Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

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Can Next-Gen Genomics Ease the Precision Medicine Bottleneck?

by Jennifer Bresnick

The healthcare industry has been diving into the pool of precision medicine with great enthusiasm, setting up dedicated big data analytics centers and genomics research labs to unravel the secrets of life’s greatest mysteries: the impact...

Precision Medicine in Action Brings Rare Disease Cures Closer

by Jennifer Bresnick

Precision medicine has become a popular talking point this year after shining on the Presidential stage in January, but the process of harnessing the healthcare system’s growing insights into genomics and tailored therapies is more than...

Cooperative Chronic Disease Management Aids Renal Patients

by Jennifer Bresnick

Patients with more serious forms of chronic kidney disease (CKD) benefit from a cooperative chronic disease management approach that integrates both primary care providers (PCPs) and nephrologists, according to a study published this month in...

Precision Medicine, Big Data Analytics Intersect for Better Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

When it comes to healthcare big data analytics, finding the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow isn’t exactly an easy task.  Even the process of identifying if there is a pot of gold – and how to plot a course towards the rainbow...

Historical NYC Data Boosts Population Health, Precision Medicine

by Jennifer Bresnick

By combining historical immigration and socioeconomic data with information found in modern electronic health records, researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) are taking a unique look at population health management...

NIH Unveils Precision Medicine, Genomics, Big Data Analytics Plan

by Jennifer Bresnick

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has published a detailed framework outlining its vision for the development of its Precision Medicine Initiative, a wide-ranging research program that hopes to integrate healthcare big data analytics, advances...

Big Data Analytics, Genomics to Spur Collaborative ALS Research

by Jennifer Bresnick

Three major academic medical centers are combining their big data analytics forces to tackle Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), a common yet poorly understood degenerative neuromuscular condition.  Johns Hopkins University’s Robert...

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,...

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