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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

Mount Sinai Names Dudley Leader of New Precision Health Enterprise

March 15, 2018  |  David Raths
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Mount Sinai Health System has created a Precision Health Enterprise to draw on the expertise of both its health system and the Icahn School of Medicine. To oversee this enterprise, the health system also created a new role: executive vice president for precision...

UnitedHealth Taps Former GlaxoSmithKline Exec to Lead Optum

March 14, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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UnitedHealth Group, based in Minneapolis, has named Andrew Witty, the former CEO of GlaxoSmithKline, as the new chief executive of Optum, the insurance company’s health services and technology business.

Nevada Population Health Project to Enroll Additional 40K Participants

March 13, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Launched in 2016, the Healthy Nevada Project is combining genetic, clinical, environmental and socioeconomic data to better understand the complex interplay between these factors and related effects on population health.

Health Plan Leaders Discuss HIE Data and the Value Proposition for Payers

March 12, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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During the HIMSS18 Conference in Las Vegas last week, health plan leaders shared how their organizations are leveraging HIE data to improve quality measures, care management and to address gaps in care.

AHA, Duke Clinical Research Institute Team Up on AI, Precision Medicine Initiative

March 10, 2018  |  David Raths
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The American Heart Association's Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine and the Duke Clinical Research Institute's data science team will develop and test machine learning methods.

EXCLUSIVE: Allscripts’ CEO Paul Black on Interoperability, Cloud Technology and Bringing Machine Learning to the EHR

March 8, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Allscripts' CEO Paul Black talks about the company’s latest developments to incorporate machine learning into the EHR, interoperability efforts and how the company is helping providers and government and public health leaders address the opioid crisis.

What Are Top Use Cases for a Population-Level Data API?

March 7, 2018  |  David Raths
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A December 2017 meeting involving ONC identified a path for future work on a FHIR-based population-level data API.

Staten Island Healthcare Leaders Make Medicaid Redesign and Population Health Work

March 7, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Healthcare leaders on Staten Island have achieved considerable success as they’ve participated in a Medicaid reform initiative, and turbocharged their population health efforts

Inovalon to Acquire Ability Network for $1.2 Billion

March 7, 2018  |  David Raths
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Inovalon, a healthcare data analytics company, has agreed to acquire privately held Ability Network for $1.2 billion in cash and stock.

“Making the Numbers Work”: Henry Ford Leaders Explain ACO Critical Success Factors, Step by Step

March 5, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Leaders from Detroit’s Henry Ford Health System have achieved significant success in their early work in the Next Generation ACO Program—through careful strategic planning and intensive analytics work

Ochsner Health System Adopts New AI-Powered Early Warning System

February 28, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Ochsner Health System, Louisiana’s largest academic healthcare system, has launched new artificial intelligence (AI) technology to help treat patients more proactively as part of a new early warning system.

VA Partners with DeepMind to Use AI to Identify Deterioration Risk Factors

February 26, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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The VA is partnering with Google's DeepMind, a London-based artificial intelligence research company, to develop and use machine learning algorithms to address the issue of patient deterioration during hospital care.

NIH Releases First Dataset from Adolescent Brain Development Study

February 23, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced the release of the first dataset from the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study, which will enable scientists to conduct research on the many factors that influence brain, cognitive, social, and...

Boston Children's Accelerates Data-Driven Approach to Clinical Research

February 22, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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In an effort to bring a more data-driven approach to clinical research, Boston Children’s Hospital has joined the TriNetX global health research network.

Rethinking the Multi-Institution Clinical Data Repository

February 22, 2018  |  David Raths
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The evolution in approach at Health Sciences South Carolina may signal a sea change in how large clinical data repositories work.

The 2018 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards: Second-Place Winning Team—Adventist Health System

February 21, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Leaders at the Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based Adventist Health System are moving forward to master bundled payment performance around joint replacement, and that initiative has borne abundant fruit with dramatic gains in clinical and financial performance.

Healthcare Orgs Report Improvements in Quality, Cost Using Data and Analytics

February 21, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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In 2017, nearly three dozen organizations ranging in size from small community hospitals to some of the nation’s largest integrated delivery systems documented 125 improvements in quality, cost and efficiency using technology and improvement processes.

Innovator Awards Program 2018: Semifinalists

February 19, 2018  |  the Editors of Healthcare Informatics
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We at Healthcare Informatics were ecstatic with the exceptional quality of the submissions we received from innovating patient care organizations across the U.S. Here are the 14 teams in the Provider Division that received semifinalist status this year.

Market Profile: Health IT Leaders, and Silicon Valley, Have Their Eyes on Cleveland

February 14, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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With strong healthcare IT leadership at area health systems and new health tech accelerators moving to the market, there are many indications that Cleveland is fast becoming a hotbed of healthcare innovation, and a city to watch in the health IT space.

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