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Top 5 Reasons to be Thankful for Healthcare Big Data Analytics

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As Thanksgiving rolls around once again, bringing with it the heady scent of roasting turkey and apple pie, healthcare providers and hard-working support staff will gather around their dining room tables to share their gratitude for their triumphs,...

OIG Seeks Cloud-Based Big Data Analytics, Visualization Tools

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The HHS Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is requesting industry input on healthcare big data analytics and data visualization tools that can help it manage its existing and future data assets. The federal agency’s ideal solution will...

47% of IT Pros Say Their Executives are Big Data “Illiterate”

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The healthcare industry may be in the midst of some of the biggest changes in its history, but close to half of executive leaders may not be entirely sure about the details of the digital revolution raging around them. According to a new poll...

Humana Pins Social Determinants of Health to Better Quality of Life

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Taking a proactive approach to addressing the social determinants of health within a patient’s community can translate into measurably higher quality-of-life scores, Humana says in a new peer-reviewed article. By working within the community...

Geisinger Announces New National Precision Health Initiative

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Geisinger Health System has announced the launch of its new National Precision Health Initiative, an effort to expand its brand’s already extensive influence in the realm of genomics, precision medicine, and data analytics. The program...

Gates Invests $50M in Big Data, Precision Medicine for Alzheimer’s

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Microsoft Corporation founder Bill Gates is making an initial investment of $50 million from his personal fortune to accelerate precision medicine research into a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. The gift to the Dementia Discovery Fund, a...

A Mere 3% of LTPAC Orgs Have Healthcare Data Analytics Tools

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Only a miniscule percentage of long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) organizations are leveraging health IT to conduct data analytics that would help reduce costs or prevent readmissions, says a new survey from Black Book. Just 3 percent of organizations...

70% of Residents Feel Prepared for Population Health Management

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Just under 70 percent of family medicine residents feel adequately prepared to handle the analytics and care coordination strategies involved in population health management, according to a new study published in Family Medicine. Using data from...

Eye Docs Looking for Big Data, Population Health Analytics Research

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The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and non-profit Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) are offering thousands of dollars in grant funding for research projects that leverage the IRIS Registry database to identify new approaches for eliminating...

AHIMA Offers Clinical Documentation Tips for Opioid Abuse

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Substance use disorders (SUDs) are becoming devastatingly common as the opioid abuse epidemic rages on, but providers may not be creating clinical documentation with a high enough quality to use in SUD research and population health management...

Healthcare Financial Analytics, Business Intelligence Market Takes Off

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Financial analytics and business intelligence tools are poised to become the next major area of investment for healthcare providers and payers, predicts a new series of market reports. As hospitals and physicians deeper into value-based care...

Natural Language Processing Could Translate EHR Jargon for Patients

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Using natural language processing (NLP) to translate confusing and complex medical jargon into everyday speech may help patients feel more in control of the information presented to them.  More than a third of American adults have limited...

Humana: Can Artificial Intelligence, NLP, Voice Tools Revamp EHRs?

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Electronic health record (EHR) developers and consumer tech companies aren’t the only ones who believe that healthcare’s big data could use a massive makeover with the help of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and personal...

Tech Giants Give Healthcare Artificial Intelligence Start-Ups a Boost

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Artificial intelligence has quickly become the hottest investment in healthcare as developers and providers seek to harness the enormous potential of the industry’s big data assets.  Ambitious new start-ups, many backed by eyebrow-raising...

NIH Awards $9M for Open Source, Cloud-Based Big Data Commons

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has selected twelve recipients of $9 million in grant funding to support the development of an open source, cloud-based data common for biomedical big data. The pilot phase of the NIH Data Commons will...

Machine Learning Identifies Ovarian Cancer with 91% Accuracy

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Neural networks, a type of machine learning strategy, can predict a positive ovarian cancer diagnosis 91.3 percent of the time when analyzing a novel RNA biomarker, according to new research from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and...

CMS Expands Promising Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program

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CMS has announced a final rule expanding the availability of the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) starting in 2018.  The model, which pairs a classroom-style support group with CDC-approved patient education guidelines, has undergone...

“Basic Science” of Healthcare Big Data Analytics Still Needs Work

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The healthcare industry still needs to focus on developing the foundational building blocks of big data analytics by creating and implementing meaningful data standards, says the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA). In response to...

CMS Eases Medicaid Barriers to Substance Abuse, Opioid Treatment

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State Medicaid programs will have more opportunities to design programs to meet their residents’ substance abuse and opioid addiction treatment needs, CMS announced this week. Following the declaration of the opioid abuse epidemic as a...

IBM: Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence Combo to Alter Healthcare

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The combination of blockchain and artificial intelligence could bring significant improvements to a healthcare sector plagued by interoperability problems and big data analytics shortfalls, says IBM Watson Health Chief Science Officer Shahram...

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