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Big Data Analytics, Machine Learning Support 2017 Most Wired Hospitals

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A select group of hospitals and health systems that have fully committed to leveraging big data analytics, machine learning, and other advanced health IT systems are celebrating their designations as the American Hospital Association’s...

FDA to Streamline Regulations in Light of 21st Century Cures Act

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The sprawling 21st Century Cures Act aims to bring changes to many areas of the healthcare industry, from drug trials and EHR interoperability to precision medicine and telehealth.  While the law does contain specific directions for stakeholders...

NJ Health System Pilots IBM Watson for Oncology Decision Support

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As the healthcare system’s increasing reliance on digital technologies brings more and more big data into the clinical environment, providers facing some of the most difficult puzzles in diagnostics and treatment are turning to advanced...

Regenstrief, IU to Offer Population Health, Informatics Training

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The Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University (IU) have announced a new program focusing on training researchers in population health informatics.  Funded by a $2.5 million award from the National Library of Medicine, the collaboration...

Machine Learning in Healthcare: Defining the Most Common Terms

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After a slow and unsteady beginning at the start of the decade, the healthcare industry is finally becoming somewhat more comfortable with the idea that learning to live with big data is the only way to see financial and clinical success in the...

By 2025, Blockchain, IoT, Machine Learning Will Converge in Healthcare

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Within the next five to ten years, healthcare organizations are likely to have access to integrated health IT platforms based on an emerging set of information management technologies including blockchain, the Internet of Things (IoT), and machine...

Mental Health Patients Receive Half of All Opioid Prescriptions

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While patients with recognized mental health issues comprise just over 15 percent of the US population, these individuals receive more than half of all opioid prescriptions from providers, according to a new study published in the Journal...

Precision Medicine Test for Bacteria May Aid Antibiotic Stewardship

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Antibiotic stewardship – or the lack thereof – has become a major topic of concern among patient safety advocates as the number of deaths due to antibiotic-resistant infections each year consistently tops 20,000.  While standardized...

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...

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