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Humana: Can Artificial Intelligence, NLP, Voice Tools Revamp EHRs?

November 8, 2017 - Electronic health record (EHR) developers and consumer tech companies aren’t the only ones who believe that healthcare’s big data could use a massive makeover with the help of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and personal digital assistants. Humana, one of the nation’s largest health insurance providers, is also looking for cutting-edge ideas about how to use emerging...


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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 to a...

CA Children’s Hospitals Win Davies Award for Analytics, Safety

by Jennifer Bresnick

Patient safety improvements supported by big data analytics and health IT tools have secured the 2017 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award for Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital and Stanford Children’s Health. The hospitals improved safety...

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 QPID,...

MIT Uses Deep Learning to Create ICU, EHR Predictive Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Deep learning, a variant of machine learning that aims to mimic the decision-making structure of the human brain, can help to supplement the skills of critical care clinicians, according to a pair of new research papers from MIT. Researchers...

How Big Data Analytics Companies Support Value-Based Healthcare

by Jennifer Bresnick

As value-based reimbursement takes an increasingly firm hold on the healthcare industry, provider organizations are leaning heavily on their EHR and big data analytics vendor partners to equip them with the tools, health IT infrastructure, and...

Chan, Zuckerberg Donate $10M to UCSF Precision Medicine Lab

by Jennifer Bresnick

Dr. Priscilla Chan and her husband, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, have made a $10 million donation to one of the nation’s leading precision medicine research facilities at UC San Francisco. The UCSF Institute for Computational Health...

Google Using FHIR, Deep Learning for Healthcare Predictive Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

As part of Google’s ongoing quest to enhance the accuracy and usefulness of machine learning, researchers from the tech giant are expanding their partnerships with leading healthcare organizations to create more advanced predictive analytics....

Cerner Pilot Uses Population Health Analytics for Chronic Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

Truman Medical Centers (TMC) in Missouri have teamed up with Cerner Corporation to develop a new set of population health analytics algorithms to support a comprehensive chronic care management program for patients. The pilot program leverages...

KLAS: Epic Systems, Cerner Lead EHR Vendors in Sepsis Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Hospitals searching for clinical analytics and patient surveillance tools for combating sepsis give high marks to functionalities provided by Epic Systems and Cerner Corporation, KLAS Research says in a new report.  The two competitors,...

Epic Systems Integrates Geisinger Population Health Toolkit

by Jennifer Bresnick

Care management content provided by xG Health Solutions, powered by Geisinger, will be available within Epic’s Healthy Planet product, allowing users to access evidence-based care guidelines, patient assessment frameworks, and care plans...

Data Governance Key to Hospital’s Natural Language Query Project

by Jennifer Bresnick

Whether inside or outside of the hospital, data is everywhere – and consumers of data are getting used to a certain level of speed, accuracy, and trustworthiness when they ask questions of Google, Siri, or Cortana.  In everyday life,...

EHR Sample Size Matters in Machine Learning, Predictive Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

With a large enough number of electronic health records, machine learning algorithms may be able to develop patient-specific predictive analytics for ICU patients that accurately forecast mortality rates, says a study in JMIR Medical Informatics...

Epic EHR, Big Data Tools Bring 2016 HIMSS Davies Award to Mercy

by Thomas Beaton

Mercy, a large Catholic health system headquartered in Missouri, is the winner of the 2016 Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence, HIMSS announced.  Mercy has developed big data analytics dashboards within its Epic EHR to help providers...

Population Health Tool Using EHR Data Reduces HIV Impact in MA

by Jennifer Bresnick

Public health officials in Massachusetts are working to create an interoperable population health management system using EHR data to identify and engage HIV patients at risk of falling away from recommended treatment protocols. The system, called...

EHR Data, Machine Learning Create Cost-Based Clinical Pathways

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare organizations may be able to better identify variations in best practices for chronic disease management by utilizing EHR data and machine learning analytics to combine clinical and cost information, says a new article from Weill Cornell...

Project to Develop EHR Toolkit to Stem Readmissions

by Nathan Boroyan

About 95 percent of U.S. hospitals use electronic health records (EHR) for population health management, but the technology has yet to realize its full potential. A team from the Dartmouth Institute is working to change that. Led by Dartmouth...

Is Gene Therapy a False Trail for Precision Medicine Research?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Gene therapy researchers aiming to create precision medicine treatments may be heading in the wrong direction, according to an editorial published last month in the Journal of the American Medical Association, and should not be the only areas...

EHRs Can’t Keep Up with Healthcare Analytics Abilities, Needs

by Jennifer Bresnick

The electronic health record simply isn’t evolving quickly enough to keep up with rapid innovations in healthcare big data analytics and the increasingly complex needs of end-users, says an editorial published in the Journal of the American...

Mental Health Care Disparities Impact Population Health

by Jacqueline Belliveau

Some of the biggest challenges that healthcare providers face when developing effective population health management strategies include racial and ethnic care disparities and integrating mental and physical health. Based on the finds of a new...

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