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Survey: Healthcare Moving to the Cloud for Patient Engagement, Analytics

December 1, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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A survey from HIMSS Analytics and Level 3 indicates that healthcare organizations are ready to embrace cloud technologies, citing cost savings and the more scalable platform as key motivating factors.

IBM Unveils Watson-Powered Imaging Solutions at RSNA

December 1, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Merge Healthcare and Watson Health, both IBM companies, unveiled new imaging solutions utilizing machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies at the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting (RSNA 2016) in Chicago this week.

VA, Flow Health Partner on Precision Medicine for Veterans

November 30, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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San Francisco-based vendor Flow Health has formed a five-year partnership with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to build a medical knowledge graph with deep learning to inform medical decision-making and train artificial intelligence (AI) to...

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.

ASCO’s CancerLinQ is Harnessing Big Data to Build a Learning Health System

November 22, 2016  | 
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Robert Miller, M.D., a board-certified medical oncologist and informaticist and medical director at ASCO's CancerLinQ, discusses the progress, to date, to build the CancerLinQ research data network to enable oncologists to improve care quality.

Dallas-Area Network Connects ERs, Law Enforcement and Mental Health Providers

November 18, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Dallas-based Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute (MMHPI) is working with health IT vendor Loopback Analytics to connect Dallas area hospital emergency rooms, law enforcement and behavioral health providers to reduce jail and ER visits.

Horizon Family Medical Group Receives 2016 HIMSS Davies Award

November 18, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Horizon Family Medical Group (HFMG), a large network of ambulatory care providers in Orange County, New York, has been named a 2016 HIMSS Ambulatory Davies Award of Excellence recipient.

Navigate Effectively through Medicare’s New CJR Program (Part 2)

November 16, 2016  |  Debra Mathias, consultant, Freed Associates
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In part two of a two-part series on successfully navigating through the new Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) model, Debra Mathias, a consultant with Freed Associates, explores the role of post-acute care (PAC) networks in the new CJR model.

Flatiron, Foundation Partner on Clinico-Genomic Database

November 15, 2016  |  David Raths
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Flatiron Health and Foundation Medicine have partnered to launch a clinico-genomic database that combines Foundation’s genomic profiling data with annotated longitudinal clinical and outcomes data developed by Flatiron from electronic health records.

Tailoring Healthcare Analytics to a Value-Based Future

November 14, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Leonard D’Avolio, Ph.D., speaks to Healthcare Informatics about what needs to change in approaches to leveraging analytics in healthcare’s value-based future.

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