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PCORI Board Funds 14 Clinical Effectiveness Research Projects

November 21, 2017  |  David Raths
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The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) board of governors has approved $57 million to fund 14 new comparative clinical effectiveness research studies.

At Symposium, AMIA CEO Doug Fridsma Spent Time ‘Hanging Out with the Newbies’

November 17, 2017  |  David Raths
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Specializing in informatics is no longer just a mid-career shift for physicians. It is now a primary career path in fields such as pharmacy and nursing. AMIA is working to create career pathways that recognize this shift.

Geisinger Announces New National Precision Health Initiative

November 16, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger Health System has launched a new National Precision Health Initiative, an effort to extend the Geisinger model of integrating genomics and data science into precision healthcare on the national scene.

NIH Awards $9M for Data Commons Pilot Phase

November 10, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The NIH has doled out 12 awards totaling $9 million to launch its Data Commons pilot phase, which will explore the feasibility and best practices for making digital objects available through collaborative platforms.

Cedars-Sinai Leaders Articulate their Case for their Healthcare Solutions Accelerator Initiative

November 10, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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At the Health IT Summit in Beverly Hills, senior leaders from the Cedars-Sinai health system shared the journey around their development of an accelerator program, designed to help bring forward solutions to improve patient care and operations

Good Signs: NYC Health + Hospitals Corporation Boasts a True ACO Success Story

November 9, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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New York City Health & Hospitals Corporation’s leaders have been able to boast very impressive results from their organization’s MSSP work--results that offer hope for leaders from all types of patient care organizations

Could Providing More Context Reshape Healthcare Consumer Choices? One Survey Says It Could

November 7, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Survey results announced on Nov. 2 by the health technology company Grand Rounds indicate that healthcare consumers will choose perceived physician outcomes quality over appointment convenience—if given information in context

Bringing a Team Science Approach to Research Informatics

November 3, 2017  |  David Raths
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The National Center for Data to Health hopes to build upon some of the successes in sharing across Clinical and Translational Science Award programs but in a more innovative and open-ended way.

NIH Tackles Population Health Disparities with Social Epigenomics Research

November 2, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) plans to award 10 grants to support social epigenomics research in health disparities. This investigator-initiated research is being funded as part of the Social Epigenomics Research Focused on Minority Health and Health...

Readmissions Readjustment: Time to Think Carefully about Any Impacts on Safety-Net Hospitals

October 24, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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A new study in The New England Journal of Medicine is shedding light on some of the complexity around Medicare’s readmissions reduction program, and reinforcing the importance of federal officials’ exercising very good discernment going forward

‘One Brave Idea’ Science Innovation Center Opens in Boston

October 5, 2017  |  David Raths
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One Brave Idea is a $75 million research enterprise bringing together scientists from multiple disciplines to to better understand the earliest stages of coronary heart disease. The effort has opened a Science Innovation Center in Boston.

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