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

November 9, 2018 - 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, sepsis leads to death for a quarter of a million Americans each year and causes two percent of all hospital admissions nationwide. North Oaks...


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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,...

MRI Images Created by AI Could Help Train Deep Learning Models

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Maybe it takes one to know one – and maybe it takes one to train one.  Researchers at the Mayo Clinic, NVIDIA, and the MGH & BWH Center for Clinical Data Science are exploring how to use MRI images generated by...

Using Big Data, Machine Learning to Reduce Chronic Disease Spending

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Diabetes and heart disease are two of the most costly and prevalent chronic conditions impacting patients in the US, leading the healthcare industry to spend billions every year to treat and manage these disorders. As care delivery...

Arguing the Pros and Cons of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

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In what seems like the blink of an eye, mentions of artificial intelligence have become ubiquitous in the healthcare industry.  From deep learning algorithms that can read CT scans faster than humans to natural language processing...

Cigna Targets Data Analytics Innovation with $250M Venture Fund

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Cigna is planning to invest $250 million dollars in a new venture fund that will foster innovations around big data analytics, digital health strategies, and care management improvements. The new Cigna Ventures initiative will allow the...

Alexa, Siri NLP Skills Not Ready for Reliable Medical Conversations

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Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant, and other AI-driven virtual assistants may be useful tools for ordering rideshares and controlling smart homes, but these conversational computing systems are not quite ready for prime time when it comes to...

NJ Hospital Association Launches Big Data Analytics Center

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The New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA) has launched a new center that will use big data analytics techniques to identify and address gaps in care. The NJHA Center for Health Analytics, Research, and Transformation (CHART) will apply...

10 High-Value Use Cases for Predictive Analytics in Healthcare

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As healthcare organizations develop more sophisticated big data analytics capabilities, they are beginning to move from basic descriptive analytics towards the realm of predictive insights. Predictive analytics may only be the second of...

Predictive Analytics to Explore Link between Opioids, Suicide Risk

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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

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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...

Data Analytics Support $62M in Next Generation ACO Savings

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Data analytics and other health IT tools played an integral role in helping Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (NGACO) Model generate net savings of approximately $62 million for the Medicare program, states a new report from...

Healthcare Artificial Intelligence Market to Top $34B by 2025

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The market for healthcare artificial intelligence tools is expected to surpass $34 billion by the middle of the 2020s, driven largely by a growing desire to automate tasks and harness deeper insights into clinical and financial issues,...

RI to Use All-Payer Claims Database for Quality, Cost Analytics

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The Peterson Center on Healthcare, the state of Rhode Island, and Brown University have announced the Rhode Island Healthcare Cost Trends Collaborative Project, in which researchers will study spending information from Rhode Island’s...

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