Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Clinical Analytics

Transparency is Key for Clinical Decision Support, Machine Learning Tools

by Jennifer Bresnick

Developers and vendors of clinical decision support tools, especially those based on machine learning, must be transparent about their methodologies, capabilities, data sources, and limitations if providers are to rely on their products,...

Machine Learning 84% Accurate at Flagging Dementia within 2 Years

by Jennifer Bresnick

A machine learning algorithm using protein biomarkers to identify Alzheimer’s disease was able to accurately identify imaging studies of patients progressing into dementia 84 percent of the time, according to a new study published in...

The Difference Between Clinical Decision Support, Big Data Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare organizations have a lot of options to choose from when it comes to leveraging their growing big data assets.  From population health platforms and supply chain management tools to clinical decision support and business...

EHR Natural Language Processing Flags Social Determinant Search Terms

by Jennifer Bresnick

Applying natural language processing (NLP) techniques to the electronic health record can help providers identify key terms associated with the social determinants of health, says a new study out of Massachusetts General Hospital. Using...

Big Data Analytics Resource Center Takes Aim at Pediatric Cancer

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Center for Data Driven Discovery in Biomedicine at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) will use a $14.8 million NIH grant to explore the root causes of pediatric cancer and structure birth defects.  With the...

Machine Learning to Fuel “Collective Intelligence” of Human Dx Project

by Jennifer Bresnick

Machine learning may soon make intelligent, informed healthcare decision-making power available to underserved and uninsured populations through an online global network of volunteer physicians called the Human Diagnosis (Dx)...

How Big Data Analytics Underpins Every Healthcare Trend

by Jennifer Bresnick

While the concept of leveraging big data analytics has quickly moved from cutting-edge novelty to fundamental competency for healthcare organizations, many providers still struggle to turn information overload into actionable insight. The...

Geisinger, Baylor Granted $3.5M for Patient Safety Learning Lab

by Jennifer Bresnick

Geisinger Health System and the Baylor College of Medicine have received a three-year, $3.5 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to establish a patient safety learning lab focused on reducing harm and improving clinical...

Health Data Analytics a “Competitive Differentiator” for Payers

by Jennifer Bresnick

A robust and wide-ranging big data analytics strategy can be a “competitive differentiator” for health insurance payers seeking actionable insights to help them succeed with value-based care, says a new survey by Deloitte. Two...

Data Mining, Big Data Analytics in Healthcare: What’s the Difference?

by Jennifer Bresnick

The healthcare industry is known for its overreliance on snappy-sounding buzzwords – and perhaps even more infamous for ever-so-slightly misusing them.  In the clinical environment, the correct interpretation of tiny subtleties...

Artificial Intelligence, Genomics Combo Boosts Precision Medicine

by Jennifer Bresnick

The combination of artificial intelligence and genomic sequencing could significantly accelerate the development of precision medicine, researchers from the New York Genome Center (NYGC), The Rockefeller University, and IBM suggest in...

Machine Learning Algorithm Outperforms Cardiologists Reading EKGs

by Jennifer Bresnick

A machine learning algorithm leveraging a multi-layered convolutional neural network exceeds the performance of human cardiologists when detecting a range of abnormal readings from standard electrocardiograms. Developed at Stanford, the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

“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...

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