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83% of Life Science Execs Expect Healthcare Blockchain in 5 Years

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The majority of leaders in the life sciences and pharmaceutical industries expect a rapid uptake of healthcare blockchain tools, says the Pistoia Alliance in a new survey.  More than 80 percent of respondents to a webinar-based poll said...

CancerLinQ Brings Big Data Insights to Oncology with FDA, NCI Partners

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Oncology has always required providers to dig deeply into big data about their patients in order to develop treatment plans for some of the deadliest modern diseases. The explosion of interest in precision medicine, the easier availability of...

Value-Based Care Requires Good Big Data, Better Communication

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Brevity may be the soul of wit in the literary world, but it’s the opposite of a good thing when it comes to safe, comprehensive, and cost-effective patient care.  In the value-based care environment, where multiple entities may be...

Natural Language Processing, AI to Foster Clinical Decision Tools

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Clinical decision support (CDS) tools that feed on unstructured big data are in high demand from healthcare organizations seeking to improve care quality and gain a competitive edge over their peers.  Driven by rapid advances in artificial...

Racial Disparities Rife in Medicare 30-Day Hospital Readmissions

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Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) found that there are significant racial disparities for 30-day hospital readmissions rates between black and white Medicare and Medicare Advantage (MA) patients. In the study, the...

CMS Support Program Turns Safety Net Providers into Medical Homes

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Federally qualified healthcare centers (FQHCs) that received technical and financial assistance from a CMS demonstration program were significantly more likely to become high-level patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs) than peers who did not...

mHealth, Socioeconomic Data Address Diabetes Care Disparities

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Three studies presented at the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) 77th Scientific Sessions assessed the ways in which mHealth and socioeconomic data can decrease care disparities among patients with diabetes. These methods, the ADA suggests,...

Pediatric Patient-Reported Outcomes Can Improve Cancer Care

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Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) from pediatric cancer patients as young as eight years old can help providers better understand the impacts of their care, according to a new study. Researchers enrolled children ages 8 to 18 in Phase 1 safety...

Mount Sinai Creates Imaging Data Warehouse for Precision Medicine

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Mount Sinai Health System has created a centralized imaging research warehouse (IRW) able to integrate clinical images with deidentified electronic health record (EHR) data. The project, developed by Mount Sinai’s Translational and Molecular...

84% of Execs: Artificial Intelligence Will Transform Healthcare

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More than 80 percent of healthcare executives polled by Accenture believe that artificial intelligence is on track to completely revolutionize healthcare, and a similar number believe that the advent of machine learning and digital healthcare...

Collaboration, Big Data Help Phoenix Children’s Focus on Value-Based Care

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Mergers, acquisitions, and new partnerships can be a scary prospect for healthcare organizations, no matter which side of the negotiating table they are occupying. In addition to potential cultural changes, staffing adjustments, and new workflows...

NY Public, Private HIEs Connect for Population Health Management

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Public and private health information exchange (HIE) networks in New York State are teaming up to improve population health management in the nation’s most crowded metropolitan region. Healthix, the largest public HIE in the country, has...

CDC Works to Improve Public Health Data Analytics, Surveillance

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It may seem as if the clinical environment has taken the lead in collecting data and leveraging analytics for population health, but ambulatory providers and hospitals aren’t the only entities involved in surveilling and predicting community...

Healthcare Big Data, IoT, Cognitive Computing Markets Set to Grow

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Healthcare data analytics will continue to present lucrative opportunities for vendors of cutting-edge software, services, and devices, according to a new series of market reports.  The healthcare industry’s appetite for the Internet...

Video Analytics, Machine Learning Can Aid Mental Healthcare

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Mental healthcare is one of the most complex fields of clinical study, requiring providers to blend the regulation of physiological functions with the delicate nuances of psychological and emotional distress.  Understanding what a patient...

“All of Us” Precision Medicine Program Enters Beta Testing

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The first beta test participants in the All of Us Research Program have started to contribute their personal health data to the nation-wide precision medicine program, says Director Eric Dishman. The program, previously known as the PMI Cohort,...

ONC Releases C-CDA “Checkup” Tool for Healthcare Providers

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Organizations that aren’t sure if their Consolidated Clinical Document Architecture (C-CDA) formatting and presentation are up to snuff can now get a simple numerical quality score from a new online ONC tool.  The One Click Scorecard...

Provider Coalition to Use Machine Learning for Type 1 Diabetes

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A three-year collaboration between several top healthcare providers will leverage machine learning techniques to improve the identification and treatment of Type 1 diabetes.  Funded by a grant from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable...

Top 10 Challenges of Big Data Analytics in Healthcare

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Big data analytics is turning out to be one of the toughest undertakings in recent memory for the healthcare industry.  Providers who have barely come to grips with putting data into their electronic health records (EHR) are now being asked...

Henry Ford to Launch New Precision Medicine, Cancer Center

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A new facility in Detroit, MI aims to become a premier destination center for ambulatory cancer treatment, precision medicine, clinical trials and research, and enhanced support services for cancer patients. The Henry Ford Health System broke...

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