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FDA Foresees Few Patient Safety Issues with Data from Rx Apps

November 28, 2018 - The FDA is suggesting a hands-off approach to reviewing prescription drug applications that present data with low risks to patient safety, the agency said in a request for comments published in the Federal Register. The solicitation for industry opinions is part of the process of establishing a framework for managing the emerging market for digital health tools that can monitor...


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Artificial Intelligence Tool Passes UK Medical Diagnostics Exam

by Jennifer Bresnick

An artificial intelligence tool from a company in the United Kingdom has scored higher than the average human trainee on an exam designed to test new doctors’ clinical diagnostic skills. The offering from Babylon Health achieved a...

University of California Forms Big Data, Precision Medicine Network

by Jennifer Bresnick

Five of the University of California’s academic cancer centers have banded together to form a collaborative big data analytics and precision medicine research network with the goal of reducing the economic, social, and clinical...

$240M IBM, MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab Has Healthcare Focus

by Jennifer Bresnick

Continuing its aggressive push into artificial intelligence in healthcare and elsewhere, IBM is working with MIT to invest $240 million over the next ten years in a collaborative laboratory environment dedicated to machine learning,...

Why Patient-Reported Outcomes Data is Key to Healthcare Quality

by Jennifer Bresnick

Considering that the ultimate goal of healthcare is to help patients live high-quality, productive lives, it would seem that patient-reported outcomes data should be the foundation upon which all quality improvement efforts are...

AMIA: Health Informatics Can Help Overcome the Big Data “Deluge”

by Jennifer Bresnick

Organizations that wish to avoid drowning in the big data deluge should turn to the life raft of health informatics, which can help providers and researchers better use data to produce meaningful quality improvements, says the American...

Big Data Analytics Link Economic Wellness to Population Health

by Jennifer Bresnick

Population health and economic prosperity are intrinsically linked, according to a new nationwide analysis from the Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) Association, giving healthcare providers an even greater incentive to deliver holistic,...

Machine Learning, NLP Help with Physician Skill Benchmarking

by Jennifer Bresnick

Machine learning and natural language processing (NLP) tools may be able to aid and improve the process of benchmarking the professional skills of physicians, suggests a new article in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. When...

Gates Foundation Grants $279M to UW Population Health Program

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has committed to invest $279 million in the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) to build on the school’s population health management research...

Clinical Analytics Studies, Partnerships Target Personalized Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

Personalization isn’t just for online advertisements and shopping suggestions.  It is becoming a primary driver of healthcare innovations, too.  From tailored therapies based on precision medicine techniques to...

TUSM Announces New Institute to Improve Population Health

by Sara Heath

The Temple University Health System is expanding its involvement with population health and health data analytics as it establishes its new Institute for Transformative Medicine, which will be directed by Ralph Horwitz, MD, MACD, according...

IOM Outlines Best Practices for Clinical Data Sharing

by Stephanie Reardon

To share or not to share? That is often the question that healthcare providers face when gathering clinical data. Clinical data sharing requires regulation in order to protect the privacy of participants and sponsors. Yet clinical data has...

$81M in PCORI Grants to Fund Clinical Data Research Networks

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is offering more than $81 million in grants to fund up to thirteen clinical data research networks (CDRNs).  Following a 2014 effort to develop PCORnet, the second round of funding...

Foundation Grants $1.35 Mil for Applied Analytics on Substance Abuse

by Stephanie Reardon

LAC, TRI, and Truven Health have been given a grant to use applied analytics to improve adolescence wellness, prevention and early interventions under the ACA and Parity Act. Substance abuse is a problem that can impact all ages, even...

Analytics Algorithm Produces Superior Clinical Documentation

by Jennifer Bresnick

A computer algorithm can produce more complete and organized clinical documentation from the same information as a human, claims a new study. Chalk another one up to artificial intelligence: a new study shows that computer generated...

Can Healthcare Informatics turn EHR Data into Phenotypes?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Using healthcare informatics to turn EHR data into phenotypes will speed research and clinical analytics. Electronic health records may be great at collecting and storing numerous types of clinical data in great quantities, but the...

Risk of Heart Attack Jumps with Non-Obstructive Heart Disease

by Jennifer Bresnick

Non-obstructive coronary artery disease is an important risk factor for myocardial infarction, a new JAMA study says. Patients with non-obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) are up to 4.5 times more likely to suffer a myocardial...

NIH Grants to Aid Biomedical Research Opportunities for Students

by Jennifer Bresnick

Academic institutions will use NIH funding to mentor a new generation of biomedical researchers. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has issued a series of large grants to a handful of academic institutions in order to expand...

Geisinger, NIH Launch Genomic Data Repository Patient Portal

by Jennifer Bresnick

A new online portal will allow patients to participate in the emerging field of genomic research by contributing their own data. Patients who have undergone genetic testing can upload and share their results through a new genomic patient...

Study: Fewer blood transfusions mean better patient outcomes

by Jennifer Bresnick

Using EHR prompts to help physicians pay closer attention to blood transfusion habits produced better patient outcomes and reduced mortality rates at Stanford Health Care, a new study in Transfusion says.  After reducing the number of...

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