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How Health IT Tools are Working to Reduce the Prescription Opioid Epidemic

August 30, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Facing a growing prescription opioid crisis, healthcare provider and payer organizations are looking to leverage predictive data analytics to identify patients at high risk of an opioid overdose or addiction to intervene before an adverse event occurs.

Artificial Intelligence: The Next Frontier in Health IT? (Part 1)

August 24, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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As artificial intelligence gains more momentum in the healthcare sector, CIOs' use of these technologies has expanded. And as a result, the industry is now moving quickly, crafting solutions to meet this growing demand.

Sutter Health, Quartet Collaborate on Tech to Improve Mental Healthcare

August 23, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Sutter Health, a healthcare system in Northern California, and behavioral health technology company Quartet, are collaborating to deploy a technology platform that aims to better integrate mental and physical healthcare in Sutter Health’s network.

NIH-Funded Genomic Data Center will Focus on Childhood Cancers

August 22, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The NIH is spearheading a $14.8 million, five-year effort to launch a data resource center for cancer researchers around the world in order to accelerate the discovery of novel treatments for childhood tumors.

IBM, JDRF Collaborate to Apply Machine Learning to Type 1 Diabetes Research

August 21, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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IBM and JDRF, a global organization funding type 1 diabetes research, are collaborating to develop and apply machine learning methods to analyze years of global type 1 diabetes research data and identify factors leading to the onset of the disease children.

Health IT Analytics: ‘More Time Spent Shoveling Coal Than Steering the Ship’

August 10, 2017  |  David Raths
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As health systems and ACOs establish the infrastructure to provide actionable data to care managers and front-line clinicians, they continue to struggle with messy data, incompatible systems and a lack of automation.

Leveraging Data and Technology to Advance Enterprise-Wide Pharmacy Operations

August 10, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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As the healthcare landscape undergoes accelerating change, almost every clinical and operational area within health systems must evolve to keep pace, including pharmacy operations. One health system is leveraging technology and data to help them better manage...

NIH’s All of Us Research Issues Initial Research Protocol

August 8, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The National Institute of Health’s All of Us Research Program, previously called the Precision Medicine Initiative, released its initial research protocol, or research plan.

Predicting Patients’ Next Healthcare Moves: How HIT Stakeholders are Keying in on Advanced Population Health Management

July 28, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Providers, payers and vendors are well-aware of the changing healthcare paradigm in front of them, and how value-based care has become a driver for more enhanced population health management.

Is Your Health System Prepared for Consumerism?

July 27, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Many health system executive leaders see consumerism as a key to growth, and robust data and analytics will play a critical role.

Digital Health Venture Capital Funding Tops $4 Billion in First Half of 2017

July 19, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Global venture capital (VC) funding for health IT companies in the first half of 2017 was 36 percent higher year-over-year with a record $4 billion raised in 359 deals versus the $3 billion raised from 286 deals in the first half of 2016, according to a report...

A New Survey Finds Ongoing Disconnect over EHR Data’s Availability to Support Revenue Cycle

July 18, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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A new survey by LeanTaaS finds that, while the leaders of patient care organizations are attempting to leverage data and analytics to improve clinical and financial outcomes, they have not yet found EHR data to be effective in doing so

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