Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

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Top 5 Reasons to be Thankful for Healthcare Big Data Analytics

November 21, 2017 - As Thanksgiving rolls around once again, bringing with it the heady scent of roasting turkey and apple pie, healthcare providers and hard-working support staff will gather around their dining room tables to share their gratitude for their triumphs, achievements, and accomplishments over the year. While many of these little victories will be personal in nature – a new baby in the family...


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Natural Language Processing Could Translate EHR Jargon for Patients

by Jennifer Bresnick

Using natural language processing (NLP) to translate confusing and complex medical jargon into everyday speech may help patients feel more in control of the information presented to them.  More than a third of American adults have limited...

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

by Jennifer Bresnick

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...

Tech Giants Give Healthcare Artificial Intelligence Start-Ups a Boost

by Jennifer Bresnick

Artificial intelligence has quickly become the hottest investment in healthcare as developers and providers seek to harness the enormous potential of the industry’s big data assets.  Ambitious new start-ups, many backed by eyebrow-raising...

Machine Learning Identifies Ovarian Cancer with 91% Accuracy

by Jennifer Bresnick

Neural networks, a type of machine learning strategy, can predict a positive ovarian cancer diagnosis 91.3 percent of the time when analyzing a novel RNA biomarker, according to new research from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and...

IBM: Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence Combo to Alter Healthcare

by Jennifer Bresnick

The combination of blockchain and artificial intelligence could bring significant improvements to a healthcare sector plagued by interoperability problems and big data analytics shortfalls, says IBM Watson Health Chief Science Officer Shahram...

Early Adopters Question Usefulness, Maturity of AI in Healthcare

by Jennifer Bresnick

Adoption of business intelligence and clinical intelligence tools is on the rise as healthcare organizations equip themselves with the health IT infrastructure required to succeed with value-based care, yet healthcare organizations are still...

70% of Healthcare Execs Pin Growth to Big Data Analytics Skills

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare organizations that successfully cultivate their big data analytics skills are anticipating a significant competitive advantage over those who fail to make the transition to the digital economy, reveals a new survey from SAP and Oxford...

Growing NLP Marketplace Drives Healthcare Machine Learning

by Jennifer Bresnick

Machine learning has quickly become of the most pervasive trends in the healthcare IT industry, opening up endless opportunities for vendors, providers, and patients alike.  From personalized clinical decision support for cancer and chronic...

Artificial Intelligence Will Be Foundational for Health IT in 2018

by Jennifer Bresnick

In the healthcare industry and elsewhere, artificial intelligence is poised to become the defining feature of how humans interact with their technology, according to Gartner.  An AI foundation will underpin the burgeoning “Intelligent...

Big Data, Machine Learning Can Revamp Provider Health IT Use

by Jennifer Bresnick

Big data doesn’t have to be the enemy of overwhelmed clinicians staring at their computer screens while griping about their electronic health records, says a pair of researchers from Harvard Medical School and Press Ganey in a NEJM perspective...

Will Big Data Analytics Rescue Lackluster Electronic Health Records?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Big data analytics are “extremely important” for helping healthcare organizations see a return on their electronic health records (EHRs) investments, according to 83 percent of stakeholders participating in a recent Health Catalyst...

Epic Systems Leads in Hospital EHR, Business Intelligence Adoption

by Jennifer Bresnick

Health IT giant Epic Systems maintains an edge over its closest competitors in the hospital inpatient and outpatient EHR space, and continues to gain ground in the lucrative business intelligence systems market, according to the latest data from...

Open Source EHR Generator Delivers Healthcare Big Data with FHIR

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare data analysts frustrated by the lack of access to large volumes of clean, trusted, and complete patient data can now take advantage of an open source EHR data generator platform called Synthea. One million synthetic patient records...

$240M IBM, MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab Has Healthcare Focus

by Jennifer Bresnick

Continuing its aggressive push into artificial intelligence in healthcare and elsewhere, IBM is working with MIT to invest $240 million over the next ten years in a collaborative laboratory environment dedicated to machine learning, cognitive...

Transparency is Key for Clinical Decision Support, Machine Learning Tools

by Jennifer Bresnick

Developers and vendors of clinical decision support tools, especially those based on machine learning, must be transparent about their methodologies, capabilities, data sources, and limitations if providers are to rely on their products, says...

Machine Learning 84% Accurate at Flagging Dementia within 2 Years

by Jennifer Bresnick

A machine learning algorithm using protein biomarkers to identify Alzheimer’s disease was able to accurately identify imaging studies of patients progressing into dementia 84 percent of the time, according to a new study published in the...

The Difference Between Clinical Decision Support, Big Data Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare organizations have a lot of options to choose from when it comes to leveraging their growing big data assets.  From population health platforms and supply chain management tools to clinical decision support and business intelligence...

Pharma, Tech Companies Set to Restructure Healthcare Big Data Market

by Jennifer Bresnick

The healthcare big data market is set another in a long series of revolutions as life science, precision medicine, consumer technology, and “omics” companies start to infuse their influence into a rapidly changing analytics environment....

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,...

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