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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
commentary
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.

Can a Prescription for Fresh Food Treat Diabetes? At Geisinger, an Informatics-Driven Project Is Showing Promising Results

February 8, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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With the aim of addressing food insecurity and to improve patients’ diabetes management, Geisinger launched a Fresh Food Farmacy initiative to give away fresh, healthy food to diabetes patients, supported by robust data analytics and digital technology.

Penn State Creates Digital Collaboratory for Precision Health Research

February 7, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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In December, University Park, Pa.-based Penn State announced plans to invest $2 million in its top strategic priorities, and one of 12 seed grants has been awarded to a pilot project to use big data to advance biomedical research and precision health.

Global Alliance for Genomics and Health Launches Ambitious Roadmap

February 7, 2018  |  David Raths
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The Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) has unveiled a strategic roadmap involving more than two dozen projects to be launched in 2018 and developed over the next one to three years, laying the groundwork for real-world genomic data sharing by 2022.

Survey: Majority of Imaging Leaders See Important Role for Machine Learning in Radiology

February 1, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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While there is much hype around machine learning and its uses in healthcare, a recent survey indicates that machine learning is not just a buzzword, as 84 percent of medical imaging professionals view the technology as being either important or extremely...

Report: In New Digital Environments, Data Breaches are the Norm

January 30, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The rush to embrace new digital environments across many industries has created more attack surfaces and new risks for data that need to be offset by data security controls, according to a new report.

Accenture, Loopback Analytics Collaboration Aims to Assess Value-Based Care Models

January 26, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Accenture has teamed up with health data analytics company Loopback Analytics in an initiative to support health systems aiming to participate in new value-based care models, such as the new Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) Advanced program.

VA, CMS Will Share Data Analytics Tools to Strengthen Fraud, Waste Prevention

January 26, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a partnership to share data, data analytics tools and best practices for identifying and preventing fraud,...

How Leveraging Big Data Can Improve the Health of Clevelanders

January 24, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Some of Cleveland's greatest challenges—poverty and the poor health that often accompanies it—could be solved by exploring ways to better leverage big data, according to a new report.

At Dignity Health, A Data-Driven Population Health Strategy is Yielding Promising Results

January 23, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Dignity Health is taking a data-driven, integrated approach to population health management across its expansive footprint, and is seeing positive results with improved clinical outcomes across the communities it serves.

CWRU Receives $2.8M Grant for Informatics-Driven Alzheimer’s Research

January 23, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and collaborators have received a five-year, $2.8 million grant from the National Institute on Aging to identify FDA-approved medications that could be repurposed to treat Alzheimer’s disease.

For North Carolina ACO, Tech-Enabled Patient Outreach Drives Continued Success

January 19, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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At Triad Healthcare Network, technology has been a critical factor in the ACO’s success, specifically technology tools that help to identify gaps in care and scale patient engagement efforts, ultimately driving significant improvements in clinical outcomes.

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