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At the Health IT Summit in Boston, a Fresh Look at the Emergence of Personalized Medicine

June 23, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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At the Health IT Summit in Boston last week, Kristin Darby of Cancer Treatment Centers of America and John Halamka, M.D. of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston offered insights into the potential and the challenges inherent in the emergence of...

Quest Diagnostics Plans to Form Precision Oncology Center of Excellence

June 14, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Quest Diagnostics is acquiring two laboratory businesses in Lewisville, Texas, with the aim to establish a center of excellence providing diagnostic services to aid the detection and management of cancer for oncologists and patients nationwide.

UCHealth Forms New Applied Decision Science Lab

June 14, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The UCHealth CARE Innovation Center’s new Applied Decision Science Lab (ADSL) will focus on developing more effective ways to use decision support science to reduce clinical variation, streamline provider workflows, enhance clinician decision making and improve...

BCBS-Tennessee Leaders Make Headway with Medicaid Plan Member Engagement

June 13, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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When it comes to improving the health status of Medicaid recipients, leaders at BlueCare, the Medicaid division of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee, have been making gains in care management and plan member engagement

Healthcare Executives Forecast Significant Savings from Use of Predictive Analytics

June 8, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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More than half of health payer and healthcare provider executives believe that predictive analytics will save their organizations 15 percent or more of their total budget over the next five years, according to survey findings from the Society of Actuaries.

Utilizing the Cloud to Power Analytics and Personalized Medicine in Colorado

June 7, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Health Data Compass, an analytics initiative supported by four major healthcare provider organizations in the Denver area, is leveraging cloud-based data management to integrate patient genomic data and EHR data to drive forward personalized medicine.

AMIA Launches “Why Informatics?” Campaign

June 6, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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To foster a better understanding of the field of healthcare informatics, the Bethesda, Md.-based American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) has launched a new public education campaign entitled ‘Why Informatics?’ to meet the increased demand for knowledge in...

Stamford Health’s Plunge into Analytics Has Closed Gaps, Opened New Doors

May 31, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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An improved strategy around BI and analytics at Stamford Health has helped physicians, clinicians, nurses, and analysts with the actionable insights needed for real-time decision making

The Leaders of a Unique Michigan ACO Organization Share their Perspectives on ACO Development

May 30, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Mazhar Jaffry, Abbas Kermani, and Diane Blackburn, three senior executives at Prime Accountable Care, LLC, in southeast Michigan, share their perspectives on physician-led ACO development, and on what they’ve learned so far

We’re Getting to Know What the High-Needs Patient Population Looks Like—and Seeing Clear Gaps

May 25, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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What do we know about the patients with the highest and most complex needs, as the healthcare system evolves forward around population health and care management—and what do we need to know? Some recent research and analyses shed light

Time to Pay Attention to CPC-Plus—And Its Enormous Potential to Reshape Primary Care

May 22, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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CMS’s announcement of the broadening of the geographic base of the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus program speaks to its potential to reshape primary care—and it will take health IT redesign to achieve success

Pilot Projects Link PCORnet, FDA’s Sentinel Program

May 19, 2017  |  David Raths
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Two pilot projects under way are seeking to demonstrate the value of data linkage between the Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network (PCORnet) and other distributed networks, such as the FDA’s Sentinel program.

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