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The 2018 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards: Co-Third-Place Winning Team—St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

February 19, 2018  |  Heather Landi
article
Clinical, pharmacy and informatics leaders at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital led a strategic effort to improve patient quality and safety practices by establishing interoperability between the EHR and IV infusion pumps to reduce medication errors.

Looking at the CVS-Aetna Deal: One Academic Sees Major Disruptive Potential

February 16, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
One academic researcher looks at CVS Health’s acquisition of Aetna, and shares her perspective that the proposed deal could have a very big disruptive impact on U.S. healthcare—including on provider organizations

Can a Prescription for Fresh Food Treat Diabetes? At Geisinger, an Informatics-Driven Project Is Showing Promising Results

February 8, 2018  |  Heather Landi
article
With the aim of addressing food insecurity and to improve patients’ diabetes management, Geisinger launched a Fresh Food Farmacy initiative to give away fresh, healthy food to diabetes patients, supported by robust data analytics and digital technology.

North Carolina Joins Interstate PDMP Data Sharing Platform

February 2, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
North Carolina state leaders have signed an agreement to share prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) data across state lines via PMP InterConnect, a PDMP interstate data sharing platform from Louisville, Ky.-based Appriss Health.

CWRU Receives $2.8M Grant for Informatics-Driven Alzheimer’s Research

January 23, 2018  |  Heather Landi
news
Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and collaborators have received a five-year, $2.8 million grant from the National Institute on Aging to identify FDA-approved medications that could be repurposed to treat Alzheimer’s disease.

Healthcare Groups Call for Improvements to Prior Authorization Process

January 18, 2018  |  Heather Landi
news
A collaborative of healthcare organizations, including the American Medical Association, the American Hospital Association, and the Medical Group Management Association, released a joint statement this week calling for improved prior authorization procedures,...

Four Health Systems Plan to Form Not-for-Profit Generic Drug Company

January 18, 2018  |  Heather Landi
news
Four health systems, in consultation with the VA, have announced that they are collaborating to develop a new, not-for-profit generic drug company with the aim of making generic medications more available and more affordable for patients and bringing more...

Ochsner Health System Integrates Prescription Drug Monitoring Tool into EHR

January 10, 2018  |  Heather Landi
news
Ochsner Health System is utilizing a tool that has enabled the integration of Louisiana's state PDMP information directly into its Epic electronic health records.

One Expert Looks at the CVS/Aetna Combination through the Broader Lens of Health Industry Change

January 6, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
article
David Friend, M.D., the chief transformation officer in the BDO Center for Healthcare Excellence and Innovation, shares his perspectives on some of the new business combinations that are disrupting all healthcare sectors

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

December 20, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
article
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

HHS Announces Winning Solutions in Opioid Code-a-Thon

December 8, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) hosted this week a first-of-its-kind two-day Code-a-Thon to use data and technology to develop new solutions to address the opioid epidemic.

Catalyst for Payment Reform’s Suzanne Delbanco on ACO Measurement and the CVS-Aetna Deal

December 8, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
article
Suzanne Delbanco, Ph.D. of Catalyst for Payment Reform, which is focused on helping employer-purchasers get value for their spending, shares her perspectives on the CVS-Aetna merger, and on CPR’s new ACO value measurement tool

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