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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

House Appropriations Bill Includes 37 Percent Budget Cut for ONC, $1.1B Increase for NIH

July 14, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The House Appropriations Committee released a draft funding bill for 2018 that included a $22 million budget cut for ONC—a number that is right in line with President Trump’s budget request that he released in May.

AMIA Backs Federal Health IT R&D Framework, Offers Recommendations

July 14, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In comments submitted to the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) program, AMIA applauded federal officials for developing a draft strategic framework for health IT research and development.

The GAO Calls Out Problems It Sees in the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program

July 11, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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In a report published at the end of June, the U.S. Government Accountability Office challenged HHS and CMS to improve the measurement methodology embedded in the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program

What Ethical Issues Does the Precision Medicine Initiative Face?

July 10, 2017  |  David Raths
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Nancy Kass, Sc.D., a professor of bioethics and public health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, described her role as chair of the institutional review board of the the Precision Medicine Initiative, now called the All of Us...

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

AMIA Calls on HHS to Clarify Status of “Common Rule” Updates

June 28, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) recently sent a letter to the heads of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB), seeking information on the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects...

At the Health IT Summit in Nashville, a Pragmatic Look at the Complexities in Leveraging Data Analytics

June 28, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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On Tuesday at the Health IT Summit in Nashville, attendees were offered a very vigorous discussion of the opportunities and challenges around the leveraging of data analytics in patient care organizations

Might Personalized Medicine End Up Becoming Something Different Than Imagined?

June 26, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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The presentation last week at the Health IT Summit in Boston, by John Halamka, M.D. and Kristy Darby, offered tantalizing hints about how the concept of personalized medicine might ultimately evolve forward in patient care delivery

Study: Digital Health Coaching App Improves Weight Loss, Blood Pressure Management

June 20, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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A digital health app and 1-to-1 coaching platform can help patients lose weight and reduce blood pressure, according to a new study published in the June issue of the Journal of Medical Internet Research.

Creating the Digital Library for the Learning Health System

June 15, 2017  |  David Raths
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Big data and precision medicine platforms lack repositories for the knowledge they generate. The University of Michigan is seeking to create a digital repository to store and curate digital knowledge artifacts for health at scale.

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