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

February 16, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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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

Mike Davis Looks at the Past, the Present, and the Future of EHR Adoption—and Customization

February 11, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Mike Davis, perhaps best known as one as a co-creator of the EMRAM schematic, which measures EHR implementation advancement, in his work at KLAS Research, is working to advance EHR development globally

Healthcare Organizations Partner to Study Effectiveness of Virtual Diabetes Prevention Program

January 31, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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San Francisco-based Omada Health, along with researchers from Wake Forest University and the University of Nebraska Medical Center, are collaborating to explore the effectiveness of a virtual diabetes prevention program.

Adventist Health System Leverages Analytics to Improve Surgeons’ Robotic Surgery Skills and Performance

January 28, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Stephen Knych, M.D., the chief quality and patient safety officer at the Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based Adventist Health System, is leading an initiative that is improving surgeons’ clinical skills and operational performance, in the key area of robotically...

Looking at the Very, Very Big Picture: A Health Affairs Study of Multi-Sector Health Initiatives

January 23, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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A team of researchers has analyzed community-wide health improvement initiatives, and uncovered a host of challenges that must be overcome, on the journey into community health improvement

Clinical Performance Improvement Leaders Zero In on ICU Challenges

January 10, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Last month, leaders at the Charlotte, N.C.-based Premier Inc. released a report on the potential for clinical performance improvement in ICUs in U.S. healthcare, outlining tremendous opportunities for systemic improvement in hospitals

An Exciting New Year for Pragmatic Clinical Trials

January 8, 2018  |  David Raths
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It’s an exciting time in the world of pragmatic clinical trials, as the big data from EHRs and claims data starts to bring back answers to interesting research questions.

Northwestern Names Chief Research Informatics Officer

December 28, 2017  |  David Raths
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The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has created a new chief research informatics officer position to integrate clinical research informatics applications at Feinberg and Northwestern Medicine.

Study Identifies Seven Barriers to Research on Impact of HIEs

December 14, 2017  |  David Raths
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Despite the public and private investments made in health information exchanges, there have been relatively few empirical research studies on their impact. Why is that?

The Leapfrog Group and a Chicago Community Hospital Square Off in a Lawsuit Over Quality Grading

December 11, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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St. Anthony Hospital in Chicago is suing the Leapfrog Group over a dispute about the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade that it received this fall, opening a new, legal, front in the discussion around quality ratings

Can AI Help to Save the Practice of Radiology for the Future?

December 5, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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At the RSNA Conference last week, the breadth and intensity of the discussions around artificial intelligence revealed the universal concern over how radiology can prove itself in the new healthcare

All of Us Research Program Partners with National Library of Medicine

December 4, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The National Institute of Health’s (NIH) “All of Us” Research Program is partnering with the National Library of Medicine (NLM) to raise awareness about the program and improve participant access.

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