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Innovative Direct Purchaser-Provider Contracting: a New Threat to Community Hospitals?

May 8, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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What do executives at Lowes home improvement and Johns Hopkins Medicine know? Healthcare and healthcare IT leaders in community hospitals need to consider emerging disruptors to their local markets—sometimes from very far away

AMIA’s iHealth Was All About Pop Health

May 7, 2017  |  David Raths
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The AMIA iHealth 2017 Conference here in Philadelphia last week had a strong population health flavor to it. It kicked off with a great keynote address by the City of Brotherly Love’s own pop health guru, David Nash, M.D., founding dean of Thomas Jefferson...

VA, DOE Partner on Healthcare Big Data Initiative

May 5, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) have launched a new partnership focused on combining the VA’s healthcare and genomic data with the DOE’s technologies in big data, artificial intelligence and machine learning to identify...

Survey: Only 31 Percent of Healthcare Providers Use EHR Analytics Capabilities

May 4, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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A survey by the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) found that only one-third of healthcare providers are utilizing all analytics tools and capabilities offered in their electronic health records (EHRs).

At the World Health Care Congress, Healthcare Leaders Share Perspectives on Analytics-Driven Initiatives

May 1, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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At the World Health Care Congress, a health system leader and a health plan leader explain how their organizations are using machine learning and data analytics to move forward on strategic goals

Datapalooza Panelists Address Implications of Artificial Intelligence

May 1, 2017  |  David Raths
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Health Datapalooza panelists discussed the application of artificial intelligence to healthcare, including the creation of predictive models.

At the World Health Care Congress, a Search for Transformational Triggers in U.S. Healthcare

May 1, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Exactly which elements of the U.S. healthcare system can and should be changed to trigger improved outcomes and cost control? A panel of industry leaders discussed the possibilities, on the opening day of the World Health Care Congress, in Washington, D.C.

Day 2 of Datapalooza: More Providers Seeking Social Determinants Data

April 28, 2017  |  David Raths
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Healthcare Informatics made social determinants of health data one of its top 10 tech trends for 2017. The presentations at the 8th annual Health Datapalooza in Washington, D.C., this week confirmed that sharing data across sectors is becoming more important in a...

In the Pursuit of Precision Medicine and Value-Based Care: Are They Dual, Yet Synergistic Goals?

April 26, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Precision medicine often is approached as a research endeavor, while value-based care transformation is framed as an operational initiative. However, one bioinformatics thought-leader asserts they are highly synergistic and, at their core, data-centric issues.

Working in Diverse Markets, a Healthcare Company Achieves Noteworthy Population Health Results

April 21, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Alignment Healthcare, a population health company with diverse lines of business, is making documented progress in leveraging data and analytics to fuel leading-edge care management strategies

Health IT Innovation Lab Gets $5M Grant from Mass. Government

April 19, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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MassTech’s collaborative research and development matching grant program is awarding $5 million to support the launch of a healthcare research and product development initiative at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI).

At The Iowa Clinic, an Analytics-Driven Adult Immunization Project Drives Results

April 18, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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To address gaps in its adult vaccination rates, The Iowa Clinic initiated an analytics-driven collaborative project to increase immunization rates, with a specific focus on pneumococcal pneumonia and influenza immunizations.

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