04 septembre

By: Taha Kass-Hout, M.D., M.S., Roselie A. Bright, Sc.D., M.S., P.M.P. and Ann Ferriter Taha A. Kass-Hout, M.D., M.S., Chief Health Informatics Officer and Director of FDA’s Office of Health Informatics, Office of the Chief Scientist OpenFDA is releasing information on medical devices that could spur innovation and advance scientific research. OpenFDA’s Application Programming Interface (API) expands on the previous openFDA resources concerning medical device-related adverse events...

03 septembre

Healthcare-focused “hackathon” events have become more and more popular over the years, as digital apps developers have been able to apply their skills to solving some of the most intractable problems of healthcare.  In the DC metro area, there’s an upcoming 36-hour event to build apps for patients with PTSD.  In downtown Cleveland, a Medical Hackathon focused on big data is being held later this month.  I recently came across an article about the upcoming...

Big data is being used to help reduce costs and improve the efficiency of current processes throughout the insurance value chain. Here's how. Big data isn’t the future. It’s the present. And life re/insurers are making it a priority, using data-driven approaches to improve underwriting results and reduce the number of questions and invasive medical tests required in the application process. All of this was inconceivable just a few years ago. Major factors driving this innovation...

Public health leader discusses big data for health in Brazil On August 28, 2015, Professor Howard Hu travelled to São Paulo, Brazil to present a new research perspective on big data for population health and cultivate partnerships with public health and clinical leaders at the University of São Paulo and local medical centres. “Brazil’s rapid expansion in public health infrastructure and innovations in the teaching and delivery of public health and primary care is of...

Le monde de la santé ne semble pas avoir conscience de l’ampleur des bouleversements que le Big Data en santé va provoquer. La médecine 2.0 – fondée sur les algorithmes – va rebattre les cartes du pouvoir au profit des assureurs qui contrôleront le système et imposeront leurs décisions aux médecins. Les élections du mois d’octobre aux Unions régionales des professions de santé (URPS) pourraient...

  Like so many healthcare organizations, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has massive amounts of data from its clinical care, education and research efforts, and the volume keeps growing. Putting all that data to good use, especially to improve care and patient outcomes, is a top priority for the Boston-based, 650-bed hospital, which treats hundreds of thousands of inpatients and outpatients each year. This fall, the medical center, which is a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical...

Freshly revitalized after Google’s much-discussed reorganization under the Alphabet umbrella, the tech giant’s life science team is once again planning to tackle diabetes with the help of big data analytics and innovative Internet of Things technologies.  With the formation of a new partnership that enlists the aid of the Joslin Diabetes Center and Sanofi, a multinational pharmaceutical developer, Google hopes to reduce the burden of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes on both patients...

Current challenges — working with big data, proliferating medical devices, the need to provide real-time access to patient information, regulatory compliance, securing protected health information (PHI) and the expanding scope of mobile devices and...

02 septembre

One of the longstanding debates in science, that has, perhaps unsurprisingly, permeated into the field of stem cell research, is the question of nature versus nurture influencing development. Science on stem cells thus far, has suggested that, as one side of the existential debate holds: their fate is not predestined. But new research from the Neural Stem Cell Institute and Drexel University suggests that the cells' tabula might not be as rasa as we have been led to believe.

The 2015 Brain Informatics and Health Conference: Big Data for Smart Brain For the first time, the strengths, weaknesses, missed opportunities and current dangers of large scale informatics approaches to brain research will be discussed at the 2015 Brain Informatics and Health Conference in London. As part of the conference, Sarah Caddick, Senior Advisor for Neuroscience at the Gatsby Charitable Foundation, will be joined by a selection of world leaders in brain research, including Allan Jones...

In San Diego, a conflict is brewing over a proposal to build a dense residential development in a rural part of the county. The developer has permission to build 110 homes, but has requested to build 1,706 homes. The conflict pits the county’s goals for healthier urban growth—concentrating development to cut commute times, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and lower wildfire risks—against a proposal for LEED-certified buildings and a water recycling plant to service the new...

The healthcare system may be learning to treat data as a source of ultimate truth, but when it comes to population health management statistics, truth may still be in the eye of the beholder .  Patient outcome data can look very different depending on what information is collected, who is giving the answers, and what the analyst is trying to achieve.  For healthcare providers attempting to craft detailed portraits of their patient populations and target services accordingly, using...

Big data is a powerful tool to revolutionise healthcare In aanloop naar het Mobile Healthcare Congres & iZone interviewden wij Big Data Guru Viktor Mayer Schönberger. Viktor is bovendien keynote spreker op het congres! Wij vroegen hem naar zijn visie op mobile healthcare. Transcript van het interview Big data Big data is our ability to make sense of the world and understand the world better, by using a lot more data points than we ever could in the past. Big data is a powerful tool to...

The vast majority of providers considering or undergoing an EHR replacement are giving preference to vendors who provide big data analytics and population health management tools, according to the latest Black Book Rankings EHR user satisfaction poll .  The six-month survey, which names Greenway Health as the industry favorite for usability and satisfaction, notes that providers are continuously demanding more functionality and intuitive, customizable workflows from vendors in order to...

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