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NIH Integrates Fitbit Data into “All of Us” Research Program

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Participants in the NIH All of Us research program can now volunteer their FitBit data to better inform the national population health research initiative. Digital health technologies, including Internet of Things (IoT) devices such as...

Value-Based Hospitals More Likely to Adopt Population Health Tools

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Hospitals participating in value-based care models are investing more than their peers in health IT solutions to help support population health management, data analytics, and care coordination capabilities, according to a Deloitte...

NorthShore to Add Genomic Data to Primary Care for 10K Patients

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Illinois-based NorthShore University HealthSystem is partnering with Color to bring genomic data into the decision-making process for primary care. The DNA10K initiative will engage more than 10,000 patients to integrate genomic testing...

ONC Releases 2019 Health Data Interoperability Standards Advisory

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ONC has released the 2019 Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA), which includes updated standards and implementation specifications to address health data exchange needs. In a recent blog post, Steven Posnack, MS, MHS, Chris Muir, and...

Definitive Healthcare Acquires HIMSS Analytics Data Services

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Definitive Healthcare, the leader in providing data analytics and business intelligence to the healthcare market, has acquired the data services business and assets of HIMSS Analytics. The purchase includes HIMSS Analytics’ Logic,...

Microsoft, Walgreens to Leverage AI for Retail-Style Healthcare

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Microsoft and Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) are collaborating to apply artificial intelligence to the challenges of developing retail-style healthcare interactions. The two companies will work together to create innovative,...

ONC Health Data Exchange Winner Adds Immunization Data

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The Docket app, the winning submission in ONC’s Move Health Data Forward (MHDF) Challenge, is adding a new feature that will help individuals access their personal and family immunization records, said ONC officials in a new blog...

BRCA Public Database to Improve Risk Scoring, Cancer Care Decisions

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A global resource that contains information on thousands of inherited variants in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes is now publicly available, which will help facilitate risk scoring and accelerate innovative cancer research, according to the...

Rush Joins Select Few Hospitals with Stage 7 Analytics Maturity

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Rush University Medical Center is the third health system in the nation to reach the top level of analytics maturity according to the relatively new HIMSS Adoption Model for Analytics Maturity (AMAM). Joining Duke Health and UNC Health...

NCI: Deep Learning Beats Humans at Detecting Start of Cervical Cancer

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An artificial intelligence (AI) tool was able to analyze digital images of a woman’s cervix and identify precancerous changes with more accuracy than human experts. Developed by researchers from the National Cancer Institute (NCI)...

HHS: Data Access, Analytics Are Essential for Patient-Centered Care

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Healthcare organizations are making progress towards a more interoperable data ecosystem, but patients, providers, and payers are still facing data access, integration, and analytics challenges that are holding back the promise of...

23andMe, Lark Health Join Genetics, AI, Diabetes Prevention

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Consumer genetic test company 23andMe has announced a partnership with Lark Health, provider of AI-driven health coaching programs, to allow consumers to use genetic test results to inform their approach to wellness. The...

MIT Targets Life Sciences with Clinical Trial Analytics Project

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The MIT Laboratory for Financial Engineering (LFE) and Informa Pharma Intelligence have launched an initiative to provide timely and accurate estimates of the risks and benefits of clinical trials to the entire life sciences...

User Comments, NLP Improve Clinical Decision Support Alerts

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Leveraging natural language processing methods to analyze user feedback and override comments in clinical decision support systems could help organizations detect malfunctioning or broken alerts, according to a study published in...

FDA Tackles Artificial Intelligence with New Software Review Plan

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The FDA is moving quickly to ensure the development of a safe and effective artificial intelligence ecosystem in healthcare by releasing new documents intended to offer guidance to the health IT community. The agency has published a new...

Vanderbilt, GE Healthcare Partner for AI-Driven Immunotherapy

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and GE Healthcare have announced a new partnership aimed at applying artificial intelligence to developing immunotherapy for cancer patients. The five-year collaboration will create predictive...

Which Population Health IT Vendors Offer Strong Partnerships?

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Developing a comprehensive, effective population health management (PHM) program is often a long and challenging journey – one that requires healthcare providers to forge strong partnership with their technology vendors. In order to...

Nearly 80% of Healthcare Execs Investing More in Big Data, AI

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Seventy-seven percent of healthcare executives reported that their organizations are accelerating investments in big data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI), citing disruptive forces and industry competitors as major motivators for...

Cerner Offers New Clinical Decision Support Toolkit for Opioid Safety

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In 2016, just under 50,000 people died of an opioid-related overdose. Illegal substances such as heroin and fentanyl have taken an increasingly heavy toll on public health since the middle of the decade. But the National Institutes of...

How to Facilitate User-Centered Design in Health IT Tools

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User-centered design in health IT tools is a relatively new phenomenon, but one that is growing increasingly common, especially as end-users continue to gripe about convoluted workflows and inaccessible data. Creating health IT tools that...

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