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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

$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,...

Machine Learning 84% Accurate at Flagging Dementia within 2 Years

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A machine learning algorithm using protein biomarkers to identify Alzheimer’s disease was able to accurately identify imaging studies of patients progressing into dementia 84 percent of the time, according to a new study published in...

EHR Natural Language Processing Flags Social Determinant Search Terms

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Applying natural language processing (NLP) techniques to the electronic health record can help providers identify key terms associated with the social determinants of health, says a new study out of Massachusetts General Hospital. Using...

Optum Risk Management Analytics Cut Opioid Use by 14%

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UnitedHealth Group’s Optum analytics services are helping to significantly reduce improper usage of opioids and bring providers in step with recognized clinical guidelines.  By placing limits on the amount and duration of...

430M Internet of Things Devices Means a Healthcare Big Data Tsunami

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By 2022, manufacturers will be shipping out 430 million Internet of Things devices each year, predicts a new report from Tractica, leaving healthcare providers little time to prepare for a massive influx of potentially valuable big...

MIT Uses Deep Learning to Create ICU, EHR Predictive Analytics

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Deep learning, a variant of machine learning that aims to mimic the decision-making structure of the human brain, can help to supplement the skills of critical care clinicians, according to a pair of new research papers from...

How Healthcare Big Data Analytics Helps Build Smart Societies

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Healthcare providers often have little choice but to focus completely on conquering the constant stream of EHR grunt work, reporting requirements, and minor administrative emergencies that make up the majority of day-to-day...

Healthcare Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Tools Bring Big Investments

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Artificial intelligence and cognitive computing systems may be attracting a lot of hype across the healthcare industry, but the developers of these innovative data analytics techniques are already cashing in on their promises as...

Illinois to Use Blockchain for Healthcare Credential Management

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The Illinois Blockchain Initiative is partnering with industry coalition Hashed Health to explore how to apply distributed ledger technology to the complex issue of managing credentials and licensure for healthcare professionals. The...

Can Artificial Intelligence Relieve Electronic Health Record Burnout?

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Healthcare providers still facing frustrations years after switching to electronic health records (EHRs) may soon find some relief from burnout as artificial intelligence moves closer to reality, suggests a viewpoint article published in...

Hashed Health Blockchain Consortium Grows with Change Healthcare

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Blockchain is quickly finding its footing in the healthcare industry as more and more stakeholders join collaborations aimed at bringing the distributed data management technology to the health IT world.  Change Healthcare is the...

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