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Google Deep Learning Tool 99% Accurate at Breast Cancer Detection

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Researchers at Google have developed a deep learning tool that can identify metastasized breast cancer with 99 percent accuracy and could reduce the time it takes for clinicians to review pathology slides. Detecting cancer that has spread...

802 Orgs Lauded for Hypertension Control, Chronic Disease Management

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The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Medical Association (AMA) have recognized 802 physician practices and health systems across the country for improving chronic disease management among patients with...

Challenges Persist in Training Deep Learning Models on EHR Data

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Deep learning models have demonstrated early potential in improving healthcare analytics, but researchers still have to overcome significant challenges when using electronic health record (EHR) data to develop these models, a study...

The Sequoia Project Announces New Interoperability Cooperative

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The Sequoia Project has launched a new public-private cooperative called Interoperability Matters, which will invite experts from the health IT community to identify and improve barriers to nationwide health information...

Natural Language Processing Tools Struggle to Read Social Media

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Social media may offer an untapped data resource for healthcare, but natural language processing (NLP) tools still struggle to analyze and extract meaningful insights from this information due to lack of context and ambiguous...

Persuasive EHR Workflow Design Increased Same-Day Data Entry by 10%

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Incorporating persuasive design concepts into primary care electronic health records (EHRs) increased same-day data entry by 10 percent per physician, demonstrating the potential for persuasive design to change data entry behavior, a study...

EHR Vendors on the Hook for Opioid-Related Population Health

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Healthcare providers are primarily relying on their electronic health record vendors to help them identify problematic opioid prescribing patterns and reduce the unnecessary use of potent, dangerous painkillers, a new KLAS survey...

Are Pending ONC Health Data Blocking Rules More or Less a Moot Point?

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Any day now, the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) will announce its proposed rule to combat the threat of data blocking – also known as information blocking – in accordance with Congressional directives within the 21st...

Shrewd Health IT Purchasing Strategies Key to Seamless Data Exchange

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To develop seamless industry-wide health data exchange, healthcare systems should work to create holistic, long-term health IT purchasing strategies that work towards broader goals  rather than focusing on the procurement of...

Carequality Seeks Input on FHIR Adoption, Governance

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As Carequality expands its governance model to incorporate FHIR, the organization is requesting input from healthcare stakeholders about how to best implement the data exchange standard. Carequality is encouraging members and non-members...

Predictive Analytics with Claims Data Can Identify High-Cost Patients

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Payers may be able to identify future high cost patients by employing predictive analytics strategies to examine past claims,, according to a report from the Society of Actuaries (SOA). An individual’s spending history, prescription...

Learning Health Systems, Big Data Key to Improving Outcomes

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Healthcare organizations looking to quickly translate research into best practices for clinical care should focus on transforming themselves into learning health systems that rely heavily on insights from big data analytics, says Peter...

Biometrics, Blockchain Markets Grow as Providers Seek Patient Data

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Healthcare organizations taking on an increasing amount of financial risk are exploring new ways of identifying, tracking, and engaging with patients.  In order to maintain strong relationships with individuals while getting ahead of...

Pharma, Life Science Leaders Face Big Data Analytics Challenges

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Pharmaceutical and life science companies are staring down major challenges as value-based care alters the healthcare landscape, but those that are further along in their digital transformations are also more likely to embrace innovation...

KLAS: Behavioral Health EHR Vendors Perform Poorly

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EHR vendors in the behavioral health space demonstrated low performance rates in areas such as customer satisfaction and system updates, according to a new report from KLAS. The average overall score for these vendors was 70.8 out of 100,...

Baylor Gets $6.3M NCI Grant for Racial, Ethnic Cancer Disparities Work

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The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded $6.3 million to support researchers at Baylor College of Medicine in understanding the biological causes of racial and ethnic disparities in prostate and breast cancers. NCI states that...

Cutting Variation in Hospital Care Brings High Quality, Lower Costs

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High quality and lower costs can indeed go hand-in-hand for hospitals, according to new data from Advisory Board, if healthcare organizations can successfully reduce unnecessary variations in care. An analysis of more than 460 hospitals...

Express Scripts Diabetes Management Program Saves $43M, Ups Outcomes

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A coordinated approach to chronic disease management for diabetics has reduced drug spending by 19 percent for more than 800 enrolled plan sponsors, saving a total of $42.6 million in 2017, said Express Scripts. “By combining...

Data Standards, Unique Identifiers Will Reduce Patient Matching Errors

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The healthcare industry should prioritize the development of data standards, unique patient identifiers, and engagement from patients if it wishes to reduce the number of patient matching errors that occur on a regular basis, according to...

CMS: Better Data Analytics, Quality Measures will Modernize Medicaid

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Modernizing the Medicaid program environment will require investments in data analytics and a greater reliance on meaningful quality measures, says CMS Administrator Seema Verma in a new blog post. As spending on healthcare in general...

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