Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Medical Research

How Advanced Genomics, Big Data Will Enable Precision Medicine

by Sid Nair of Dell Services

For decades, researchers have been seeking a cure for cancer. That goal has been elusive, mostly because, until recently, we had no way to identify the mutations that cause cells to go from normal growth to out-of-control-growth. With genome...

NIH Awards $35.4M in EHR Genomics, Precision Medicine Grants

by Jennifer Bresnick

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is jumpstarting the nation’s precision medicine efforts by awarding more than $35 million in grants to academic and healthcare organizations researching the best ways to integrate genomic data into...

Predictive Analytics, NLP Flag Psychosis with 100% Accuracy

by Jennifer Bresnick

A predictive analytics algorithm that leverages natural language processing was able to predict the onset of psychosis in high-risk youths with 100 percent accuracy, says a study published in Schizophrenia this month.  Using machine learning...

EHR Big Data Analytics Aid Cancer Screenings, Follow-Ups

by Jennifer Bresnick

Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine are using electronic “triggers” in vast quantities of EHR data to flag and follow up with patients who have experienced abnormal findings during an initial screening or evaluation for certain...

Precision Medicine Must Be a “Team Effort,” White House Says

by Jennifer Bresnick

Collaboration is the name of the game when it comes to precision medicine, says White House Chief Data Scientist DJ Patil in a blog post outlining the next steps for the nation’s march into genomics, big data analytics, and personalized...

Are Big Data, Genomics, Precision Medicine the Cure for Cancer?

by Jennifer Bresnick

A cure for cancer has always been one of the most elusive goals in healthcare, but new big data analytics solutions from a fresh wave of innovators may be bringing clinicians and patients closer than ever to critical breakthroughs in the treatment...

Only 29% of Sinusitis Visits Adhere to Evidence-Based Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

Urgent care, primary care, and emergency department clinicians rarely adhere to evidence-based care guidelines for the treatment of common sinusitis, finds a new study published last month in the American Journal of Managed Care.  Just 29...

Interoperability, Internet of Things First Tasks for Precision Medicine

by Jennifer Bresnick

The development of precision medicine brings with it the promise of individualized treatments that target specific conditions and diseases with razor-sharp accuracy, harnessing the hidden power of genomics, deeply detailed clinical decision support,...

FDA Begins Crowdsourced Precision Medicine, Genomics Platform

by Jennifer Bresnick

President Obama’s vision for a national precision medicine ecosystem is beginning its development, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced this week.  In a blog post on FDA Voice, officials unveiled plans for the December...

CDPH Partners with St. Joseph Health in Cancer Data Registry

by Sara Heath

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced a first of its kind partnership with St. Joseph Health to track cancer trends around the state of California. The historic program, announced in a press release on July 27, is the first...

Precision Medicine, Genomics Require Strong Data Governance

by Jennifer Bresnick

Big data in the healthcare industry takes many forms.  On one hand, providers are attempting to wrangle massive datasets that encompass millions of patient encounters, financial transactions, diagnoses, and demographics to paint a large-scale...

PCORI Adds $142.5M to PCORnet for Population Health Management

by Sara Heath

On July 21, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) announced in a press release that it will provide $142.5 million toward funding a second phase of development for PCORnet, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network,...

What’s in the 21st Century Cures Act for Precision Medicine?

by Jennifer Bresnick

The 21st Century Cures Act, an expansive piece of legislation that provides new funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and streamlines regulation for the pharmaceutical industry, passed a House vote with flying colors last week,...

RNA Database to Aid Precision Medicine, Big Data Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Researchers at the University of Missouri are unveiling a free, online database tool that may help to kickstart the spread of precision medicine and large-scale big data analytics in the general healthcare community.  The RNAMiner system,...

EHR Big Data, Lab Specimens Enable Precision Medicine Research

by Jennifer Bresnick

When it comes to medical research and the rapidly expanding reach of precision medicine, physical specimens play a critical role in developing the big data later used for large-scale analytics that generate insights and produce results. ...

Mount Sinai to Build $5M Precision Medicine, Genomics Center

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has received a $5 million charitable donation to establish a center for precision medicine and wellness, which will focus on developing novel strategies for population health management through remote...

New Budget Bill Would Fund Precision Medicine, Eliminate AHRQ

by Jennifer Bresnick

A draft budget bill for fiscal year 2016, released this week by the House Appropriations Committee, would have wide-ranging consequences for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its efforts to expand insurance coverage to millions of Americans while...

Geisinger Invests in Precision Medicine, Genomics, Big Data

by Jennifer Bresnick

Geisinger Health System is taking precision medicine to the next level with a dedicated research center for genomic research supported by telemedicine technologies.  The Precision Health Center will use remote conferencing tools to provide...

IBM Expands Footprint into Healthcare Big Data Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Big Blue is coming for the healthcare industry, and it has big data on its mind.  At HIMSS15 this week, IBM announced several new initiatives to expand its reach into the budding realm of healthcare big data analytics, including some notable...

New Pittsburgh Data Alliance Focuses on Big Data Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare organizations in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania are teaming up to leverage big data analytics in pursuit of new healthcare technologies and treatments.  The Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance, a newly announced collaboration between Carnegie...

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