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Health Information Exchange Brings Higher Quality, Lower Costs

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Health information exchange (HIE) continues to improve care quality, enhance patient safety, and reduce healthcare costs, but more providers need to employ HIE to maximize its potential, according to a report to the community from...

With New Players Looming, Healthcare Needs Big Data to Support Scale

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The healthcare industry is no stranger to changes.  Its history is one of evolution, progression, discovery, and invention.  Challenges are a constant, but so too have been solutions.  From antibiotics and keyhole surgery to...

CVS Health to Bulk Up Big Data Analytics Ahead of Aetna Deal

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Solid growth in the fourth quarter of 2017 and a massive income tax break are allowing CVS Health to invest in more big data analytics technologies ahead of its proposed acquisition of Aetna, the company said in its latest earnings...

Liquid Biopsy, Machine Learning Can Detect Multiple Cancers

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A liquid biopsy test supported by a machine learning algorithm can accurately detect the presence and origin of several different cancers, opening up the possibility of less invasive and more precise testing, according to a blog post from...

As Imaging Analytics Grows, Healthcare Orgs Should Proceed Cautiously

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Imaging analytics aided by artificial intelligence is rapidly expanding within the health IT sphere, but providers must assess their organizations and understand exactly how this technology will enhance the patient experience and reduce...

Health Data Exchange, Interoperability Can Aid Antibiotic Stewardship

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To effectively implement antibiotic stewardship programs, hospitals should boost operations with health IT tools, improve data interoperability and data resources, and expand beyond traditional stewardship organizational models, according...

Can Healthcare Avoid “Black Box” Artificial Intelligence Tools?

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Artificial intelligence is taking the healthcare industry by storm as researchers share breakthrough after breakthrough and vendors quickly commercialize advanced algorithms offering clinical decision support or financial and operational...

KLAS Names Best Vendors for EHRs, Business Intelligence, Analytics

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The 2018 Best in KLAS health IT rankings revealed few surprises in the electronic health record categories as Epic Systems received its eighth consecutive crown for Overall Software Suite – but companies vying for additional titles...

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...

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