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Across the U.S. and Globally, Healthcare Systems are Collaborating to Accelerate Precision Cancer Medicine Development

September 23, 2016  |  Heather Landi
Leading healthcare systems are developing innovative collaborations with other health systems as well as with commercial partners to drive forward advancements in precision medicine, with an eye to accelerating personalized cancer treatments.

Healthcare Organizations Utilizing Health IT and Mapping Technologies to Track Zika Virus and Identify At-Risk Patients

August 3, 2016  |  Heather Landi
Technology vendors are partnering with health officials and healthcare providers in Zika-affected communities to use mapping technology and health IT to track the Zika virus and identify patients potentially at risk of infection.

“It’s Transparency, Get Over It!” C.T. Lin, M.D. Challenges the iHT2-Denver Audience to Think About the Future

July 12, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
In the opening keynote address at the Health IT Summit in Denver, sponsored by iHT2, C.T. Lin, M.D., the CMIO of the UCHealth integrated health system shared his organization’s experience with OpenNotes and Open Results, and challenged attendees to embrace the...

Two New Health Affairs-Published Studies Provide Intriguing Insights Into HIEs' Current Struggles

July 11, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
Two studies of the health information exchange phenomenon, published as articles in this month’s Health Affairs, offer important insights on gaps, problems, and challenges facing HIE development going forward

CMS Imposes Sanctions on Diagnostics Company Theranos

July 8, 2016  |  Heather Landi
Lab testing technology startup Theranos announced it was officially being sanctioned by CMS, including a fine, revocation of the license for the company’s California lab and a two-year ban on company executives from operating or owning a lab.

Walgreens Terminates Relationship with Theranos

June 13, 2016  |  Heather Landi
As blood testing startup Theranos faces possible federal sanctions, Walgreens announced it has terminated its relationship with the company, and is closing operations at all Theranos Wellness Centers at its stores in Arizona.

Intermountain and Stanford Medicine: Taking Precision Medicine from the Bench to the Bedside

May 16, 2016  |  Heather Landi
A new collaboration between Intermountain Healthcare's Precision Genomics program and Stanford Genome Technology Center is pushing forward to the actual clinical application of precision medicine principles.

Mastering Risk-Based Contracting in MD Groups: Focus on Culture First, then IT, Says Industry Expert

May 10, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
Jeffrey Spight, president of the Collaborative Health Systems consulting group, says that the key to moving physician groups forward in risk-based contracting is to focus strategically on culture, with IT the set of tools to adopt, not the end-goal

Intermountain, Stanford Partner on Clinical Genomics Initiative

April 22, 2016  |  Heather Landi
Intermountain Healthcare and the Stanford Genome Technology Center (SGTC) have established a new collaborative research program with the aim of producing scientific advances in precision health and medicine.

Scripps Launches Study Combining DNA Testing and Wireless Sensors to Improve Parkinson's Diagnosis

April 7, 2016  |  Heather Landi
The Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) is partnering with Intel and The Michael J. Fox Foundation on a new study that aims to improve Parkinson’s disease diagnosis by combining genetic sequencing and wireless sensors.

GeneInsight Acquisition Boosts Sunquest's Clinical Genetics IT Platform

April 4, 2016  |  David Raths
Laboratory information systems vendor Sunquest Information Systems Inc. has acquired GeneInsight Inc., a company that streamlines the analysis, interpretation and reporting of complex genetic tests.

LIVE FROM HIMSS16: The University of Iowa’s Accountable Care Journey

March 1, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
Lessons abound in the experience of the University of Iowa Health Care’s journey into accountable care, as Douglas Van Daele, M.D., the health system’s vice dean for clinical affairs, noted on Monday


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