Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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