Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Medical Research

Baylor Gets $6.3M NCI Grant for Racial, Ethnic Cancer Disparities Work

by Jessica Kent

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded $6.3 million to support researchers at Baylor College of Medicine in understanding the biological causes of racial and ethnic disparities in prostate and breast cancers. NCI states that...

$40M AHRQ, PCORI Grants Will Support a Learning Health System

by Jessica Kent

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) have awarded $40 million in grants to 11 learning health system (LHS) organizations to help advance patient-centered care...

Johns Hopkins Nursing Launches Chronic Disease Management Center

by Jessica Kent

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) has launched a new center that aims to enhance research on chronic disease management and develop comprehensive care plans for patients with multiple chronic conditions. The new facility, called the...

$21M Grant to “All of Us” Orgs Will Support Precision Medicine Research

by Jessica Kent

The HHS Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded $21 million to 46 community health centers to support their participation in NIH’s All of Us precision medicine research program. The grant will allow community...

PCORI Data Sharing Policy Supports Analytics, Health Data Exchange

by Jessica Kent

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has approved a new policy that will encourage data sharing among researchers with the goal of accelerating big data analytics and secure health information exchange. The new policy...

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...

FDA Sets Goals for Big Data, Clinical Trials, Artificial Intelligence

by Jessica Kent

The FDA is turning to cost-effective strategies and big data to accelerate clinical trial efficiency, medical product development, and innovations in artificial intelligence, according to a recent blog post from FDA Commissioner Scott...

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...

Mount Sinai Launches Biomedical Blockchain Research Center

by Jessica Kent

Mount Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine and the Institute for Next Generation Healthcare have launched the new Center for Biomedical Blockchain Research. The center will explore how to use decentralized, secure technologies to solve...

$30M in NIH Grants Will Support Population Health Research, Clinical Trials

by Jessica Kent

NIH’s Health Care Systems (HCS) Research Collaboratory has announced five new research awards to assist health systems in conducting large-scale clinical trial studies focused on population health research, care coordination, and...

NCI, VA Partner to Increase Cancer Clinical Trial Access

by Jessica Kent

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) have partnered to increase veterans’ access to clinical trials of novel cancer treatments. The NCI and VA Interagency Group to Accelerate Trials...

Alabama Recruits for Statewide Population Health, Genomics Program

by Jessica Kent

The Alabama Genomic Health Initiative (AGHI) has begun recruiting participants for its population health program that will use genomic analysis to predict disease. AGHI is a collaborative effort between the University of Alabama at...

UPMC, UPitt Launch Genome Sequencing Center for Medical Research

by Jessica Kent

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and the University of Pittsburgh have announced the creation of the UPMC Genome Center, an advanced genome sequencing facility that will enhance clinical diagnostics and support precision...

AARP Invests $60M in Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease Research

by Jessica Kent

The AARP’s  Brain Health Fund will invest $60 million in the Dementia Discovery Fund (DDF) to accelerate the development of innovative treatments for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, which have profound impacts on...

FDA: Drug Development Transparency Key for Precision Medicine

by Jessica Kent

New guidance from the FDA urges drug development stakeholders to be transparent with their data as a way to maintain high quality and foster patient-centered precision medicine.   Innovative, personalized treatments are being...

$28M in AHA Grant Funding Will Accelerate Cardiovascular Research

by Jessica Kent

The American Heart Association (AHA) has awarded six institutions more than $28 million to establish research centers that will foster advancements in the prevention and treatment of atrial fibrillation (AFib). The awardees include Boston...

DOE, NCI Developing AI, Big Data Tools to Advance Cancer Research

by Jessica Kent

The Department of Energy (DOE) together with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) will pursue three pilot projects that will develop artificial intelligence, big data analytics capabilities, and predictive modeling to enhance cancer...

93% of Clinical Trial Participants Comfortable with Data Sharing

by Jessica Kent

Ninety-three percent of clinical trial participants reported that they would be comfortable with data sharing, allowing universities and other non-profit organizations to access their information and accelerate discoveries, according to a...

NIH Data Science Plan Aims to Boost Data Analytics, Access

by Jessica Kent

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has released the final draft of its Strategic Plan for Data Science, which seeks to enhance biomedical research by boosting healthcare data analytics capabilities, data access, and data sharing. In...

NIH Precision Medicine Clinical Trial Releases New Findings

by Jessica Kent

The National Cancer Institute’s Molecular Analysis for Therapy Choice (NCI-MATCH) trial, the largest precision medicine trial of its kind, has released results from several sub-studies that could bring targeted treatments to patients...

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