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FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb to Step Down from Post

March 6, 2019 - FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, has announced his resignation from the top post at the Food and Drug Administration. Gottlieb, who has taken a strong stance on public health issues such as opioid abuse, drug pricing, and e-cigarette use, has also overseen the FDA’s strategic planning for artificial intelligence and the continued development of precision...


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Improving Outcomes, Business Intelligence Top Priorities for Healthcare

by Jennifer Bresnick

Leveraging data and health IT tools to improve outcomes and deliver actionable business intelligence are among the healthcare industry’s highest priorities for 2019, according to this year’s HIMSS US Leadership and Workforce...

Google’s Verily to Open Data-Driven Opioid Treatment Center

by Jennifer Bresnick

Verily, the health data innovation company owned by Google parent company Alphabet, is developing a physical campus dedicated to opioid treatment with a data-driven twist. The OneFifteen project, a “not-for-profit healthcare...

Google Tries to Patent Healthcare Deep Learning, EHR Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Google has applied for a patent for a deep learning system that aggregates EHR data into a “timeline” in order to predict potential adverse events. The “system and method for predicting and summarizing medical events...

HHS: Data Access, Analytics Are Essential for Patient-Centered Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare organizations are making progress towards a more interoperable data ecosystem, but patients, providers, and payers are still facing data access, integration, and analytics challenges that are holding back the promise of...

Walgreens, Google’s Verily Partner on Chronic Disease Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

Walgreens Boots Alliance and Verily, a healthcare company owned by Google’s parent entity Alphabet, have announced a collaboration on multiple projects intended to improve chronic disease management and reduce healthcare...

Effective Precision Medicine Requires Moving Beyond the EHR

by Jennifer Bresnick

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...

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...

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