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NIH Releases Big Data Resources for Brain Development Research

February 22, 2018 - The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently announced the release of the first dataset from the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study, which will allow scientists to use big data to research the many factors that influence brain, cognitive, emotional, and social development. The ABCD study is the largest long-term study on brain development and child health in the United...


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Roche Buys Flatiron Cancer Analytics, EHR Tools for $1.9B

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Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche will purchase Flatiron Health’s cancer analytics assets for $1.9 billion in an effort to enhance the drug development process and further the progress of precision medicine. Flatiron Health, backed by Google...

Congress Urged to Incentivize Combating Antibiotic Resistance

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Congress should consider offering economic incentives for the development of new antibiotic drugs that can combat the threat of antibiotic resistance, states a letter recently released by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). The...

CHIME Opioid Task Force Launches to Discuss Community Health

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On January 24 and 25, over two dozen healthcare IT leaders gathered in Washington, DC for the first meeting of the CHIME Opioid Task Force. Attendees sought to determine how to best use CHIME members’ expertise and access to critical data...

Yale, Epic Partner to Boost Healthcare with Big Data Analytics

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Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH) has announced a partnership with Epic Systems to launch the Capacity Command Center (CCC) that will combine data analytics and the physical co-location of key operational services to enhance patient care. “Through...

VA, CMS Announce Data Sharing, Fraud Prevention Partnership

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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and CMS have announced a partnership to share data assets, data analytics tools, and best practices for preventing fraud, waste and abuse. “The VA-HHS alliance represents the latest example of VA’s...

AHRQ to Grant $5M for Big Data Patient Safety Learning Labs

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The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) plans to spend up to $5 million to fund the creation and utilization of patient safety learning laboratories that leverage big data analytics to improve clinical care. The organization is...

UMass Gets $5.5M Chan-Zuckerberg Grant for Healthcare AI Work

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The University of Massachusetts Amherst Center for Data Science will partner with the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) for an artificial intelligence project that will accelerate healthcare research and development. The partnership includes an...

NIH Calls for “All of Us” Population Health Research Proposals

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Update: The NIH has extended the submission deadline from February 9 to February 23, 2018. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has put out an informal call for research proposals to harness its growing All of Us big data resources. ...

Artificial Intelligence Mobile Coach Can Aid Diabetes Care

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At-risk diabetes patients using a mobile health coach driven by artificial intelligence lost similar amounts of weight to patients participating in face-to-face interventions, according to a study published in JMIR Diabetes. The study looked...

83 Intermountain Clinics Become Patient-Centered Medical Homes

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The Intermountain Medical Group recently announced that its 83 primary care clinics have received National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) recognition as patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs). Intermountain, a Utah-based healthcare organization,...

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...

MIT Works to Align Pharmaceutical Development, Public Health Needs

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A new project from the MIT Center for Biomedical Innovation aims to align innovative pharmaceutical development with real-world patient care and public health needs.  The Learning Ecosystems for Accelerating Patient-Centered and Sustainable...

ONC, NIH Pilot Adds Genomic Data Specifications to HL7 FHIR

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HL7 FHIR is getting a precision medicine upgrade thanks to a partnership between the ONC and National Institutes of Health.  The Sync for Genes pilot program plans to support the integration of genomics into big data analytics and patient...

CMS Proposes Coverage for Next-Gen Precision Medicine Test

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Precision medicine may be about to take a big leap forward as CMS considers covering the costs of a new, FDA-approved next-generation sequencing (NGS) test that can identify key biomarkers for certain cancers. The FoundationOne CDx (F1CDx) in...

AMA, AHA Applaud Providers for Blood Pressure Control Successes

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The American Heart Association (AHA) and American Medical Association (AMA) are congratulating 310 physician practices and health systems for their commitment to tackle of the nation’s most common chronic diseases: high blood pressure that...

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...

Geisinger Announces New National Precision Health Initiative

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Geisinger Health System has announced the launch of its new National Precision Health Initiative, an effort to expand its brand’s already extensive influence in the realm of genomics, precision medicine, and data analytics. The program...

Eye Docs Looking for Big Data, Population Health Analytics Research

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The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and non-profit Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) are offering thousands of dollars in grant funding for research projects that leverage the IRIS Registry database to identify new approaches for eliminating...

AHIMA Offers Clinical Documentation Tips for Opioid Abuse

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Substance use disorders (SUDs) are becoming devastatingly common as the opioid abuse epidemic rages on, but providers may not be creating clinical documentation with a high enough quality to use in SUD research and population health management...

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