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Medical labs increase use of performance analytics; Target strategic IT investments

Feb. 26, 2024
Digital transformation of processes and the resulting data and analytics generated are growing in importance across the healthcare industry, including medical laboratories. ...
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CDC invests in infectious disease models and analytics

Oct. 27, 2021
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced $26 million in funding to develop next-generation infectious disease forecasting and analytics. The CDC said the...
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Cocaine and meth overdoses triple

Oct. 26, 2021
Though many have been focused on opioids, overdoses with cocaine and meth have tripled, a new study in veterans revealed.More than half of the 3,631 veterans who died from overdoses...
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Cedars-Sinai Cedars and Tempus to create database and personalized cancer treatment options

Sept. 10, 2021
Cedars-Sinai Cancer and Tempus, a vendor of precision medicine data and tools, are partnering to design personalized cancer treatment options by creating virtual replicas of patients...
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Mayo and Verily to develop clinical analytic tools

Sept. 3, 2021
Mayo Clinic and Verily, a subsidiary of Alphabet, will partner to develop clinical decision-support tools for clinicians.Mayo will provide curated clinical content rooted in its...
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CDC launches disease forecasting center

Aug. 23, 2021
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched a new center designed to advance the use of forecasting and outbreak analytics in public health decision-making. ...
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How data analytics improves operational performance at clinical labs

May 19, 2021
Labs are using increasingly sophisticated approaches to data analytics to improve their operations. Most labs use what is known as descriptive analytics, which involves interpreting...
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UAB-developed research tool to help scientists understand COVID-19

Feb. 1, 2021
Researchers at University of Alabama at Birmingham have developed PAGER-CoV, which is a database packed with nearly 12,000 (so far) pieces of genetic information on the SARS-CoV...

NIH launches database to track neurological systems associated with COVID-19

Jan. 28, 2021
A new database will collect information from clinicians about COVID-19-related neurological symptoms, complications, and outcomes as well as COVID-19 effects on pre-existing neurologica...
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Research consortium to analyze COVID-19 patient data to improve outcomes

Jan. 27, 2021
HCA Healthcare announced that it has formed a consortium of prominent public and private research institutions to use HCA Healthcare’s data on COVID-19 hospital care to improve...
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Lab administrators prioritize accurate and timely financial and operational performance

Jan. 21, 2021
While clinical labs have long faced operational challenges and financial pressures, the magnitude of these issues during the COVID-19 pandemic has been unprecedented. Clinical...