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Hospital Care May Not Influence Socioeconomic Outcomes Disparities

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Hospitals generally provide similar levels of quality care to individuals across socioeconomic groups, indicating that outcomes disparities may be rooted in external community factors, according to a recent study published in JAMA. While...

Cigna Targets Data Analytics Innovation with $250M Venture Fund

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Cigna is planning to invest $250 million dollars in a new venture fund that will foster innovations around big data analytics, digital health strategies, and care management improvements. The new Cigna Ventures initiative will allow the...

Machine Learning, Genomics Predict Risk of Aortic Aneurysm

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The combination of machine learning tools and genomic data can help predict the risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), one of the most frequently fatal heart conditions - and one that is most often diagnosed only after a patient’s...

80% of CMIOs Say Medication Management Boosts Patient Safety

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More than 80 percent of CMIOs believe medication management initiatives are actively helping to reduce the number of adverse drug events that can threaten patient safety, according to a recent survey from the Association of Medical...

At Montefiore, Artificial Intelligence Becomes Key to Patient Care

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is the newest must-have technology for healthcare organizations seeking to get ahead of costly and clinically dangerous patient care issues while also gaining a competitive edge over their peers. Interest from...

CMS Adds Hospitals to Medicare Disparities Data Visualization Tool

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CMS has expanded the Mapping Medicare Disparities (MMD) Tool to include a Hospital View, which enables users to compare healthcare quality and outcomes at the hospital level and identify care disparities for Medicare patients. Launched in...

Internet of Things, AI to Play Key Role in Future Smart Hospitals

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to combine with the power of artificial intelligence, blockchain, and other emerging technologies to create the “smart hospitals” of the future, according to a new report by Frost &...

Alexa, Siri NLP Skills Not Ready for Reliable Medical Conversations

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Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant, and other AI-driven virtual assistants may be useful tools for ordering rideshares and controlling smart homes, but these conversational computing systems are not quite ready for prime time when it comes to...

NJ Hospital Association Launches Big Data Analytics Center

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The New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA) has launched a new center that will use big data analytics techniques to identify and address gaps in care. The NJHA Center for Health Analytics, Research, and Transformation (CHART) will apply...

10 High-Value Use Cases for Predictive Analytics in Healthcare

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As healthcare organizations develop more sophisticated big data analytics capabilities, they are beginning to move from basic descriptive analytics towards the realm of predictive insights. Predictive analytics may only be the second of...

Predictive Analytics to Explore Link between Opioids, Suicide Risk

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A three-year, $1.4 million Kaiser Permanente study will leverage predictive analytics and machine learning to understand the relationship between opioid use and suicide risk, allowing researchers to develop improved tools for identifying...

FDA Sets Goals for Big Data, Clinical Trials, Artificial Intelligence

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The FDA is turning to cost-effective strategies and big data to accelerate clinical trial efficiency, medical product development, and innovations in artificial intelligence, according to a recent blog post from FDA Commissioner Scott...

Data Analytics Support $62M in Next Generation ACO Savings

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Data analytics and other health IT tools played an integral role in helping Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (NGACO) Model generate net savings of approximately $62 million for the Medicare program, states a new report from...

Healthcare Artificial Intelligence Market to Top $34B by 2025

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The market for healthcare artificial intelligence tools is expected to surpass $34 billion by the middle of the 2020s, driven largely by a growing desire to automate tasks and harness deeper insights into clinical and financial issues,...

Adherence to Clinical Decision Support Cuts Costs by $1K Per Patient

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Adhering to a real-time clinical decision support system embedded in the EHR helped providers at Cedars-Sinai cut wasteful healthcare spending by almost $1000 per patient and improve patient outcomes, according to a study published in The...

Top 4 Ways Providers, Vendors Can Improve EHR Usability

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The arrival of the electronic health record (EHR) in healthcare has brought just as many challenges as it has benefits, with patient advocates often citing poor EHR usability as the root cause of adverse patient safety events. To enhance...

RI to Use All-Payer Claims Database for Quality, Cost Analytics

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The Peterson Center on Healthcare, the state of Rhode Island, and Brown University have announced the Rhode Island Healthcare Cost Trends Collaborative Project, in which researchers will study spending information from Rhode Island’s...

Humana Creates New Data Analytics, Digital Health Division

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Humana has announced the launch of a new data analytics and digital health division, called Humana Studio H, which will focus on developing data-driven products and services for use across the entire organizations. The center will be...

Analytics Help Christiana Care Cut ED Opioid Prescriptions by Half

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A team-based approach to care and robust data analytics strategies have helped Christiana Care Health System in Delaware reduce opioid prescriptions in the emergency department by 50 percent.   Christiana Care has also used these...

Deep Learning IDs Neurological Scans 150 Times Faster than Humans

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A deep learning platform designed to identify acute neurological conditions, including stroke, hemorrhage, and hydrocephalus, detected disease in CT scans in 1.2 seconds, or 150 times faster than human radiologists. Researchers at Mount...

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