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Atrius Health Finding High-Value Use Cases for Natural Language Processing

March 26, 2018  |  David Raths
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Natural language processing has the potential to help plug information gaps by unlocking the value in unstructured data. But health systems are still figuring out which use cases to apply it to.

A Clinically Integrated Network Forges Success in Southeastern New Jersey

March 25, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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In New Jersey, Shore Quality Partners is succeeding as a clinically integrated network, through clear strategy and excellent execution—and successful leveraging of data and IT to support clinical transformation

Healthcare Innovation Leader David B. Nash, M.D. Shares His Perspectives on the Current Moment in Population Health

March 16, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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David Nash, M.D., one of the best-known pioneers in the world of population health management and related areas, shares his perspectives on the current moment in—and future prospects of—the population health management phenomenon

UnitedHealth Taps Former GlaxoSmithKline Exec to Lead Optum

March 14, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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UnitedHealth Group, based in Minneapolis, has named Andrew Witty, the former CEO of GlaxoSmithKline, as the new chief executive of Optum, the insurance company’s health services and technology business.

Staten Island Healthcare Leaders Make Medicaid Redesign and Population Health Work

March 7, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Healthcare leaders on Staten Island have achieved considerable success as they’ve participated in a Medicaid reform initiative, and turbocharged their population health efforts

“Making the Numbers Work”: Henry Ford Leaders Explain ACO Critical Success Factors, Step by Step

March 5, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Leaders from Detroit’s Henry Ford Health System have achieved significant success in their early work in the Next Generation ACO Program—through careful strategic planning and intensive analytics work

VA Partners with DeepMind to Use AI to Identify Deterioration Risk Factors

February 26, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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The VA is partnering with Google's DeepMind, a London-based artificial intelligence research company, to develop and use machine learning algorithms to address the issue of patient deterioration during hospital care.

The 2018 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards: Second-Place Winning Team—Adventist Health System

February 21, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Leaders at the Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based Adventist Health System are moving forward to master bundled payment performance around joint replacement, and that initiative has borne abundant fruit with dramatic gains in clinical and financial performance.

Healthcare Orgs Report Improvements in Quality, Cost Using Data and Analytics

February 21, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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In 2017, nearly three dozen organizations ranging in size from small community hospitals to some of the nation’s largest integrated delivery systems documented 125 improvements in quality, cost and efficiency using technology and improvement processes.

Why Geisinger’s “Fresh Food Farmacy” Initiative Could Turn Out To Be a Nationally Replicable Model

February 13, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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It was very encouraging to read about the Geisinger “Fresh Food Farmacy” program, which is giving away healthy foods to diabetic patients, and moving forward strategically to improve their health status—using a model that could prove replicable nationwide

Adventist Health System Leverages Analytics to Improve Surgeons’ Robotic Surgery Skills and Performance

January 28, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Stephen Knych, M.D., the chief quality and patient safety officer at the Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based Adventist Health System, is leading an initiative that is improving surgeons’ clinical skills and operational performance, in the key area of robotically...

Accenture, Loopback Analytics Collaboration Aims to Assess Value-Based Care Models

January 26, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Accenture has teamed up with health data analytics company Loopback Analytics in an initiative to support health systems aiming to participate in new value-based care models, such as the new Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) Advanced program.

Cleveland Clinic’s Ed Marx Talks Health IT Disruption, Innovation and a “Patient-First Approach”

January 17, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Edward Marx, CIO of the Cleveland Clinic, discusses his priorities leading IT initiatives at the health system, the acceleration of health IT innovation and what he is excited to see develop in the healthcare technology space in 2018.

Healthcare IT: Where Did it Come From and Where is it Going?

January 11, 2018  |  Joe Marion
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Dan Brown's book, Origin, offers some interesting insight on where cognitive computing is taking healthcare IT

Clinical Performance Improvement Leaders Zero In on ICU Challenges

January 10, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Last month, leaders at the Charlotte, N.C.-based Premier Inc. released a report on the potential for clinical performance improvement in ICUs in U.S. healthcare, outlining tremendous opportunities for systemic improvement in hospitals

Edging into 2018, Could 2017 Turn Out To Have Been an Inflection-Point Year?

January 1, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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It feels as though 2017 was an important year in the preparation on the part of advanced patient care organizations, to plunge more deeply into risk-based contracting—at a time of accelerating risks to providers (including cybersecurity risks) of all kinds

CancerLinQ Developing De-Identified Datasets for Quality Improvement

December 22, 2017  | 
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CancerLinQ announced new partnerships with data services companies Tempus and Precision HealthAI in order to accelerate development and delivery of high-quality, de-identified clinical databases for use by CancerLinQ, its oncologist subscribers, partners, and the...

In New York State, a Unique MSSP ACO Cares for Patients with Intellectual Disabilities

December 20, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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In New York state, the Alliance for Integrated Care of New York (AICNY) is leveraging data and analytics in order to optimize care delivery to patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities

At the HIT Summit-Dallas, Texas Health Resources Clinical Informatics Leaders Innovate Towards High-Reliability Healthcare

December 14, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Luis Saldaña, M.D., CMIO, and Mary Beth Mitchell, R.N., CNIO, at Texas Health Resources, shared with the HIT Summit-Dallas audience the advances they’ve made towards transforming their health system into a high-reliability organization

Three Seattle-Based Healthcare Organizations Launch Precision Medicine Institute

December 7, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The Brotman Baty Institute for Precision Medicine has been launched in Seattle combining the research strengths and capabilities of UW Medicine, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and Seattle Children's.

RSNA 2017: The Year of Image Augmentation

December 5, 2017  |  Joe Marion
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RSNA 2017 is now history. What were some interesting takeaways for healthcare IT?

Can AI Help to Save the Practice of Radiology for the Future?

December 5, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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At the RSNA Conference last week, the breadth and intensity of the discussions around artificial intelligence revealed the universal concern over how radiology can prove itself in the new healthcare

At RSNA, Industry Sage Joe Marion Scans the Landscape—and Sees Massive Change

December 1, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Joe Marion, one of the most respected consultants in imaging and imaging informatics, shares his perspectives on what’s been different at this year’s RSNA Conference, and where everything is headed in terms of vendor solutions

Humber River Hospital Opens Analytics-Driven Command Center

December 1, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Humber River Hospital (HRH), based in Toronto, this week opened Canada’s first hospital Command Centre to address capacity, safety, quality and wait time issues that have preoccupied hospitals across Canada.

Will Artificial Intelligence Change Radiology Practice? At RSNA, James Whitfill, M.D. Offers His Thoughts

November 29, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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James Whitfill, M.D., chief medical officer at Innovation Care Partners in Phoenix, shared his perspectives on the hype and potential of artificial intelligence, during the RSNA Conference

At RSNA 2017, Much Discussion—and Hype—Around Artificial Intelligence

November 27, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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At RSNA 2017, radiologist leaders look towards the future of value-based care, and see the leveraging of artificial intelligence tools as essential to the success of their specialty going forward

In San Francisco's Chinatown, Using HIT to Improve Patient Identification and Analyze Care Gaps

November 27, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Serving an immigrant community with complex medical and support needs, the Chinese Community Health Care Association (CCHCA) is moving forward to implement strategies that optimize patient identification and care management.

Good Signs: NYC Health + Hospitals Corporation Boasts a True ACO Success Story

November 9, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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New York City Health & Hospitals Corporation’s leaders have been able to boast very impressive results from their organization’s MSSP work--results that offer hope for leaders from all types of patient care organizations

In Toronto, Humber River Charts its Ongoing Digital Transformation

November 8, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Humber River Hospital's digital journey continues as the hospital is currently building a hospital-wide command center that will use complex algorithms, predictive analytics and advanced engineering to target improved clinical, operational and patient...

In Dallas, UT Southwestern’s Leaders Push Ahead on their Ambulatory Quality Initiative

November 3, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Things continue to move forward at UT Southwestern, where an extraordinary Ambulatory Quality Outcomes initiative snared its leaders the first-place award in Healthcare Informatics’ 2016 Innovator Awards Program

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