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VA, DeepMind Partner for Machine Learning, Predictive Analytics

February 27, 2018 - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently announced a partnership with DeepMind to use machine learning as the foundation for developing predictive analytics tools. Patient deterioration while in the hospital accounts for 11 percent of inpatient deaths around the world, the VA says. The partnership will analyze patterns from 700,000 historical, deidentified health records to develop...

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NIH Releases Big Data Resources for Brain Development Research

by Jessica Kent

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently announced the release of the first dataset from the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study, which will allow scientists to use big data to research the many factors that influence...

Big Data Analytics Fuels Penn State Precision Health Research

by Jessica Kent

Penn State researchers recently announced their plan to create a Digital Collaboratory for Precision Health Research that will leverage big data analytics to boost individualized care. Project collaborators hope to develop a secure health IT...

PCORI Works to Expand Patient-Centered Research, Data Sharing

by Jessica Kent

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) made significant strides in delivering patient-centered research to healthcare providers and patients in the past year, but the organization hopes to further expand its efforts in 2018,...

Deep Learning, Big Data Fuel Medical Device for Predicting Seizures

by Jessica Kent

A medical device using deep learning to analyze long-term neural data could effectively predict seizures in patients with epilepsy and reduce their disease burden, according to a study published in eBioMedicine. Developing accurate and reliable...

Does Social Determinants Data Enhance Population Health Analytics?

by Jessica Kent

Adding social determinants data to more traditional clinical data analytics did little to enhance the accuracy or precision of predictive population health analytics, according to a study published in JAMIA. When directed to predict the need...

All of Us Precision Medicine Network Expands with $13.8M in Grants

by Jennifer Bresnick

The All of Us precision medicine initiative is continuing its steady growth with a new round of grants aimed at bolstering recruiting efforts and enrolling a diverse patient population in the large-scale genomic databank. The National Institutes...

AHA Calls for Changes to Qualified Entity Data Sharing Rules

by Jacqueline LaPointe

In a recent letter to CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt, the American Hospital Association detailed several recommendations related to the proposed rule expanding the uses of Medicare claims data under the Qualified Entity (QE) Program. The...

Demographic Data Quality Key in Improving Patient Matching

by Sara Heath

Increasing patient demographic data quality can lead to significant improvements in patient matching systems, a new Sequoia Project report explains. Through a detailed case study of Intermountain Healthcare’s patient matching...

Virtual Clipboard Pilot for Patient Matching Moves Forward

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Virtual Clipboard project, a collaborative push to improve patient matching, registration, and health data interoperability in a standardized way, is moving forward into its pilot phase, announced stakeholders today.  Led by the Sullivan...

CHIME: Patient Matching Crucial for HIE, Care Coordination

by Jennifer Bresnick

The healthcare industry is in need of much more robust, accurate, and sophisticated patient matching techniques if it is to take full advantage of health information exchange and care coordination technologies, say CHIME leaders in a letter to...

NCQA Pilots Electronic Clinical Quality Measures Program

by Jennifer Bresnick

The National Council for Quality Assurance has enlisted three healthcare IT companies to test pilot its electronic clinical quality measures code validation program.  The pilot, called eMeasure, will test the ability of EHR software to access...

EHNAC, DirectTrust to Accredit Personal Health Records, Portals

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) and DirectTrust, originator of the Direct secure messaging protocol, are teaming up to provide industry standards for vendors of personal health records and patient portal products. ...

CHIME Offers $1M for 100% Accurate Patient Matching Solution

by Jennifer Bresnick

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is putting $1 million up for grabs in search of an interoperable and scalable patient matching solution.  The competition hopes to encourage developers and innovators to create...

Will Apple Watch be the mHealth Answer to Big Data Analytics?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Apple enthusiasts may be used to spending their afternoons salivating over new offerings from the high-style technology giant after a press event, but the release of the Apple Watch this week has tantalized many mHealth proponents and big data...

Patient Engagement a Low Priority for Healthcare Organizations

by Jennifer Bresnick

Despite being touted as a major part of the healthcare reform puzzle, patient engagement is not high on the priority lists of provider organizations, claims a new report by Chillmark Research.  With many organizations relying on basic patient...

White House Details Precision Medicine Big Data Genomics Plan

by Jennifer Bresnick

The White House has started to provide details about President Obama’s precision medicine initiative, which hopes to harness the power of big data and large-scale genomics to develop personalized treatments for a variety of diseases.  Announced...

Big Data Analytics Spurs Development of Personalized Medicine

by Jennifer Bresnick

Personalized medicine, or “precision medicine” as President Obama called it in his State of the Union address earlier in January, is finally coming into its own with the rapid growth of big data analytics, genomic sequencing, and support...

Big Data Governance Crucial for Healthcare’s Internet of Things

by Jennifer Bresnick

It’s been six years since the number of internet-connected electronic devices surpassed the number of people who own them, the FTC says in a new report, but the Internet of Things is just getting started.  Big data is getting bigger,...

Virtual Clipboard to Tackle Patient Matching, Interoperability

by Jennifer Bresnick

Whether visiting a physician’s office for a simple cough, making a beeline for urgent care, or signing in to the hospital for an elective procedure, one part of the patient experience is nearly always the same: the ritual handoff of the pen...


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