Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Clinical Analytics

Artificial Intelligence to Make More Health Jobs Than it Eliminates

by Jennifer Bresnick

Some healthcare professionals might view artificial intelligence as a job-killer, but advanced machine learning may actually create more employment opportunities in the industry than it eliminates, according to a new report by Gartner. By...

Artificial Intelligence a “Low Priority” for Healthcare Orgs in 2018

by Jennifer Bresnick

Close to two-thirds of healthcare organizations are marking artificial intelligence deployments as low or very low priority in 2018, according to a new survey, indicating that AI may not be coming as quickly to the industry as some...

CMS Proposes Coverage for Next-Gen Precision Medicine Test

by Jennifer Bresnick

Precision medicine may be about to take a big leap forward as CMS considers covering the costs of a new, FDA-approved next-generation sequencing (NGS) test that can identify key biomarkers for certain cancers. The FoundationOne CDx...

Optum Seeks Healthcare Big Data, AI Start-Ups with $250M Fund

by Jennifer Bresnick

A new $250 million venture fund from Optum, the health services and analytics arm of UnitedHealthcare, will offer innovative big data and artificial intelligence start-ups the opportunity to grow quickly in a crowded, highly competitive...

Business Intelligence Tools Bring Insights to Organ Donation Network

by Jennifer Bresnick

Many healthcare provider organizations have made the adoption of business intelligence tools a top priority, but they are not the only members of the vast and varied care continuum in search of actionable big data insights. The...

Interest in Genetic Testing Brings Precision Medicine Challenges

by Jennifer Bresnick

Close to two-thirds of consumers would like to take part in genetic testing to better understand their health risks, according to a new survey from Wamberg Genomic Advisors, which could be both a boon and a bother for big data analytics...

AMA, Patient Groups Join “All of Us” Precision Medicine Outreach

by Jennifer Bresnick

More than a dozen professional societies and patient advocacy groups have signed up to promote participation in the national Precision Medicine Initiative’s All of Us research program, announced the National Institutes of Health...

Humana Pins Social Determinants of Health to Better Quality of Life

by Jennifer Bresnick

Taking a proactive approach to addressing the social determinants of health within a patient’s community can translate into measurably higher quality-of-life scores, Humana says in a new peer-reviewed article. By working within the...

Geisinger Announces New National Precision Health Initiative

by Jennifer Bresnick

Geisinger Health System has announced the launch of its new National Precision Health Initiative, an effort to expand its brand’s already extensive influence in the realm of genomics, precision medicine, and data analytics. The...

Eye Docs Looking for Big Data, Population Health Analytics Research

by Jennifer Bresnick

The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and non-profit Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) are offering thousands of dollars in grant funding for research projects that leverage the IRIS Registry database to identify new approaches for...

Machine Learning Identifies Ovarian Cancer with 91% Accuracy

by Jennifer Bresnick

Neural networks, a type of machine learning strategy, can predict a positive ovarian cancer diagnosis 91.3 percent of the time when analyzing a novel RNA biomarker, according to new research from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and...

EHR Analytics Track C. Diff Patients to Flag Infection Trends

by Jennifer Bresnick

Using electronic health record (EHR) data to track the movements of Clostridium difficile (C. diff) patients throughout the hospital can help to highlight the risks of infection for future patients sharing the same spaces, according...

NIH, Pharma Orgs Launch $215M Precision Medicine, Cancer Project

by Jennifer Bresnick

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has partnered with 11 biopharmaceutical companies to launch a five-year, public-private research collaboration focused on enhancing precision medicine approaches to cancer care. The $215 million...

Early Adopters Question Usefulness, Maturity of AI in Healthcare

by Jennifer Bresnick

Adoption of business intelligence and clinical intelligence tools is on the rise as healthcare organizations equip themselves with the health IT infrastructure required to succeed with value-based care, yet healthcare organizations are...

70% of Healthcare Execs Pin Growth to Big Data Analytics Skills

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare organizations that successfully cultivate their big data analytics skills are anticipating a significant competitive advantage over those who fail to make the transition to the digital economy, reveals a new survey from SAP and...

Big Data Analytics, Population Health Top Executive Priority List

by Jennifer Bresnick

Big data analytics and population health management are among the top priorities for healthcare executives in 2018 as organizations attempt to navigate an uncertain regulatory landscape while improving the quality of care, according to the...

California Gov. Establishes Precision Medicine Advisory Committee

by Jennifer Bresnick

In an effort to tap the rich academic and research resources of his state, California Governor Jerry Brown has formed the new Governor’s Advisory Committee on Precision Medicine, which will promote personalized approaches to...

Academia Dives into Precision Medicine, Big Data Collaborations

by Jennifer Bresnick

Precision medicine and big data research partnerships are proliferating in academia as teaching hospitals, university researchers, health IT vendors, and dedicated laboratories combine forces to tackle cancer, genetic diseases, and chronic...

Open Source EHR Generator Delivers Healthcare Big Data with FHIR

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare data analysts frustrated by the lack of access to large volumes of clean, trusted, and complete patient data can now take advantage of an open source EHR data generator platform called Synthea. One million synthetic patient...

$240M IBM, MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab Has Healthcare Focus

by Jennifer Bresnick

Continuing its aggressive push into artificial intelligence in healthcare and elsewhere, IBM is working with MIT to invest $240 million over the next ten years in a collaborative laboratory environment dedicated to machine learning,...

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