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Cancer Research Orgs Release Big Data for Precision Medicine

January 6, 2017 - The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is releasing more than 19,000 de-identified genomic records to further the international research community’s explorations into precision medicine.  The big data dump, which includes information on 59 major types of cancer, including breast, colorectal, and lung cancer, is a result of the AACR Project Genomics Evidence Neoplasia...


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EHR Data Integrity Not Robust Enough for Clinical Trial Use

by Sara Heath

EHR data is not strong enough to support research and clinical trials, says the American Medical Informatics Association. In a letter commenting on the FDA’s draft guidance on the use of EHR data in clinical trials and research, AMIA says...

Precision Medicine Initiative Grows through Grant Funding

by Sara Heath

The Precision Medicine Initiative has been making headlines as several research hospitals and healthcare experts have received development funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Late last week, both Vanderbilt University Medical...

ICD-10 Testing Scarce; Doubts Persist with Six Months Left

by Jennifer Bresnick

Uncertainty, a lack of coordination, and a generally sluggish scramble for readiness mark the results of WEDI’s latest ICD-10 preparedness survey, released just six months before the October 1, 2015 deadline to implement the new codes.  With...

Clinical Documentation Improvement, Quality Combine for Revenue

by Jennifer Bresnick

Community hospitals have always had their work cut out for them when it comes to providing quality care and proactive population health management for their patients, and their job has gotten even tougher in the challenging economic circumstances...

ICD-10 Prep Raises Data Quality for Revenue, Population Health

by Jennifer Bresnick

ICD-10 has danced in and out of the spotlight over the past few years as delay after delay has dampened a sense of urgency about the implementation of the new code sets. But with October 1, 2015 looking like a very serious contender for a real...

How Clinical Documentation Improvement Saved $550K in a Year

by Jennifer Bresnick

At Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center, a small, rural hospital in Northern Arizona, there’s more than a little extra revenue going around after the implementation of a clinical documentation improvement program.  Run by a team of nurses,...

Albert Einstein College of Medicine to Manage Clinical Data Registry

by Stephanie Reardon

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University  has been chosen to lead the Bravewell Integrative Medicine Research Network (BraveNet), a collaboration of 14 US medicine centers. As the leader of Bravenet, the Albert Einstein College...

IOM Outlines Best Practices for Clinical Data Sharing

by Stephanie Reardon

To share or not to share? That is often the question that healthcare providers face when gathering clinical data. Clinical data sharing requires regulation in order to protect the privacy of participants and sponsors. Yet clinical data has also...

Will Medical Scribes Limit Innovation in HIM, EHR Documentation?

by Jennifer Bresnick

How will the rise of medical scribes impact EHR documentation, health information management, and data governance? It’s no secret that EHR documentation has been a major pain point for physicians since the very beginning of the EHR Incentive...

$81M in PCORI Grants to Fund Clinical Data Research Networks

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is offering more than $81 million in grants to fund up to thirteen clinical data research networks (CDRNs).  Following a 2014 effort to develop PCORnet, the second round of funding will...

RWJ to Explore How Big Data Can Build a Culture of Health

by Jennifer Bresnick

A series of discussions about the role of big data in healthcare, led by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, will take place across the nation. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJ) has launched its Data for Health initiative with the intent...

Why Is CDI Important for Clinical Analytics, Data Integrity?

by Jennifer Bresnick

ICD-10 might be the first thing that comes to mind when it comes to clinical documentation improvement (CDI), but fine-tuning the structure, detail, and content of the clinical note is an initiative that has far-reaching benefits for everything...

AMA: Meaningful use must foster quality data, interoperability

by Jennifer Bresnick

Meaningful use isn’t doing its job when it comes to fostering clean, quality data and health IT interoperability, the American Medical Association (AMA) states in a letter to CMS and the ONC, nor does it allow for effective quality reporting. ...

Bone health societies announce new clinical data registry

by Jennifer Bresnick

Providers now have a new clinical data registry option to use for CMS Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) attestation, announced The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) and National Bone Health Alliance (NBHA) Osteoporosis Quality Improvement...

Passivity could be the key to useful patient-generated data

by Jennifer Bresnick

The passive collection of health data, gathered seamlessly from wearable devices and home monitoring systems, could be the key to making patient-generated health data (PGHD) useful and ubiquitous, says Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC)...

AHIMA: Learning health system combines informatics, innovation

by Jennifer Bresnick

At the intersection of health information management, clinical analytics, and innovations in care delivery lies the learning health system (LHS), says AHIMA in a new journal article by Joshua C. Rubin, JD, MBA, MPH, MPP, and Charles P. Friedman,...

Multispecialty diabetes registry to foster clinical analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

A first-of-its kind patient registry targeting diabetes will bring clinical analytics to a multitude of specialties and research partners, announced Joslin Diabetes Center, pharmaceutical maker AstraZeneca, the American College of Cardiology,...

NIH: We’re ready to “mine the big data mountain”

by Jennifer Bresnick

There are few industries in the world as deeply reliant on data as healthcare, and yet there are few industries that have lagged so far behind as medicine when it comes to digitizing, harnessing, examining, and acting upon the avalanche of information...

EHR data boosts link between celiac, coronary artery diseases

by Jennifer Bresnick

Patients who suffer from celiac disease are nearly two times as likely to develop coronary artery disease as other patients, according to EHR data examined by Cleveland Clinic researchers.  The low-grade inflammation involved in the condition...

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