Tag: Analytics

Oxford University partner with Oracle for COVID variant identification

Courtesy of Oracle Oxford University have partnered with global technology corporation Oracle, to create a Global Pathogen Analysis System (GPAS) that enables scientists and decision-makers to quickly identify COVID-19 variants. GPAS combines Oxford University’s Scalable Pathogen Pipeline Platform (SP³) with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). SP³, which was originally used to sequence tuberculosis, has been repurposed to

How AI and analytics can automate CMS coding for physicians

One year into COVID-19, physicians are still stretched thin, especially with stringent Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services coding requirements that burden already overworked healthcare providers. But analytics programs, especially combined with artificial intelligence, can help by automating coding and quality reporting, while alleviating clinician burnout and reducing errors. Healthcare IT News interviewed Mark Halford, senior vice

At SUNY, machine learning in OR scheduling enables big wins

SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York, has 35 operating rooms across multiple locations including academic and community facilities. As with most traditional perioperative departments, it was facing three major issues. THE PROBLEM First, low OR utilization despite demand for time. SUNY Upstate was not hitting its desired utilization targets and did not have

Additional data, advanced analytics improve performance of machine learning referral app

Research scientists from Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University have further improved the performance of Uppstroms, a machine learning application that identifies patients who may need referrals to wraparound services, by incorporating additional personal and population-level data sources and advanced analytical approaches. Research team affiliations include Regenstrief, IU Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI, IU

The rise of the dashboard

The COVID-19 pandemic has put the use of healthcare dashboards under the global spotlight. Each day, the global cases and deaths dashboard created by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at the US’ John Hopkins University, receives around 1.2 billion requests. Created by Professor Lauren Gardner and her graduate student, Ensheng Dong, the public-facing

Amazon Web Services: AI, data analytics and cloud are converging to drive down costs and boost care quality

Healthcare companies are using artificial intelligence and machine learning, and then the cloud to better ingest, manage and leverage a variety of data – whether it is structured data, unstructured data or streams, to break down silos and enable data liquidity in support of collaborative research and care coordination. “The cloud enables healthcare providers to

What innovation looks like at a large academic medical center

For New Orleans-based Ochsner Health, innovation is an enterprise-wide effort. "It's my job. We wake up every day and this is our mission – we're not getting pulled off on other short-term issues that are important in the day to day operation of the business,” said Ochsner physician Richard Milani, MD. “We're able to devote

Mercy Health earns HIMSS Davies Award for innovative approach to opioid fight

Mercy Health earned a 2018 HIMSS Davies Award of Excellence for its work in using health IT to help treat the opioid epidemic. The award recognizes outstanding achievement of organizations that have used health information technology to substantially improve patient outcomes and value, and spotlights organizations promoting health information and technology-enabled improvements in patient and

Health Insurance Is No Longer a One-Time Transaction

The time when insurers could enroll a member and be done with engagement is as old as ATMs. That was a key takeaway from a session at last month’s AHIP Institute titled “Consumerism and Disruption.” As banks have upped their service through virtual banking assistants, and apps such as Zocdoc allow consumers to scan their

AWS releases Amazon Neptune to help health organizations build apps

AWS has rolled out its new Amazon Neptune technology, a cloud-based tool that enables healthcare organizations and others to manage complex connected data for faster application development. The graph database service stores and navigates these datasets, allowing developers at health systems, life sciences companies and others to more easily make interactive graph apps, and query

Tips for doing DIY predictive analytics right

Michael Johnson, a decision support data scientist at Bend, Oregon-based St. Charles Health System, has only worked in healthcare for a couple years. Before that, he'd spent most of his career doing data modeling and predictive analytics in higher education and in the military. During his short time so far in this data-intensive industry, Johnson,

UNC Health reaches Stage 7 with advanced EMR, analytics capabilities

UNC Health Care has reached Stage 7, the highest level on the HIMSS Analytics EMR Adoption Model, which measures healthcare facilities on their use of advanced analytics and health information technology. The designation applies to all UNC facilities: its hospitals, physician practices and applied analytics. "The Stage 7 honors confirm UNC Health Care's place as