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Tech Giants Give Healthcare Artificial Intelligence Start-Ups a Boost

November 7, 2017 - 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 eyebrow-raising funding packages, are being announced every day as investors try to get in on the ground floor of the next revolution in clinical decision support,...

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Information Governance Gaining Ground in Healthcare Organizations

by Jennifer Bresnick

Information governance (IG) initiatives are becoming easier to find in the healthcare industry as organizations recognize that the growing volume and value of big data require a coordinated plan of attack. In a new survey released by...

Online Map Reveals Geographic Disparities in Care for Autism

by Thomas Beaton

Research from the Journal of Medical Internet Research used crowdsourcing and data scraping methods to create an online map that revealed significant geographical disparities in care for individuals with autism. The interactive GapMap, created...

Value-Based Care Fuels Healthcare Big Data Analytics Market

by Sara Heath

The healthcare big data analytics market is expected to increase as the industry shifts from fee-for-service to value-based care models, according to a recent report from Market Research Future. Focuses on quality healthcare, reduced length of...

Social Media May Provide Big Data Insights into Drug Misuse

by Thomas Beaton

A new study in the Journal of Internet Medical Research indicates that monitoring social media feeds can provide clinicians and big data analytics professionals with valuable insight into potential drug misuse. Healthcare providers and community...

NY Medicaid Review Will Promote Cost Cutting, Big Data Analytics

by Thomas Beaton

The University at Albany’s Institute for Health System Evaluation (IHSE) will lead a $3.9 million effort to review the effectiveness of the state’s Medicaid program. In partnership with teams at Boston University and the University...

Epic EHR, Big Data Tools Bring 2016 HIMSS Davies Award to Mercy

by Thomas Beaton

Mercy, a large Catholic health system headquartered in Missouri, is the winner of the 2016 Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence, HIMSS announced.  Mercy has developed big data analytics dashboards within its Epic EHR to help providers...

CMS Releases Health Payment Info to Aid Data Transparency

by Nathan Boroyan

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is continuing their data transparency efforts with the release of the Hospice Utilization and Payment Public Use File for 2014 and an updated Market Saturation and Utilization Tool with 2015...

FDA Holds App-a-Thon for Precision Medicine, Next-Gen Genomics

by Nathan Boroyan

The FDA is hosting an industry-wide development challenge to create apps that use next-generation sequencing (NSG) technology to pursue new precision medicine breakthroughs. “FDA is increasingly harnessing the power of supercomputers, the...

Opioid Awareness Week Focuses on Population Health Management

by Nathan Boroyan

Opioid abuse is one of the most pressing population health issues in the US, especially among low income patients who are already at a higher risk for chronic diseases and often lack access to care. In an effort to stress the urgency of addressing...

Google, Stanford Partner for Genomics, Precision Medicine Project

by Sara Heath

Stanford Medicine and Google are teaming up to build Stanford’s Clinical Genomics Service, which aims to leverage big data to improve precision medicine and patient care. According to a Stanford press release, the medical system will be...

State-Led Programs Help Meet Population Health Management Goals

by Jacqueline Belliveau

While providers work in the trenches to improve patient outcomes and hospital quality, many states have also established population health management programs to boost the region’s overall healthcare performance. A new online resource from...

Precision Medicine Initiative Grows through Grant Funding

by Sara Heath

The Precision Medicine Initiative has been making headlines as several research hospitals and healthcare experts have received development funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Late last week, both Vanderbilt University Medical...

Focus on Precision Medicine Treatments Grows in Hospitals

by Sara Heath

Precision medicine is taking center stage in the healthcare, as researchers begin to uncover more information on its effectiveness, and more hospitals adopt a precision medicine focus in their treatment plans. A number of new studies and initiatives...

New Panel to Lead Cancer Moonshot Project for Precision Medicine

by Sara Heath

The National Institute of Health (NIH) and National Cancer Institute (NCI) have announced a Blue Ribbon Panel to help guide Vice President Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot initiative and complement the nation’s other precision medicine...

Can Big Data Analytics Improve Medication Non-Adherence?

by Sara Heath

Integrated big data analytics may be the next big thing in mitigating issues with medication non-adherence, according to a new study published in JMIR Medical Informatics. A research team led by Brian E. Dixon, MPA, PhD, studied a group of Type...

PA Big Data Analytics Projects Get $3M in Funding from UPMC

by Jacqueline Belliveau

Six big data analytics projects focused on personalized medicine and patient outcomes will receive funding from UPMC Enterprises, the innovation arm of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. The newly established Pittsburgh Health...

Big Data Analytics Show More Sepsis Deaths in Large Hospitals

by Jacqueline Belliveau

Researchers are using big data analytics to better understand the signs and symptoms of sepsis, which may be able to help physicians treat and manage patients more effectively. In a study published in the journal Medical Care, a team from Houston...

IBM Grows Watson with $2.6B Truven Health Analytics Purchase

by Jennifer Bresnick

IBM is making a major play to secure its position as one of the healthcare industry’s go-to options for advanced big data analytics and clinical decision support. Today, the company announced that it has agreed to purchase Truven Health...

Big Data Analytics, Value-Based Care Hot Topics for HIMSS16

by Jennifer Bresnick

As the healthcare industry prepares to gather in sunny Las Vegas for the HIMSS16, they will be bringing plenty of questions, opinions, and experiences about some of the most pressing topics facing their organizations.  From big data analytics...


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