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Improving Care Coordination, Data Exchange with Direct Messaging

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Meaningful care coordination and more efficient clinical workflows depend on seamless data exchange between primary care providers, specialists, and their patients. While much of the industry has struggled to create sufficient...

MIT Machine Learning Tool Reduces Cancer Treatment Toxicity

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MIT researchers have developed a machine learning algorithm that could proactively adjust toxic chemotherapy and radiotherapy dosing for patients with glioblastoma to minimize the toxic effects of the treatments. Glioblastoma, an...

Precision Medicine Researchers Identify New Alzheimer’s Genes

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Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine, in collaboration with scientists from the Alzheimer’s Disease Sequencing Project (ADSP), have discovered new genes that could contribute to the onset of Alzheimer’s...

Georgetown Offers Brain Cancer Data for Precision Medicine Research

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Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center will now make its collection of brain cancer data freely available to precision medicine researchers worldwide. The dataset, called the REpository for Molecular BRAin Neoplasia DaTa...

Population Health, EHR, Analytics Needs Drive Orgs to Consultants

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Health IT consultants are reaping significant financial rewards as provider organizations seek to bulk up their population health management technologies and big data analytics toolkits, according to a new survey from Black Book Market...

Patient-Centered Medical Homes Key to ACOs, Population Health

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Advanced primary care models such as the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) may contribute to improved population health outcomes and lower costs in accountable care organizations (ACOs), according to a recent report from the...

Google-Backed DeepMind Creates Deep Learning CDS for Eye Diseases

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Researchers from DeepMind, a UK-based artificial intelligence company owned by Google, are progressing towards a clinical decision support product that can accurately identify more than fifty eye diseases and provide treatment...

Predictive Analytics, EHR Data Identify Appointment No-Shows

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Using EHR data, organizations may be able to create predictive analytics models that accurately identify the risk of a patient appointment no-show, according to a new study published in JAMIA. Researchers from Duke University were able to...

Amazon, Google, IBM Pledge Health Data Standards, Interoperability

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Half a dozen of the biggest names in technology – Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Salesforce, IBM, and Oracle – have joined together to pledge speedy progress towards true health data interoperability. In a letter issued by the...

Boston Children’s to Sequence DNA of 3000 Chronic Disease Patients

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Boston Children’s Hospital has announced that it will offer complete DNA sequencing to 3000 patients with epilepsy and inflammatory bowel disease in an effort to target treatments and accelerate medical research. The initiative will...

Dell Medical School’s Big Data Hub to Address Population Health

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Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin has launched a Biomedical Data Science Hub that will enhance population health research with big data analytics. Data scientists at Dell Med are currently working to extract health...

EMRAM Forecast Puts Hospitals Decades Away from Analytics Maturity

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Healthcare organizations may have decades to go before the majority of hospitals and health systems reach widespread data analytics maturity, according to a new study from the Journal of Medical Internet Research. Based on current trends,...

UCI Health Opens Center for Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning

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The University of California, Irvine (UCI) and UCI Health System have launched the UCI Center for Artificial Intelligence in Diagnostic Medicine, which will leverage machine learning tools in all areas of clinical care to improve outcomes...

Providers Embrace Predictive Analytics for Clinical, Financial Benefits

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Predictive analytics have the potential to enhance care delivery, improve patient outcomes, and reduce care costs, enticing more healthcare executives to explore the implementation of data-driven tools.   According to a recent survey...

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...

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