Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

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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...

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...

Optum Seeks Healthcare Big Data, AI Start-Ups with $250M Fund

by Jennifer Bresnick

A new $250 million venture fund from Optum, the health services and analytics arm of UnitedHealthcare, will offer innovative big data and artificial intelligence start-ups the opportunity to grow quickly in a crowded, highly competitive...

Machine Learning Offers Timely Predictive Analytics for AKI

by Jennifer Bresnick

A machine learning algorithm may help make it easier and quicker for providers to detect acute kidney injury (AKI) in hospitalized patients, according to a new study published in bioRxiv.  The machine learning approach was more...

Business Intelligence Tools Bring Insights to Organ Donation Network

by Jennifer Bresnick

Many healthcare provider organizations have made the adoption of business intelligence tools a top priority, but they are not the only members of the vast and varied care continuum in search of actionable big data insights. The...

Artificial Intelligence is Altering Healthcare, but Not with “Magic”

by Jennifer Bresnick

Depending on who is making the statement, artificial intelligence is either the best thing to happen to healthcare since penicillin or the beginning of the end of human involvement in the medical arts. Robot clinicians are coming to take...

Top 5 Reasons to be Thankful for Healthcare Big Data Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

As Thanksgiving rolls around once again, bringing with it the heady scent of roasting turkey and apple pie, healthcare providers and hard-working support staff will gather around their dining room tables to share their gratitude for their...

OIG Seeks Cloud-Based Big Data Analytics, Visualization Tools

by Jennifer Bresnick

The HHS Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is requesting industry input on healthcare big data analytics and data visualization tools that can help it manage its existing and future data assets. The federal agency’s ideal...

47% of IT Pros Say Their Executives are Big Data “Illiterate”

by Jennifer Bresnick

The healthcare industry may be in the midst of some of the biggest changes in its history, but close to half of executive leaders may not be entirely sure about the details of the digital revolution raging around them. According to a new...

Gates Invests $50M in Big Data, Precision Medicine for Alzheimer’s

by Jennifer Bresnick

Microsoft Corporation founder Bill Gates is making an initial investment of $50 million from his personal fortune to accelerate precision medicine research into a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. The gift to the Dementia Discovery...

A Mere 3% of LTPAC Orgs Have Healthcare Data Analytics Tools

by Jennifer Bresnick

Only a miniscule percentage of long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) organizations are leveraging health IT to conduct data analytics that would help reduce costs or prevent readmissions, says a new survey from Black Book. Just 3 percent...

70% of Residents Feel Prepared for Population Health Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

Just under 70 percent of family medicine residents feel adequately prepared to handle the analytics and care coordination strategies involved in population health management, according to a new study published in Family Medicine. Using...

Eye Docs Looking for Big Data, Population Health Analytics Research

by Jennifer Bresnick

The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and non-profit Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) are offering thousands of dollars in grant funding for research projects that leverage the IRIS Registry database to identify new approaches for...

Healthcare Financial Analytics, Business Intelligence Market Takes Off

by Jennifer Bresnick

Financial analytics and business intelligence tools are poised to become the next major area of investment for healthcare providers and payers, predicts a new series of market reports. As hospitals and physicians deeper into value-based...

Natural Language Processing Could Translate EHR Jargon for Patients

by Jennifer Bresnick

Using natural language processing (NLP) to translate confusing and complex medical jargon into everyday speech may help patients feel more in control of the information presented to them.  More than a third of American adults have...

Humana: Can Artificial Intelligence, NLP, Voice Tools Revamp EHRs?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Electronic health record (EHR) developers and consumer tech companies aren’t the only ones who believe that healthcare’s big data could use a massive makeover with the help of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and...

Tech Giants Give Healthcare Artificial Intelligence Start-Ups a Boost

by Jennifer Bresnick

Artificial intelligence has quickly become the hottest investment in healthcare as developers and providers seek to harness the enormous potential of the industry’s big data assets.  Ambitious new start-ups, many backed by...

NIH Awards $9M for Open Source, Cloud-Based Big Data Commons

by Jennifer Bresnick

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has selected twelve recipients of $9 million in grant funding to support the development of an open source, cloud-based data common for biomedical big data. The pilot phase of the NIH Data Commons...

“Basic Science” of Healthcare Big Data Analytics Still Needs Work

by Jennifer Bresnick

The healthcare industry still needs to focus on developing the foundational building blocks of big data analytics by creating and implementing meaningful data standards, says the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA). In...

IBM: Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence Combo to Alter Healthcare

by Jennifer Bresnick

The combination of blockchain and artificial intelligence could bring significant improvements to a healthcare sector plagued by interoperability problems and big data analytics shortfalls, says IBM Watson Health Chief Science Officer...

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