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CMS: Physicians Overloaded with Big Data, Yet Feel Uninformed

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Physicians are always warning their patients that they can have too much of a good thing when it comes to sweets or French fries, but healthcare professionals are having trouble understanding how to change the way the adage applies to their own...

How Will Internet of Things Devices Impact Precision Medicine?

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Big data in the healthcare industry continues to expand at a breakneck pace as EHR data, patient-generated health data, clinical trial results, and Internet of Things data all pour into the system at ever increasing volumes.  But the bigger...

Health IT, Executive Support Key to ED Patient Flow Management

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The emergency department can often be a busy, hectic, stressful place for both patients and their providers.  Neither can know in advance what will happen when they walk through the doors: who they will see, how long it will take, if a hospital...

Are Google’s Predictive Analytics Worth Patient Privacy Risks?

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The healthcare industry hasn’t always been kind to Google, which has dabbled in the shallows of patient data and personalized health for several years now, but a promising new contract with the United Kingdom’s National Health Service...

Will Personalized Medicine Hit Its Stride Within Two Years?

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Two years may be all it will take for personalized medicine, also known as precision medicine, to achieve critical mass, according to a new report by SAP and Oxford Economics.  The big data analytics ecosystem is poised to mature to the...

How to Build a Successful Big Data Analytics Program in Healthcare

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When it comes to big data analytics in the healthcare industry, there’s a significant difference between starting an initiative and succeeding with it.  Most hospitals and health systems have started to collect some form of electronic...

FDA: Big Data Standards, Interoperability Needed for Analytics

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In the second installment of its blog series about the challenges of evidence generation, the FDA has encouraged stakeholders to establish a national platform for interoperability and data sharing standards, which would advance big data...

Sen. Alexander Teases “Most Important” Precision Medicine Bill

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The Senate HELP Committee (R-TN) is working on a piece of precision medicine legislation that may be the “most important bill Congress considers this year,” Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) said in a press release this week, noting...

How Machine Learning Could Revolutionize Healthcare Diagnostics

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If you are in healthcare, you may have heard the term “machine learning” without really knowing what it means. It’s not a new technology, but it is one that has taken huge leaps forward over the past couple of years and is proving...

Partnership Ups Medication Adherence with Predictive Analytics

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Sanofi is attempting to improve medication adherence rates in Type 2 diabetes patients using big data analytics tools developed by partners from Duke and Massachusetts General Hospital, reported an official press release. The healthcare company...

Researchers Map Disease Origins for Precision Medicine Progress

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Due to a recent study that used precision medicine to map the origins of different diseases, healthcare providers may be able to create more personalized and effective precision medicine strategies for patients with conditions like diabetes,...

Goals and Guidance are Key to Healthcare Big Data Analytics

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Last month, the results of the fourth annual Health IT Industry Outlook Survey were released, shedding light on 2016 industry trends and pain points expressed by chief information officers, chief medical information officers, IT directors and...

Healthcare Internet of Things Gets Senate Support with New Bill

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On Wednesday morning, the committee passed the Developing Innovation and Growing the Internet of Things (DIGIT) Act, which will now move to the full Senate for a vote. The act aims to manage and grow the IoT market across all industries, including...

$200K in Grants Boost Radiology Big Data Analytics Research

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The Radiation Oncology Institute aims to support radiation oncology research by offering $200,000 in competitive grants to qualifying projects that use big data analytics to improve cancer patient outcomes, reported the organization in an official...

APIs, Population Health Take Central Role in MACRA Implementation

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The end of meaningful use is nigh for physicians, Acting CMS Administrator Andy Slavitt announced yesterday evening when introducing the proposed final rule for MACRA implementation, but the evolution of the healthcare information technology...

Is Blockchain the Answer to Healthcare’s Big Data Problems?

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The explosion of digital data in the healthcare industry seems to have brought with it nothing but problems.  From complaints about EHR usability and workflows to the complicated quandaries of data interoperability, analytics, and security,...

Top 4 Basics to Know about Semantic Computing in Healthcare

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Investing in big data analytics is a problematic proposition for many healthcare organizations, which often face the perennial issue of purchasing technologies that become outdated before the implementation process is even finished.  New...

Geisinger Precision Medicine Biobank Hits 100K Participants

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Geisinger Health System is celebrating a precision medicine milestone this week as its MyCode Community Health Initiative, a large-scale genomics biobank, signed up its 100,000th participant.   The project, launched in January 2014 in collaboration...

FDA: Interoperability a Core Requirement for Precision Medicine

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CMS and the ONC aren’t the only federal organizations putting health data interoperability at the top of their to-do lists.  As the FDA starts tackling its portion of the national Precision Medicine Initiative, officials are urging...

Why Passivity Is Key to the Healthcare Internet of Things

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Passivity might seem like the very opposite of what providers want to see in an engaged patient, but when it comes to the healthcare Internet of Things, the best thing patients can do for themselves is to do nothing at all. Automating the collection,...

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