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Leaders at Virginia Tech’s Biocomplexity Institute Devise an Analytic Platform to Address Infectious Disease Spread

August 11, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Leaders at the Biocomplexity Institute at Virginia Tech have been working on an exciting initiative, developing an analytic modeling platform that could help to prepare for and prevent the spread of common infectious diseases

Data-Driven Approach to Asthma Shows Promise in Louisville

July 31, 2017  |  David Raths
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The city of Louisville, Ky., which has one of the highest asthma rates in the United States, recently wrapped up a community program called AIR Louisville that used smart connected inhalers.

At Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Scaling Telemedicine to Fill Gaps in Specialized Care

July 13, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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At Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, a particular group of subspecialists, pediatric ophthalmologists, are using the technology to fill gaps in specialist care in developing countries, with the goal of eliminating preventable infant blindness.

DeSalvo Joins Effort to Boost Public Health Engagement

July 13, 2017  |  David Raths
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Former ONC leader Karen DeSalvo, M.D., will co-chair a project to provide public health officials with tools to better communicate and work with mayors, housing commissioners, hospital executives and school superintendents.

When It Comes to Assessing the Value of the PCMH Model of Care, the Devil Really Is In the Details

July 8, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine has found some seemingly counter-intuitive results, in the analysis of the adoption of the patient-centered medical home model FQHCs—but counter-intuitive only on the surface

Indiana Partnership Launches Training Program in Public and Population Health Informatics

July 6, 2017  |  David Raths
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The Indianapolis-based Regenstrief Institute has partnered with Indiana University on a new program to train researchers in the fields of public and population health informatics.

Report: 65 Percent of Social Determinant Partnerships Report Cost Savings

July 6, 2017  |  David Raths
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Sixty-five percent of partnerships formed to address both the clinical and the social determinants of health say they have realized cost savings, according to a new report.

HHS Will Award $195 Million to Health Centers to Leverage Health IT

June 27, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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HHS announced the availability of $195 million in a new funding opportunity for community health centers to expand access to mental health and substance abuse services focusing on the treatment, prevention and awareness of opioid abuse in all U.S. states.

St. Louis Healthcare Organizations Launch Innovation Lab

June 5, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Washington University School of Medicine and BJC HealthCare in St. Louis are teaming up launch an innovation lab with the aim to bring together a variety of healthcare stakeholders to find solutions to problems that prevent patients from receiving optimal care.

AMIA Urges FCC to Consider Access to Broadband a Social Determinant of Health

May 25, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) is calling on the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) to b support broadband-enabled health care delivery by bolstering its efforts to better target those with chronic conditions, and ensure that those...

As HHS Turns to the Seasoned Donald Rucker, Health IT Leaders Breathe a Sigh of Relief

April 10, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Industry experts and leaders have not made secret their praise for the reported next head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC).

Two Healthcare Non-Profits Focused on Patient Safety Announce Merger Plans

March 14, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) announced plans this week to merge their organizations, effective May 1.

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