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Definitive Healthcare Acquires HIMSS Analytics’ Data Services

January 16, 2019  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
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Definitive Healthcare, a data analytics and business intelligence company, has acquired the data services business and assets of HIMSS Analytics, the organizations announced today.

Machine Learning Survey: Many Organizations Several Years Away from Adoption, Citing Cost

January 10, 2019  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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Radiologists and imaging leaders see an important role for machine learning in radiology going forward, however, most organizations are still two to three years away from adopting the technology, and a sizeable minority have no plans to adopt machine learning,...

Drexel University Moves Forward on Leveraging NLP to Improve Clinical and Research Processes

January 8, 2019  |  Mark Hagland, Editor-in-Chief
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At Drexel University, Walter Niemczura is helping to lead an ongoing initiative to improve research processes and clinical outcomes through the leveraging of NLP technology

Artificial Intelligence Helps Detect Early Heart Disease, Mayo Researchers Find

January 8, 2019  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
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A new Mayo Clinic study has found that applying artificial intelligence (AI) to an electrocardiogram (EKG) test results in an easy early indicator of asymptomatic left ventricular dysfunction, which is a precursor to heart failure.

Healthcare Execs Accelerating Investment in AI, Citing Fear of Disruption

January 7, 2019  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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Three out of four healthcare executive leaders (77 percent) report that the pace of investment in big data and artificial intelligence (AI) is accelerating at their organizations, in large part due to concerns about disruptive forces and competitors.

GE Healthcare, Vanderbilt Working on AI-Powered Cancer Immunotherapies

January 7, 2019  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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Nashville-based Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and GE Healthcare, based in Chicago, have formed a five-year partnership to apply artificial intelligence (AI)-powered applications to develop more precise cancer immunotherapies for patients.

AI and Healthcare: Cure-All, Poison Pill, or Simply Smarter Medicine?

January 7, 2019  |  Josh Gluck, adjunct professor, NYU’s Wagner School of Public Service, Industry Voice
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AI is moving from hypothetical to business critical in healthcare. Implementing AI may seem like a cure-all to every hospital woe, from data entry to imaging, and it would be easy to get overwhelmed.

Study: Hospital Costs Seen Increasing Because of Opioid Overdoses

January 3, 2019  |  Mark Hagland, Editor-in-Chief
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A new study published by Premier Inc. has found a significant cost resulting from opioid overdoses, and impacting the overall cost profiles of inpatient hospitals nationwide

Geisinger Reaches HIMSS Stage 6 Analytics Maturity

January 3, 2019  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
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The Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger has become the first healthcare system in Pennsylvania and the fourth in the world to earn HIMSS Analytics Stage 6 Adoption Model for Analytics Maturity (AMAM) validation

Novant Health Patients Can Now Use Google Assistant for Search Requests

January 3, 2019  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
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Patients of Novant Health, the four-state integrated healthcare network headquartered in North Carolina, can now use Google Assistant to locate the nearest physician clinic, urgent care, emergency room or medical center.

Taking a Deep Dive into 2018’s M&A Activity, and What It Means for Healthcare

January 2, 2019  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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The healthcare landscape saw some seismic shifts in 2018 due to vertical mergers and large-scale acquisitions. What do the M&A deals of 2018 spell for the year ahead?

Using Data to Drive Transparency and Performance in Asthma Care

December 28, 2018  |  Barbara P. Yawn, M.D., Industry Voice
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It’s now possible to use big data, including population health data, to identify patients most likely to benefit from enhanced asthma care and allergy evaluation.

How AI is Stopping Drug Diversion and Saving Healthcare Workers’ Lives

December 26, 2018  |  Robert Lord, Industry Voice, President and Co-founder, Protenus
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By understanding the historical data of drug transactions associated employee behavior, AI can learn when care providers are giving patients the pain relief they need and when they are taking extra for themselves.

Survey: Physician Sentiment Mixed on Benefits of Data, Analytics Tools

December 19, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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A new research report reveals physicians’ continuing dissatisfaction with electronic health records (EHRs) and this frustration with EHRs may slow physicians’ immediate acceptance of new data and analytics tools.

Dr. AI Will See You Now: Machines and the Future of Medicine

December 18, 2018  |  Dr. Gautam Sivakumar, Industry Voice, CEO, Medisas
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Three giant forces of technology have been building over the last few years, and they are about to fundamentally transform healthcare

Have CIOs’ Top Priorities for 2018 Become a Reality?

December 12, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
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In comparing healthcare CIOs’ priorities at the end of 2017 to this current moment, new analysis has found that core clinical IT goals have shifted from focusing on EHR (electronic health record) integration to data analytics.

How One Community Hospital is Leveraging AI to Bolster Its Care Pathways Process

December 6, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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Flagler Hospital physician IT leaders are leveraging an AI platform to develop care pathways for acute and non-acute conditions and are seeing measurable improvements in patient outcomes, while lowering costs.

At RSNA 2018, An Intense Focus on Artificial Intelligence

November 29, 2018  |  Mark Hagland, Editor-in-Chief
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Artificial intelligence solutions—and discussions—were everywhere at RSNA 2018 this week—with both interest and hype reaching new heights around AI applications in the radiology world

Amazon Launches Machine Learning Initiative to Mine Data from EHRs

November 29, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
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Continuing its aggressive push into healthcare, Amazon announced this week that it’s launching a machine learning service that will aim to mine data from electronic health records (EHRs).

CVS Health Completes $69B Acquisition of Aetna

November 28, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
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A little more than a month after the Department of Justice (DOJ) approved a $69 billion merger between mega-pharmacy retailer CVS Health and health insurer Aetna, the acquisition has officially been completed.

RSNA Attendance Holds Steady, While A.I. Is Once Again the Talk of the Conference

November 26, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Attendance at the annual RSNA Conference held steady this year in relation to the two most recent years, while artificial intelligence/machine learning remained a strong focus

The Consumerization of Healthcare, AI, and the Shifting Physician-Patient Relationship

November 26, 2018  |  Gidi Stein, M.D., Ph.D., Industry Voice
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AI should be thought of as a medical liaison to physicians and patients alike, that provides quick and accurate insights to enhance optimal care.

Is Big Data the New Moneyball?

November 14, 2018  |  Pamela Dixon, Industry Voice
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In Moneyball, the shift from money driving decisions to information driving the decisions upended the World Series and, subsequently, baseball. Big data may similarly upend healthcare.

Olympic Marathons: Performance Improvement Initiatives Help to Power the Long Race

November 14, 2018  |  Mark Hagland, Editor-in-Chief
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At a time when providers are being pushed to rework patient care delivery to deliver value, formal performance improvement initiatives are helping to achieve clinical and operational transformation.

You Have to Learn to Walk Before You Can Run With Predictive Analytics

November 11, 2018  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
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The title of a recent webinar says all you need to know about predictive analytics in healthcare: “Within Sight Yet Out of Reach.”

Survey: More Than Half of Healthcare CIOs Lack Strong Trust in Their Data

November 9, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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For U.S. healthcare leaders, trusted data is more important than ever, as their organizations migrate from the fee-for-service model to value-based care. However, a recent survey of CIOs found that less than half of healthcare organizations show very strong...

Study: AI Falls Short When Analyzing Data Across Multiple Health Systems

November 7, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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Researchers studied whether deep learning models trained to detect pneumonia on chest X-rays from one hospital or one group of hospitals will work equally well at different hospitals.

Analytics firm Cota Hires New CEO

October 30, 2018  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
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Cota Inc., a New York-based analytics company focused on complex diseases, has hired Michael Doyle as chief executive officer.

VCU Health Motto: ‘In God We Trust; Everyone Else Must Bring Data’

October 19, 2018  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
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VCU Health System in Virginia was recently named a 2018 HIMSS Davies Enterprise Award recipient for leveraging health IT to improve outcomes. Colin Banas, M.D., the health system’s chief medical information officer, said the organization prides itself on using...

How a Data-Driven Approach Can Bolster the Fight Against Opioid Abuse

October 12, 2018  |  Steve Bennett, Ph.D., Industry Voice
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The opioid crisis has been so difficult to curtail, in part, because of the inability to integrate data from various stakeholders and systems. Better data and analytics can help in a variety of different ways.

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