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Academia Dives into Precision Medicine, Big Data Collaborations

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Precision medicine and big data research partnerships are proliferating in academia as teaching hospitals, university researchers, health IT vendors, and dedicated laboratories combine forces to tackle cancer, genetic diseases, and chronic conditions....

Blockchain Activity Grows Sharply for Healthcare Payers, Providers

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Blockchain has come to healthcare in a big way during 2017, generating significant interest among providers and payers as an innovative way to bolster data exchange while keeping sensitive information secure. The distributed ledger methodology...

Big Data, Machine Learning Can Revamp Provider Health IT Use

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Big data doesn’t have to be the enemy of overwhelmed clinicians staring at their computer screens while griping about their electronic health records, says a pair of researchers from Harvard Medical School and Press Ganey in a NEJM perspective...

EHR Usability Shortfalls May Up Pediatric Patient Safety Risks

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EHR usability and design flaws may be putting pediatric patient safety at risk, and must be addressed by vendors and rule makers in order to ensure the delivery of high-quality care to children, says a coalition of healthcare stakeholders in...

56% of Hospitals Lack Big Data Governance, Analytics Plans

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Despite growing excitement and high investment in big data analytics to support ongoing innovation in healthcare, long-term planning and data governance are not a very strong suit for the majority of hospitals responding to a survey by Dimensional...

Change Healthcare Plans Payer, Provider RCM Blockchain Tool

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Change Healthcare is among the first health IT companies to announce the launch of an enterprise-scale blockchain solution that would bring payers and providers the ability to leverage the distributed ledger technology for revenue cycle management....

CA Children’s Hospitals Win Davies Award for Analytics, Safety

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Patient safety improvements supported by big data analytics and health IT tools have secured the 2017 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award for Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital and Stanford Children’s Health. The hospitals improved safety...

Big Data, Health IT Innovation for Hospitals Risks Stagnation

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Productive partnerships and more effective management processes are a fundamental requirement for hospitals and health systems seeking to harness their big data assets for digital innovation, says a new survey conducted by the American Hospital...

Illinois Aims to Put Baby’s First Health Data on the Blockchain

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Babies born in Illinois may soon have one of their foundational health documents stored on the blockchain.  The state, which is taking the lead in exploring the use of blockchain for healthcare-related issues such as provider identity management,...

HIV/AIDS Patient Registries, EHR Use Improve Population Health

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The combination of an electronic health record (EHR) and a digital patient registry is starting to significantly improve care for individuals with HIV and AIDS in a number of clinics and health systems across the country, says ONC Chief Medical...

EHR Scribes Save Time, But Do They Produce Accurate Health Data?

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Electronic health records (EHRs) have been endlessly criticized, fairly or otherwise, for distracting physicians from their patients, extending long work days, and creating burnout conditions for highly-trained providers.  To overcome these...

CMS Requests Input on “New Direction” in Patient-Centered Care

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CMS officials have opened up an informal survey designed to collect public input on how the agency can take an innovative approach to fostering affordable, effective patient-centered care. With a focus on value-based reimbursement structures...

Predictive Analytics, AI for Lyme Disease Gets $800K NSF Grant

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Researchers at UCLA and Claremont McKenna College will use a three-year, $800,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to explore the application of predictive analytics, artificial intelligence, and precision medicine to tick-borne...

Will Big Data Analytics Rescue Lackluster Electronic Health Records?

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Big data analytics are “extremely important” for helping healthcare organizations see a return on their electronic health records (EHRs) investments, according to 83 percent of stakeholders participating in a recent Health Catalyst...

HRSA Awards $200M for Opioid Abuse, Behavioral Health Services

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The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has announced $200 million in grant funding to help local communities deliver behavioral health services and proactive responses to opioid abuse. The funding will be divided between 1178...

Health Data Exchange Could Save Medicare $3.12 Billion a Year

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An integrated national health data exchange system could reduce Medicare spending by more than $3 billion each year by enhancing coordinated care and fostering more effective population health management programs, asserts a new study by researchers...

FDA Asks for Input on Modernizing to Meet Public Health Needs

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The FDA is urging healthcare stakeholders to provide input on how reshaping the agency’s complex regulations could better help the industry meet its most pressing public health needs, says Anna Abram, Deputy Commissioner for Policy, Planning,...

Epic Systems Leads in Hospital EHR, Business Intelligence Adoption

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Health IT giant Epic Systems maintains an edge over its closest competitors in the hospital inpatient and outpatient EHR space, and continues to gain ground in the lucrative business intelligence systems market, according to the latest data from...

University of California Forms Big Data, Precision Medicine Network

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Five of the University of California’s academic cancer centers have banded together to form a collaborative big data analytics and precision medicine research network with the goal of reducing the economic, social, and clinical burdens...

Can $10B Solve Healthcare’s Big Data Analytics, Productivity Woes?

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“Give me a lever long enough and a firm place to stand, and I shall move the world,” declared Archimedes in defense of the notion that with the right tools in place, the targeted application of a little force could shift a mass that...

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