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Precision Medicine Approach Reduces Heart Failure Mortality by 50%

November 15, 2018 - 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 Institute. Researchers applied a team-based care method guided by personalized patient risk scores across eight of Intermountain Healthcare’s largest hospitals....


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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...

Predictive Analytics, EHR Big Data Reduce Sepsis Mortality by 18%

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At North Oaks Health System in Hammond, Louisiana, researchers have used big data from the Epic electronic health record (EHR) to develop a predictive analytics tool that has reduced sepsis mortality by 18 percent. According to the CDC,...

AI, User Experience Top Healthcare’s Data Analytics Priorities in 2019

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Healthcare organizations that want to get ahead in 2019 will need to prioritize the use of artificial intelligence, virtualized care, and technologies that offer intuitive user experiences, according to Forrester’s predictions for...

Improved Data Quality, Clinical Workflows Generate eCQM Success

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To succeed with electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs), organizations should optimize their data quality, improve data governance efforts, and enhance clinician education, according to a recent report from The Joint Commission...

Geographic Data Analytics Identifies Health System Leakage Patterns

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Health systems with incomplete patient records can use geographic data to identify patients who may be receiving care at external organizations, which could improve care management and reduce system leakage, a study published in JMIR...

Socioeconomic Data Will Play Key Role in Population Health for Minorities

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As the healthcare industry continues its slow and steady shift to holistic care, more organizations are beginning to understand that they must integrate socioeconomic data into their analytics and population health management...

2018 Most Wired Hospitals Embrace Big Data Analytics, Population Health

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Hospitals and health systems with exceptional big data analytics skills and population health management competencies top this year’s Most Wired hospitals list. The survey and accompanying recognitions, now overseen by CHIME,...

AMIA Urges Continued Development of National AI Research Plan

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The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) has expressed approval of the direction and goals of the National Artificial Intelligence Research and Development Strategic Plan and recommended that federal authorities continue in the...

CMS: Data-Driven Strategies Can Improve Population Health for Minorities

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To improve population health and increase care access among minority patients, organizations should implement data-driven strategies and identify the unique challenges within specific communities, Cara V. James, PhD, Director of the Office...

Top 5 Use Cases for Artificial Intelligence in Medical Imaging

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Artificial intelligence and machine learning have captivate the healthcare industry as these innovative analytics strategies become more accurate and applicable to a variety of tasks. AI is increasingly helping to uncover hidden insights...

Top 4 Big Data Analytics Strategies to Reduce Hospital Readmissions

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Unplanned hospital readmissions are one of the costliest services in healthcare, with organizations shelling out billions each year on these frequently avoidable episodes. With the rise of value-based care initiatives, most notably...

$1.2M AHRQ Grant Helps Montefiore Build AI CDS Tool for Lung Failure

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Montefiore Health System has received a $1.2 million grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to develop an artificial intelligence (AI) tool that will help clinicians identify a rare form of lung failure and offer...

Google Deep Learning Tool 99% Accurate at Breast Cancer Detection

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Researchers at Google have developed a deep learning tool that can identify metastasized breast cancer with 99 percent accuracy and could reduce the time it takes for clinicians to review pathology slides. Detecting cancer that has spread...

Challenges Persist in Training Deep Learning Models on EHR Data

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Deep learning models have demonstrated early potential in improving healthcare analytics, but researchers still have to overcome significant challenges when using electronic health record (EHR) data to develop these models, a study...

Persuasive EHR Workflow Design Increased Same-Day Data Entry by 10%

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Incorporating persuasive design concepts into primary care electronic health records (EHRs) increased same-day data entry by 10 percent per physician, demonstrating the potential for persuasive design to change data entry behavior, a study...

Shrewd Health IT Purchasing Strategies Key to Seamless Data Exchange

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To develop seamless industry-wide health data exchange, healthcare systems should work to create holistic, long-term health IT purchasing strategies that work towards broader goals  rather than focusing on the procurement of...

Pharma, Life Science Leaders Face Big Data Analytics Challenges

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Pharmaceutical and life science companies are staring down major challenges as value-based care alters the healthcare landscape, but those that are further along in their digital transformations are also more likely to embrace innovation...

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