GNS Healthcare is a privately held data analytics company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts with offices in Cambridge and Austin, Texas. Founded in 2000 by Cornell physicists Colin Hill and Iya Khalil, GNS Healthcare uses proprietary causal Bayesian network modeling and simulation software to analyze data for clients in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, healthcare provider, health insurance, pharmacy benefit management and health informatics industries.

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  • Location matters, especially when it comes to tumors in colon cancer. The issue of “sidedness” – whether tumors are located on the right or left side of the intestine – and what impact that has on the progression of metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC) has been a topic of discussion in the clinical community for several years. A complete understanding of sidedness has not been well understood by ...

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  • Four out of ten people with asthma don’t respond to their prescribed medicine. The same is true for half of arthritis sufferers. For cancer patients, the number is worse, with nearly eight out of ten patients failing to benefit from an FDA approved drug1. What does this mean for healthcare? It means on average, half the treatments launched and prescribed in our three trillion dollar a year hea...

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  • “AI is your rocket ship and data is the fuel." Michael Dell said this to customers and partners at his annual conference, but the message will be one of the key takeaways for the 16,000 attendees expected at the 2018 BIO International Convention to be held in Boston next week. More than 5,000 companies from 70 different countries will be represented at the gathering that brings together biotec...

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  • The efforts to generate and gather healthcare data have paid off. Approximately 61% of Americans are using wearable devices to track their health1, nearly 87% of doctors use electronic health record (EHR) systems in their offices2, and as of May 2018, there are more than 96 thousand clinical trial sites in the US generating clinical data3. These millions of data points mean that as much as 30% ...

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  • In the 1960s, physicists were trying to figure out what makes particles, such as atoms, electrons, and quarks, have mass. To answer this question, they examined existing known systems and developed complicated mathematical equations to explain and connect them, eventually coming up with something called the Higgs Field. Almost 40 years later, the Higgs Boson particle was proved to exist and is ...

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  • The growth of “big data” has revealed one undeniable truth: the more data available, the better the insights and the more that you can learn.  That is certainly the case in the healthcare industry where biopharma, health plans and providers are generating, consuming and collecting more data than ever before. Traditional data sources like electronic health system records (EHR), claims, and labs...

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  • When most people hear or read about liver disease they most likely think of hepatitis or perhaps alcohol-induced cirrhosis. Though serious diseases, there is a more prevalent liver disease that is on the rise and affecting an estimated 16 million Americans [1]. The disease, NASH (nonalcoholic steatohepatitis) is expected to be the primary reason for liver transplants by 2020. Patients that hav...

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  • A recent study revealed that nearly half of all pipeline compounds and close to three quarters of oncology compounds are utilizing biomarker data during the drug development process. The same report indicated that investment in biomarker identification by biopharma has doubled over the past five years and is forecasted to increase over the next half decade. [1]  Biopharma’s increasing reliance...

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  • The availability of data combined with the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is causing disruption and raising questions across a number of industries, including healthcare. The electronic medical record has provided digitized health information. Genomic data is now working its way into datasets. There have been impactful innovations in the areas of targeted intervention, drug and device de...

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  • Hardly a day goes by without someone publishing an article on how artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing the healthcare industry. No doubt AI is impacting multiple areas of the healthcare landscape from biopharma to health systems, to heath plans to patients. One recent survey reported that 90 percent of pharma companies believe that AI is critical to their success.[1] Another report ...

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  • More than 30,000 people a year are diagnosed with multiple myeloma in the United States, making it the second most common type of blood cancer. Researchers have yet to find a cure, in part due to the diverse ways the disease manifests itself, but recent advances in cancer research have made it a treatable disease. The availability of genomic data and power of artificial intelligence is driving...

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  • By Patrick Getzen, Chief Data and Analytics Officer of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Clashes between the traditional and the novel are as old as time itself. Change is rarely welcomed, so anything new that comes along often faces a rough road to acceptance. However, that is not the case when it comes to the types of data that are now becoming available in the world of healthcare...

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  • Current cancer treatments provide benefits to only one out of every four patients. Drugs for Alzheimer’s are ineffective for 70 percent of patients. Medicines for arthritis (50%), diabetes (43%), and asthma (40%) have no benefits for large portions of afflicted individuals. In general, according to a report from the Personalized Medicine Coalition (PMC), many FDA-approved drugs are ineffective ...

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  • Imagine if we could approach healthcare with the precision that retailers like Amazon and Netflix use to reach their customers. Imagine if we could grasp the holy grail of precision medicine and harness the ability to match patients with the specific treatment or intervention that is most effective for them as individuals. How can we scale precision medicine so that every patient is provided ...

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  • While artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies hold plenty of promise in helping to improve patient outcomes and lower costs in health care, making effective use of these technologies requires expertise and experience in handling massive data sets and the tools that extract the right information to answer healthcare’s most difficult questions. Julie Slezak, EVP of Clinical Ana...

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  • Most people have never heard of causal learning, but the concept is an important one for the future of healthcare because it holds the key to understanding and fighting disease and improving outcomes. However, to understand how and why causality is so important in the fight for better healthcare, we have to first understand machine learning. You may be familiar with the term “artificial intell...

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  • Now it’s time to introduce you to Iya Khalil, who co-founded GNS Healthcare with Colin Hill and serves as the company’s Chief Commercial Officer. When I sat down to talk with Iya, I wanted to get her insights into the company’s work and how it was going to bring its’ industry leading capabilities to more businesses and situations. I also wanted to know more about what the company is doing to id...

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  • As we’re getting the ball rolling with our new blog, we agreed that there couldn’t be a better way to kick things off than with an interview with GNS Healthcare CEO, Chairman, and co-founder Colin Hill.  So when I had the chance to sit down for a discussion with Colin, what I wanted to know was what was the vision that convinced him to found GNS seventeen years ago and does that mission still h...

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  • Our blog will be a forum for discussion – to tackle important issues in precision medicine and focus on how machine learning and artificial intelligence are being applied to improve health outcomes and lower the total cost of care. We’ll discuss topics like healthcare’s matching problem and how big ‘patient’ data can be used to discover which health interventions work for which patients. We’re ...

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