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Cognitive Computing Leaders Think Time is Right for Healthcare

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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

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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

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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...

New Panel to Lead Cancer Moonshot Project for Precision Medicine

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The National Institute of Health (NIH) and National Cancer Institute (NCI) have announced a Blue Ribbon Panel to help guide Vice President Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot initiative and complement the nation’s other precision medicine...

PCORI Awards $2.5M to UAB for Precision Medicine Research

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The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has awarded $2.5 million to Jeffrey Curtis, MD, professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine (UAB), to research the comparative effectiveness of newer treatments...

How Semantic Data Analytics Benefits Population Health Management

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When it comes to the complexities patient care, there will always be more questions than answers.  Clinicians and researchers are discovering new diseases on a regular basis, reclassifying conditions and treatments, and expanding their understanding...

Is Smart Data Better than Bigger Data for Predictive Analytics?

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Bigger isn’t always better when it comes electronic health record data and predictive analytics, according to a new study from the University of Texas Southwestern.  Researchers found that performing analytics with EHR data collected...

CMS Funds Big Data Analytics Projects for Quality Improvement

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The CMS Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) Program has established new funding opportunities for projects that use big data analytics to improve quality of care, reduce healthcare costs, and expand the scale of smaller quality improvement...

Can Big Data Analytics Improve Medication Non-Adherence?

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Integrated big data analytics may be the next big thing in mitigating issues with medication non-adherence, according to a new study published in JMIR Medical Informatics. A research team led by Brian E. Dixon, MPA, PhD, studied a group of Type...

How Federal Health IT Work Paves the Way for Big Data Analytics

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Just like “population health management” and the “Internet of Things,” the phrase “big data analytics” means something a little bit different to everyone.  For large hospitals and health systems, it may...

Will Half-Hearted Commitment Scupper Healthcare Data Analytics?

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Healthcare providers are used to making all-or-nothing decisions about patient care each and every day, but they may not be taking the same committed, confident approach to their big data analytics programs.  Wary of the risks of failure...

Limits of Big Data Analytics Pose Challenges to Patient Safety

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In a report to Congress, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found hospitals face three major challenges with implementing evidence-based patient safety practices, including limitations with integrating, sharing, and analyzing big data....

PA Big Data Analytics Projects Get $3M in Funding from UPMC

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Six big data analytics projects focused on personalized medicine and patient outcomes will receive funding from UPMC Enterprises, the innovation arm of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. The newly established Pittsburgh Health...

Big Data Analytics Show More Sepsis Deaths in Large Hospitals

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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

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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...

How Big Data Analytics Can Boost Provider Autonomy, Outcomes

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If there’s one thing that the healthcare system has learned since the beginning of the EHR adoption tidal wave, it’s that big data isn’t always better data.  When deployed effectively, big data analytics can deliver staggeringly...

FDA Accelerates Precision Medicine with Rare Disease Funding

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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...

Quality Metrics, Data Analytics are Top Value-Based Care Fears

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“You can’t manage what you can’t measure,” data analytics pros are prone to say, and nowhere is the phrase more appropriate than when discussing the healthcare industry’s transition to value-based care.  As...

How Did Maine’s State HIE Become a Big Data Analytics Beacon?

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Over the past decade or so, the healthcare industry has tried any number of new projects, pilots, grants, and initiatives designed to improve health data interoperability and population health management across the care continuum.  While...

Top 5 Basics to Know About the Precision Medicine Initiative

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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...

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