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In the Pursuit of Precision Medicine and Value-Based Care: Are They Dual, Yet Synergistic Goals?

April 26, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Precision medicine often is approached as a research endeavor, while value-based care transformation is framed as an operational initiative. However, one bioinformatics thought-leader asserts they are highly synergistic and, at their core, data-centric issues.

In a Rural New Mexico Clinic, Leveraging IT to Optimize Patient and Activity Flow

April 26, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Dan Hamilton, COO of the Nor-Lea Hospital District in rural southeastern New Mexico, has been leading an IT-facilitated initiative that is optimizing patient and activity flow in a rural outpatient clinic setting

In Georgia, Helping Physicians Move Forward on MACRA/MIPS, EHRs, and APMs

April 25, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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The Georgia Health Information Technology Extension Center (GA-HITEC) is offering a lifeline to practicing physicians in the Peach State, as practicing doctors attempt to ramp up to meet the demands of MACRA/MIPS

Unlocking the Key to Readmissions Reduction Success—Looking at Clinical Transformation, and the “ACO Effect”

April 24, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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A recent study lends further credence to already-accumulating anecdotal evidence regarding the value of ACO, bundled-payment, and even MU-driven, work, to support the processes that can unlock success in reducing readmissions

Working in Diverse Markets, a Healthcare Company Achieves Noteworthy Population Health Results

April 21, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Alignment Healthcare, a population health company with diverse lines of business, is making documented progress in leveraging data and analytics to fuel leading-edge care management strategies

Research: IBM Machine Vision Tech Helps with Early Detection of Diabetic Eye Disease

April 20, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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IBM has released the results of new research using deep learning and visual analytics technology to advance early detection of diabetic retinopathy (DR), a diabetes complication that affects the eyes.

Health IT Innovation Lab Gets $5M Grant from Mass. Government

April 19, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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MassTech’s collaborative research and development matching grant program is awarding $5 million to support the launch of a healthcare research and product development initiative at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI).

At the Health IT Summit in San Jose, David Higginson Talks About IT Funding—and Leadership

April 19, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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David Higginson, CAO and CIO of Phoenix Children’s Hospital, shared with attendees at the Health IT Summit in San Jose, his perspectives on the challenges facing CIOs in the current operating environment—and the opportunities for leadership and good management

At The Iowa Clinic, an Analytics-Driven Adult Immunization Project Drives Results

April 18, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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To address gaps in its adult vaccination rates, The Iowa Clinic initiated an analytics-driven collaborative project to increase immunization rates, with a specific focus on pneumococcal pneumonia and influenza immunizations.

No “Trump Effect” on 2017 Health IT VC Funding, Report Finds

April 18, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Venture capital (VC) funding in the health IT sector almost doubled quarter-over-quarter, coming in at $1.6 billion over a span of 165 deals, compared to $845 million in 159 deals in Q4 2016.

Trump Administration’s Impact on Health IT Analyzed in New Report

April 12, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Most healthcare professionals do not believe that the ACA will be repealed anymore, but plenty of policy and health IT-related challenges exist in healthcare sub-sectors as industry leaders wait for more direction from the Trump administration.

What Can We Learn From Oregon’s Innovative Medicaid Experiment?

April 11, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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The March issue of Health Affairs includes an article based on a study of Oregon’s exceptionally innovative Medicaid managed care program—with major implications for the future of population health initiatives nationwide

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