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Education, Culture Key to Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

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In order to navigate future uses of artificial intelligence in healthcare, providers and policymakers must address education, skills development, and workplace culture, a new report from Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program states. The...

Genomic Sequencing Test Detects Lung Transplant Rejection

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A simple blood test that relies on genomic sequencing can detect when a newly transplanted lung is being rejected by a patient, even when no outward signs of rejection are evident. The test could enable physicians to intervene faster and...

Aetna, Anthem, IBM Announce Healthcare Blockchain Collaborative

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Aetna, Anthem, Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), PNC Bank and IBM have announced a new collaborative that will leverage blockchain technology to enhance interoperability and transparency in healthcare. The aim is to create an...

Data Standards, Security Key to Healthcare Interoperability

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Data standards, security and privacy requirements, and advanced health IT systems are critical to achieve full healthcare interoperability, according to a report from the Hospital Agenda for Interoperability.   The report...

EHR Demographic Data Standards Could Improve Patient Matching

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Healthcare organizations should work to adopt more standardized methods of inputting demographic data into the EHR to ensure accurate patient matching, according to a recent report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO). While...

Kaiser Permanente Launches SDOH Initiatives Targeting Housing Security

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Kaiser Permanente has announced three new initiatives that will help to address the social determinants of health (SDOHs) by increasing access to affordable housing for vulnerable residents in California. The initiatives include investing...

Predictive Analytics Models Accurately Forecast Flu Trends

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Predictive analytics models were able to forecast trends in influenza outbreaks with greater accuracy than historical baseline models. Led by biostatistician Nicholas Reich, researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst formed a...

NIH Integrates Fitbit Data into “All of Us” Research Program

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Participants in the NIH All of Us research program can now volunteer their FitBit data to better inform the national population health research initiative. Digital health technologies, including Internet of Things (IoT) devices such as...

Value-Based Hospitals More Likely to Adopt Population Health Tools

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Hospitals participating in value-based care models are investing more than their peers in health IT solutions to help support population health management, data analytics, and care coordination capabilities, according to a Deloitte...

NorthShore to Add Genomic Data to Primary Care for 10K Patients

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Illinois-based NorthShore University HealthSystem is partnering with Color to bring genomic data into the decision-making process for primary care. The DNA10K initiative will engage more than 10,000 patients to integrate genomic testing...

ONC Releases 2019 Health Data Interoperability Standards Advisory

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ONC has released the 2019 Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA), which includes updated standards and implementation specifications to address health data exchange needs. In a recent blog post, Steven Posnack, MS, MHS, Chris Muir, and...

Definitive Healthcare Acquires HIMSS Analytics Data Services

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Definitive Healthcare, the leader in providing data analytics and business intelligence to the healthcare market, has acquired the data services business and assets of HIMSS Analytics. The purchase includes HIMSS Analytics’ Logic,...

Microsoft, Walgreens to Leverage AI for Retail-Style Healthcare

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Microsoft and Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) are collaborating to apply artificial intelligence to the challenges of developing retail-style healthcare interactions. The two companies will work together to create innovative,...

ONC Health Data Exchange Winner Adds Immunization Data

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The Docket app, the winning submission in ONC’s Move Health Data Forward (MHDF) Challenge, is adding a new feature that will help individuals access their personal and family immunization records, said ONC officials in a new blog...

BRCA Public Database to Improve Risk Scoring, Cancer Care Decisions

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A global resource that contains information on thousands of inherited variants in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes is now publicly available, which will help facilitate risk scoring and accelerate innovative cancer research, according to the...

Rush Joins Select Few Hospitals with Stage 7 Analytics Maturity

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Rush University Medical Center is the third health system in the nation to reach the top level of analytics maturity according to the relatively new HIMSS Adoption Model for Analytics Maturity (AMAM). Joining Duke Health and UNC Health...

NCI: Deep Learning Beats Humans at Detecting Start of Cervical Cancer

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An artificial intelligence (AI) tool was able to analyze digital images of a woman’s cervix and identify precancerous changes with more accuracy than human experts. Developed by researchers from the National Cancer Institute (NCI)...

HHS: Data Access, Analytics Are Essential for Patient-Centered Care

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Healthcare organizations are making progress towards a more interoperable data ecosystem, but patients, providers, and payers are still facing data access, integration, and analytics challenges that are holding back the promise of...

23andMe, Lark Health Join Genetics, AI, Diabetes Prevention

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Consumer genetic test company 23andMe has announced a partnership with Lark Health, provider of AI-driven health coaching programs, to allow consumers to use genetic test results to inform their approach to wellness. The...

MIT Targets Life Sciences with Clinical Trial Analytics Project

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The MIT Laboratory for Financial Engineering (LFE) and Informa Pharma Intelligence have launched an initiative to provide timely and accurate estimates of the risks and benefits of clinical trials to the entire life sciences...

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