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Progknowse partners with 3 health systems for precision med AI

Precision medicine startup Progknowse is working with three health systems to use machine learning technology for development of predictive algorithms to provide precision medicine to patients. WHY IT MATTERS The three participating health providers include Baltimore’s LifeBridge Health, St. Luke’s University Health Network in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and Riverside Health System in Newport News, Virginia.  Progknowse […]

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Online tool helps health systems gauge their digital health readiness

Healthcare leaders trying to determine where their efforts fall on an industrywide digital health continuum have an online tool to aid assessments. Completing the self-administered assessment helps organizations understand what is driving or slowing their progress toward a fully modernized facility or health system. The online assessment tool was created as part of a joint […]

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Novel tool used to mine clinical data and identify causative gene in childhood epilepsy

A team of researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) affiliated with the CHOP Epilepsy Neurogenetics Initiative (ENGIN) discovered a new gene associated with severe childhood epilepsy using a novel computational approach. The team systematically compared phenotypes, or clinical data, of patients with severe childhood epilepsies through a novel analysis strategy and looked for common […]

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Clinical trial: Prenatal DHA prevents blood-pressure increase from obesity during childhood

Research published today in JAMA Network Open by investigators at the University of Kansas and KU Medical Center finds pregnant mothers who daily consumed 600 milligrams of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)—an omega-3 fatty acid found in prenatal vitamins, fish-oil supplements and fish meat—protected their offspring from the blood pressure-elevating effects of excessive weight in early childhood. […]

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Hospital for Special Surgery earns HIMSS Davies Enterprise Award

HIMSS has awarded New York’s Hospital for Special Surgery the 2018 HIMSS Davies Enterprise Award for its work improving its bed management process and average pathway length of stay adherence. Many healthcare organizations wrestle with challenges related to patient volume on a regular basis. Seeking revamped strategies to address these challenges, the Hospital for Special […]