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What Do Physicians Need to Transition to Value-Based Care?

October 31, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The ongoing transition from volume-based to value-based payment and care delivery models has been a monumental industry-wide effort over the past few years, but there are many indicators that the pace of change has been slow, according to a Deloitte report.

Industry Organizations Improving Integration between CPT codes and SNOMED CT

October 28, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The American Medical Association and the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation are working together, through a collaborative agreement, to create better integration between their proprietary code sets in support of interoperability...

At The HIT Summit-Washington, DC, a Robust View of Population Health

October 27, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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A lively discussion ensued at the Health IT Summit in Washington, D.C., when panelists parsed the meanings and complexities of the population health concept—and considered challenges around data usability and physician culture

Gates Foundation Awards $210M to UW's Population Health Initiative

October 26, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is awarding $210 million to Seattle-based University of Washington’s Population Health Initiative, with the funds going toward the construction of a new building to serve as the initiative’s hub.

At the DC Health IT Summit, Intermountain’s Chief Strategy Officer Sees a Data-Driven Future

October 25, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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At the Health IT Summit in Washington, D.C., Greg Poulsen, senior vice president and chief strategy officer at Intermountain Healthcare, framed the path ahead for healthcare leaders around using data and information to improve patient and financial outcomes

Mount Sinai’s Research Arm Using Data Analytics to Address Health Inequities

October 25, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The Arnhold Institute for Global Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is partnering with DigitalGlobe to create the Health Equity Atlas Initiative (ATLAS), a platform that standardizes and maps population data in order to generate insights that...

At MIT Conference, Economists and Healthcare Leaders Take a Deep Dive into Health IT

October 24, 2016  |  Heather landi
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During a recent health innovations conference at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), faculty, researchers and clinicians addressed the challenges confronting the healthcare industry and the tools being brought to bear to address those challenges.

Employer-Purchasers Get In on the Analytics Act

October 22, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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The HR directors at major U.S. corporations, impatient over the pace of healthcare change, are pushing ahead to leverage analytics to figure out how much value providers and health plans are bringing to the system

CNIOs Go Strategic

October 20, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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With new needs around population health and clinical transformation, the top nurse informaticist role—that of CNIO—is becoming more important than ever, launching CNIOs into newer and more executive roles than ever before.

ONC Pilot Projects Focus on Using, Sharing Patient-Generated Health Data

October 19, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Accenture Federal Services (AFS) has announced two pilot demonstrations with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) to determine how patient-generated health data can be used by care teams and researchers.

White House Report Highlights Role of Big Data in Cancer Moonshot Efforts

October 18, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Monday delivered the Cancer Moonshot Task Force report summarizing the work of the initiative since its inception 10 months ago and outlined new commitments toward the goals of the Cancer Moonshot from both the public and private...

AHIMA Launches New Healthcare Informatics Certification

October 18, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) announced this week a new credential in early 2017 for eligible professionals in the field of health informatics.

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