Tag Archive for health data

Google Brings Health Facts to Knowledge Graph


by Angela Guess Natasha Lomas of TechCrunch reports, “Google’s semantic-search base, which it uses to supplement organic search results with summarized information typically foregrounded above the organic results, is getting an injection of medical facts to expand the utility of search services for users with health-related queries. Google notes today that one in 20 searches…

Taking the Guess Work Out of Healthcare with Big Data

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by Angela Guess Triska Hamid of The National recently wrote, “Medical diagnosis is mostly a process of elimination, as many doctors would be quick to point out. But that is beginning to change with the introduction of Big Data and analysis in health care. The tried and tested process of elimination, which can be time…

Fighting Health Crises with Big Data


by Angela Guess Nuria Oliver of Tech Crunch recently wrote, “Last year, I gave a talk at WIRED 2013​ on how anonymous and aggregated mobile phone data can be used to understand and combat the spread of infectious diseases. I described a study that we carried out in my research team a few years ago,…

New Study Shows Electronic Health Records on the Rise

Bob Violino of Information Management reports, “Electronic health records (EHR) uptake in the U.S. has accelerated dramatically as a result of government initiatives and the considerable resources healthcare providers have invested over the past five years, says research firm Frost & Sullivan.”

Big Data is a Double-Edged Sword


by Angela Guess Daniel Riedel of Wired recently discussed the potential good and the potential harm that can be accomplished via Big Data. He writes, “The issue is that big data is a double-edged sword, and it’s razor sharp on both sides. Although it has amazing potential to improve our world, it can easily be…

AHIMA Releases Framework for Healthcare Data Governance


by Angela Guess Susan D. Hall of Fierce Health IT reports, “AHIMA has released a framework for healthcare information governance at its annual convention in San Diego, calling for commitment to managing information as a strategic asset. It’s part of AHIMA’s ongoing effort to stress the importance of information governance, which it called an “undeniable…

Healthline Launches New HealthData Engine

Jasmine Pennic of HIT Consultant reports, “Healthline, provider of intelligent health information and technology solutions, today launched its HealthData Engine to harness the power of structured and unstructured data to improve outcomes and reduce costs.”