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IBM Watson’s Cognitive Computing Rivals Human Oncologists

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IBM Watson’s cognitive computing skills are getting even sharper as the supercomputer continues to develop its diagnostic and clinical decision support abilities.  At the ASCO 2017 conference this week, IBM announced that...

UPenn Uses Machine Learning, EHRs to Target Severe Sepsis

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Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania Health System have developed a machine learning tool that helps predict patients at highest risk for developing severe sepsis, a common and fast-moving killer in the inpatient setting. Using...

IBM, Rensselaer Open Cognitive Computing Center for Chronic Disease

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IBM and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have announced a five-year collaboration centered on applying advances in cognitive computing and machine learning to healthcare. The Center for Health Empowerment by Analytics, Learning, and...

Google Using FHIR, Deep Learning for Healthcare Predictive Analytics

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As part of Google’s ongoing quest to enhance the accuracy and usefulness of machine learning, researchers from the tech giant are expanding their partnerships with leading healthcare organizations to create more advanced predictive...

Online Map Reveals Geographic Disparities in Care for Autism

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Research from the Journal of Medical Internet Research used crowdsourcing and data scraping methods to create an online map that revealed significant geographical disparities in care for individuals with autism. The interactive GapMap,...

Penn Med. Population Health Analytics Dashboard Wins ECRI Prize

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A population health analytics dashboard that brings big data to the point of care has secured the ECRI Institute’s 11th Health Devices Achievement Award for the Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation. The health IT tool,...

Top Healthcare Business Intelligence Companies by Hospital Users

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In an increasingly data-driven environment, healthcare business intelligence companies are offering hospitals the health IT tools they need to participate in value-based care, population health management, and operational...

VA, DOE Launch Healthcare Big Data, Machine Learning Project

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The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Energy are launching their joint initiative to foster the development of healthcare big data analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence in order to support population...

Humana Refines Diabetes Risk Stratification Tool Using ICD-10

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In an effort to improve the delivery of targeted chronic disease management services to diabetes patients, Humana has revamped its Diabetes Complications Severity Index (DCSI) risk stratification tool to use ICD-10 codes, the payer...

Wearable Devices, Machine Learning Detect Signs of Stroke

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A combination of wearable devices and a machine learning algorithm to interpret a common test for signs of stroke could provide an accurate and reliable way to identify patients with motor pathway damage, finds a study published this week...

IBM Watson Gets SNOMED CT Infusion to Enhance Data Analytics

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IBM Watson is continuing its extensive medical education by adopting the SNOMED-CT clinical concept coding system to enhance its machine learning and data analytics.  The partnership between IBM Watson Health and SNOMED...

CT Medical Society Announces New Health Information Exchange

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Three years after Connecticut shut down its attempt at a regional health information exchange, the Connecticut State Medical Society (CSMS) is taking another crack at improving interoperability and data analytics across the state –...

Machine Learning, NLP Help with Physician Skill Benchmarking

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Machine learning and natural language processing (NLP) tools may be able to aid and improve the process of benchmarking the professional skills of physicians, suggests a new article in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. When...

Administrative Support Atop Barriers to Nursing Informatics

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A growing body of evidence points to the benefits of nursing informatics to clinical decision-making, but a recent study of these healthcare professionals indicates they face challenges as a result of a lack of administrative support,...

Google Cloud Partners with HL7 to Support FHIR Development

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ORLANDO - HL7 International and Google have partnered to bring Google's cloud clout to bear on the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resource, commonly known as FHIR. At HIMSS17 this week, Google and the HL7 FHIR...

IBM Watson Expands Role in Imaging Analytics, Population Health

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ORLANDO – IBM Watson is continuing to make its presence felt in the healthcare industry by launching a slew of new machine learning and artificial intelligence initiatives focused on care coordination, advanced imaging analytics, and...

Social Media May Provide Big Data Insights into Drug Misuse

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A new study in the Journal of Internet Medical Research indicates that monitoring social media feeds can provide clinicians and big data analytics professionals with valuable insight into potential drug misuse. Healthcare providers and...

NY Medicaid Review Will Promote Cost Cutting, Big Data Analytics

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The University at Albany’s Institute for Health System Evaluation (IHSE) will lead a $3.9 million effort to review the effectiveness of the state’s Medicaid program. In partnership with teams at Boston University and the...

EHR Sample Size Matters in Machine Learning, Predictive Analytics

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With a large enough number of electronic health records, machine learning algorithms may be able to develop patient-specific predictive analytics for ICU patients that accurately forecast mortality rates, says a study in JMIR Medical...

CT Hospital, State Prescription Monitoring System Connect Via EHR

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EHR users at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center will be able to access data from the statewide prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) in order to aid clinical decision support and improve patient safety, the hospital...

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