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EHR Data Integrity Not Robust Enough for Clinical Trial Use

July 19, 2016 - EHR data is not strong enough to support research and clinical trials, says the American Medical Informatics Association. In a letter commenting on the FDA’s draft guidance on the use of EHR data in clinical trials and research, AMIA says that researchers and industry professionals should not rely on electronic health records for accurate, complete, and meaningful information when conducting...


Precision Medicine in Action Brings Rare Disease Cures Closer


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...

NIH Awarded HIMSS Stage 7 for Clinical Data Sharing, EHR Use


The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center was recently recognized for its excellence in clinical data collection and EHR use. The clinic received a Stage 7 award on the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM),...

PCORI Grants $64 Million to Population Health Research Projects


The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has approved $64.1 million in funding to support five population health research projects hoping to improve patient-centered care across the healthcare industry. The awards are the first...

Clinical Decision Support App Helps Nurses Diagnose Diseases


Mobile devices like smartphones and tablets may help nurses to diagnoses patients with chronic health problems such as obesity, smoking and depression (in both adults and children) with the use of a custom app, according to a study from Colombia...

Predictive Analytics Algorithm Targets Superbug Resistance


A predictive analytics algorithm accurately identified MRSA mutations that increased drug resistance, announced researchers. Software based on a predictive analytics algorithm developed by researchers at Duke University can accurately identify...

PA Partners Will Use EHR Data Analytics to Improve Care Quality


Johns Hopkins and Allegheny Health Network will leverage EHR data analytics and clinical trials to improve cancer care. An expanded collaboration between Allegheny Health Network, Highmark Health, and Johns Hopkins Medicine will focus on using...

Analytics Algorithm Produces Superior Clinical Documentation


A computer algorithm can produce more complete and organized clinical documentation from the same information as a human, claims a new study. Chalk another one up to artificial intelligence: a new study shows that computer generated clinical...

Can Healthcare Informatics turn EHR Data into Phenotypes?


Using healthcare informatics to turn EHR data into phenotypes will speed research and clinical analytics. Electronic health records may be great at collecting and storing numerous types of clinical data in great quantities, but the healthcare...

EHR Data Analytics Flag Hidden Benefits of Pharmaceuticals


Metformin is associated with significant improvements in cancer survival rates, shows a new study harnessing EHR data analytics. A team of researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center is using EHR data analytics to reveal some unanticipated...

BIDMC Informaticist Wins American College of Informatics Award


Charles Safran, MD, FACMI, Chief of the Division of Clinical Informatics at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, has been chosen for the 2014 Morris F. Collen Award granted by the American College of Informatics.  The annual award recognizes...

Predictive Analytics Help Identify Military Suicide Risk


Predictive analytics can accurately identify members of the military at the highest risk of committing suicide. Veterans Day may have been earlier in the week, but a new study from the US Army shows how an improved predictive analytics model...

Risk of Heart Attack Jumps with Non-Obstructive Heart Disease


Non-obstructive coronary artery disease is an important risk factor for myocardial infarction, a new JAMA study says. Patients with non-obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) are up to 4.5 times more likely to suffer a myocardial infarction...

NIH Grants to Aid Biomedical Research Opportunities for Students


Academic institutions will use NIH funding to mentor a new generation of biomedical researchers. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has issued a series of large grants to a handful of academic institutions in order to expand biomedical research...

Geisinger, NIH Launch Genomic Data Repository Patient Portal


A new online portal will allow patients to participate in the emerging field of genomic research by contributing their own data. Patients who have undergone genetic testing can upload and share their results through a new genomic patient portal...

Study: Fewer blood transfusions mean better patient outcomes


Using EHR prompts to help physicians pay closer attention to blood transfusion habits produced better patient outcomes and reduced mortality rates at Stanford Health Care, a new study in Transfusion says.  After reducing the number of transfusions...

MGH, MIT partner on clinical analytics, diagnostics research


Massachusetts General Hospital (MHG) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will be working together to provide up to $3 million in grant money intended to support and accelerate clinical analytics and medical diagnostics projects. ...

Self-reported memory lapses may indicate later Alzheimer’s


While it may seem like a tired trope to associate getting older with ever louder complaints about memory loss, researchers at the University of Kentucky have found that providers and caregivers may want to pay attention when patients report misplacing...

NIH announces genomic research, data sharing policy


The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced the release of its finalized guidelines for genomic data sharing and research.  After receiving more than one hundred public comments on the draft of the policies, NIH has clarified and revised...

Stem cell “roadmap” brings analytics to tissue engineering


An online data analytics tool developed at Boston Children’s Hospital will allow stem cell researchers to check the quality and function of tissue samples engineered in laboratories.  CellNet uses algorithms to match the genetic properties...


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