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At HLTH, David Feinberg, M.D. Shares Why Geisinger Is Investing in the Full Health of Its Communities

May 7, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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On the first day of the HLTH conference in Las Vegas, David Feinberg, M.D., CEO of Geisinger, articulated a bold, broad vision of his organization’s embrace of the widest possible view of its role in its communities

For One North Carolina ACO, a Social Determinants-Driven Strategy is Reaping Results

May 4, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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At Mission Health Partners, an Asheville, North Carolina-based Medicare ACO, a unique care coordination approach, focused on addressing the social and environmental issues underlying patients' health problems, has proven successful.

At the World Health Care Congress, a Business Leader and a Hospital Leader Talk About Disruption and Data

May 1, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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On Tuesday at the World Health Care Congress, Duke University Hospital’s Tom Owens, M.D. and venture capitalist John Doerr shared perspectives on transformational change in business and healthcare—and the role of data in that change

HHS to Launch Innovation Accelerator for Kidney Disease

May 1, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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HHS is partnering with the American Society of Nephrology to launch the Kidney Innovation Accelerator to accelerate the commercialization of therapies to benefit people with and at risk for kidney diseases through a series of prize competitions and coordination...

Healthcare Informatics Recognized with ASHPE Award for 2017 Top Ten Tech Trends Report

May 1, 2018  |  the editors of Healthcare Informatics
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Healthcare Informatics has once again been recognized by the American Society for Healthcare Publication Editors (ASHPE) for demonstrating writing excellence in the society’s Best Special Report editorial category for 2017.

Geisinger’s Data-Driven Approach to Reducing Prescription Opioid Abuse

April 27, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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During a webinar sponsored by the CHIME Opioid Task Force, executive leaders at the Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger Health System outlined a multifaceted, data-driven initiative by health system leaders to address the opioid crisis in Pennsylvania.

NIH Awards $10M to Alabama-based Newborn Genome Sequencing Project

April 26, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a four-year, $10 million grant to HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, a Huntsville, Ala.-based genomics and genetics research institute, in collaboration with the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)...

UNC Health Care Receives HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 Designation

April 18, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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UNC Health Care, an integrated health care system based in Chapel Hill, N.C., has achieved Stage 7 designation on the HIMSS Analytics’ Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM).

Jonathan Bush Talks HIT Innovation at Nashville Health Care Council Event

April 16, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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During a recent Nashville Health Care Council event, athenahealth president and CEO Jonathan Bush discussed the affect that the region has on healthcare innovation, while also touching on the role of government in health IT.

St. Jude Launches Cloud-Based Genomics Data Platform for Researchers

April 13, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital announced this week the launch of St. Jude Cloud, an online data-sharing and collaboration platform that provides researchers access to what St. Jude describes as the world's largest public repository of pediatric...

In Southern Colorado, a Technology-Driven Initiative is Helping to Fill in the Gaps for Underserved Patients

April 12, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Community Health Partnership has been making strides to provide integrated care for high-risk populations in its Southern Colorado communities, with a focus on collaboration and whole-person care coordination, powered by technology.

Community Health Leaders Share Their Progress on Integrating SDoH Data into Healthcare

April 10, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Many community-based organizations are advancing forward in their efforts to use health IT to collect, standardize and integrate social and behavioral health data, as detailed during a panel discussion at the 2018 State Healthcare IT Connect Summit last week.

Survey: Healthcare Providers Report Slow Progress on Population Health Goals

April 10, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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While most healthcare executives agree that population health is the future, most organizations have failed to keep pace with anticipated progress, indicating a growing gap between intentions and progress for provider adoption of value-based practices, according...

Princeton University Machine Learning Project to Target Mental, Social Health Factors

April 9, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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The Princeton University Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering (ORFE) and ODH, Inc. are collaborating on a research project to develop new machine learning techniques that will enable health plans to assess and prioritize the mental and...

University of Minnesota Receives $42.6M for Clinical and Translational Research

April 9, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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The University of Minnesota’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) received more than $42 million in renewed National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding. The five-year award enables clinical and translational researchers across the UMN System and...

Innovation Event Draws Healthcare Startups to Jacksonville

April 5, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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One Spark 2018 hosted innovators from all over the country to showcase their business ideas and products aimed at bringing innovation to healthcare and education, as well as a number of other industries.

VUMC Launches Precision Medicine Subsidiary, Nashville Biosciences

April 5, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Officials with Nashville-based Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) have launched a subsidiary to house the organization’s genomic and bioinformatics resources to advance drug and diagnostics discovery and development.

Disruption and the Future of Healthcare: Industry Leaders Parse the Challenges, and Strategic Opportunities

April 4, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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The pace of disruption in healthcare is accelerating, but what does this mean for the future of healthcare? Is there an upside to disruption for healthcare organizations? Industry leaders parse the challenges, and the strategic opportunities.

Indian Firm Acquires Colorado Technology Company AxisPoint Health

April 2, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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An Indian business-platform-management firm has acquired Westminster, Colorado-based population health management company AxisPoint Health, for a reported $14 million.

At Penn Medicine, Leaders Leverage Predictive Analytics to Improve Antibiotic Use

April 2, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Leaders at Penn Medicine initiated a project to leverage health IT to improve antibiotic prescribing, with the aim of delivering decision support within clinicians’ workflow, ensuring the right patient gets the right antibiotic at the right time.

At the HIT Summit in Cleveland, MetroHealth Executives Share their Journey into Value

March 30, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Drs. Nabil Chehade and David Kaelber of Cleveland’s MetroHealth System shared with HIT Summit-Cleveland attendees insights on their organization’s journey into value-based care delivery, including on the vital role of HIT

Study: Healthcare Lags Other Industries in Digital Transformation, Customer Engagement Tech

March 30, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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A recent study examining the digital maturity of six industries found that the healthcare industry ranked third in terms of overall digital maturity, as healthcare firms typically lag about a decade behind other industries in adopting business technologies that...

Colorado Critical Access Hospital Receives HIMSS Stage 7 Designation

March 29, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Pagosa Springs Medical Center (PSMC), based in Pagosa Springs, Colorado, has achieved Stage 7 of the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM) from Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Analytics.

A Clinically Integrated Network Forges Success in Southeastern New Jersey

March 25, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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In New Jersey, Shore Quality Partners is succeeding as a clinically integrated network, through clear strategy and excellent execution—and successful leveraging of data and IT to support clinical transformation

NIH to Fund Genome Centers for All of Us Program

March 24, 2018  |  David Raths
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In May 2018 the National Institutes of Health will solicit applications for large-scale Genome Centers to generate genomic data as part of the All of Us Research Program.

Research: Precision Medicine May Improve Survival in Late-Stage Cancer, Lower Costs

March 23, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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A precision medicine study conducted by researchers from Intermountain Precision Genomics and Stanford University School of Medicine indicates that precision oncology may improve overall survival and lower healthcare costs for advanced cancer patients.

Intermountain Healthcare to Build Global DNA Registry with AncestryDNA, 23andMe Data

March 20, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Intermountain Healthcare is building a new global DNA registry based on medical histories from people around the world, using existing genetic test results and electronic health histories.

Nashville Health Tech Leaders Discuss Data Analyzation at Local Event

March 16, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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During a recent panel discussion on the future of healthcare, Jonathan Perlin, M.D., chief medical officer at Nashville-based HCA Healthcare, emphasized that learning from and analyzing medical data will be critical to improving patient outcomes.

Healthcare Innovation Leader David B. Nash, M.D. Shares His Perspectives on the Current Moment in Population Health

March 16, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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David Nash, M.D., one of the best-known pioneers in the world of population health management and related areas, shares his perspectives on the current moment in—and future prospects of—the population health management phenomenon

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