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Healthcare Big Data Success Starts with the Right Questions

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In the world of big data analytics, there is perhaps one catchphrase that towers above all the other buzzwords, jargon, watchwords, and mantras.  “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it” is the key concept that...

FHIR App Provides Precision Medicine Support at Point of Care

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Two of the most intriguing trends in healthcare may be able to work together to bring advanced clinical decision support directly to the point of care, suggest researchers who developed a FHIR-based precision medicine application that integrates...

How the Search for Smart Data Drives Healthcare IT Investment

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There’s no question that the healthcare industry has become extremely “data rich” over the past few years.  Thanks to the rapid pace of electronic health record adoption, the vast majority of healthcare organizations are...

NIH, 23andMe Crowdsource Precision Medicine Depression Study

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One of the most common mental health conditions in the world is getting the precision medicine treatment thanks to a unique public-private study using big data provided by 23andMe.  The home genetics testing provider, in conjunction with...

Even More Top Healthcare Big Data Analytics Buzzwords to Know

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The world of healthcare big data analytics is evolving at a blistering pace, and so is the language used to describe the latest projects, innovations, and achievements.  New terms are cropping up every day as developers, researchers, and...

Why Aren’t Hospitals Using Patient-Reported Outcomes Data?

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Of all the big data sources healthcare organizations can use for clinical decision-making, patient-reported outcomes (PROs) seem to be at the bottom of the priority list for hospitals.  Despite the growing emphasis on patient-centered care...

Laying the Groundwork for Actionable Healthcare Analytics

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Even the longest journey must start with a single step, but when it comes to healthcare analytics, that first leap of faith can seem incredibly daunting.  Financial concerns, data integrity woes, a lack of qualified talent can all quickly...

Providers Struggle with Time, Tools for Revenue Cycle Analytics

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Healthcare providers haven’t quite gotten the hang of revenue cycle analytics, according to a new survey by Navicure, and organizations continue to struggle with the basics of developing a financial analytics program. Despite widespread...

Predictive Big Data Analytics Identify High-Risk ED Patients

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Reducing unnecessary emergency department utilization and avoidable hospital admissions is a top priority for many healthcare systems, especially those seeking to cut costs and eliminate waste in preparation for value-based care.  While...

Data Overload May Impede Healthcare Internet of Things Growth

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The Internet of Things (IoT) may simply be too hot for the healthcare industry to handle as organizations continue to struggle with the huge amount of data produced by wearables, sensors, remote monitors, and other medical devices. Forty-two...

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...

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