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In Medicare, Mental Health Disparities Impact Ethnic Minorities

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Multiracial and other minority Medicare beneficiaries generally reported worse mental health functioning and more symptoms of depression compared to white individuals, according to a CMS data highlight from the Medicare Health Outcomes Survey...

Artificial Intelligence to Make More Health Jobs Than it Eliminates

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Some healthcare professionals might view artificial intelligence as a job-killer, but advanced machine learning may actually create more employment opportunities in the industry than it eliminates, according to a new report by Gartner. By 2020,...

MIT Works to Align Pharmaceutical Development, Public Health Needs

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A new project from the MIT Center for Biomedical Innovation aims to align innovative pharmaceutical development with real-world patient care and public health needs.  The Learning Ecosystems for Accelerating Patient-Centered and Sustainable...

PwC: Artificial Intelligence, IoT, Population Health Top 2018 Trends

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2018 is set to be another big year for healthcare organizations as they start to come to terms with emerging technologies, like artificial intelligence, while mastering the complexities of population health management, the Internet of Things...

Artificial Intelligence a “Low Priority” for Healthcare Orgs in 2018

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Close to two-thirds of healthcare organizations are marking artificial intelligence deployments as low or very low priority in 2018, according to a new survey, indicating that AI may not be coming as quickly to the industry as some enthusiasts...

FDA Unveils Clinical Decision Support, Medical Device Guidance

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released three new guidance documents aimed at helping developers and vendors better understand how to create effective and safe clinical decision support tools, medical device applications, and other...

How Soon Will Healthcare Connect Machine Learning with Consumers?

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Machine learning and artificial intelligence have taken the healthcare industry by storm as innovators offer tempting visions of sophisticated clinical decision support, smoother EHR workflows, and more intuitive consumer-provider relationships...

Big Data, FHIR, Machine Learning Dominate Top 10 Stories of 2017

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2017 has been a huge year for fans of healthcare data analytics.  From the growing fascination with machine learning to the ongoing maturity of FHIR and aggressive vendor investments in population health and decision support, 2017 has marked...

LA Housing Program Improves Mental Health, Cuts Hospital Costs

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Providing stable housing for homeless residents of Los Angeles produced both financial and mental health improvements for the city and its homeless populations, a new report on the Housing for Health initiative found. A three-year study of the...

Using Business Intelligence to Fine-Tune Operating Room Utilization

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Surgical space is a finite resource for hospitals and health systems, and it is also one of the most important.  Long wait times for an operating room are simply unacceptable for most physicians and their patients, especially when emergency...

How the CVS, Aetna Deal Will Overhaul Healthcare Big Data Analytics

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The CVS Health takeover of Aetna has technophiles and analytics pundits abuzz for a number of reasons, many of which have to do with the fundamental reshaping of the consumer landscape in Jeff Bezos’ image.  The looming specter of...

ONC, NIH Pilot Adds Genomic Data Specifications to HL7 FHIR

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HL7 FHIR is getting a precision medicine upgrade thanks to a partnership between the ONC and National Institutes of Health.  The Sync for Genes pilot program plans to support the integration of genomics into big data analytics and patient...

Big Data, PCP Engagement Aid Mount Sinai with Population Health

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While the majority of healthcare organizations have at least recognized the importance of population health management, large integrated delivery systems with hundreds of locations and thousands of providers often find it difficult to drive positive...

CMS Proposes Coverage for Next-Gen Precision Medicine Test

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Precision medicine may be about to take a big leap forward as CMS considers covering the costs of a new, FDA-approved next-generation sequencing (NGS) test that can identify key biomarkers for certain cancers. The FoundationOne CDx (F1CDx) in...

Amazon Machine Learning, Big Data Tools Have Healthcare Implications

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Healthcare organizations looking to expand their big data analytics horizons will have more infrastructure, Machine-Learning-as-a-Service (MLaaS), and deep learning options thanks to a series of new product launches from Amazon. The bookseller-turned-innovation-juggernaut...

How the Healthcare “Value Chain” Leads to Big Data Analytics Success

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Healthcare organizations may come in many different sizes, shapes, and specialties, but all providers working in the industry today have one major trait in common: their big data is getting bigger by the minute – and leveraging these assets...

AMA, AHA Applaud Providers for Blood Pressure Control Successes

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The American Heart Association (AHA) and American Medical Association (AMA) are congratulating 310 physician practices and health systems for their commitment to tackle of the nation’s most common chronic diseases: high blood pressure that...

Optum Seeks Healthcare Big Data, AI Start-Ups with $250M Fund

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A new $250 million venture fund from Optum, the health services and analytics arm of UnitedHealthcare, will offer innovative big data and artificial intelligence start-ups the opportunity to grow quickly in a crowded, highly competitive market,...

Machine Learning Offers Timely Predictive Analytics for AKI

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A machine learning algorithm may help make it easier and quicker for providers to detect acute kidney injury (AKI) in hospitalized patients, according to a new study published in bioRxiv.  The machine learning approach was more accurate...

Business Intelligence Tools Bring Insights to Organ Donation Network

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Many healthcare provider organizations have made the adoption of business intelligence tools a top priority, but they are not the only members of the vast and varied care continuum in search of actionable big data insights. The nation’s...

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