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Definitive Healthcare Acquires HIMSS Analytics Data Services

January 16, 2019 - Definitive Healthcare, the leader in providing data analytics and business intelligence to the healthcare market, has acquired the data services business and assets of HIMSS Analytics. The purchase includes HIMSS Analytics’ Logic, Predict, Analyze and custom research products. “HIMSS Analytics has developed an extraordinarily powerful dataset including technology install...


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Rush Joins Select Few Hospitals with Stage 7 Analytics Maturity

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Rush University Medical Center is the third health system in the nation to reach the top level of analytics maturity according to the relatively new HIMSS Adoption Model for Analytics Maturity (AMAM). Joining Duke Health and UNC Health...

NCI: Deep Learning Beats Humans at Detecting Start of Cervical Cancer

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An artificial intelligence (AI) tool was able to analyze digital images of a woman’s cervix and identify precancerous changes with more accuracy than human experts. Developed by researchers from the National Cancer Institute (NCI)...

User Comments, NLP Improve Clinical Decision Support Alerts

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Leveraging natural language processing methods to analyze user feedback and override comments in clinical decision support systems could help organizations detect malfunctioning or broken alerts, according to a study published in...

FDA Tackles Artificial Intelligence with New Software Review Plan

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The FDA is moving quickly to ensure the development of a safe and effective artificial intelligence ecosystem in healthcare by releasing new documents intended to offer guidance to the health IT community. The agency has published a new...

HL7 Releases FHIR Version 4.0 for Healthcare Interoperability

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HL7 International has published the long-anticipated FHIR Release 4 (R4), allowing healthcare organizations to make new leaps forward in health data interoperability. “R4 is the culmination of 18 months of extensive work to finalize...

Blockchain, AI, NLP Target of Late-Year Healthcare Acquisitions

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The impending holiday season is no reason for healthcare companies to slow down their strategic plans, according to 3M, M*Modal, Change Healthcare, and PokitDok. All four companies are shifting position – buying or being bought...

Predictive Analytics, IoT Data Flag ED Visits, 30-Day Readmissions

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Predictive analytics fueled by data from the Internet of Things (IoT) could help providers detect patients at high risk of emergency department (ED) visits and 30-day hospital readmissions, according to a study published in JMIR Medical...

Machine Learning, EHR Data Predict High-Risk Surgical Patients

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Utilizing machine learning tools that leverage electronic health record (EHR) data from a single organization could help providers predict patients at high risk of surgical complications more accurately than traditional approaches, a study...

Deep Learning, Blockchain, Big Data to See Huge Growth in Healthcare

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There appear to be rosy days ahead for investors and vendors with interests in offering some of the most talk-about technologies to healthcare organizations. The market for products and services rooted in blockchain, deep learning, and...

CMS to Launch Artificial Intelligence Health Outcomes Challenge

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The CMS Innovation Center is gearing up to launch a new industry challenge aimed at identifying new strategies for leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning to improve outcomes. The proposed challenge will explore how...

Predicting Pressure Injuries with Machine Learning, EHR Data

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Fueled by EHR data, machine learning tools have shown potential in improving several areas of care delivery, including sepsis prediction, chronic disease management, and cancer detection. As providers increasingly experience financial...

Predictive Analytics, EHR Big Data Reduce Sepsis Mortality by 18%

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At North Oaks Health System in Hammond, Louisiana, researchers have used big data from the Epic electronic health record (EHR) to develop a predictive analytics tool that has reduced sepsis mortality by 18 percent. According to the CDC,...

Deep Learning for Medical Imaging Fares Poorly on External Data

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A deep learning model trained to identify pneumonia on a contained sample of medical images was unable to achieve the same level of accuracy when let loose on data from external healthcare systems, according to a new study in PLOS...

Geographic Data Analytics Identifies Health System Leakage Patterns

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Health systems with incomplete patient records can use geographic data to identify patients who may be receiving care at external organizations, which could improve care management and reduce system leakage, a study published in JMIR...

Challenges Persist in Training Deep Learning Models on EHR Data

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Deep learning models have demonstrated early potential in improving healthcare analytics, but researchers still have to overcome significant challenges when using electronic health record (EHR) data to develop these models, a study...

Natural Language Processing Tools Struggle to Read Social Media

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Social media may offer an untapped data resource for healthcare, but natural language processing (NLP) tools still struggle to analyze and extract meaningful insights from this information due to lack of context and ambiguous...

Predictive Analytics with Claims Data Can Identify High-Cost Patients

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Payers may be able to identify future high cost patients by employing predictive analytics strategies to examine past claims,, according to a report from the Society of Actuaries (SOA). An individual’s spending history, prescription...

Biometrics, Blockchain Markets Grow as Providers Seek Patient Data

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Healthcare organizations taking on an increasing amount of financial risk are exploring new ways of identifying, tracking, and engaging with patients.  In order to maintain strong relationships with individuals while getting ahead of...

49% of Healthcare Execs Adopting Blockchain, But Barriers Remain

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Blockchain is on the rise in healthcare, with nearly half of executives reporting that they plan to develop or adopt blockchain solutions within their organizations, according to a recent PwC Health Research Institute survey. However,...

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