Clinical Documentation, Decision Support

IBM Watson Continues Cognitive Computing Push for Genomic Medicine, EMRs

May 5, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
IBM Watson Health made two announcements on May 5 to advance the use of cognitive computing for both genomic medicine and enabling electronic medical records (EMRs) to tap the power of IBM Watson.

What’s “Big”? When It Comes to Judging Pioneer ACO Savings, It Depends on Who’s Measuring

May 5, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
We’re collectively very early on in a very, very long, complex journey to fully accountable care in U.S. healthcare, and the initial Pioneer ACO Program savings need to be understood in that context

HHS Announces $284 Million Saved in Pioneer ACO Program After Two Years

May 4, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
After two years in existence, the Pioneer Accountable Care Organization (ACO) program has saved the Medicare program $384 million in total, or $300 per Medicare beneficiary per year

When Will Radiologists See the “Light” on the Need to Justify Diagnostic Imaging Utilization?

May 4, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
One radiologist makes what might seem like a radical suggestion: with accelerating risk contracting, radiologists are going to need to document the differential outcomes benefits of specific diagnostic imaging procedures

Chronic Care World: What a New California Report Tells Us About the Future of U.S. Healthcare

May 1, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
A new report from the California Healthcare Foundation adds to the evidence of providers’ need to push hard to implement population health and care management programs

At Cleveland Clinic, Embedding Data Analytics Into the Core Culture

April 30, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
Eric Hixson, Ph.D. is helping to lead a group of data professionals who are deepening and broadening Cleveland Clinic’s journey into strategic data analytics work to support clinical performance improvement

Duke Recieves Nearly $10M in Grants for Big Data Initiative

April 29, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
Duke University has received $9.75 million in gifts and matching funds to support an initiative that focuses on making sense of big data in several sectors, including healthcare.

Is Synchrony on the Horizon for Physician Quality Reporting Efforts?

April 28, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
The release of a strategic vision for physician quality reporting from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services coincides with a new report on ACO development--and together, the two developments may signal an emerging new era in terms of the potential...

CHIME Board Member Indranil Ganguly: Time for CIOs to Deliver Excellence

April 27, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
During the CHIME CIO Spring Forum, held April 12 at Chicago’s McCormick Place, Indranil (Neal Ganguly), CIO of JFK Health System and a CHIME board member, shared his perspectives on CIOs’ future

In Tacoma, Harnessing Data for Clinical Performance Improvement

April 24, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
Leaders at the Tacoma, Washington-based MultiCare Health System are harnessing data for clinical performance improvement, across numerous areas of activity

Researchers: Computer-Assisted Dermatology Tool Can Improve Diagnostic Accuracy

April 22, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
Researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found that a computer-assisted tool can improve diagnostic accuracy in assessing skin conditions.
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