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User Comments, NLP Improve Clinical Decision Support Alerts

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Leveraging natural language processing methods to analyze user feedback and override comments in clinical decision support systems could help organizations detect malfunctioning or broken alerts, according to a study published in...

FDA Tackles Artificial Intelligence with New Software Review Plan

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The FDA is moving quickly to ensure the development of a safe and effective artificial intelligence ecosystem in healthcare by releasing new documents intended to offer guidance to the health IT community. The agency has published a new...

Vanderbilt, GE Healthcare Partner for AI-Driven Immunotherapy

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and GE Healthcare have announced a new partnership aimed at applying artificial intelligence to developing immunotherapy for cancer patients. The five-year collaboration will create predictive...

Which Population Health IT Vendors Offer Strong Partnerships?

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Developing a comprehensive, effective population health management (PHM) program is often a long and challenging journey – one that requires healthcare providers to forge strong partnership with their technology vendors. In order to...

Nearly 80% of Healthcare Execs Investing More in Big Data, AI

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Seventy-seven percent of healthcare executives reported that their organizations are accelerating investments in big data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI), citing disruptive forces and industry competitors as major motivators for...

Cerner Offers New Clinical Decision Support Toolkit for Opioid Safety

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In 2016, just under 50,000 people died of an opioid-related overdose. Illegal substances such as heroin and fentanyl have taken an increasingly heavy toll on public health since the middle of the decade. But the National Institutes of...

How to Facilitate User-Centered Design in Health IT Tools

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User-centered design in health IT tools is a relatively new phenomenon, but one that is growing increasingly common, especially as end-users continue to gripe about convoluted workflows and inaccessible data. Creating health IT tools that...

HL7 Releases FHIR Version 4.0 for Healthcare Interoperability

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HL7 International has published the long-anticipated FHIR Release 4 (R4), allowing healthcare organizations to make new leaps forward in health data interoperability. “R4 is the culmination of 18 months of extensive work to finalize...

IoT Adoption Tracks with Increased Spending on Population Health

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is getting bigger every day as consumers and providers continue to adopt smart technologies and devices at a rapid clip. From wearable fitness trackers to ingestible sensors tucked into tiny pills, the IoT is...

HHS Calls for Public Comment on Pain Management Draft Framework

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HHS has released a draft report proposing recommendations to improve the nation’s pain management strategies and reduce the devastating impact of improperly used opioids on population health. The report, published by the Pain...

Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare Spending to Hit $36B

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The global market for artificial intelligence in healthcare is set for incredible growth over the next few years, according to new research from ReportLinker. The AI in healthcare market is slated to expand from its current $2.1 billion...

Deep Learning Tool Matches Human Experts at Sleep Test Scoring

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A deep learning tool was able to replicate diagnostic scores for sleep staging, sleep apnea, and limb movements at a level of accuracy comparable to that of human clinicians, a study published in JAMIA revealed. Common sleep disorders...

HHS Seeks Public Comment on Healthy People 2030 Initiative

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The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued a request for public comments on the objectives of its Healthy People 2030 initiative, a population health strategy focused on critical health promotion and disease...

Walgreens, Google’s Verily Partner on Chronic Disease Management

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Walgreens Boots Alliance and Verily, a healthcare company owned by Google’s parent entity Alphabet, have announced a collaboration on multiple projects intended to improve chronic disease management and reduce healthcare...

Blockchain, AI, NLP Target of Late-Year Healthcare Acquisitions

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The impending holiday season is no reason for healthcare companies to slow down their strategic plans, according to 3M, M*Modal, Change Healthcare, and PokitDok. All four companies are shifting position – buying or being bought...

Social Determinants of Health, Value-Based Care Key for Medicaid Success

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Value-based care incentives and broader collaborations to address the social determinants of health will be required to reduce spending and improve outcomes for Medicaid beneficiaries, according to a report from the Association for...

US Patients See Rising Burdens of Mental Health, Chronic Disease

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Mental health issues, behavioral health concerns, and chronic diseases are on the rise for individuals in the United States, creating significant challenges for healthcare providers in many regions of the country, according to the United...

Predictive Analytics, IoT Data Flag ED Visits, 30-Day Readmissions

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Predictive analytics fueled by data from the Internet of Things (IoT) could help providers detect patients at high risk of emergency department (ED) visits and 30-day hospital readmissions, according to a study published in JMIR Medical...

AMIA Backs NIH Data Sharing Policy, Calls for Phased Implementation

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The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) has issued comments in support of an expansive update to NIH’s data sharing policy, and recommended a phased approach to implement new requirements for NIH-funded research across...

Top 3 Priorities for Health Data Governance, Management in 2019

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With January rapidly approaching, health data governance gurus and HIM professionals only have a few days left to get their 2019 New Year’s resolutions in order. Whether it’s a new clean-inbox policy or a membership to the...

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