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Healthcare Big Data Analytics

Machine Learning, EHR Big Data Analytics Predict Sepsis

May 24, 2018 - Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University’s (CMU) Heinz College are applying a machine learning algorithm to big data in the electronic health record (EHR) to more accurately predict sepsis, one of the most dangerous and insidious hospital acquired conditions. The Sepsis Alliance reports that more than 1.7 million people in the US are diagnosed with sepsis annually. Of those affected...


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Big Data Analytics Top List of Healthcare VC Investment Deals

by Jennifer Bresnick

Big data analytics and clinical decision support companies are continuing to rake in funding from venture capitalists and other investors looking for the next breakthrough in healthcare information technology. According to Mercom Capital, the...

AMA Invests $27M in Health2047 to Accelerate Value-Based Care

by Jessica Kent

The American Medical Association (AMA) has announced that it will help boost chronic disease reduction, productivity, and value-based care through a $27.2 million investment in Health2047, a Silicon Valley-based innovation enterprise that works...

Aetna, Harvard Partner for Population Health Research Initiative

by Jessica Kent

Aetna will partner with the Harvard T.H. Chan School for Public Health for a five-year research collaborative that will study the determinants of well-being and their correlation to population health and productivity. Researchers from both organizations...

Aetna Grant Helps PA Expand Opioid Data Analytics Dashboard

by Jessica Kent

The Aetna Foundation and the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health recently announced a $1 million partnership to build on the Opioid Data Dashboard, part of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s initiative to combat the...

AHA Precision Medicine Platform Offers Up Data for Machine Learning

by Jessica Kent

Precision medicine driven by machine learning offers the promise of tailored, individualized treatment, improved patient outcomes, and better overall population health. However, the promise of precision medicine is often overshadowed by the data...

Population Health Tools May Benefit from AI, Machine Learning

by Jessica Kent

Artificial intelligence and machine learning could help to accelerate a relatively immature market for population health management tools, according to a Chilmark Research report. Population health management (PHM) is closely associated with...

VA, DeepMind Partner for Machine Learning, Predictive Analytics

by Jessica Kent

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently announced a partnership with DeepMind to use machine learning as the foundation for developing predictive analytics tools. Patient deterioration while in the hospital accounts for 11 percent of...

CIOs Plan to Invest More in AI, Predictive Analytics, Big Data Tools

by Jessica Kent

Healthcare IT leaders are investing more time and money in predictive analytics tools because of their potential to improve population health and reduce care costs, but they will also have to invest in artificial intelligence and big data analytics...

NIH Releases Big Data Resources for Brain Development Research

by Jessica Kent

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently announced the release of the first dataset from the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study, which will allow scientists to use big data to research the many factors that influence...

AI, mHealth Apps Aid Clinical Trials, but Adoption is Slow

by Jessica Kent

Artificial intelligence (AI) and mHealth applications can accelerate clinical trial innovation by enhancing patient participation and optimizing efficiency, but organizational resistance and underdeveloped data analytics are barriers to stakeholder...

Big Data Analytics Fuels Penn State Precision Health Research

by Jessica Kent

Penn State researchers recently announced their plan to create a Digital Collaboratory for Precision Health Research that will leverage big data analytics to boost individualized care. Project collaborators hope to develop a secure health IT...

CHIME Opioid Task Force Launches to Discuss Community Health

by Jessica Kent

On January 24 and 25, over two dozen healthcare IT leaders gathered in Washington, DC for the first meeting of the CHIME Opioid Task Force. Attendees sought to determine how to best use CHIME members’ expertise and access to critical data...

Deep Learning, Big Data Fuel Medical Device for Predicting Seizures

by Jessica Kent

A medical device using deep learning to analyze long-term neural data could effectively predict seizures in patients with epilepsy and reduce their disease burden, according to a study published in eBioMedicine. Developing accurate and reliable...

NIH Preps National Launch of “All of Us” Precision Medicine Biobank

by Jessica Kent

The All of Us Research Program is in its expanded beta phase and is making strides in patient engagement and data capabilities in preparation for its national launch, according to program director Eric Dishman. The program, which began its initial...

3 Keys to Drive Adoption of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

by Jessica Kent

For artificial intelligence in healthcare to grow, organizations must improve implementation strategies, data management, and leadership training, according to an Infosys report. The cross-industry survey of more than 1,000 business and IT leaders...

Yale, Epic Partner to Boost Healthcare with Big Data Analytics

by Jessica Kent

Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH) has announced a partnership with Epic Systems to launch the Capacity Command Center (CCC) that will combine data analytics and the physical co-location of key operational services to enhance patient care. “Through...

AHRQ to Grant $5M for Big Data Patient Safety Learning Labs

by Jessica Kent

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) plans to spend up to $5 million to fund the creation and utilization of patient safety learning laboratories that leverage big data analytics to improve clinical care. The organization is...

Adopting Big Data Analytics, Precision Medicine Drives Quality Care

by Jessica Kent

The successful adoption of technological innovations in big data analytics, precision medicine, and digital health will increase quality care, according to a health policy statement from the American College of Cardiology (ACC). During an ACC...

UCSC Cancer Research Awarded $500,000 Precision Medicine Grant

by Jessica Kent

The California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine (CIAPM) has awarded a $500,000 state grant to the Treehouse Childhood Cancer Initiative of the UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute. Treehouse is the pediatric cancer research arm of the UCSC...

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