Data Analytics

Hospitals and health systems use current and past data from its informatics systems to find trends, draw conclusions and identify the potential for improvement outcomes in patients and populations, and to support business decision-making. In patient care, data analytics can show areas  that need improvement, and bottlenecks to faster and more accurate diagnoses. On the business side, health system data can be leveraged to lower costs, maximize revenue, streamline and improve operations. Data is increasingly being used to look at the larger picture of population health to identify traits that can flag patients that may need additional resources to prevent readmissions. It can also help identify patients at high risk for some diseases that can be contacted about additional screenings for improved preventative care.

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Researchers involved in a new study said it is unclear whether the virus infection itself was a factor, or if it was environmental factors such as a move to remote learning or the shutdown of sports and school activities that may have caused the increased risk.
 

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Three medical journals are investigating possible manipulation of data in heart studies led by researchers from Temple University that found favorable health impacts of blood thinners.

Clinician and physician burnout is fueling the large numbers of resignations in healthcare, which are fueled by a handful of factors, including adequate staffing and being bogged down in non-clinical work, especially with inefficient EMRs.

Julius Bogdan, vice president and general manager of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Digital Health Advisory Team for North America, discusses how artificial intelligence (AI) can help combat clinician burnout.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has launched a new artificial intelligence (AI) program, backed by $130 million in funding, that aims to expand the use of AI in the biomedical and research communities.

Julius Bogdan, vice president and general manager of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Digital Health Advisory Team for North America, explains several key artificial intelligence (AI) trends he sees across healthcare.

Julius Bogdan, vice president and general manager of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Digital Health Advisory Team for North America, explains several key artificial intelligence (AI) trends he sees across healthcare.

InterWell Health has completed its merger with Fresenius Health Partners and Cricket Health in a deal valued at $2.4 billion. The three-way merger was originally announced in March 2022

PowerScribe purveyor Nuance is partnering on widescale care improvement with a healthcare AI startup that made its name showing Walmart where, and where not, to send its employees for high-accuracy radiology.

The trial to decide if UnitedHealth Group will be allowed to pursue its $13 billion acquisition with Change Healthcare is underway.

Data scientists and software engineers at the University of Arkansas have been awarded more than $140,000 by the NIH to educate biomedical researchers on the growing role of AI in big-data analytics.

There has been fear of a small number of patients who experience myocarditis after COVID vaccination, but a new study found it is safe in patients with prior heart damage. Image courtesy of Banner Health. #COVID19 #COVIDvaccination

The news comes as BA.5 has become the dominant subvariant in the United States. Cases, hospitalizations and deaths are all on the rise. 

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The ranking, courtesy of U.S. News & World Report, was designed to educate and inform consumers and policymakers on what’s happening in their communities.

Thirteen healthcare companies have reached $1 billion in valuation this year, an especially notable achievement as the U.S. economy approaches a recession and investors pull back.

 

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Two-year outcomes of a QFR-guided vessel and lesion selection strategy showed that the benefits of QFR guidance continued to accrue over time compared with standard angiography guidance in patients undergoing PCI.

Dozens of medical societies have signed a new letter urging Congress to stop upcoming Medicare payment cuts. “The Medicare payment system remains on an unsustainable path threatening beneficiaries’ access to physicians," they wrote. 

Read our review of some of the biggest FDA-related stories that have hit cardiology in the last month, including news from Viz.ai, Edwards Lifesciences, Abiomed and Medtronic. 

   
   
   
   
   
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