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GE, Roche Partner for Big Data Analytics, Precision Medicine Platform

January 9, 2018 - GE Healthcare and Roche Diagnostics have announced a collaboration aimed at developing a digital diagnostics platform providing clinical decision support for oncology and critical care.  The partnership will leverage both companies’ experience in precision medicine, big data analytics, machine learning, and health IT development to offer a comprehensive data dashboard to help providers...


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Allscripts Buys Practice Fusion to Bulk Up on Big Data, EHR, Life Sciences

by Jennifer Bresnick

Allscripts has announced that it will acquire Practice Fusion, a health IT vendor offering a cloud-based EHR and data analytics tools for life science companies, for $100 million in cash. The acquisition will allow Allscripts to extend its big...

Epic, Cerner Get Tepid Population Health User Satisfaction Scores

by Jennifer Bresnick

Notable EHR vendors, including Epic Systems and Cerner Corporation, can’t match the user satisfaction scores of more dedicated population health management products, according to the latest KLAS Research market report. A series of user...

Financial Big Data Analytics Woes Plague Healthcare Providers, Payers

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare providers and payers must improve their financial big analytics competencies if they wish to succeed in 2018’s rapidly evolving business environment, says a new report by Kaufman Hall, but few organizations have the ability to...

Identifying Big Data Sources for Population Health Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

Effective population health management is beginning to require healthcare providers to rely heavily on big data derived from both their own health IT systems and from their business partners.  Identifying patients at high risk of developing...

Has Google Cracked EHR Speech Recognition for Medical Conversations?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare providers ready to throw their laptops out the window rather than spend another minute documenting care in their electronic health records may be pleased to know that Google is taking on the challenge of developing unobtrusive speech...

ONC Focuses on Data Governance with Patient Matching Framework

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Office of the National Coordinator, in conjunction with CMMI institute, has released a new patient identification and patient matching framework to help ensure accurate care across an increasingly interoperable healthcare continuum. The Patient...

Machine Learning Can Flag Adverse Drug Events in Unstructured Data

by Jennifer Bresnick

Applying natural language processing and machine learning techniques to unstructured data can help to identify adverse drug events (ADEs) in medical literature and social media postings, says a new article in JMIR Medical Informatics. With 92.7...

Physician-Level Data May Not Reduce Opioid Prescription Rates

by Jennifer Bresnick

Giving physicians individualized data on how their opioid prescription rates compare to their peers may not have a measurable effect on reducing the number of patients who receive the medications, according to a new perspective piece published...

Artificial Intelligence to Make More Health Jobs Than it Eliminates

by Jennifer Bresnick

Some healthcare professionals might view artificial intelligence as a job-killer, but advanced machine learning may actually create more employment opportunities in the industry than it eliminates, according to a new report by Gartner. By 2020,...

MIT Works to Align Pharmaceutical Development, Public Health Needs

by Jennifer Bresnick

A new project from the MIT Center for Biomedical Innovation aims to align innovative pharmaceutical development with real-world patient care and public health needs.  The Learning Ecosystems for Accelerating Patient-Centered and Sustainable...

Artificial Intelligence a “Low Priority” for Healthcare Orgs in 2018

by Jennifer Bresnick

Close to two-thirds of healthcare organizations are marking artificial intelligence deployments as low or very low priority in 2018, according to a new survey, indicating that AI may not be coming as quickly to the industry as some enthusiasts...

FDA Unveils Clinical Decision Support, Medical Device Guidance

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released three new guidance documents aimed at helping developers and vendors better understand how to create effective and safe clinical decision support tools, medical device applications, and other...

How Soon Will Healthcare Connect Machine Learning with Consumers?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Machine learning and artificial intelligence have taken the healthcare industry by storm as innovators offer tempting visions of sophisticated clinical decision support, smoother EHR workflows, and more intuitive consumer-provider relationships...

Big Data, FHIR, Machine Learning Dominate Top 10 Stories of 2017

by Jennifer Bresnick

2017 has been a huge year for fans of healthcare data analytics.  From the growing fascination with machine learning to the ongoing maturity of FHIR and aggressive vendor investments in population health and decision support, 2017 has marked...

Using Business Intelligence to Fine-Tune Operating Room Utilization

by Jennifer Bresnick

Surgical space is a finite resource for hospitals and health systems, and it is also one of the most important.  Long wait times for an operating room are simply unacceptable for most physicians and their patients, especially when emergency...

How the CVS, Aetna Deal Will Overhaul Healthcare Big Data Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

The CVS Health takeover of Aetna has technophiles and analytics pundits abuzz for a number of reasons, many of which have to do with the fundamental reshaping of the consumer landscape in Jeff Bezos’ image.  The looming specter of...

Big Data, PCP Engagement Aid Mount Sinai with Population Health

by Jennifer Bresnick

While the majority of healthcare organizations have at least recognized the importance of population health management, large integrated delivery systems with hundreds of locations and thousands of providers often find it difficult to drive positive...

Amazon Machine Learning, Big Data Tools Have Healthcare Implications

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare organizations looking to expand their big data analytics horizons will have more infrastructure, Machine-Learning-as-a-Service (MLaaS), and deep learning options thanks to a series of new product launches from Amazon. The bookseller-turned-innovation-juggernaut...

How the Healthcare “Value Chain” Leads to Big Data Analytics Success

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare organizations may come in many different sizes, shapes, and specialties, but all providers working in the industry today have one major trait in common: their big data is getting bigger by the minute – and leveraging these assets...

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