Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Clinical Analytics

FDA to Streamline Regulations in Light of 21st Century Cures Act

by Jennifer Bresnick

The sprawling 21st Century Cures Act aims to bring changes to many areas of the healthcare industry, from drug trials and EHR interoperability to precision medicine and telehealth.  While the law does contain specific directions for stakeholders...

Machine Learning in Healthcare: Defining the Most Common Terms

by Jennifer Bresnick

After a slow and unsteady beginning at the start of the decade, the healthcare industry is finally becoming somewhat more comfortable with the idea that learning to live with big data is the only way to see financial and clinical success in the...

CancerLinQ Brings Big Data Insights to Oncology with FDA, NCI Partners

by Jennifer Bresnick

Oncology has always required providers to dig deeply into big data about their patients in order to develop treatment plans for some of the deadliest modern diseases. The explosion of interest in precision medicine, the easier availability of...

Natural Language Processing, AI to Foster Clinical Decision Tools

by Jennifer Bresnick

Clinical decision support (CDS) tools that feed on unstructured big data are in high demand from healthcare organizations seeking to improve care quality and gain a competitive edge over their peers.  Driven by rapid advances in artificial...

Mount Sinai Creates Imaging Data Warehouse for Precision Medicine

by Jennifer Bresnick

Mount Sinai Health System has created a centralized imaging research warehouse (IRW) able to integrate clinical images with deidentified electronic health record (EHR) data. The project, developed by Mount Sinai’s Translational and Molecular...

84% of Execs: Artificial Intelligence Will Transform Healthcare

by Jennifer Bresnick

More than 80 percent of healthcare executives polled by Accenture believe that artificial intelligence is on track to completely revolutionize healthcare, and a similar number believe that the advent of machine learning and digital healthcare...

Healthcare Big Data, IoT, Cognitive Computing Markets Set to Grow

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare data analytics will continue to present lucrative opportunities for vendors of cutting-edge software, services, and devices, according to a new series of market reports.  The healthcare industry’s appetite for the Internet...

“All of Us” Precision Medicine Program Enters Beta Testing

by Jennifer Bresnick

The first beta test participants in the All of Us Research Program have started to contribute their personal health data to the nation-wide precision medicine program, says Director Eric Dishman. The program, previously known as the PMI Cohort,...

Provider Coalition to Use Machine Learning for Type 1 Diabetes

by Jennifer Bresnick

A three-year collaboration between several top healthcare providers will leverage machine learning techniques to improve the identification and treatment of Type 1 diabetes.  Funded by a grant from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable...

Henry Ford to Launch New Precision Medicine, Cancer Center

by Thomas Beaton

A new facility in Detroit, MI aims to become a premier destination center for ambulatory cancer treatment, precision medicine, clinical trials and research, and enhanced support services for cancer patients. The Henry Ford Health System broke...

70% of Orgs Planning Precision Medicine Will Deploy Within 2 Years

by Jennifer Bresnick

Precision medicine is quickly approaching its mainstream tipping point as organizations pursue the benefits of delivering personalized care to patients.  Nearly 70 percent of healthcare organizations that are planning precision medicine...

93% of Payers, Providers Say Predictive Analytics are the Future

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare organizations will not be able to navigate the financial and clinical challenges of the future without investing in predictive analytics tools, said more than 90 percent of respondents to a Society of Actuaries (SOA) survey. The vast...

Which Healthcare Data is Important for Population Health Management?

by Jennifer Bresnick

From claims to electronic health records to input from the Internet of Things, healthcare organizations have a whole lot of data on their hands. Big data has become one of the industry’s most precious business assets, but it can often be...

Artificial Intelligence Could Take Over Surgical Jobs by 2053

by Jennifer Bresnick

Robots are already a familiar sight for surgeons in many operating rooms, but there is a good chance that artificial intelligence will eventually render its human colleagues obsolete.  In a survey of machine learning and AI experts, researchers...

CancerLinQ Partners with FDA for Precision Medicine Studies

by Jennifer Bresnick

CancerLinQ and the FDA have entered a long-term partnership centered on studying the real-world impacts of precision medicine therapies for cancer care.  Using big data analytics and patient data, the two organizations will monitor newly...

Understanding the Many V’s of Healthcare Big Data Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Extracting actionable insights from big data analytics – and perhaps especially healthcare big data analytics – is one of the most complex challenges that organizations can face in the modern technological world. In the healthcare...

IBM Watson’s Cognitive Computing Rivals Human Oncologists

by Jennifer Bresnick

IBM Watson’s cognitive computing skills are getting even sharper as the supercomputer continues to develop its diagnostic and clinical decision support abilities.  At the ASCO 2017 conference this week, IBM announced that Watson has...

UPenn Uses Machine Learning, EHRs to Target Severe Sepsis

by Jennifer Bresnick

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania Health System have developed a machine learning tool that helps predict patients at highest risk for developing severe sepsis, a common and fast-moving killer in the inpatient setting. Using electronic...

Unique Device Identifiers in Claims Could Aid Healthcare Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Adding unique device identifiers (UDIs) to claims data could significant improve patient safety and healthcare analytics, argues a new letter to CMS and the FDA, and speeding up the regulatory process requiring the change “would equip patients,...

Deep Learning Network 100% Accurate at Identifying Breast Cancer

by Jennifer Bresnick

A deep learning network developed at Case Western Reserve University earned a 100 percent accuracy score when identifying the presence of invasive forms of breast cancer in pathology images.  The machine learning tool was consistently more...

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