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Artificial Intelligence for Medical Imaging Market to Top $2B

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The market for artificial intelligence (AI) tools to process and analyze medical imaging studies is slated to push past $2 billion by 2023, according to a new report from Signify Research. Healthcare organizations are increasingly eager...

How Artificial Intelligence is Changing Radiology, Pathology

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Artificial intelligence and machine learning tools have the potential to analyze large datasets and extract meaningful insights to enhance patient outcomes, an ability that is proving helpful in radiology and pathology. Images obtained by...

3 Steps to Reduce Diagnostic, Medication Errors with EHRs, APIs

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Health IT has become an integral part of the care continuum, offering the promise of optimal, standardized care delivery. However, poor development and implementation of electronic health records (EHRs) can contribute to adverse patient...

Population Health Intervention Ups Hypertension Control by 6%

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Data-driven risk stratification and population health management strategies improved hypertension management by six percent in a safety-net clinic, indicating a promising approach for reducing care disparities, says a study published in...

GAO: CMS Lacks Adequate Data to Monitor Opioid Prescribing

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CMS should gather more comprehensive data on Medicare patients and providers to sufficiently monitor and prevent opioid overprescribing, according to a report from the US Government Accountability Office (GAO).   Misuse of opioids...

Mount Sinai Launches Biomedical Blockchain Research Center

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Mount Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine and the Institute for Next Generation Healthcare have launched the new Center for Biomedical Blockchain Research. The center will explore how to use decentralized, secure technologies to solve...

How to Bring Precision Medicine into Routine Clinical Care

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Precision medicine has taken the healthcare industry by storm in recent years, offering the promise of more individualized treatments, improved patient outcomes, and a deeper understanding of genetic conditions and rare...

Patient-Reported Data on Readmissions, Complications is Accurate

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Patient-reported data can be a valuable resource for healthcare providers looking to develop longitudinal records of past events, such as emergency room care, hospital readmissions, and complications from previous procedures, according to...

AHA Honors Atrium Health for Care Quality, Reducing Disparities

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The American Hospital Association (AHA) has recognized Atrium Health for its efforts in increasing healthcare quality and reducing care disparities in communities. Atrium Health ranked in the top five for the Quest for Quality prize,...

Schooling Docs in Population Health Requires Data, Aligned Incentives

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One of the proudest moments in a physician’s life is when he or she crosses the stage to shake hands with faculty and receive the coveted MD degree.  The embossed leatherette folio represents the culmination of years of hard...

$30M in NIH Grants Will Support Population Health Research, Clinical Trials

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NIH’s Health Care Systems (HCS) Research Collaboratory has announced five new research awards to assist health systems in conducting large-scale clinical trial studies focused on population health research, care coordination, and...

4 Natural Language Processing Use Cases for Healthcare Orgs

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The rise of big data in the healthcare industry is setting the stage for natural language processing (NLP) and other artificial intelligence tools to assist with improving the delivery of care.   NLP algorithms have already proven...

How CVS Specialty Pharmacy Manages Patients with Digital Engagement

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Complex diseases, both chronic and acute, often require significant investments in time and money from the four P’s of healthcare – patients, providers, payers, and pharmacists – to manage in a cost-effective and...

NIH Makes Largest Set of Medical Imaging Data Available to Public

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center has released a dataset of more than 32,000 medical images to help enhance the accuracy of lesion detection. The dataset, called DeepLesion, contains thoroughly anonymized images...

CHIO Role at CMS Will Enhance Data Sharing, Health IT Use

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The new Chief Health Informatics Officer (CHIO) position at CMS will work with federal officials and industry stakeholders to improve care delivery and patient outcomes through increased data sharing and health IT use. First announced in...

VA, IBM Watson Extend AI, Genomics Partnership for Cancer Care

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The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) and IBM Watson Health have announced an extension of their partnership to bring artificial intelligence and genomic analytics to cancer care. The VA’s precision oncology program primarily...

Workflow Standards Key for Improved EHR Usability, Safety

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Health IT developers and providers should work together and define workflow and implementation strategies to enhance electronic health record (EHR) usability and safety, according to a study conducted by MedStar Health and the American...

Urgent Care Centers Show Lackluster Antibiotic Stewardship

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Nearly forty-six percent of urgent care center visits resulting in an antibiotic prescription were for conditions that do not call for antibiotic treatment , revealing that more robust antibiotic stewardship programs (ASPs) may be...

Lack of Data Analytics Tools Deflates Faith in Value-Based Care

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The road to value-based care has never been a smooth one, but healthcare providers and payers may be in the midst of a particularly bumpy part of the journey, reveals a new survey from Quest Diagnostics.  Confidence in the transition...

How to Integrate Clinical Care with Mental, Behavioral Healthcare

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As the industry continues its shift from volume to value, healthcare organizations should consider innovative strategies for incorporating mental and behavioral healthcare services with the clinical environment. Delivering high-quality,...

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