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Natural Language Processing May Boost Patient EHR Understanding

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Using a natural language processing (NLP) tool to link medical terms to simple definitions could improve patient EHR comprehension and the patient portal experience, according to a study published in JAMIA. Chen et al. developed NoteAid,...

New Epic Systems EHR, Big Data Features Zero In on Interoperability

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Epic Systems is moving ever closer to creating true interoperability within a comprehensive health record by enhancing many of its data exchange, patient and provider communication, and population health management functionalities. As...

3 Keys to Drive Adoption of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

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For artificial intelligence in healthcare to grow, organizations must improve implementation strategies, data management, and leadership training, according to an Infosys report. The cross-industry survey of more than 1,000 business and...

New Automated System Prevents Medication Administration Errors

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A real-time automated system showed significant improvement over current practices in identifying medication errors, according to a study published in JAMIA. Ni et al. developed a real-time medication administration error (MAE) detection...

Can Social Media Aid Clinical Trial Recruitment, Disease Research?

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Using Facebook rather than traditional methods for clinical trial recruitment may save time and money, but could present patient data collection and demographic challenges, according to a study published in JMIR. To test the utility of...

CIOs: FHIR Has Potential, Blockchain Overhyped in Healthcare

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Healthcare CIOs are proceeding cautiously with their health IT innovation projects as they balance industry hype around emerging technologies like blockchain with the promises of FHIR and big data analytics, according to a late 2017 survey...

ONC: Artificial Intelligence Has Potential to Reshape Healthcare

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Artificial intelligence is playing an increasingly important role in healthcare analytics and will continue to dramatically influence the development of clinical decision support and business intelligence, says a new report by JASON,...

Allscripts Buys Practice Fusion to Bulk Up on Big Data, EHR, Life Sciences

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Allscripts has announced that it will acquire Practice Fusion, a health IT vendor offering a cloud-based EHR and data analytics tools for life science companies, for $100 million in cash. The acquisition will allow Allscripts to extend...

SHIEC Expands Patient-Centered Data Home HIE Network Nationwide

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The Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC), a coalition of many of the nation’s successful HIEs, has expanded its Patient-Centered Data Home (PCDH) initiative to cover a number of new regions across the United...

Financial Big Data Analytics Woes Plague Healthcare Providers, Payers

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Healthcare providers and payers must improve their financial big analytics competencies if they wish to succeed in 2018’s rapidly evolving business environment, says a new report by Kaufman Hall, but few organizations have the...

Machine Learning Can Flag Adverse Drug Events in Unstructured Data

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Applying natural language processing and machine learning techniques to unstructured data can help to identify adverse drug events (ADEs) in medical literature and social media postings, says a new article in JMIR Medical...

Artificial Intelligence to Make More Health Jobs Than it Eliminates

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Some healthcare professionals might view artificial intelligence as a job-killer, but advanced machine learning may actually create more employment opportunities in the industry than it eliminates, according to a new report by Gartner. By...

Artificial Intelligence a “Low Priority” for Healthcare Orgs in 2018

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Close to two-thirds of healthcare organizations are marking artificial intelligence deployments as low or very low priority in 2018, according to a new survey, indicating that AI may not be coming as quickly to the industry as some...

How Soon Will Healthcare Connect Machine Learning with Consumers?

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Machine learning and artificial intelligence have taken the healthcare industry by storm as innovators offer tempting visions of sophisticated clinical decision support, smoother EHR workflows, and more intuitive consumer-provider...

Using Business Intelligence to Fine-Tune Operating Room Utilization

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Surgical space is a finite resource for hospitals and health systems, and it is also one of the most important.  Long wait times for an operating room are simply unacceptable for most physicians and their patients, especially when...

Amazon Machine Learning, Big Data Tools Have Healthcare Implications

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Healthcare organizations looking to expand their big data analytics horizons will have more infrastructure, Machine-Learning-as-a-Service (MLaaS), and deep learning options thanks to a series of new product launches from Amazon. The...

How the Healthcare “Value Chain” Leads to Big Data Analytics Success

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Healthcare organizations may come in many different sizes, shapes, and specialties, but all providers working in the industry today have one major trait in common: their big data is getting bigger by the minute – and leveraging these...

Machine Learning Offers Timely Predictive Analytics for AKI

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A machine learning algorithm may help make it easier and quicker for providers to detect acute kidney injury (AKI) in hospitalized patients, according to a new study published in bioRxiv.  The machine learning approach was more...

Artificial Intelligence is Altering Healthcare, but Not with “Magic”

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Depending on who is making the statement, artificial intelligence is either the best thing to happen to healthcare since penicillin or the beginning of the end of human involvement in the medical arts. Robot clinicians are coming to take...

Top 5 Reasons to be Thankful for Healthcare Big Data Analytics

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As Thanksgiving rolls around once again, bringing with it the heady scent of roasting turkey and apple pie, healthcare providers and hard-working support staff will gather around their dining room tables to share their gratitude for their...

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