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

July 13, 2017 - 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 Medical Informatics Association (AMIA). In commentary on the draft Federal Health Information Technology Research and Development Strategic Framework created...

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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, preventive...

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 researchers...

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 efforts....

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 individualized...

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 to...

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 also...

$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 will...

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 young people....

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 clinical...

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 healthcare...

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 infarction...

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 biomedical research...

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 portal...

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 transfusions...

MGH, MIT partner on clinical analytics, diagnostics research

by Jennifer Bresnick

Massachusetts General Hospital (MHG) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will be working together to provide up to $3 million in grant money intended to support and accelerate clinical analytics and medical diagnostics projects. ...

Researchers, clinicians must collaborate on data governance

by Jennifer Bresnick

Researchers, clinicians, and health information management (HIM) professionals must all have a seat at the table when it comes to information governance, said Suzanne Paone, MBA, DHA, and Dilhari DeAlmeida, PhD, RHIA, of the University of Pittsburgh...

Mayo Clinic latest to leverage IBM Watson’s data analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Mayo Clinic is the latest healthcare epicenter to enlist Watson for some heavy lifting when it comes to data analytics and medical research.  Watson will help Mayo fill up its clinical trials more quickly by improving the patient matching...

Stem cell “roadmap” brings analytics to tissue engineering

by Jennifer Bresnick

An online data analytics tool developed at Boston Children’s Hospital will allow stem cell researchers to check the quality and function of tissue samples engineered in laboratories.  CellNet uses algorithms to match the genetic properties...

How can predictive data analytics improve medication adherence?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Medication adherence is one of the most complex and costly problems facing the healthcare system today.  With approximately one third of patients failing to take their medications as prescribed, wasting $290 billion a year in avoidable costs,...


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