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Study: Patients with Low Health Literacy Less Likely to Use Health IT

December 2, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Advancements with patient-facing health information technology tools, such as wearables, patient portals and mobile apps, have the potential to improve healthcare delivery, yet low health literacy may be a barrier to patients’ use of electronic tools.

Study: Telemedicine as Effective as In-Person Treatment for Depression

December 2, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Treating depression with evidence-based psychotherapy via videoconferencing can be a viable alternative to in-person treatment, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.

Northwell Health, Siemens Partner on Outcomes-Based Research, Population Health

December 2, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Siemens Healthineers and Great Neck, N.Y.-based Northwell Health have formed a research partnership aimed at developing research projects centered on clinical effectiveness and outcomes research utilizing data analytics-based population health evidence.

Is Parkinson’s Disease Ready for Precision Medicine?

December 1, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Todd Sherer, Ph.D., CEO of The Michael J. Fox Foundation, talks about strategies on how to advance precision medicine in Parkinson’s disease (PD).

IBM Watson Health, Broad Institute Launch Research Initiative on Cancer Drug Resistance

November 10, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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IBM Watson Health and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard have launched a research initiative aimed at discovering the basis of cancer drug resistance.

Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Launches Alliance For Health Research

November 4, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Chicago-based Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) has launched a partnership with a group of leading health care academics to enable university researchers access to commercial insurance claims data.

PCORnet Releases Data on Demographics, Conditions of Interest

November 1, 2016  |  David Raths
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In a progress report, the national Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network (PCORnet) said that as early as spring 2017 researchers would be able to partner with PCORnet to query health records and other data from millions of individuals represented in PCORnet’...

AHRQ Developing New Patient Safety Surveillance Tool

October 26, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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With the aim of improving patient safety monitoring, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is currently developing and testing an improved patient safety surveillance system.

Mayo Clinic, ASU Partner for Medical Education, Healthcare Innovation

October 24, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University have announced a partnership centered on transforming medical education and healthcare in the U.S. through a variety of innovation efforts.

Center of Excellence in Genomic Science to be Established in Chicago

October 21, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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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
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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.

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