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Healthcare Internet of Things Gets Senate Support with New Bill

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On Wednesday morning, the committee passed the Developing Innovation and Growing the Internet of Things (DIGIT) Act, which will now move to the full Senate for a vote. The act aims to manage and grow the IoT market across all industries, including...

$200K in Grants Boost Radiology Big Data Analytics Research

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The Radiation Oncology Institute aims to support radiation oncology research by offering $200,000 in competitive grants to qualifying projects that use big data analytics to improve cancer patient outcomes, reported the organization in an official...

APIs, Population Health Take Central Role in MACRA Implementation

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The end of meaningful use is nigh for physicians, Acting CMS Administrator Andy Slavitt announced yesterday evening when introducing the proposed final rule for MACRA implementation, but the evolution of the healthcare information technology...

Is Blockchain the Answer to Healthcare’s Big Data Problems?

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The explosion of digital data in the healthcare industry seems to have brought with it nothing but problems.  From complaints about EHR usability and workflows to the complicated quandaries of data interoperability, analytics, and security,...

Top 4 Basics to Know about Semantic Computing in Healthcare

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Investing in big data analytics is a problematic proposition for many healthcare organizations, which often face the perennial issue of purchasing technologies that become outdated before the implementation process is even finished.  New...

Geisinger Precision Medicine Biobank Hits 100K Participants

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Geisinger Health System is celebrating a precision medicine milestone this week as its MyCode Community Health Initiative, a large-scale genomics biobank, signed up its 100,000th participant.   The project, launched in January 2014 in collaboration...

FDA: Interoperability a Core Requirement for Precision Medicine

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CMS and the ONC aren’t the only federal organizations putting health data interoperability at the top of their to-do lists.  As the FDA starts tackling its portion of the national Precision Medicine Initiative, officials are urging...

Why Passivity Is Key to the Healthcare Internet of Things

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Passivity might seem like the very opposite of what providers want to see in an engaged patient, but when it comes to the healthcare Internet of Things, the best thing patients can do for themselves is to do nothing at all. Automating the collection,...

Intermountain, Stanford Partner for Precision Medicine, Genomics

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Stanford Medicine and Intermountain Healthcare have announced a new precision medicine partnership that will harness the power of advanced genomics and medical research to bring personalized treatments directly to the point of care. The partnership,...

Precision Medicine Sparks New Conversations about Patient Data

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The Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) is generating a great deal of excitement among researchers, clinicians, developers, and patients with an eye on curing cancer, managing diabetes, or eliminating Alzheimer’s disease.  With unfeigned...

Healthcare Internet of Things, Big Data VC Funding Hits $1.4B

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In the first quarter of 2016, healthcare technology companies, including those focused on big data analytics and the healthcare Internet of Things, saw a significant spike in venture capital funding, according to a recent study by Mercom...

Kaiser Permanente Expands Precision Medicine Biobanking Effort

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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

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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...

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