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Amazon, APIs to Support Cloud Informatics Platform for Life Sciences

September 18, 2018 - Amazon Web Services (AWS), Accenture, and Merck have announced a collaboration to create a cloud-based informatics research platform to support advances in the life sciences. The project will accelerate drug development by improving efficiency and innovation in the early stages of the development process, the companies said in a press release.  Researchers will have access to new...


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Arguing the Pros and Cons of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

by Jennifer Bresnick

In what seems like the blink of an eye, mentions of artificial intelligence have become ubiquitous in the healthcare industry.  From deep learning algorithms that can read CT scans faster than humans to natural language processing...

Cigna Targets Data Analytics Innovation with $250M Venture Fund

by Jennifer Bresnick

Cigna is planning to invest $250 million dollars in a new venture fund that will foster innovations around big data analytics, digital health strategies, and care management improvements. The new Cigna Ventures initiative will allow the...

At Montefiore, Artificial Intelligence Becomes Key to Patient Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

Artificial intelligence (AI) is the newest must-have technology for healthcare organizations seeking to get ahead of costly and clinically dangerous patient care issues while also gaining a competitive edge over their peers. Interest from...

Healthcare Artificial Intelligence Market to Top $34B by 2025

by Jennifer Bresnick

The market for healthcare artificial intelligence tools is expected to surpass $34 billion by the middle of the 2020s, driven largely by a growing desire to automate tasks and harness deeper insights into clinical and financial issues,...

Humana Creates New Data Analytics, Digital Health Division

by Jennifer Bresnick

Humana has announced the launch of a new data analytics and digital health division, called Humana Studio H, which will focus on developing data-driven products and services for use across the entire organizations. The center will be...

55% of Executives Say Blockchain Is Poised to Disrupt Healthcare

by Jennifer Bresnick

More than half of IT executives strongly believe that blockchain will become a disruptive force in the healthcare industry, according to a global, cross-industry survey conducted by Deloitte, while nearly three-quarters see blockchain as a...

Population Health, EHR, Analytics Needs Drive Orgs to Consultants

by Jennifer Bresnick

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...

EMRAM Forecast Puts Hospitals Decades Away from Analytics Maturity

by Jennifer Bresnick

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,...

Artificial Intelligence for Medical Imaging Market to Top $2B

by Jennifer Bresnick

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...

Lack of Data Analytics Tools Deflates Faith in Value-Based Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

The road to value-based care has never been a smooth one, but healthcare providers and payers may be in the midst of a particularly bumpy part of the journey, reveals a new survey from Quest Diagnostics.  Confidence in the transition...

BCBSA Tackles Opioids with Big Data, Accreditations, Member Hotline

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) is taking additional steps to combat opioid abuse by leveraging big data analytics and offering more resources to patients and providers seeking to prevent or treat opioid dependence. In...

Can Big Data Solve the Health Insurance Transparency Problem?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Along with housing, food, and transportation, healthcare is one of the biggest monthly expenses for American families – and the specter of an unexpectedly high bill for a major illness or surgery haunts the tens of millions of...

54% of Healthcare Pros Expect Widespread AI Adoption in 5 Years

by Jennifer Bresnick

Artificial intelligence is quickly gaining steam in the healthcare industry as pilots and limited deployments start to prove their value.  The progression of AI is so swift that more than half of healthcare professionals surveyed by...

Top 10 Disruptive Companies to Watch in the Healthcare Space

by Jennifer Bresnick

2018 has been a busy year for corporate news as companies with long experience in the healthcare industry acquire competitors, release new offerings, and butt up against non-traditional newcomers looking for their own slice of the highly...

Amazon Scoops Up PillPack in Possible Population Health Play

by Jennifer Bresnick

Rumors of Amazon’s entry into the prescription drug distribution market have not been greatly exaggerated.  The e-commerce giant today announced the acquisition of PillPack, a company that offers home delivery of prescription...

Microsoft Places Bid in the AI Gold Rush with New Healthcare Team

by Jennifer Bresnick

Microsoft is bulking up its healthcare AI brain trust by bringing two new top-level executives on board.  The additions will help accelerate the company’s exploration of how to apply artificial intelligence, machine learning,...

Eight States Partner for Medicaid Transformation, Data Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

The National Governors Association (NGA) has selected eight states from across the nation to participate in a health data exchange and data analytics collaborative intended to foster innovation in Medicaid. Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware,...

ONC Views APIs as Key to Health Data Exchange, Interoperability

by Jennifer Bresnick

Application programming interfaces (APIs), or standardized “hooks” that allow disparate applications to connect with one another, will continue to be an important tool for increasing health data exchange, preventing information...

Apple Explores Medical Data with Health Records API, Patents

by Jennifer Bresnick

Apple is quickly working to position itself as a leader in the race between consumer technology giants looking to harness the nearly-untapped power of medical data.  With players such as Google, Microsoft, and Amazon to contend with,...

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