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KLAS Report: Providers Are Raising the Bar for Population Health Management Vendors

January 6, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Many healthcare organizations have tested the waters of population health management with pilot projects and a few payer contacts, and some of these organizations are ready to dive in deeper, but are population health management vendors ready as well? At this...

6 Keys to Building an Effective Analytics Program

January 3, 2017  |  George Reynolds, M.D., Principal, Reynolds Healthcare Advisers
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This article examines the analytics programs of four successful organizations that have made the transition to a data-driven culture. What organizational features do these programs have in common, and what lessons have they learned along the way?

Yes, They’re Making It Happen: How Healthcare Leaders Found Their Way Forward in 2016

December 20, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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As the pace of change across healthcare accelerates seemingly by the day, the pioneers of U.S.—and international—healthcare, are showing that transformational change is not only possible—it’s happening now

Crossing the Atlantic—and Embracing this Global Moment in Healthcare

December 15, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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It was great to attend the World of Health IT Conference in Barcelona last month, and to get to know European healthcare leaders, and to be reminded of the universality of the challenges and opportunities in this global moment in healthcare

At Memorial Hermann ACO, Making Strides Forward under Accountable Care

December 12, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Three senior executives at the Memorial Hermann ACO in Houston share their perspectives on health system transformation, based on the rapid advances they’ve made in improving clinical outcomes and curbing costs

One Expert’s Insights into Reducing Unwarranted Clinical Variation

December 12, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Nancy Lakier, R.N., the founder and CEO of Novia Strategies, discusses her decades-long work around uncovering and eliminating unwarranted variation in clinical care—and what healthcare IT leaders need to know about their role in this work

Using Data Visualization to Track Medicaid Program Measures

December 10, 2016  |  David Raths
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Contra Costa Health Services in California is building data visualization “apps” for each measure in California’s Medicaid program called PRIME (Public Hospital Redesign and Incentives in Medi-Cal).

Health Catalyst Launches Open Source Machine Learning Tool

December 1, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Health Catalyst, the Salt Lake City, Utah-based analytics vendor, has created healthcare.ai, a repository of machine learning algorithms that will allow healthcare professionals to use machine learning tools to build accurate models all in one central location.

UCSF Partners with GE on Algorithm Development for Clinical Support

November 28, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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UC San Francisco’s Center for Digital Health Innovation and GE Healthcare have announced a partnership to develop a library of algorithms that will look to empower clinicians to make faster and more effective decisions.

At WoHIT, a Finnish HIT Leader Details a Groundbreaking Nationwide Health Data Initiative

November 27, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Jaana Sinipuro and her colleagues at the SITRA agency are leading an initiative to combine healthcare, social welfare, and consumer data from across databases in Finland, to create a nationwide data hub that can be leveraged to improve the well-being of all...

Broad Institute Partners with Intel to Enhance Genomic Data Analytics

November 22, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard announced a $25 million collaboration with Intel Corporation to scale researchers’ ability to analyze massive amounts of genomic data from diverse sources worldwide.

An Advisory Board Company Expert on Evidence-Based Medicine and Clinical Performance Improvement

November 20, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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John Kontor, M.D., of The Advisory Board Company, has been advising the leaders of numerous patient care organizations on projects that are moving ahead with advanced work in clinical performance improvement

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