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Researchers at Children's Hospital Report New Data on Medical Technology

May 30, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Health & Medicine Week -- Research findings on Health and Medicine are discussed in a new report. According to news reporting from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Federal investment in health information technology has incentivized the adoption of electronic health record systems by physicians and health care organizations; the result has been a massive rise in the collection of patient data in electronic form (i.e. 'Big Data'). Health care systems have leveraged Big Data for quality and performance improvements using analytics-the systematic use of data combined with quantitative as well as qualitative analysis to make decisions."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from Children's Hospital, "Analytics have been utilized in various aspects of health care including predictive risk assessment, clinical decision support, home health monitoring, finance, and resource allocation. Visual analytics is one example of an analytics technique with an array of health care and research applications that are well described in the literature."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The proliferation of Big Data and analytics in health care has spawned a growing demand for clinical informatics professionals who can bridge the gap between the medical and information sciences."

For more information on this research see: A Review of Analytics and Clinical Informatics in Health Care. Journal of Medical Systems, 2014;38(4):1-7. Journal of Medical Systems can be contacted at: Springer, 233 Spring St, New York, NY 10013, USA. (Springer -; Journal of Medical Systems -

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting A.F. Simpao, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19107, United States. Additional authors for this research include L.M. Ahumada, J.A. Galvez and M.A. Rehman (see also Health and Medicine).

Keywords for this news article include: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, Health and Medicine, North and Central America

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Source: Health & Medicine Week

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