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A Mere 3% of LTPAC Orgs Have Healthcare Data Analytics Tools

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Only a miniscule percentage of long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) organizations are leveraging health IT to conduct data analytics that would help reduce costs or prevent readmissions, says a new survey from Black Book. Just 3 percent...

Healthcare Financial Analytics, Business Intelligence Market Takes Off

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Financial analytics and business intelligence tools are poised to become the next major area of investment for healthcare providers and payers, predicts a new series of market reports. As hospitals and physicians deeper into value-based...

Natural Language Processing Could Translate EHR Jargon for Patients

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Using natural language processing (NLP) to translate confusing and complex medical jargon into everyday speech may help patients feel more in control of the information presented to them.  More than a third of American adults have...

Humana: Can Artificial Intelligence, NLP, Voice Tools Revamp EHRs?

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Electronic health record (EHR) developers and consumer tech companies aren’t the only ones who believe that healthcare’s big data could use a massive makeover with the help of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and...

Tech Giants Give Healthcare Artificial Intelligence Start-Ups a Boost

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Artificial intelligence has quickly become the hottest investment in healthcare as developers and providers seek to harness the enormous potential of the industry’s big data assets.  Ambitious new start-ups, many backed by...

NIH Awards $9M for Open Source, Cloud-Based Big Data Commons

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has selected twelve recipients of $9 million in grant funding to support the development of an open source, cloud-based data common for biomedical big data. The pilot phase of the NIH Data Commons...

“Basic Science” of Healthcare Big Data Analytics Still Needs Work

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The healthcare industry still needs to focus on developing the foundational building blocks of big data analytics by creating and implementing meaningful data standards, says the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA). In...

IBM: Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence Combo to Alter Healthcare

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The combination of blockchain and artificial intelligence could bring significant improvements to a healthcare sector plagued by interoperability problems and big data analytics shortfalls, says IBM Watson Health Chief Science Officer...

LTPAC Orgs Need Better Health Data Exchange Standards, APIs

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More robust health data exchange standards and the adoption of application programming interfaces (APIs) will help to improve interoperability among long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) facilities, the ONC says, but helping these...

Blockchain Aims to Foster Payer, Provider Trust for Value-Based Care

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As the healthcare industry slowly becomes more connected and more interoperable, organizations are attempting to implement data management strategies that balance privacy and security with collective access and accessibility. Value-based...

EHR Tech Support with Clinical Focus Enhances Patient Care Quality

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Making sure that the voice on the other end of the EHR tech support hotline has some clinical know-how could be a promising way to improve patient care quality and the health IT user experience. Lackluster technical support can prevent...

Early Adopters Question Usefulness, Maturity of AI in Healthcare

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Adoption of business intelligence and clinical intelligence tools is on the rise as healthcare organizations equip themselves with the health IT infrastructure required to succeed with value-based care, yet healthcare organizations are...

70% of Healthcare Execs Pin Growth to Big Data Analytics Skills

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Healthcare organizations that successfully cultivate their big data analytics skills are anticipating a significant competitive advantage over those who fail to make the transition to the digital economy, reveals a new survey from SAP and...

AMA Launches Integrated Healthcare Big Data Analytics Platform

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The American Medical Association is working to develop an integrated big data analytics and clinical informatics platform that will offer a common data model for organizations seeking to deliver the highest possible quality of coordinated...

How FHIR Offers a New Approach to Working with Healthcare Data

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Healthcare organizations seeking a simple, intuitive, and standardized way to solve many of their most pressing big data problems don’t have to look much further than the HL7 Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resource, better known as...

ONC Challenges FHIR Developers to Create Secure API Servers

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As more and more healthcare organizations begin to adopt the HL7 Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) as a way to engage in health information exchange, the security of those transactions must be top of mind for developers and...

Five Blockchain Use Cases for Healthcare Payers, Providers

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The distributed ledger methodology known as blockchain is piquing interest in the healthcare industry as organizations search for more secure and trusted strategies for managing big data.  By decentralizing ownership of key data...

Big Data Analytics, Population Health Top Executive Priority List

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Big data analytics and population health management are among the top priorities for healthcare executives in 2018 as organizations attempt to navigate an uncertain regulatory landscape while improving the quality of care, according to the...

Growing NLP Marketplace Drives Healthcare Machine Learning

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Machine learning has quickly become of the most pervasive trends in the healthcare IT industry, opening up endless opportunities for vendors, providers, and patients alike.  From personalized clinical decision support for cancer and...

Big Data, AI Rapidly Transforming the CIO Role in Healthcare

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Few roles in the healthcare industry are exempt from the transformative effects of big data analytics, and the Chief Information Officer (CIO) position is surely not one of them.  CIOs are quickly expanding from infrastructure gurus...

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