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Academic Medical Center, Tear Down That Wall (Between Research and Care)!

June 11, 2018  |  David Raths
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Clay Johnston, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., dean and vice president for medical affairs at the brand-new Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin, makes the case for rethinking how academic medical centers define research and care.

In Catalonia, Health IT Governance Rises Above the Political

June 6, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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The leaders of the TICSalut Foundation, the government agency that manages healthcare IT management and development for the entire region of Catalonia in northeast Spain, are moving forward on a broad range of fronts

Sage Bionetworks Launches Digital Health Catalyst Program

June 4, 2018  |  David Raths
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Sage Bionetworks is launching a program to provide pro bono support innovative ideas for biomedical research studies that leverage smartphones, wearables and sensors.

Rethinking Observation Stays and Readmissions: Experts Study the Issue

May 31, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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As medical researchers writing in The New England Journal of Medicine are documenting, shifting some patients from normal inpatient stays to observation stays, is turning out to be a far more complicated proposition than meets the eye

At the Health IT Summit in Philadelphia, Industry Experts Agree: Blockchain Is in its Infancy in Healthcare

May 23, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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A robust discussion was held at the Health IT Summit in Philadelphia on Tuesday, with industry experts parsing the challenges and potential of blockchain—including its lack of data security

Dr. Glenn Steele on the Path Forward Towards Care Delivery Transformation

May 20, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Healthcare Informatics caught up recently with Glenn D. Steele, Jr., M.D., Ph.D., who has been busy spreading the gospel of the Geisinger approach to healthcare delivery innovation, U.S. healthcare system-wide

NIH Creates Chief Data Strategist Position

May 14, 2018  |  David Raths
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The National Institutes of Health has created a new position, chief data strategist, to serve as the principal adviser to NIH leadership on large-scale platforms and technology ecosystems that facilitate data science.

At HLTH, a Candid Discussion of What the Federal Government Can and Should Do to Promote Healthcare Innovation

May 11, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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At the HLTH Conference this week, Rasu Shrestha, M.D. of UPMC sat down with HHS CTO Bruce Greenstein and former United States CTO Aneesh Chopra, to discuss the federal government’s role in facilitating technology innovation

AHRQ: More Research Needed on Diabetes Self-Management Apps

May 9, 2018  |  David Raths
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In a new study, the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) found that few of the commercially available apps to help diabetes patients have been evaluated thoroughly.

At HLTH, Former CMS Administrator Andy Slavitt Explains His Launch of a Venture Capital Firm

May 9, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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On Tuesday afternoon at the HLTH Conference, Andy Slavitt explained what led him to co-found a venture capital firm to collaborate with tech companies focused on America’s most vulnerable populations

PCORI Grants $74 Million for Clinical Effectiveness Research Projects

May 3, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute board of governors has approved $74 million to fund nine new comparative clinical effectiveness research (CER) studies.

Set to Launch in May, All of Us Research Program Gets 15 New Engagement Partners

April 24, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The National Institute of Health’s (NIH) “All of Us” Research Program now has 15 more community organizations and healthcare provider associations that have signed on to raise awareness about the program and its potential to advance precision medicine.

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