Medicaid program. In partnership with teams at Boston University and the University...

EHR Sample Size Matters in Machine Learning, Predictive Analytics

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With a large enough number of electronic health records, machine learning algorithms may be able to develop patient-specific predictive analytics for ICU patients that accurately forecast mortality rates, says a study in JMIR Medical Informatics...

CT Hospital, State Prescription Monitoring System Connect Via EHR

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EHR users at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center will be able to access data from the statewide prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) in order to aid clinical decision support and improve patient safety, the hospital announced this...

Health IT Helps CA Children’s Hospital Win HIMSS Davies Award

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The Children's Hospital of Orange County has joined an elite group of HIMSS Davies Award winners by demonstrating commitment to patient safety and care quality while leveraging health IT tools at an advanced level.   "CHOC has made...

Prescription Monitoring Program to Reduce Opioid Abuse in VA

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A three way partnership between Purdue Pharma, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, and the Virginia Secretary of Health and Human Resources will enhance utilization of a state prescription monitoring program (PMP) to reduce the rate of opioid...

FDA Unveils Patient Safety Analytics Tool for Medical Research

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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...

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...

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