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FDA: Medical Device Innovation Can Combat the Opioid Crisis

December 5, 2018 - Combating the opioid epidemic will require advanced medical devices and sophisticated data analytics that can help detect and treat abuse, FDA officials wrote in a recent blog post. Opioid abuse is one of the most significant health crises in the US, said Jeff Shuren, MD, JD, Director, Center for Devices and Radiological Health at the FDA, and Jonathan Jarow, MD, Chief Medical Officer,...


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National Study to Show Value of Patient Navigators in Cancer Care

by Jessica Kent

The Academy of Oncology Nurse and Patient Navigators (AONN+) in collaboration with Chartis Oncology Solutions and the American Cancer Society will launch a national, multisite study to demonstrate the validity and reliability of patient...

Less Than 50% of Healthcare CIOs Have Strong Trust in their Data

by Jessica Kent

Healthcare CIOs reported a lack of strong trust in their data and low levels of self-service for making data-driven decisions, research from Dimensional Insight revealed. The organization surveyed 85 healthcare CIOs about the level of...

Geographic Data Analytics Identifies Health System Leakage Patterns

by Jessica Kent

Health systems with incomplete patient records can use geographic data to identify patients who may be receiving care at external organizations, which could improve care management and reduce system leakage, a study published in JMIR...

Socioeconomic Data Will Play Key Role in Population Health for Minorities

by Jessica Kent

As the healthcare industry continues its slow and steady shift to holistic care, more organizations are beginning to understand that they must integrate socioeconomic data into their analytics and population health management...

Natural Language Processing Tools Struggle to Read Social Media

by Jessica Kent

Social media may offer an untapped data resource for healthcare, but natural language processing (NLP) tools still struggle to analyze and extract meaningful insights from this information due to lack of context and ambiguous...

CMS Adds Hospitals to Medicare Disparities Data Visualization Tool

by Jessica Kent

CMS has expanded the Mapping Medicare Disparities (MMD) Tool to include a Hospital View, which enables users to compare healthcare quality and outcomes at the hospital level and identify care disparities for Medicare patients. Launched in...

Predictive Analytics to Explore Link between Opioids, Suicide Risk

by Jessica Kent

A three-year, $1.4 million Kaiser Permanente study will leverage predictive analytics and machine learning to understand the relationship between opioid use and suicide risk, allowing researchers to develop improved tools for identifying...

Data Analytics Support $62M in Next Generation ACO Savings

by Jessica Kent

Data analytics and other health IT tools played an integral role in helping Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (NGACO) Model generate net savings of approximately $62 million for the Medicare program, states a new report from...

RI to Use All-Payer Claims Database for Quality, Cost Analytics

by Jessica Kent

The Peterson Center on Healthcare, the state of Rhode Island, and Brown University have announced the Rhode Island Healthcare Cost Trends Collaborative Project, in which researchers will study spending information from Rhode Island’s...

Analytics Help Christiana Care Cut ED Opioid Prescriptions by Half

by Jessica Kent

A team-based approach to care and robust data analytics strategies have helped Christiana Care Health System in Delaware reduce opioid prescriptions in the emergency department by 50 percent.   Christiana Care has also used these...

Facebook, NYU Will Use Artificial Intelligence for Faster MRIs

by Jessica Kent

Facebook and NYU School of Medicine’s Department of Radiology have announced a new collaborative research project that will study the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to make MRI scans up to 10 times faster to complete. The...

Predictive Analytics, EHR Data Identify Appointment No-Shows

by Jessica Kent

Using EHR data, organizations may be able to create predictive analytics models that accurately identify the risk of a patient appointment no-show, according to a new study published in JAMIA. Researchers from Duke University were able to...

Boston Children’s to Sequence DNA of 3000 Chronic Disease Patients

by Jessica Kent

Boston Children’s Hospital has announced that it will offer complete DNA sequencing to 3000 patients with epilepsy and inflammatory bowel disease in an effort to target treatments and accelerate medical research. The initiative will...

Data Analytics, PDMP Use Can Combat the Opioid Crisis

by Jessica Kent

Healthcare leaders, lawmakers, and regulators can combat the opioid crisis by expanding data access for providers, optimizing data analytics tools, and encouraging alternative methods of pain management, according to recommendations from...

NIH Concludes In-Depth Genomic Data Analysis of 33 Cancer Types

by Jessica Kent

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has completed detailed genomic data analysis of the PanCancer Atlas, a data set of molecular and clinical information from over 10,000 tumors that represent 33 types of cancer. “This project...

UnitedHealth Supports Bundled Payments with Health Data Analytics

by Jessica Kent

UnitedHealth Group recently announced its collaboration with healthcare providers, health systems, and government that will include offering health data analytics coordination tied to the growing use of bundled payment models in...

Big Data Analytics Poses Problems, Promises for Healthcare

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare stakeholders are pretty certain that big data analytics is going to become one of the defining features of the industry in the near future – but few predictions about events yet to come are free from warnings about what...

Population Health Management High Priority for Providers

by Sara Heath

Population health management is a healthcare delivery practice that aims to provide high-quality care to all populations by utilizing value-based payment approaches and patient-centered care. A recent study conducted by Healthagen’s...

HP, Inovalon Bring Healthcare Big Data Analytics to Georgia

by Sara Heath

With a goal to innovate and provide cloud-based healthcare big data analytics to government medical care programs, Inovalon and HP have announced a partnership to work with the State of Georgia’s Department of Community Health (DCH)...

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