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A Data-Driven Effort to Tackle Indiana’s COPD Problem

October 9, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
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Although reduction in avoidable readmissions after COPD-related hospitalizations is a national objective, in one Indiana community it’s moved its way up to the very top of the healthcare priority list.

At the HIT Summit in Raleigh, a Health Plan Executive Points to the Future of Value-Based Care

October 8, 2018  |  Mark Hagland, Editor-in-Chief
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Speaking at the HIT Summit in Raleigh last month, Humana’s Ben Lunsford offered attendees insights into the future of value-based healthcare, and his health plan’s future intentions

At the Raleigh HIT Summit, Mission Health’s CQO Shares About the Quality Journey

October 2, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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At the Health IT Summit in Raleigh, Mission Health CQO Chris DeRienzo, M.D. discussed the challenges—and the accomplishments—in his organization’s continuous performance improvement journey

At the HIT Summit in Raleigh, a Probing Discussion of the Value of Data Analytics

September 27, 2018  |  Mark Hagland, Editor-in-Chief
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At the Health IT Summit in Raleigh on Thursday, a panel of industry leaders considered carefully some of the value-add issues around data analytics—and the implications for healthcare IT leaders nationwide

Premier Inc. Executives: Time to Unpack Some of the Challenges and Opportunities Inherent in the Path Into Risk

September 24, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Shawn Griffin, M.D. and Steve Valentine of Premier Inc. discuss the challenges involved in the path into risk-based contracting, and the potential upending of the landscape by new disruptors

The CEO of a Nationwide Association of MD Groups Sees the Future—and It’s Not in Fee-For-Service

September 18, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Don Crane, CEO of APG, a nationwide association of medical groups working in risk-based contracting, shares his perspectives on the future of medical groups in a shifting landscape

On Staten Island, a Highly Innovative Program That's Redefining What’s Possible Under Medicaid

September 17, 2018  |  Mark Hagland, Editor-in-Chief
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Healthcare leaders on New York City's Staten Island have been achieving exciting success in population health management in their community’s Medicaid and uninsured populations

Top Ten Tech Trends 2018: A Social Determinants of Health Technology Market is Slowly Emerging

September 4, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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The IT market for social determinants of health data is currently a nascent field with many providers using homegrown solutions, but adoption of SDoH technology is expected to grow quickly.

At Wake Forest Baptist Health, What the Mechanics of Clinical Transformation Look Like

August 24, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Chi Huang, M.D., executive medical director of general medicine, is helping to advance clinical transformation processes at Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

One CIO Details her Organization’s “Journey from the Basement” to Modernize its IT Strategy

August 21, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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Leaders at the Tampa-based Moffitt Cancer Center face the complexity of managing the organization’s steady growth, and the need for an IT infrastructure that keeps pace with that growth.

Will IBM Watson Repeat History?

August 15, 2018  |  Joe Marion
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IBM has a storied history in healthcare. Can they learn from that history and be successful with IBM Watson?

At the Health IT Summit in Boston, One ACO’s Data-Facilitated Journey Into Value

August 7, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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What does it mean for an organization to pursue a data-facilitated journey into value-based care? Bill Gillis, CIO of the Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization, shared his learnings and perspectives on that subject, at the Health IT Summit in Boston

Can Blue Cross of North Carolina Help to Reshape Its State’s Healthcare Landscape?

July 31, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Remarks made by Patrick Conway, M.D. this spring point to some of the opportunities—and profound challenges—facing the shift towards a value-based healthcare system in North Carolina—and the challenges facing health insurers attempting to stimulate that change

Anthem Expands $500M Deal with IBM with Focus on IT Automation, AI

July 26, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Health insurer Anthem has expanded its services agreement with technology leader IBM with a focus on using artificial intelligence (AI) and automation to improve operational efficiency and modernize technology platforms.

In Virginia, Centra Health Surges Ahead in its IT-Based Push to Value

July 25, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Two of the health system’s executive leaders recently spoke with Healthcare Informatics about Centra Health’s value-based care journey and how IT is playing a key role.

Health Catalyst Completes Acquisition of HIE Technology Company Medicity

July 16, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Salt Lake City-based Health Catalyst, a data analytics company, has completed its acquisition of Medicity, a developer of health information exchange (HIE) technology, and the deal adds data exchange capabilities to Health Catalyst’s data, analytics and decision...

Mission Health M.D. Leader on The Power of Technology to Improve Health and Bring Humanity Back to Medical Practice

July 12, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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At Asheville, North Carolina-based Mission Health, senior leaders have created a culture of continuous improvement grounded in analytics and this is driving significant clinical and operational improvements across the enterprise.

The Rocky Path to Value for Medicaid Programs—and HIT’s Key Role in Making It All Work

July 11, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Medical researchers share some insights on the broad range of challenges facing the pioneers attempting to move Medicaid towards value-based payment incentives, including around the key role that HIT and data analytics will play in success

EXL Finalizes Acquisition of SCIO Analytics

July 3, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Expanding its footprint in healthcare analytics, New York-based EXL Service Holdings, Inc. has finalized the acquisition of SCIOInspire Holdings, a West Hartford, Conn.-based healthcare analytics solution company, doing business as SCIO Health Analytics.

How Academic Researchers Are Helping North Carolina Create an Opioid Analytics Roadmap

July 3, 2018  |  David Raths
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Chief Data Officer Aaron McKethan describes how the State of North Carolina enlisted the support of 70 experts, including researchers from Duke, the University of North Carolina, SAS and research firm RTI to identify questions that need to be answered.

At Franciscan Health, an Analytics-Driven Initiative is Improving Patient Care and Reducing Costs

June 11, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Franciscan Health is leveraging data and analytics t o help its lower-performing physicians bring their practice in-line with their best-performing colleagues, with the goal of not only improving patient care but also reducing overall costs.

The Strategic and Strategic-IT Challenges Around Risk: Premier Execs Share Their Thoughts

June 11, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Joe Damore, Shawn Griffin, M.D., and Mark Hiller, senior executives at Premier Inc., share their perspectives on the strategic-organizational and strategic-IT challenges involved, as patient care organizations begin to move into risk-based contracting

EarlySense to Use Version of eCART Predictive Analytics Score Tool

May 30, 2018  |  David Raths
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EarlySense, which develops contact-free continuous patient monitoring solutions, has signed a deal for exclusive global rights to a new version of the eCART predictive analytics score tool.

Change Healthcare Partners with Adobe, Microsoft on Patient Engagement Tool

May 9, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Health IT company Change Healthcare is collaborating with Adobe and Microsoft on the development of patient engagement technology, specifically with the aim of giving providers a tool for patient engagement campaigns similar to what retailers use to engage...

How BayCare Health System is Using HIT to Meet Patients Where They Are

May 8, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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BayCare Health System, a 15-hospital system based in Clearwater, Fla., is moving forward on many technology fronts to enhance patient engagement and patients’ access to their medical records, as well as expand healthcare services through digital platforms.

At the World Health Care Congress, a Business Leader and a Hospital Leader Talk About Disruption and Data

May 1, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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On Tuesday at the World Health Care Congress, Duke University Hospital’s Tom Owens, M.D. and venture capitalist John Doerr shared perspectives on transformational change in business and healthcare—and the role of data in that change

A Conversation with Shaye Mandle, President and CEO, the Medical Alley Association

April 16, 2018  |  Pamela Tabar
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Breaking down healthcare’s information siloes has become a mission for Shaye Mandle, president and CEO of the Medical Alley Association in Minneapolis, one of the largest medical technology consortiums in the country

Survey: Healthcare Providers Report Slow Progress on Population Health Goals

April 10, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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While most healthcare executives agree that population health is the future, most organizations have failed to keep pace with anticipated progress, indicating a growing gap between intentions and progress for provider adoption of value-based practices, according...

Princeton University Machine Learning Project to Target Mental, Social Health Factors

April 9, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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The Princeton University Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering (ORFE) and ODH, Inc. are collaborating on a research project to develop new machine learning techniques that will enable health plans to assess and prioritize the mental and...

University of Minnesota Receives $42.6M for Clinical and Translational Research

April 9, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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The University of Minnesota’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) received more than $42 million in renewed National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding. The five-year award enables clinical and translational researchers across the UMN System and...

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