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Artificial Intelligence, Big Data Basics Lead Top 10 Stories of 2018

December 12, 2018 - Healthcare professionals gearing up for a data-driven 2019 have spent the past year equipping themselves with the knowledge they need to succeed in a heavily digital environment. Readers of HealthITAnalytics.com couldn’t get enough of artificial intelligence and big data analytics, both of which have advanced by leaps and bounds in recent months. Our “how to”...


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Machine Learning, EHR Data Predict High-Risk Surgical Patients

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Utilizing machine learning tools that leverage electronic health record (EHR) data from a single organization could help providers predict patients at high risk of surgical complications more accurately than traditional approaches, a study...

Deep Learning Tool Could Offer MRI Clinical Decision Support

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Applying a deep learning model to knee magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) exams helped increase the accuracy and speed of knee injury classification, and could provide clinical decision support for radiologists, a study published in PLOS...

ONC Announces Winners of Certified Health IT Data Challenge

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ONC has announced the winners of its Certified Health IT Product List (CHPL) Data Challenge, which asked participants to show how CHPL data could be used and applied across healthcare. The ONC CHPL is the authoritative listing of all...

Healthcare Payers Are Keen on Analytics, But Feel Unprepared

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Big data analytics is a top priority for the majority of healthcare payers in 2019, but relatively few feel adequately prepared to succeed with becoming data-driven organizations, according to a new poll from North Highland. Eighty-three...

UX, AI, and Amazon: Top 5 Healthcare Predictions for 2019

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2018 was nothing if not eventful for the healthcare industry, and 2019 is already shaping up to be more of the same.  Between the federal urgency around enabling patient access to health data, the meteoric rise of artificial...

Federal Actions May Be Required for AI to Flourish in Healthcare

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Increasing the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare and other industries will require federal policymakers to enhance health data access, invest in AI research and education, and implement policies to address potential...

Rucker: Without APIs, Artificial Intelligence Will Fail in Healthcare

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As the healthcare industry looks just over the horizon to a busy, eventful, and competitive 2019, artificial intelligence tools are likely to take on an increasingly important role across the care continuum. Payers, providers, and health...

FDA: Medical Device Innovation Can Combat the Opioid Crisis

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Combating the opioid epidemic will require advanced medical devices and sophisticated data analytics that can help detect and treat abuse, FDA officials wrote in a recent blog post. Opioid abuse is one of the most significant health...

Blockchain Offers Promising Path to Better Provider Directory Data

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As the volume of big data continues to increase exponentially and the pressure to reduce wasteful spending intensifies, healthcare organizations are broadening their search for secure and seamless data management strategies. More and more...

Satisfaction High with Epic, Cerner Clinical Surveillance Tools

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Clinical surveillance tools are generally doing a good job of alerting providers to sudden patient downturns and delivering meaningful decision support, yet optimizing these health IT tools to produce positive results isn’t always...

Deep Learning Spots Adverse Drug Events in Unstructured EHR Data

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Deep learning and natural language processing techniques can significantly improve the detection of adverse drug events (ADEs) in unstructured electronic health record (EHR) data, a study published in JMIR Medical Informatics...

Amazon Takes on Unstructured EHR Data with Machine Learning, NLP

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Amazon is taking another big step into the healthcare industry by announcing a new machine learning service that can extract meaningful information from unstructured EHR data and free-text clinical notes. Amazon Comprehend Medical will...

Healthcare CIOs See Roles Slip in Decentralized Analytics World

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Healthcare CIOs will need to adapt to changing expectations and shifting responsibilities as analytics infrastructure and data reporting becomes increasingly decentralized, according to a new report by Black Book Research. CIOs no longer...

Microsoft Azure Releases Open Source FHIR Server for Health Data

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Microsoft is solidifying its commitment to FHIR by announcing the availability of its new open source FHIR Server for Azure. The tool, available on GitHub, allows developers to take advantage of ready-to-use support infrastructure for...

Predicting Pressure Injuries with Machine Learning, EHR Data

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Fueled by EHR data, machine learning tools have shown potential in improving several areas of care delivery, including sepsis prediction, chronic disease management, and cancer detection. As providers increasingly experience financial...

Precision Medicine Approach Reduces Heart Failure Mortality by 50%

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A precision medicine approach cut mortality rates for high-risk heart failure patients by 48 percent, and 30-day hospital readmissions by 25 percent, according to new research from the Intermountain Medical Center Heart...

Collaboration Among HIM Pros, Care Teams Can Boost Health Outcomes

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Increased collaboration among health information management (HIM) professionals and other members of care delivery teams can enhance patient outcomes and reduce care costs, an article from the Journal of AHIMA says. Across all healthcare...

FDA Launches App to Support Clinical Trials, Real-World Evidence Collection

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The FDA has introduced the new MyStudies app, which will collect real-world evidence through mobile devices and increase the diversity of information available for clinical trials and other healthcare research. After conducting a...

Is Population Health on the Agenda as Google Nabs Geisinger CEO?

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Google is taking another step across the boundaries between the tech sector and the healthcare industry by appointing David Feinberg, MD, MBA as head of the company’s healthcare efforts. Feinberg will leave his post as CEO of...

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