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Effective Precision Medicine Requires Moving Beyond the EHR

November 12, 2018 - Electronic health records are not enough to support truly effective precision medicine at the point of care, said providers participating in a survey from KLAS research, but more targeted health IT tools are producing high rates of satisfaction. Few providers expressed confidence that their EHRs were adequate for advanced precision medicine and clinical decision support, said the...


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Deep Learning for Medical Imaging Fares Poorly on External Data

by Jennifer Bresnick

A deep learning model trained to identify pneumonia on a contained sample of medical images was unable to achieve the same level of accuracy when let loose on data from external healthcare systems, according to a new study in PLOS...

FDA Clears 23andMe Genetic Test for Medication Metabolism Variants

by Jennifer Bresnick

Consumers will now be able to purchase an over-the-counter test to screen for genetic variants that may influence medication metabolism, the FDA has announced. The direct-to-consumer test from 23andMe is a first for the American market,...

Top 5 Use Cases for Artificial Intelligence in Medical Imaging

by Jennifer Bresnick

Artificial intelligence and machine learning have captivate the healthcare industry as these innovative analytics strategies become more accurate and applicable to a variety of tasks. AI is increasingly helping to uncover hidden insights...

Consumers Curious About AI, Genetic Testing for Precision Medicine

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare consumers are cautious but optimistic that emerging strategies like artificial intelligence and advanced genetic testing can lead to better care for cancer, according to a new survey from McKesson and Ipsos. The poll of more...

Arguing the Pros and Cons of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

by Jennifer Bresnick

In what seems like the blink of an eye, mentions of artificial intelligence have become ubiquitous in the healthcare industry.  From deep learning algorithms that can read CT scans faster than humans to natural language processing...

Machine Learning, Genomics Predict Risk of Aortic Aneurysm

by Jennifer Bresnick

The combination of machine learning tools and genomic data can help predict the risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), one of the most frequently fatal heart conditions - and one that is most often diagnosed only after a patient’s...

Internet of Things, AI to Play Key Role in Future Smart Hospitals

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to combine with the power of artificial intelligence, blockchain, and other emerging technologies to create the “smart hospitals” of the future, according to a new report by Frost &...

Google-Backed DeepMind Creates Deep Learning CDS for Eye Diseases

by Jennifer Bresnick

Researchers from DeepMind, a UK-based artificial intelligence company owned by Google, are progressing towards a clinical decision support product that can accurately identify more than fifty eye diseases and provide treatment...

UCI Health Opens Center for Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning

by Jessica Kent

The University of California, Irvine (UCI) and UCI Health System have launched the UCI Center for Artificial Intelligence in Diagnostic Medicine, which will leverage machine learning tools in all areas of clinical care to improve outcomes...

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...

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,...

Henry Ford to Apply Data Analytics to Pancreatic Cancer with $20M Gift

by Jennifer Bresnick

An anonymous $20 million donation to Henry Ford Health System will help the health system leverage big data analytics for the early detection and better treatment of pancreatic cancer. The Henry Ford Pancreatic Cancer Center will focus on...

The 7 Step Plan to Success with Big Data Analytics in Healthcare

by Jennifer Bresnick

The healthcare industry may be going through a seemingly endless period of flux, but there are a few unchanging truths about big data analytics that can help guide executive leaders through troubled times. Planning, preparation, and a...

Da Vinci Project Brings HL7 FHIR to Payers for Big Data Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

In just a few short years, HL7 FHIR has exploded in popularity to enable unprecedented connectivity across the healthcare ecosystem.    The internet-based data standard has started to hit its stride at a pivotal moment for...

Artificial Intelligence Helps with Costs, Clinical Care at HIMSS18

by Jennifer Bresnick

LAS VEGAS - The annual HIMSS Conference and Exhibition is the perfect time of year for health IT vendors to unveil their latest and greatest offerings.   With a captive - and captivated - audience of more than 43,000 registered...

Duke Health Achieves Stage 7 Maturity Score from HIMSS Analytics

by Jessica Kent

Duke Health is the first US institution to reach Stage 7 on the HIMSS Analytics Adoption Model for Analytics Maturity (AMAM), a companion to the popular EMRAM framework from HIMSS gauging electronic health record and health IT...

Ochsner Adopts Artificial Intelligence Tool from Epic Systems, Microsoft

by Jennifer Bresnick

Louisiana-based Ochsner Health System has adopted a new artificial intelligence technology that provides early warning alerts for patients experiencing adverse health events. The predictive analytics platform, powered by cloud and AI...

AI for Imaging Analytics Intrigues Healthcare Orgs, Yet Starts Slow

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare organizations are developing a strong interest in leveraging artificial intelligence for enhanced imaging analytics, but are approaching investment and implementation a little more cautiously, says a new report from KLAS...

EHR, Lab Data Support Pediatric AKI Analytics Dashboard

by Jennifer Bresnick

At Phoenix Children’s Hospital, reducing the incidence and severity of acute kidney injury (AKI) is an exercise in elegant analytical simplicity.  Without extra funding, new vendors, or a massive organizational effort,...

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