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Chesapeake Regional uses big data and analytics to screen smokers for lung cancer

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By Bill Siwicki 03:12 pm July 27, 2018
Chesapeake Regional Healthcare sought to motivate smokers to get screened and used cloud-based analytics and marketing technology to successfully target them.
tracking inpatient, outpatient opioids

A screenshot of prescription drug monitoring tech. Credit: Illumicare.com

By Mike Miliard 02:51 pm July 27, 2018
The Controlled Substance App for IllumiCare's Smart Ribbon technology helps address a "blind spot" with prescription drug monitoring programs officials say.
Google and Microsoft's GitHub team up to integrate cloud services
By Bernie Monegain 10:53 am July 27, 2018
Developers using Google’s new Cloud Build will now have access to the GitHub code repository Microsoft acquired in June.
HIMSS Big Data and Healthcare Analytics Forum

Ed Marx speaking at the Big Data and Analytics Forum in San Francisco in May. 

By Mike Miliard 10:29 am July 27, 2018
Information governance best practices, effective pop health management strategies, artificial intelligence and precision medicine all get a close-up look this October.
Homeland Security warns of spike in ERP system attacks
By Jessica Davis 03:59 pm July 26, 2018
The web-based applications are designed to help organizations manage finances, HR issues and more – meaning they contain troves of personal data sought by nation-state hackers and other cybercriminals.
nerve regeneration tech
By Bernie Monegain 02:12 pm July 26, 2018
The new technology, pioneered by researchers at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, could improve the lives of millions of spinal cord injury patients.
By Jessica Davis 12:14 pm July 26, 2018
An investigation into a ransomware attack found hackers peppered Missouri-based Blue Springs Family Care with a variety of malware programs, which gave them full access to its systems.
NHS tests drones
By Lynne Minion and Leontina Postelnicu 10:28 am July 26, 2018
Early research says using drones could save $21 billion annually to the broader UK economy.
Google Cloud works with NIH to access big biomedical data
By Mike Miliard 03:03 pm July 25, 2018
Google Cloud is the first to join the new STRIDES Initiative, which seeks to offer researchers more robust computational infrastructure for analytics and innovation.
23andMe lands $300 million investment from GlaxoSmithKline

23andMe kits at a Beverly Hills event in 2017. Credit: Matt Winkelmeyer, Getty Images

By Bernie Monegain 02:53 pm July 25, 2018
Pharma giant gains access to DNA data in deal that 23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki calls transformative for the startup.

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