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FDA Clears Marketing for AI Algorithm to Detect Wrist Fractures

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The FDA has cleared one of the first artificial intelligence algorithms intended to provide clinical decision support at the point of care, officials announced this week.  Imagen’s OsteoDetect software can use imaging analytics to...

Cleveland Clinic Sets Up New Biobank for Clinical, Genomic Research

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Cleveland Clinic and Brooks Automation have announced a new biobank facility to enhance research on human tissue samples and improve clinical care for several conditions, including cancer, heart disease, and epilepsy. "This new biorepository...

Machine Learning, EHR Big Data Analytics Predict Sepsis

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Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University’s (CMU) Heinz College are applying a machine learning algorithm to big data in the electronic health record (EHR) to more accurately predict sepsis, one of the most dangerous and insidious hospital...

Nurses Play a Critical Role in EHR Optimization, Data Governance

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Most healthcare organizations have now celebrated at least a handful of anniversaries with their electronic health records, and are now coming to the realization that implementation was only the start of a long and often difficult optimization...

Physicians Seek Population Health, RCM Advice for Value-Based Care

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Physician groups looking to accelerate their transitions to value-based care are actively seeking out advice from consultants who can support the development of improved population health management and revenue cycle management initiatives, according...

Why Healthcare Should Study Up on Lessons Learned in Fintech

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The healthcare industry’s slow but steady transition from volume to value is about much more than reshaping the delivery of clinical care.  While improving quality is certainly a daunting challenge in and of itself, stakeholders are...

Natural Language Processing, Voice Tools Offer Solutions to EHR Woes

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Artificial intelligence and machine learning are relatively new additions to the tools and applications that now power a large portion of the healthcare industry, but some providers have been using aspects of these strategies for much longer...

AI, Big Data, IoT Bring Growth to Multiple Healthcare Markets

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Big data analytics tools and services are poised to bring unprecedented growth to almost every segment of the healthcare IT marketplace, according to the latest series of market reports.  From the Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial...

Social Determinants of Health Dashboard Expands to 500 Cities

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The City Health Dashboard, an online resource offering interactive insights into clinical data and social determinants of health, now covers 500 cities across the United States.  The publicly available tool, developed by the Department of...

Predictive Analytics, Care Management Combine for Value-Based Care

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Healthcare organizations shifting away from fee-for-service, encounter-based care models often find themselves adding traditionally non-billable services to their care management repertoires in an effort to get ahead of chronic diseases and deliver...

Harvard, Cancer Orgs Unite to Accelerate Precision Medicine Research

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The Harvard Business School Kraft Precision Medicine Accelerator has announced that five leading cancer organizations will come together to share best practices, engage patients, and create synergies to advance precision medicine across cancers....

Geisinger Adds Genomic Sequencing to Routine Clinical Care

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Geisinger Health System has announced that it will soon include genomic sequencing in routine clinical care in an effort to advance precision medicine and improve patient outcomes. “Understanding the genome warning signals of every patient...

EHR Satisfaction Rises, Usability Complaints Drop for Nurses

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Electronic health record (EHR) satisfaction and acceptance among nurses has improved significantly, with ninety-six percent reporting that they would not want to go back to using paper records, according to a recent Black Book survey. This is...

Challenges of Developing and Deploying AI in Healthcare

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Healthcare is on the edge of entering the era of artificial intelligence.  As machine learning, deep learning, and other aspects of AI start to mature, they bring nearly endless possibilities to supplement, streamline, and enhance the way...

Exploring the Promises of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

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Few data science concepts have brought as much excitement and anticipation to healthcare as artificial intelligence and machine learning.  With an almost limitless capacity to revolutionize how patients, providers, payers, and other stakeholders...

Google Uses Deep Learning, EHR Big Data to Predict Mortality

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A deep learning approach that incorporates big data from electronic health records (EHRs) was able to predict inpatient mortality, unexpected readmissions, and long length of stay more accurately than traditional predictive models, according...

Amazon is Exploring the Role of Alexa in Chronic Disease Care

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In a not-at-all surprising move from Amazon, an internal team is exploring how Alexa can help consumers manage chronic diseases and maintain wellness, according to a report from CNBC. An “internal document” obtained by the news outlet...

CMS Strategy to Focus on Rural Healthcare Access, Quality

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CMS has announced a new Rural Health Strategy, which will help ensure that the nearly one in five individuals living in rural areas have access to quality healthcare. “For the first time, CMS is organizing and focusing our efforts to apply...

Updating PA Practice Laws May Improve Rural Healthcare Access

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Physician assistants (PAs) have the potential to help combat the shortage of physicians in rural communities and improve patient access to healthcare, the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) stated in a recent policy brief.   However,...

Early Adoption of Quality Measures Benefited Psychiatric Hospitals

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Hospitals that began reporting their inpatient psychiatric services measures early improved their performance over time and had a comparative advantage over their peers, according to a study conducted by The Joint Commission’s Health Research...

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