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Healthcare Looks to Real-Time Big Data Analytics for Insights

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Healthcare providers and life science companies are among the 92 percent of cross-industry organizations who plan to invest in near real-time big data analytics applications as soon as they possibly can, according to a new survey conducted by...

Top 4 Emerging Tech Trends in Healthcare Big Data Analytics

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For most segments of the healthcare industry, big data analytics is still an evolving concept that hasn’t quite reached the mainstream of clinical care.  The prospect of integrating disparate sources of information into a multifaceted...

Imaging Analytics Get Big Data Boost from New Partnerships

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Diagnostic data from imaging studies such as x-rays, MRIs, and CAT scans is usually locked away in the images themselves, or in accompanying free-text reports attached as PDFs to electronic medical records.  However, a series of new partnerships...

New Public-Private Precision Medicine Group Tackles Cancer

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The national Precision Medicine Initiative isn’t the only large-scale partnership forging ahead in the fight against cancer.  This week, four major academic medical centers, along with a pharmaceutical developer, announced a new collaborative...

Maine’s HIE Analytics Cut ED Visits, Integrate Behavioral Care

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Maine’s state health information exchange (HIE) is continuing to bring improved care coordination and actionable insights to the region’s providers through its advanced big data analytics efforts. In its latest annual report, HealthInfoNet...

Can Dr. Google’s New Symptom Search Change Healthcare Analytics?

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Healthcare pundits may soon have to retire one of their favorite jokes about panicked patients scouring the web for answers thanks to a new effort by Google to refine its symptom search capabilities.  Patients who self-diagnose after a quick...

Focus on Precision Medicine Treatments Grows in Hospitals

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Precision medicine is taking center stage in the healthcare, as researchers begin to uncover more information on its effectiveness, and more hospitals adopt a precision medicine focus in their treatment plans. A number of new studies and initiatives...

CancerLinQ Big Data Analytics a “Powerful Tool” for Oncology

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The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) isn’t the only one attempting to bring “learning” big data analytics capabilities to clinicians at the point of care, but they are among the most successful organizations focused...

Predictive Analytics, Healthcare IoT Markets See Major Growth

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The electronic health record adoption market may be more or less saturated at this point, but new health IT products that enhance and expand the capabilities of healthcare providers are still seeing massive growth.  Predictive analytics...

Quality Metrics, Big Data Woes Make Value-Based Care Difficult

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Overly complex clinical quality measures, inadequate health information exchange, and poorly designed EHR interfaces are just some of the challenges providers face when trying to make decisions about an individual’s care or meet value-based...

ADA, IBM Watson Tackle Cognitive Chronic Disease Management

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The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is hoping that a little cognitive computing will go a long way towards helping patients manage one of the nation’s most common and costly chronic diseases.  A new long-term partnership with IBM...

Using the Healthcare Internet of Things for Better Patient Care

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As part of the “information generation,” our technology-driven world is dramatically changing our lives, impacting our personal interactions, business transactions, and the way we consume information. We’re always connected,...

What Big Data, EHR Vendors Do Accountable Care Organizations Use?

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Selecting a vendor for an electronic health record, big data analytics system, or population health management tool can be a difficult process for a healthcare provider – and it only gets harder if that provider wants to participate in...

Definitive Healthcare Introduces New Clinics Data for Analytics

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As part of a major product upgrade, market intelligence leader Definitive Healthcare has announced the availability of new information on healthcare clinics, including Federally Qualified Health Centers, dialysis providers, and rural health centers. ...

Senate Committee Passes $34B NIH Budget for Precision Medicine

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The Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee has passed an appropriations bill that would provide the National Institutes of Health (NIH) with $34 billion in 2017 in part to advance precision medicine...

NIH Launches Genomic Data Commons Supporting Cancer Moonshot

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The Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) and Cancer Moonshot just took one large step forward with the launch of the Genomic Data Commons, according to a National Institutes of Health press release. The Genomic Data Commons (GDC), a data repository...

ONC Taps Boston Children’s for $275K FHIR, API Innovation Award

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The FHIR ecosystem is still heating up as the EHR developer community searches for innovative new ways to bring application programming interfaces (APIs) into mainstream use.  Spurred on by the promise of up to $625,000 in competitive awards...

Mayo Gets $142M to Create Precision Medicine Initiative Biobank

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced that it will provide $142 million over five years to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota to create the world’s largest biobank as part of the Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort...

Montefiore Semantic Data Lake Tackles Predictive Analytics

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Semantic computing is becoming a hot topic in the healthcare industry as the first wave of big data analytics leaders looks to move beyond the basics of population health management, predictive analytics, and risk stratification. This new approach...

Slavitt Urges Medicaid Big Data Analytics, SaaS Development

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The nation’s fifty-six Medicaid agencies are in need of a big data analytics makeover, Acting CMS Administrator Andy Slavitt said in a blog post this week, and Silicon Valley developers are in the perfect position to help.  As Medicaid...

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