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“Basic Science” of Healthcare Big Data Analytics Still Needs Work

November 3, 2017 - The healthcare industry still needs to focus on developing the foundational building blocks of big data analytics by creating and implementing meaningful data standards, says the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA). In response to a call for comments from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) on how to improve the analytics and research landscape, AMIA suggested that informaticists...


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Academic, Research Orgs to Form Health Data, Informatics Center

by Jennifer Bresnick

Nine academic institutions and research labs have received a five-year, $25 million grant from the National Center for Advancing Translational Science to develop a national health data analytics and informatics center aimed at coordinated research...

AMA Launches Integrated Healthcare Big Data Analytics Platform

by Jennifer Bresnick

The American Medical Association is working to develop an integrated big data analytics and clinical informatics platform that will offer a common data model for organizations seeking to deliver the highest possible quality of coordinated care....

GAO Eyes Population Health, Big Data with HIT Advisory Committee

by Jennifer Bresnick

Population health management and big data analytics skills are high on the priority list for the fifteen new members of the Government Accountability Office’s new Health Information Technology Advisory Committee. Established by the 21st...

Informatics, Machine Learning Accelerate Pharmaceutical Discovery

by Jennifer Bresnick

Machine learning, informatics, and artificial intelligence have been making quite a big splash on the clinical side of the healthcare industry during the first half of 2017, but these big data analytics techniques have even broader applications...

AMIA: Health Informatics Can Help Overcome the Big Data “Deluge”

by Jennifer Bresnick

Organizations that wish to avoid drowning in the big data deluge should turn to the life raft of health informatics, which can help providers and researchers better use data to produce meaningful quality improvements, says the American Medical...

Regenstrief, IU to Offer Population Health, Informatics Training

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University (IU) have announced a new program focusing on training researchers in population health informatics.  Funded by a $2.5 million award from the National Library of Medicine, the collaboration...

HIM Pros Must Shift from Coding to Health Informatics, Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

The health information management (HIM) profession is in the middle of a seismic shift as healthcare informatics and big data analytics become increasingly prized skills across the industry. Traditional coding competencies are likely to...

Nurse Informaticists Can “Triage” EHR Optimization Problems

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare organizations still struggling to improve clinical workflows and address persistent EHR optimization and usability problems often turn first to their vendors in order to seek help with optimization.  After all, it’s reasonable...

Health Information Management Pros Need Security, EHR Data Skills

by Jennifer Bresnick

The health information management (HIM) profession is changing rapidly alongside the evolving needs of healthcare organizations concerned about the quality of their EHR data – and their ability to safeguard that data with an appropriate...

AMA: Real EHR Data in Med School Will Boost “Informatics IQ”

by Jennifer Bresnick

The American Medical Association is continuing its efforts to modernize the medical school experience by partnering with the Regenstrief Institute to integrate electronic health records more deeply into physician education. As part of the AMA’s...

Administrative Support Atop Barriers to Nursing Informatics

by Thomas Beaton

A growing body of evidence points to the benefits of nursing informatics to clinical decision-making, but a recent study of these healthcare professionals indicates they face challenges as a result of a lack of administrative support, resources,...

Penn Precision Medicine Accelerator Doles Out $525K in Grants

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Penn Center for Precision Medicine (PCMP) Accelerator Fund has divided $525,000 between eight promising personalized medicine projects addressing topics such as neurodegenerative diseases, infection control, cancer, and genetic variants....

Regenstreif EHR Developers Win AMIA Healthcare Informatics Award

by Jennifer Bresnick

The American Medical Informatics Association is honoring Burke Mamlin, MD, and Paul Biondich, MD, of the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Medicine with the 2016 Donald A.B. Lindburg Award for Innovation...

AMA: Med School Must Include Population Health, EHRs, Big Data

by Jennifer Bresnick

The American Medical Association is urging medical schools to use a new textbook to train fledgling physicians in population health management, clinical informatics, and electronic health record use in an effort to prepare the workforce for a...

AHIMA Launches New Healthcare Informatics Credential Option

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare informatics professionals will soon be eligible to apply for a new credential from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), the organization announced this week at its annual convention.  The certification...

Chief Nurse Informaticists Tackle EHRs, Big Data Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Nurse informaticists often work behind the scenes of the healthcare big data analytics landscape, fine-tuning electronic health records, overseeing data reporting tools, and training nurses and other staff members to use data to its fullest potential....

AHRQ Grant Will Bring Informatics to EHR Optimization

by Jennifer Bresnick

A study on EHR optimization hopes to help providers leverage health IT without succumbing to productivity losses or adversely affecting the quality of care. A $2.5 million grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) will...

Stanford starts first clinical informatics fellowship program

by Jennifer Bresnick

Stanford Medicine will offer the first accredited clinical informatics fellowship for physicians that will lead to a certification in the new subspecialty.  While physicians can take a board exam to gain their certification until 2017, they...

Colorado providers invest $63M in personalized medicine

by Jennifer Bresnick

Personalized medicine and applied genomics are more than just pie-in-the-sky ideas in Colorado.  A partnership between University of Colorado Health (UCHealth), the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and Children’s Hospital Colorado...

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