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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...

Internet of Things for Healthcare May be Worth $410B by 2022

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The Internet of Things for healthcare is poised for explosive growth over the next six years, predicts a report from Grand View Research.  Wearables, smart devices, implantables, and a slew of patient monitoring devices in the hospital and...

65% of Patients Unlikely to Volunteer for Clinical Research

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Patients may not be as excited about the precision medicine era as the clinical research community, reveals a new survey conducted for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in which just 35 percent of patients said they were likely to enroll...

UMass Receives $6.4M for Surgical Clinical Decision Support

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The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has awarded a $6.4 million grant to researchers at UMass Medical School to develop a web-based clinical decision support tool that uses patient-generated data to improve the quality of...

Big Data Analytics Can Bring Visibility, Value to Healthcare

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The healthcare industry is often criticized for being ploddingly slow to innovate, reluctant to embrace new technologies, and unable to keep pace with quality measures and payment reforms intended to improve the quality of care.  The degree...

Will Precision Medicine Create Healthcare “Data Dumpsters”?

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Many healthcare organizations have been luxuriating in their newfound ability to swim through enormous volumes of big data, but will they soon have to take to dumpster diving instead?  As the precision medicine community matures and continues...

FDA Outlines EHR Data Use Best Practices for Precision Medicine

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Even though the rapid advance of precision medicine has brought new sources of genomic and socioeconomic data into the research community, the electronic health record remains an invaluable tool for clinical trials and investigations.  EHRs...

ONC Details Plan to Improve Data Standards, Big Data Analytics

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ONC has proposed several pieces of legislation promoting better and more effective data standards for health information exchange, which would help to support the use of healthcare big data analytics to improve patient care. According to a recent...

CMS: Physicians Overloaded with Big Data, Yet Feel Uninformed

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Physicians are always warning their patients that they can have too much of a good thing when it comes to sweets or French fries, but healthcare professionals are having trouble understanding how to change the way the adage applies to their own...

How Will Internet of Things Devices Impact Precision Medicine?

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Big data in the healthcare industry continues to expand at a breakneck pace as EHR data, patient-generated health data, clinical trial results, and Internet of Things data all pour into the system at ever increasing volumes.  But the bigger...

Health IT, Executive Support Key to ED Patient Flow Management

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The emergency department can often be a busy, hectic, stressful place for both patients and their providers.  Neither can know in advance what will happen when they walk through the doors: who they will see, how long it will take, if a hospital...

Are Google’s Predictive Analytics Worth Patient Privacy Risks?

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The healthcare industry hasn’t always been kind to Google, which has dabbled in the shallows of patient data and personalized health for several years now, but a promising new contract with the United Kingdom’s National Health Service...

Will Personalized Medicine Hit Its Stride Within Two Years?

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Two years may be all it will take for personalized medicine, also known as precision medicine, to achieve critical mass, according to a new report by SAP and Oxford Economics.  The big data analytics ecosystem is poised to mature to the...

How to Build a Successful Big Data Analytics Program in Healthcare

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When it comes to big data analytics in the healthcare industry, there’s a significant difference between starting an initiative and succeeding with it.  Most hospitals and health systems have started to collect some form of electronic...

FDA: Big Data Standards, Interoperability Needed for Analytics

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In the second installment of its blog series about the challenges of evidence generation, the FDA has encouraged stakeholders to establish a national platform for interoperability and data sharing standards, which would advance big data...

Sen. Alexander Teases “Most Important” Precision Medicine Bill

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The Senate HELP Committee (R-TN) is working on a piece of precision medicine legislation that may be the “most important bill Congress considers this year,” Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) said in a press release this week, noting...

How Machine Learning Could Revolutionize Healthcare Diagnostics

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If you are in healthcare, you may have heard the term “machine learning” without really knowing what it means. It’s not a new technology, but it is one that has taken huge leaps forward over the past couple of years and is proving...

Partnership Ups Medication Adherence with Predictive Analytics

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Sanofi is attempting to improve medication adherence rates in Type 2 diabetes patients using big data analytics tools developed by partners from Duke and Massachusetts General Hospital, reported an official press release. The healthcare company...

Researchers Map Disease Origins for Precision Medicine Progress

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Due to a recent study that used precision medicine to map the origins of different diseases, healthcare providers may be able to create more personalized and effective precision medicine strategies for patients with conditions like diabetes,...

Goals and Guidance are Key to Healthcare Big Data Analytics

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Last month, the results of the fourth annual Health IT Industry Outlook Survey were released, shedding light on 2016 industry trends and pain points expressed by chief information officers, chief medical information officers, IT directors and...

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