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User Comments, NLP Improve Clinical Decision Support Alerts

by Jessica Kent

Leveraging natural language processing methods to analyze user feedback and override comments in clinical decision support systems could help organizations detect malfunctioning or broken alerts, according to a study published in...

FDA Tackles Artificial Intelligence with New Software Review Plan

by Jennifer Bresnick

The FDA is moving quickly to ensure the development of a safe and effective artificial intelligence ecosystem in healthcare by releasing new documents intended to offer guidance to the health IT community. The agency has published a new...

Nearly 80% of Healthcare Execs Investing More in Big Data, AI

by Jessica Kent

Seventy-seven percent of healthcare executives reported that their organizations are accelerating investments in big data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI), citing disruptive forces and industry competitors as major motivators for...

Cerner Offers New Clinical Decision Support Toolkit for Opioid Safety

by Jennifer Bresnick

In 2016, just under 50,000 people died of an opioid-related overdose. Illegal substances such as heroin and fentanyl have taken an increasingly heavy toll on public health since the middle of the decade. But the National Institutes of...

Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare Spending to Hit $36B

by Jennifer Bresnick

The global market for artificial intelligence in healthcare is set for incredible growth over the next few years, according to new research from ReportLinker. The AI in healthcare market is slated to expand from its current $2.1 billion...

Deep Learning Tool Matches Human Experts at Sleep Test Scoring

by Jessica Kent

A deep learning tool was able to replicate diagnostic scores for sleep staging, sleep apnea, and limb movements at a level of accuracy comparable to that of human clinicians, a study published in JAMIA revealed. Common sleep disorders...

Artificial Intelligence, Big Data Basics Lead Top 10 Stories of 2018

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare professionals gearing up for a data-driven 2019 have spent the past year equipping themselves with the knowledge they need to succeed in a heavily digital environment. Readers of HealthITAnalytics.com couldn’t get enough...

Machine Learning, EHR Data Predict High-Risk Surgical Patients

by Jessica Kent

Utilizing machine learning tools that leverage electronic health record (EHR) data from a single organization could help providers predict patients at high risk of surgical complications more accurately than traditional approaches, a study...

Rucker: Without APIs, Artificial Intelligence Will Fail in Healthcare

by Jennifer Bresnick

As the healthcare industry looks just over the horizon to a busy, eventful, and competitive 2019, artificial intelligence tools are likely to take on an increasingly important role across the care continuum. Payers, providers, and health...

Deep Learning Spots Adverse Drug Events in Unstructured EHR Data

by Jessica Kent

Deep learning and natural language processing techniques can significantly improve the detection of adverse drug events (ADEs) in unstructured electronic health record (EHR) data, a study published in JMIR Medical Informatics...

Amazon Takes on Unstructured EHR Data with Machine Learning, NLP

by Jennifer Bresnick

Amazon is taking another big step into the healthcare industry by announcing a new machine learning service that can extract meaningful information from unstructured EHR data and free-text clinical notes. Amazon Comprehend Medical will...

CMS to Launch Artificial Intelligence Health Outcomes Challenge

by Jennifer Bresnick

The CMS Innovation Center is gearing up to launch a new industry challenge aimed at identifying new strategies for leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning to improve outcomes. The proposed challenge will explore how...

Microsoft Azure Releases Open Source FHIR Server for Health Data

by Jennifer Bresnick

Microsoft is solidifying its commitment to FHIR by announcing the availability of its new open source FHIR Server for Azure. The tool, available on GitHub, allows developers to take advantage of ready-to-use support infrastructure for...

Predicting Pressure Injuries with Machine Learning, EHR Data

by Jessica Kent

Fueled by EHR data, machine learning tools have shown potential in improving several areas of care delivery, including sepsis prediction, chronic disease management, and cancer detection. As providers increasingly experience financial...

Harvard Medical School Gets $200M for Precision Medicine Research

by Jessica Kent

Harvard Medical School (HMS) has received a $200 million grant that will help accelerate precision medicine research, advance artificial intelligence, and increase scientific collaboration. The gift from the Blavatnik Family Foundation,...

Predictive Analytics, EHR Big Data Reduce Sepsis Mortality by 18%

by Jessica Kent

At North Oaks Health System in Hammond, Louisiana, researchers have used big data from the Epic electronic health record (EHR) to develop a predictive analytics tool that has reduced sepsis mortality by 18 percent. According to the CDC,...

AI, User Experience Top Healthcare’s Data Analytics Priorities in 2019

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare organizations that want to get ahead in 2019 will need to prioritize the use of artificial intelligence, virtualized care, and technologies that offer intuitive user experiences, according to Forrester’s predictions for...

Deep Learning for Medical Imaging Fares Poorly on External Data

by Jennifer Bresnick

A deep learning model trained to identify pneumonia on a contained sample of medical images was unable to achieve the same level of accuracy when let loose on data from external healthcare systems, according to a new study in PLOS...

Duke Engineering Establishes Big Data, Precision Medicine Center

by Jessica Kent

Duke University Pratt School of Engineering has established a new big data analytics center that will support global research to advance precision medicine. Launched last month, the Sherry and John Woo Center for Big Data and Precision...

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