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Top Ten Tech Trends 2017: Moving the Learning Health System from Concept to Reality

March 22, 2017  |  David Raths
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The potential of big data, within a learning health system, is starting to become a reality at some of the leading patient care systems in the country and through some consortia.

BREAKING NEWS: Trump Administration’s Proposed Federal Budget Includes a 17.9-Percent Budget Cut to HHS

March 16, 2017  |  Mark Hagland and Rajiv Leventhal
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In its fiscal-year 2018 proposed budget, which included few details, the Trump administration on Thursday proposed a $15.1 billion annual funding cut to the Department of Health and Human Services

Mount Sinai Asthma Study Demonstrates Potential of Smartphones for Clinical Observational Research

March 13, 2017  |  David Raths
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Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York today published results from a study of asthma patients conducted entirely via iPhone using the Apple ResearchKit framework.

New Survey-Based Report Looks at Staffing and Work-Hours Patterns Among HIT Professionals

March 11, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Last month, Pivot Point Consulting released a report on trends in hiring, staffing, and work-hours trends among health IT professionals, providing a glimpse of the major trends affecting the HIT job market

Health Affairs: Is Direct-To-Consumer Telehealth Saving Money?

March 8, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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New research published in Health Affairs has found that while direct-to-consumer telehealth may increase access by making care more convenient for certain patients, it may also increase utilization and healthcare spending.

Pediatric Consortium Takes ‘Open Science’ Approach to Big Data Challenges

March 5, 2017  |  David Raths
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Pediatric hospitals can struggle to accumulate enough data to constitute “big data.” The Center for Data Driven Discovery in Biomedicine at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is taking a collaborative approach to this challenge.

UPMC’s McCallister and Heppenstall: The Time Is Now to Invest in HIT’s Future

February 27, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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In the midst of the frenzied activity at HIMSS17 in Orlando last week, UPMC CIO Ed McCallister and UPMC Enterprises president Tal Heppenstall spoke with Healthcare Informatics about where their organization is headed these days

Live from HIMSS17: Allscripts CEO Paul Black Says Congressional Spotlight on Data Blocking Has "Changed Business Practices Overnight"

February 23, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In an exclusive interview with Healthcare Informatics, Paul Black dishes on interoperability, the EHR market, and what's in Allscripts' near-term pipeline

LIVE FROM HIMSS17: IBM’s Rometty: Cognitive Computing Has Put Us on the Verge of a “Golden Age” in Healthcare

February 20, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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IBM CEO Ginni Rometty told HIMSS17 attendees in her opening keynote address that cognitive computing in healthcare “is mainstream, and it is real,” and predicted a “Golden Age” for healthcare worldwide, through AI-facilitated advances

NIH Announces Funding Opportunity for PMI Cohort Recruitment Efforts

February 2, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has designated $15 million in funding over the next three years, $5 million per year, for recruitment and outreach efforts for the All of Us Research Program, formerly the Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program.

Penn Medicine Launches Center for Digital Health

January 31, 2017  |  David Raths
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Penn Medicine in Philadelphia has created a Center for Digital Health, which evolved from its Social Media Laboratory.

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