Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Clinical Analytics

Historical Big Data Analytics Study will Examine Dementia

by Jennifer Bresnick

Kaiser Permanente is reaching back in time with its latest big data analytics research effort aimed at illuminating risk factors associated with brain health and the development of dementia.  Using information from physical exams...

Top 4 Emerging Tech Trends in Healthcare Big Data Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

For most segments of the healthcare industry, big data analytics is still an evolving concept that hasn’t quite reached the mainstream of clinical care.  The prospect of integrating disparate sources of information into a...

Imaging Analytics Get Big Data Boost from New Partnerships

by Jennifer Bresnick

Diagnostic data from imaging studies such as x-rays, MRIs, and CAT scans is usually locked away in the images themselves, or in accompanying free-text reports attached as PDFs to electronic medical records.  However, a series of new...

New Public-Private Precision Medicine Group Tackles Cancer

by Jennifer Bresnick

The national Precision Medicine Initiative isn’t the only large-scale partnership forging ahead in the fight against cancer.  This week, four major academic medical centers, along with a pharmaceutical developer, announced a...

CancerLinQ Big Data Analytics a “Powerful Tool” for Oncology

by Jennifer Bresnick

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) isn’t the only one attempting to bring “learning” big data analytics capabilities to clinicians at the point of care, but they are among the most successful organizations...

ADA, IBM Watson Tackle Cognitive Chronic Disease Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is hoping that a little cognitive computing will go a long way towards helping patients manage one of the nation’s most common and costly chronic diseases.  A new long-term partnership...

Montefiore Semantic Data Lake Tackles Predictive Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Semantic computing is becoming a hot topic in the healthcare industry as the first wave of big data analytics leaders looks to move beyond the basics of population health management, predictive analytics, and risk stratification. This new...

65% of Patients Unlikely to Volunteer for Clinical Research

by Jennifer Bresnick

Patients may not be as excited about the precision medicine era as the clinical research community, reveals a new survey conducted for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in which just 35 percent of patients said they were likely to...

Are Google’s Predictive Analytics Worth Patient Privacy Risks?

by Jennifer Bresnick

The healthcare industry hasn’t always been kind to Google, which has dabbled in the shallows of patient data and personalized health for several years now, but a promising new contract with the United Kingdom’s National Health...

FDA: Big Data Standards, Interoperability Needed for Analytics

by Jacqueline LaPointe

In the second installment of its blog series about the challenges of evidence generation, the FDA has encouraged stakeholders to establish a national platform for interoperability and data sharing standards, which would advance big...

$200K in Grants Boost Radiology Big Data Analytics Research

by Jacqueline LaPointe

The Radiation Oncology Institute aims to support radiation oncology research by offering $200,000 in competitive grants to qualifying projects that use big data analytics to improve cancer patient outcomes, reported the organization in an...

VA Clinical Decision Support Cuts Unnecessary Lab Tests by 11%

by Jennifer Bresnick

The use of a clinical decision support tool geared towards overseeing laboratory utilization significantly reduced the number of unnecessary tests ordered by clinicians without affecting patient care quality, says a new study published in...

Top 4 Basics to Know about Semantic Computing in Healthcare

by Jennifer Bresnick

Investing in big data analytics is a problematic proposition for many healthcare organizations, which often face the perennial issue of purchasing technologies that become outdated before the implementation process is even...

FDA: Interoperability a Core Requirement for Precision Medicine

by Jennifer Bresnick

CMS and the ONC aren’t the only federal organizations putting health data interoperability at the top of their to-do lists.  As the FDA starts tackling its portion of the national Precision Medicine Initiative, officials are...

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...

PCORI Awards $2.5M to UAB for Precision Medicine Research

by Jacqueline LaPointe

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has awarded $2.5 million to Jeffrey Curtis, MD, professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine (UAB), to research the comparative effectiveness of newer...

CMS Funds Big Data Analytics Projects for Quality Improvement

by Jacqueline LaPointe

The CMS Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) Program has established new funding opportunities for projects that use big data analytics to improve quality of care, reduce healthcare costs, and expand the scale of smaller quality...

How Big Data Leads to Precision Population Health Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

While the concept of population health management focuses on creating relatively large cohorts of patients in need of a specific set of services, the ultimate aim of taking a macro view of patient care is to develop a highly personalized...

Will Half-Hearted Commitment Scupper Healthcare Data Analytics?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare providers are used to making all-or-nothing decisions about patient care each and every day, but they may not be taking the same committed, confident approach to their big data analytics programs.  Wary of the risks of...

NIH, FDA Create Clinical Trial Template for Precision Medicine

by Jennifer Bresnick

As the Precision Medicine Initiative starts to increase the amount and scope of medical research, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and FDA are seeking public comment on a draft template that provides guidance to investigators...

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