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ONC Picks FHIR Health Data Aggregation App Contest Winners

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The Office of the National Coordinator has picked six data aggregation, EHR utilization, and patient experience developers as winners of the second phase of its API-based app challenge.  The industry-wide competition, announced in March...

Cancer Research Orgs Release Big Data for Precision Medicine

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The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is releasing more than 19,000 de-identified genomic records to further the international research community’s explorations into precision medicine.  The big data dump, which includes...

Three HIEs Connect to Create “Patient-Centered Data Home”

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Three HIEs have established a long-term agreement to enhance health data interoperability, allowing a patient’s healthcare record to follow them across state lines. The Indiana Health Information Exchange (IHIE), Michiana Health Information...

Research Collaboration to Use Big Data for Diabetes Prevention

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In an effort to improve the treatment and understanding of type 2 diabetes in various patient populations, a new collaboration between the Indiana Bioscience Research Institute (IBRI), Eli Lilly and Company, Roche Diagnostics, the Regenstrief...

Healthcare Internet of Things to Experience Exponential Growth

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An increasing interest in healthcare Internet of Things (IoT) technologies that can foster patient engagement and improve patient management is likely to grow the global smart healthcare market into a $169.32 billion opportunity, according to...

Cleveland Clinic, IBM Watson Partner for Population Health

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Cleveland Clinic and IBM Watson have agreed to a five-year collaboration to further their work on data-driven population health management, the two companies announced in a press release.  The project will aim to establish best practices...

Machine Learning-as-a-Service Poised for Healthcare Growth

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Healthcare organizations interested in engaging in the world of semantic computing may be able to do with less effort and lower costs as the Machine Learning-as-a-Service (MLaaS) market grows from $480 million in 2015 to nearly $5.4 billion by...

Penn Precision Medicine Accelerator Doles Out $525K in Grants

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The Penn Center for Precision Medicine (PCMP) Accelerator Fund has divided $525,000 between eight promising personalized medicine projects addressing topics such as neurodegenerative diseases, infection control, cancer, and genetic variants....

FDA App Challenge Honors Opioid Abuse, Overdose Tool

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A California-based startup has won an FDA app challenge aimed at fighting opioid abuse and preventing deadly overdoses. OD Help, created by PwrdBy, connects potential opioid overdose victims with naloxone carriers, said the FDA in a blog post....

PCORI to Spend $42M on Patient-Centered Comparative Research

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The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is living up to its name by approving $42 million in funding to support 19 new studies focusing on comparing the effectiveness of different treatments for patient care. "We are pleased...

CVS Health Launches Pharmacy-Based Diabetes Management Program

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Patients in search of better diabetes management skills will be able to take advantage of advanced data analytics, connected devices, and personalized coaching to cultivate self-care competencies at CVS Health pharmacies.  The retail chain...

Two Cancer Research Centers Form Personalized Medicine Alliance

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The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and the independent City of Hope cancer and diabetes center have announced a new research alliance aimed at accelerating the development of personalized medicine and precision therapies for...

Predictive Analytics, Accountable Care Markets to See Rapid Growth

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Healthcare organizations seeking to equip themselves with the big data tools required for value-based care success are likely to drive significant investment in the predictive analytics and accountable care solutions markets, according to a series...

Regenstreif EHR Developers Win AMIA Healthcare Informatics Award

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The American Medical Informatics Association is honoring Burke Mamlin, MD, and Paul Biondich, MD, of the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Medicine with the 2016 Donald A.B. Lindburg Award for Innovation...

BCBS Opens Healthcare Big Data Stores to Academic Research Orgs

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The Blue Cross Blue Shield Alliance for Health Research is delivering an early Christmas present to a number of academic organizations eager to get their hands on a treasure trove of big data, including insurance claims, clinical information,...

CPT, SNOMED-CT Codes Ally to Boost Healthcare Data Integrity

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The American Medical Association and the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation (IHTSDO) are engaging in a new collaborative agreement that will result in increased data integrity and better integration between two...

Natural Language Processing Markets Set to Grow in Healthcare

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Natural language processing (NLP) is quickly becoming one of the foundational big data technologies that will allow healthcare to move forward with complex analytics, according to a series of market reports predicting significant growth for NLP...

AHIMA Launches New Healthcare Informatics Credential Option

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Healthcare informatics professionals will soon be eligible to apply for a new credential from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), the organization announced this week at its annual convention.  The certification...

CMS Releases Health Payment Info to Aid Data Transparency

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is continuing their data transparency efforts with the release of the Hospice Utilization and Payment Public Use File for 2014 and an updated Market Saturation and Utilization Tool with 2015...

UMass to Study Use of Wearables in Chronic Disease Management

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A $1.23 million grant from the National Institute of Nursing Research will allow the University of Massachusetts Amherst College of Nursing to study how wearable devices, handheld technology tools, and other strategies could improve chronic disease...

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