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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,...

AMA Urges “Thoughtfully Designed” Artificial Intelligence for Healthcare

by Jennifer Bresnick

The American Medical Association (AMA) has released a policy statement that takes a favorable view towards artificial intelligence in healthcare – as long as the emerging category of tools and solutions can be carefully...

Top 5 Questions for Payers about Population Health Initiatives

by Jennifer Bresnick

Value-based reimbursement is slowly but surely increasing its footprint in the healthcare industry as payers look to control costs while rewarding providers for improved prevention and management of chronic disease.  Targeted...

Physicians Seek Population Health, RCM Advice for Value-Based Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

Physician groups looking to accelerate their transitions to value-based care are actively seeking out advice from consultants who can support the development of improved population health management and revenue cycle management...

Why Healthcare Should Study Up on Lessons Learned in Fintech

by Jennifer Bresnick

The healthcare industry’s slow but steady transition from volume to value is about much more than reshaping the delivery of clinical care.  While improving quality is certainly a daunting challenge in and of itself,...

Natural Language Processing, Voice Tools Offer Solutions to EHR Woes

by Jennifer Bresnick

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are relatively new additions to the tools and applications that now power a large portion of the healthcare industry, but some providers have been using aspects of these strategies for much...

AI, Big Data, IoT Bring Growth to Multiple Healthcare Markets

by Jennifer Bresnick

Big data analytics tools and services are poised to bring unprecedented growth to almost every segment of the healthcare IT marketplace, according to the latest series of market reports.  From the Internet of Things (IoT) and...

Challenges of Developing and Deploying AI in Healthcare

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare is on the edge of entering the era of artificial intelligence.  As machine learning, deep learning, and other aspects of AI start to mature, they bring nearly endless possibilities to supplement, streamline, and enhance the...

Exploring the Promises of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

by Jennifer Bresnick

Few data science concepts have brought as much excitement and anticipation to healthcare as artificial intelligence and machine learning.  With an almost limitless capacity to revolutionize how patients, providers, payers, and other...

Big Data Analytics Top List of Healthcare VC Investment Deals

by Jennifer Bresnick

Big data analytics and clinical decision support companies are continuing to rake in funding from venture capitalists and other investors looking for the next breakthrough in healthcare information technology. According to Mercom Capital,...

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