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Innovator Awards Program 2018: Semifinalists

February 19, 2018  |  the Editors of Healthcare Informatics
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We at Healthcare Informatics were ecstatic with the exceptional quality of the submissions we received from innovating patient care organizations across the U.S. Here are the 14 teams in the Provider Division that received semifinalist status this year.

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

Franciscan Health, Circulation Partner on Non-Emergency Transportation

February 12, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Franciscan Alliance, whose hospitals operate under the name of Franciscan Health, has partnered with Circulation to offer non-emergency medical transportation in an effort to reduce 30-day readmissions following patients’ discharges from inpatient stays.

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

February 8, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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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.

Penn State Creates Digital Collaboratory for Precision Health Research

February 7, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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In December, University Park, Pa.-based Penn State announced plans to invest $2 million in its top strategic priorities, and one of 12 seed grants has been awarded to a pilot project to use big data to advance biomedical research and precision health.

CHOP Exec to Lead Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers

February 5, 2018  |  David Raths
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The Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, a 15-year old New Jersey nonprofit organization known for its healthcare “hotspotting” model, has named Kathleen Noonan its new CEO.

Texas HIE Launches Local Pilot Project to Integrate Social Determinants Data

February 2, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Two Texas-based organizations, Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. and HASA, the statewide HIE for San Antonio and parts of North, Central and South Texas, have launched a pilot project that will, for the first time locally, link social...

Good News/Bad News: Which Side of the ACO Story Are You On?

February 1, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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CMS’ 2016 ACO data can tell different stories depending on how one looks at the numbers.

Brooklyn-Based Health System Awarded $70M in Funding for Integrated HIT Platform

January 29, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo nearly has announced nearly $700 million in funding for the creation of a unified healthcare system in Brooklyn—$70 million of which will go toward the development of an enterprise-wide health IT platform.

Might Apple Have Unleashed a Game-Changer When It Comes to Consumer-Facing Patient Record Engagement?

January 27, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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The announcement this week that Apple is launching a feature that will allow consumers to see their medical records on their iPhones, could potentially revolutionize patients’ engagement with their health records

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.

What Might Alex Azar’s Tenure at HHS Bring to Health System Reform and Healthcare IT Policy?

January 25, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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As he takes the helm at HHS, Alex Azar is faced with a raft of choices around how to steer federal healthcare policy forward—both on the internal healthcare system reform front, and on the healthcare IT policy front

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