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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...

Data Standards, Unique Identifiers Will Reduce Patient Matching Errors

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The healthcare industry should prioritize the development of data standards, unique patient identifiers, and engagement from patients if it wishes to reduce the number of patient matching errors that occur on a regular basis, according to...

FHIR Takes Off as ONC Teases Upcoming Data Blocking Definitions

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Healthcare organizations that have been looking for a way to spark widespread, seamless health data exchange may have finally found their fuel in FHIR. Adoption of the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources has spread...

Are Universal EHRs Key to Healthcare Value, Trust, and AI Adoption?

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Healthcare providers in the United States generally don’t harbor very warm feelings for their electronic health records (EHRs). Despite efforts from vendors and regulators to improve the experience of interacting with these...

Health Literacy Education Key to Rural Population Health, Care Access

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Improving patient health literacy and reducing out-of-pocket healthcare costs can support improved rural population health, according to a recent report from the National Quality Forum (NQF). More than 59 million people currently live in...

Using Big Data, Machine Learning to Reduce Chronic Disease Spending

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Diabetes and heart disease are two of the most costly and prevalent chronic conditions impacting patients in the US, leading the healthcare industry to spend billions every year to treat and manage these disorders. As care delivery...

At Montefiore, Artificial Intelligence Becomes Key to Patient Care

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is the newest must-have technology for healthcare organizations seeking to get ahead of costly and clinically dangerous patient care issues while also gaining a competitive edge over their peers. Interest from...

Internet of Things, AI to Play Key Role in Future Smart Hospitals

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to combine with the power of artificial intelligence, blockchain, and other emerging technologies to create the “smart hospitals” of the future, according to a new report by Frost &...

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