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Predicting Pressure Injuries with Machine Learning, EHR Data

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Fueled by EHR data, machine learning tools have shown potential in improving several areas of care delivery, including sepsis prediction, chronic disease management, and cancer detection. As providers increasingly experience financial...

EHR Data Sharing Identifies Hypertension Care Disparities

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Health systems participating in an electronic health record (EHR) data sharing collaborative were able to identify care disparities among hypertension patients and could enable organizations to share best practices for quality...

National Study to Show Value of Patient Navigators in Cancer Care

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The Academy of Oncology Nurse and Patient Navigators (AONN+) in collaboration with Chartis Oncology Solutions and the American Cancer Society will launch a national, multisite study to demonstrate the validity and reliability of patient...

Precision Medicine Approach Reduces Heart Failure Mortality by 50%

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A precision medicine approach cut mortality rates for high-risk heart failure patients by 48 percent, and 30-day hospital readmissions by 25 percent, according to new research from the Intermountain Medical Center Heart...

Harvard Medical School Gets $200M for Precision Medicine Research

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Harvard Medical School (HMS) has received a $200 million grant that will help accelerate precision medicine research, advance artificial intelligence, and increase scientific collaboration. The gift from the Blavatnik Family Foundation,...

Less Than 50% of Healthcare CIOs Have Strong Trust in their Data

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Healthcare CIOs reported a lack of strong trust in their data and low levels of self-service for making data-driven decisions, research from Dimensional Insight revealed. The organization surveyed 85 healthcare CIOs about the level of...

Hard Stops in EHRs, Clinical Decision Support Can Improve Care

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Clinical decision support systems that use hard stops, in which a response is required before a user can move forward with a task, are associated with higher performance on both process and outcomes measures, according to a new study...

Collaboration Among HIM Pros, Care Teams Can Boost Health Outcomes

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Increased collaboration among health information management (HIM) professionals and other members of care delivery teams can enhance patient outcomes and reduce care costs, an article from the Journal of AHIMA says. Across all healthcare...

Population Health Program Cuts Hospital Admissions by Nearly 50%

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Northwest Physicians Network (NPN) in Washington State has launched a collaborative population health program that has cut hospital admissions by 43 percent, ambulance transports by 47 percent, and emergency department visits by 36...

Effective Precision Medicine Requires Moving Beyond the EHR

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Electronic health records are not enough to support truly effective precision medicine at the point of care, said providers participating in a survey from KLAS research, but more targeted health IT tools are producing high rates of...

FDA Launches App to Support Clinical Trials, Real-World Evidence Collection

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The FDA has introduced the new MyStudies app, which will collect real-world evidence through mobile devices and increase the diversity of information available for clinical trials and other healthcare research. After conducting a...

Is Population Health on the Agenda as Google Nabs Geisinger CEO?

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Google is taking another step across the boundaries between the tech sector and the healthcare industry by appointing David Feinberg, MD, MBA as head of the company’s healthcare efforts. Feinberg will leave his post as CEO of...

Predictive Analytics, EHR Big Data Reduce Sepsis Mortality by 18%

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At North Oaks Health System in Hammond, Louisiana, researchers have used big data from the Epic electronic health record (EHR) to develop a predictive analytics tool that has reduced sepsis mortality by 18 percent. According to the CDC,...

AI, User Experience Top Healthcare’s Data Analytics Priorities in 2019

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Healthcare organizations that want to get ahead in 2019 will need to prioritize the use of artificial intelligence, virtualized care, and technologies that offer intuitive user experiences, according to Forrester’s predictions for...

Improved Data Quality, Clinical Workflows Generate eCQM Success

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To succeed with electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs), organizations should optimize their data quality, improve data governance efforts, and enhance clinician education, according to a recent report from The Joint Commission...

Deep Learning for Medical Imaging Fares Poorly on External Data

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A deep learning model trained to identify pneumonia on a contained sample of medical images was unable to achieve the same level of accuracy when let loose on data from external healthcare systems, according to a new study in PLOS...

Geographic Data Analytics Identifies Health System Leakage Patterns

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Health systems with incomplete patient records can use geographic data to identify patients who may be receiving care at external organizations, which could improve care management and reduce system leakage, a study published in JMIR...

Socioeconomic Data Will Play Key Role in Population Health for Minorities

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As the healthcare industry continues its slow and steady shift to holistic care, more organizations are beginning to understand that they must integrate socioeconomic data into their analytics and population health management...

FDA Clears 23andMe Genetic Test for Medication Metabolism Variants

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Consumers will now be able to purchase an over-the-counter test to screen for genetic variants that may influence medication metabolism, the FDA has announced. The direct-to-consumer test from 23andMe is a first for the American market,...

2018 Most Wired Hospitals Embrace Big Data Analytics, Population Health

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Hospitals and health systems with exceptional big data analytics skills and population health management competencies top this year’s Most Wired hospitals list. The survey and accompanying recognitions, now overseen by CHIME,...

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