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Center of Excellence in Genomic Science to be Established in Chicago

October 21, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
The National Human Genome Research Institute has awarded $10.6 million over five years for the establishment of a new research center in Chicago to advance genomic science.

Healthcare Organizations Again Go to Bat for AHRQ

October 19, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Healthcare organizations are once again urging U.S. Senate and House leaders to protect the Department of Health and Human Services’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) from more budget cuts for 2017.

Is it Unethical to Identify Patients as “Frequent Flyers” in Health IT Systems?

October 19, 2016  |  Heather Landi
Several researchers from the University of Pennsylvania addressed the ethics of behavioral health IT as it relates to “frequent flyer” icons and the potential for implicit bias in an article published in JAMA.

Embi to Lead Regenstrief Institute

October 18, 2016  |  David Raths
Peter Embi, M.D., M.S., an expert in biomedical informatics, has been named the new president and chief executive officer of the Regenstrief Institute Inc.

Study: Use of CDS Tools Can Improve Management of Chronic Kidney Disease

October 12, 2016  |  Heather Landi
Early detection of chronic kidney disease can lead to interventions to prevent renal failure, and researchers have found that the use of clinical decision support tools (CDS) can improve identification of the disease, according to a study published in the Journal...

Research: Physicians Outperform Computer Algorithms in Diagnostic Accuracy

October 11, 2016  |  Heather Landi
While much has been made about the potential for diagnostic software to make accurate clinical diagnoses, in a head-to-head comparison with human doctors, researchers found that physicians made a correct diagnosis more than twice as often.

UIC Researchers Receive Grant to Study Mobile Tech in Diabetes Management

October 11, 2016  |  Heather Landi
University of Illinois at Chicago researchers received a five-year, $4 million federal grant to study how mobile technology can assist patients in adhering to diabetes treatment plans.

NIH Awards The Scripps Research Institute $87 Million for PMI Enrollment

October 10, 2016  |  Heather Landi
The Scripps Research Institute will receive an additional $87 million in funding form the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to expand the scope of its work as part of the national Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Cohort Program.

Study: mHealth Program Improves Mental Health Outcomes for Veterans

October 6, 2016  | 
A mobile and web-based wellness program employed by military veterans who had been deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan had a positive impact on mental health and wellness outcomes, according to study by researchers in the department of psychiatry at the University...

Study: Fitbit Corporate Wellness Programs Cut Employer Healthcare Costs

October 5, 2016  |  Heather Landi
San Francisco-based company Fitbit, a fitness wearable device maker, announced study results that indicate two companies that deployed Fitbit corporate wellness programs saw healthcare cost savings and improved health outcomes of employees.

How Will the Presidential Election Impact Health IT? A Recent Survey Indicates Where Health IT Leaders Stand

September 30, 2016  |  Heather Landi
Just in time for both National Health IT Week and the first presidential debate, a new survey was released this week that gauges healthcare IT professionals’ opinions about how the 2016 presidential election will impact health IT from both sides of the aisle.


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