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EHR Timestamp Data Can Help Monitor, Improve Clinical Workflows

January 17, 2018 - Organizations can use EHR timestamp data to improve clinical workflows by approximating the time it takes to complete common tasks. The data may be able to help providers with refining scheduling methods, analyzing EHR use, and quantifying how trainees interact with health IT systems, according to a study published in JAMIA. In order to better understand how this dataset could help optimize...


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Machine Learning, Imaging Analytics Predict Kidney Function

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Machine learning and imaging analytics from renal biopsies can help to predict how long a kidney will function adequately in patients with chronic kidney damage, says a study published in Kidney International Reports. Using deep learning and...

Adopting Big Data Analytics, Precision Medicine Drives Quality Care

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The successful adoption of technological innovations in big data analytics, precision medicine, and digital health will increase quality care, according to a health policy statement from the American College of Cardiology (ACC). During an ACC...

Has Google Cracked EHR Speech Recognition for Medical Conversations?

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Healthcare providers ready to throw their laptops out the window rather than spend another minute documenting care in their electronic health records may be pleased to know that Google is taking on the challenge of developing unobtrusive speech...

Big Data, Clinical Intelligence Markets to See Major Growth

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As consumers, regulators, and health insurers expect more and more from the provider community, healthcare delivery organizations are actively seeking out a new generation of clinical intelligence and big data analytics tools to equip them with...

40% of CIOs to Deploy a Healthcare Analytics Platform in 2018

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Forty percent of hospital CIOs plan to make launching of enterprise healthcare analytics platforms a top priority in 2018, according to a Spok survey of CHIME members. The survey results indicate that CIOs continue to face widespread technological...

PwC: Artificial Intelligence, IoT, Population Health Top 2018 Trends

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2018 is set to be another big year for healthcare organizations as they start to come to terms with emerging technologies, like artificial intelligence, while mastering the complexities of population health management, the Internet of Things...

FDA Unveils Clinical Decision Support, Medical Device Guidance

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released three new guidance documents aimed at helping developers and vendors better understand how to create effective and safe clinical decision support tools, medical device applications, and other...

Big Data, FHIR, Machine Learning Dominate Top 10 Stories of 2017

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2017 has been a huge year for fans of healthcare data analytics.  From the growing fascination with machine learning to the ongoing maturity of FHIR and aggressive vendor investments in population health and decision support, 2017 has marked...

Optum Seeks Healthcare Big Data, AI Start-Ups with $250M Fund

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A new $250 million venture fund from Optum, the health services and analytics arm of UnitedHealthcare, will offer innovative big data and artificial intelligence start-ups the opportunity to grow quickly in a crowded, highly competitive market,...

Business Intelligence Tools Bring Insights to Organ Donation Network

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Many healthcare provider organizations have made the adoption of business intelligence tools a top priority, but they are not the only members of the vast and varied care continuum in search of actionable big data insights. The nation’s...

OIG Seeks Cloud-Based Big Data Analytics, Visualization Tools

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The HHS Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is requesting industry input on healthcare big data analytics and data visualization tools that can help it manage its existing and future data assets. The federal agency’s ideal solution will...

Academic, Research Orgs to Form Health Data, Informatics Center

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Nine academic institutions and research labs have received a five-year, $25 million grant from the National Center for Advancing Translational Science to develop a national health data analytics and informatics center aimed at coordinated research...

Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare Gets Cheaper and Quicker

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The use of artificial intelligence in healthcare has surged throughout 2017 as developers work industriously to turn machine learning into actionable clinical decision support for providers.  While AI still has a long way to go in an industry...

AMA to Connect Physicians with Health IT, Big Data Companies

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The American Medical Association (AMA) is continuing its efforts to reshape the health IT landscape by offering physicians a chance to collaborate with big data analytics companies and other vendors through a new online forum. The Physician Innovation...

EHR Analytics Track C. Diff Patients to Flag Infection Trends

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Using electronic health record (EHR) data to track the movements of Clostridium difficile (C. diff) patients throughout the hospital can help to highlight the risks of infection for future patients sharing the same spaces, according to a...

Artificial Intelligence Will Be Foundational for Health IT in 2018

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In the healthcare industry and elsewhere, artificial intelligence is poised to become the defining feature of how humans interact with their technology, according to Gartner.  An AI foundation will underpin the burgeoning “Intelligent...

Epic Systems Leads in Hospital EHR, Business Intelligence Adoption

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Health IT giant Epic Systems maintains an edge over its closest competitors in the hospital inpatient and outpatient EHR space, and continues to gain ground in the lucrative business intelligence systems market, according to the latest data from...

Open Source EHR Generator Delivers Healthcare Big Data with FHIR

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Healthcare data analysts frustrated by the lack of access to large volumes of clean, trusted, and complete patient data can now take advantage of an open source EHR data generator platform called Synthea. One million synthetic patient records...

$240M IBM, MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab Has Healthcare Focus

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Continuing its aggressive push into artificial intelligence in healthcare and elsewhere, IBM is working with MIT to invest $240 million over the next ten years in a collaborative laboratory environment dedicated to machine learning, cognitive...

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