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430M Internet of Things Devices Means a Healthcare Big Data Tsunami

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By 2022, manufacturers will be shipping out 430 million Internet of Things devices each year, predicts a new report from Tractica, leaving healthcare providers little time to prepare for a massive influx of potentially valuable big data. As wearable...

MIT Uses Deep Learning to Create ICU, EHR Predictive Analytics

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Deep learning, a variant of machine learning that aims to mimic the decision-making structure of the human brain, can help to supplement the skills of critical care clinicians, according to a pair of new research papers from MIT. Researchers...

IBM, JDRF to Apply Machine Learning to Type 1 Diabetes Research

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IBM and JDRF, a global organization funding research into type 1 diabetes, have announced a collaboration that will use machine learning techniques to explore new pathways towards an eventual cure for the autoimmune disease. The project will...

ICU Admissions from Opioid Overdoses Increase 34% Since 2009

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The number of opioid overdoses requiring admission to intensive care has skyrocketed by more than a third since 2009, bringing higher death rates and significantly more spending on high-intensity hospital care, according to a new study from the...

Walgreens Offers Online Library of Population Health Research

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In a bid to further position itself as a leader in population health management that goes far beyond the pharmacy, Walgreens has announced the launch of an online library of healthcare research studies. The Center for Health and Wellbeing Research...

How Big Data Analytics Companies Support Value-Based Healthcare

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As value-based reimbursement takes an increasingly firm hold on the healthcare industry, provider organizations are leaning heavily on their EHR and big data analytics vendor partners to equip them with the tools, health IT infrastructure, and...

How Healthcare Big Data Analytics Helps Build Smart Societies

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Healthcare providers often have little choice but to focus completely on conquering the constant stream of EHR grunt work, reporting requirements, and minor administrative emergencies that make up the majority of day-to-day practice.  While...

Machine Learning to Fuel “Collective Intelligence” of Human Dx Project

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Machine learning may soon make intelligent, informed healthcare decision-making power available to underserved and uninsured populations through an online global network of volunteer physicians called the Human Diagnosis (Dx) Project.  Supported...

Nutrition Risk Assessment Saves $4.8M, Cuts Hospital Readmissions

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Implementing a patient nutrition care program at four Chicago-area hospitals helped Advocate Health Care accrue more than $4.8 million dollars in savings by reducing hospital readmissions and shortening inpatient stays, according to a new article...

Healthcare Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Tools Bring Big Investments

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Artificial intelligence and cognitive computing systems may be attracting a lot of hype across the healthcare industry, but the developers of these innovative data analytics techniques are already cashing in on their promises as forward-thinking...

Illinois to Use Blockchain for Healthcare Credential Management

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The Illinois Blockchain Initiative is partnering with industry coalition Hashed Health to explore how to apply distributed ledger technology to the complex issue of managing credentials and licensure for healthcare professionals. The pilot program...

Senate Passes Pediatric Cancer Drug Development Expansion Bill

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An update of PREA called the RACE for Children Act (RACE), which would expand the number of pediatric cancer drug treatments in development, passed the US Senate following House approval and heads to the President’s desk for signing. The...

Can Artificial Intelligence Relieve Electronic Health Record Burnout?

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Healthcare providers still facing frustrations years after switching to electronic health records (EHRs) may soon find some relief from burnout as artificial intelligence moves closer to reality, suggests a viewpoint article published in JMIR...

DOJ Leverages Big Data Analytics to Combat Opioid Fraud, Abuse

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The Department of Justice has announced a new Opioid Fraud and Abuse Detection Unit that will largely rely on healthcare data analytics to identify and address misuse of controlled substances. The task force, which will focus specifically on...

GAO Eyes Population Health, Big Data with HIT Advisory Committee

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Population health management and big data analytics skills are high on the priority list for the fifteen new members of the Government Accountability Office’s new Health Information Technology Advisory Committee. Established by the 21st...

Borrowed from Retail, Anthem’s Big Data Analytics Boost Member Engagement

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Commercial insurance companies are facing innumerable challenges as internal and external changes continue to buffet the healthcare industry.  As both leaders in the field of value-based care and for-profit entities subject to political...

Healthcare Data Access is Biggest Artificial Intelligence Bottleneck

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With its potential to revolutionize diagnostics and personalized medicine, artificial intelligence has broken several speed records on its way to the top of the healthcare IT trend list.  Use cases as diverse as sepsis detection, imaging...

Claims Data Analytics Show Diabetes Has Third Largest Health Impact

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Diabetes remains among the top three most impactful, costly, and common chronic diseases in the nation, says a new report by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), significantly affecting more patients than heart disease, cancer, or...

ACA Uncertainty Won’t Alter Population Health Focus for Hospitals

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Despite the endless political wrangling over the Affordable Care Act and the uncertainty created by the White House’s obfuscation about continued marketplace funding, population health management isn’t slipping down the priority list...

How Big Data Analytics Underpins Every Healthcare Trend

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While the concept of leveraging big data analytics has quickly moved from cutting-edge novelty to fundamental competency for healthcare organizations, many providers still struggle to turn information overload into actionable insight. The challenges...

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