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EHR Data Integrity Not Robust Enough for Clinical Trial Use

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EHR data is not strong enough to support research and clinical trials, says the American Medical Informatics Association. In a letter commenting on the FDA’s draft guidance on the use of EHR data in clinical trials and research, AMIA says...

Semantic Computing, Predictive Analytics Need Reliable Metadata

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As the healthcare industry reaches the saturation point of electronic health record adoption, and slowly moves past the pain of the implementation process, it may seem like the right time to stop thinking so much about hammering home basic data...

Global Precision Medicine Study Explores Genetics of Diabetes

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More than three hundred scientists in twenty-two countries around the world have collaborated on a global precision medicine effort to understand the genetic roots of Type 2 diabetes, using genomic big data from more than 100,000 patients. The...

ONC Exploring Use of Blockchain in EHRs, Healthcare IoT Devices

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The Office of the National Coordinator is looking at the possibility of adding blockchain technology to its health IT arsenal by offering cash prizes for the best research papers addressing the subject.  As part of a new challenge issued...

Lack of Big Data Analytics Agility Hobbles Healthcare Orgs

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Healthcare organizations are not necessarily known for embracing innovation at the speed of light, but the relentless pace of technological and regulatory disruption bombarding the industry has started to require additional attention to the ability...

2016 “Most Wired” Excel at Population Health, Big Data Analytics

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A robust population health management program, familiarity with telehealth, a focus on predictive analytics, and the delivery of a sterling patient experience are just some of features that this year’s crop of “Most Wired” hospitals...

Predictive Analytics, Healthcare IoT Lead EHR Market Growth

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Electronic health record vendors looking to attract customers to the next generation of upgrades and installs will likely be relying on predictive analytics and the healthcare Internet of Things, according to a series of new market reports. ...

Why Sharing Cancer Big Data is Key to Personalized Medicine

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This week’s Cancer Moonshot Summit generated industry-wide excitement and plenty of good ideas about how to attack the multifaceted scourge of cancer, which will affect up to forty percent of people at some point during their lives. Stressing...

Definitive Healthcare Acquires New Business Intelligence Company

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Definitive Healthcare is continuing its rapid growth and the expansion of its healthcare analytics services by announcing the completed acquisition of Billian’s HealthDATA.  The new addition follows several major upgrades to the company’s...

Cancer Moonshot Pushes “Urgency” of Precision Medicine Progress

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Vice President Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot project is building steam as hundreds of precision medicine experts, patient advocates, oncologists, cancer researchers, survivors, and caregivers convened today at the Moonshot Summit, held at...

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...

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