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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.

Cleveland Clinic’s Ed Marx Talks Health IT Disruption, Innovation and a “Patient-First Approach”

January 17, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Edward Marx, CIO of the Cleveland Clinic, discusses his priorities leading IT initiatives at the health system, the acceleration of health IT innovation and what he is excited to see develop in the healthcare technology space in 2018.

Healthcare IT: Where Did it Come From and Where is it Going?

January 11, 2018  |  Joe Marion
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Dan Brown's book, Origin, offers some interesting insight on where cognitive computing is taking healthcare IT

Healthy Nevada Project Partners with Helix to Offer Genome Sequencing

January 11, 2018  |  David Raths
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The Healthy Nevada Project was launched 15 months ago to combine genetic data with health and population data, as well as information from environmental databases to create a large health determinants data set. Now it is have partnering with Helix, a personal...

UC Santa Cruz Cancer Research Awarded Precision Medicine Grant

January 10, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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The California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine (CIAPM) has awarded a state grant to the Treehouse Childhood Cancer Initiative of the UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute for continued childhood cancer research.

Clinical Performance Improvement Leaders Zero In on ICU Challenges

January 10, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Last month, leaders at the Charlotte, N.C.-based Premier Inc. released a report on the potential for clinical performance improvement in ICUs in U.S. healthcare, outlining tremendous opportunities for systemic improvement in hospitals

Innovation Competition Looks to Attract Health Tech Talent to Cleveland

January 9, 2018  |  Healthcare Informatics
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The Medical Capital Innovation Competition, which will take place in Cleveland in April, is looking for trailblazing health technology teams to compete in this year's pitch contest.

An Exciting New Year for Pragmatic Clinical Trials

January 8, 2018  |  David Raths
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It’s an exciting time in the world of pragmatic clinical trials, as the big data from EHRs and claims data starts to bring back answers to interesting research questions.

Five DASH Pilots Seek to Catalyze Efforts to Share, Use Multi-Sector Data

January 4, 2018  |  David Raths
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Five communities have received grants to participate in a 6-month pilot initiative designed to help local collaborations catalyze their efforts to share and use multi-sector data to improve community health.

Northwestern Names Chief Research Informatics Officer

December 28, 2017  |  David Raths
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The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has created a new chief research informatics officer position to integrate clinical research informatics applications at Feinberg and Northwestern Medicine.

CancerLinQ Developing De-Identified Datasets for Quality Improvement

December 22, 2017  | 
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CancerLinQ announced new partnerships with data services companies Tempus and Precision HealthAI in order to accelerate development and delivery of high-quality, de-identified clinical databases for use by CancerLinQ, its oncologist subscribers, partners, and the...

Scottsdale Institute 2017 Business Analytics Fall Summit: Constructing an Analytics Strategy

December 22, 2017  |  Janice Wurz and Dan Golder, Impact Advisors
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The Scottsdale Institute convened industry leaderss from across the country in October for the 2017 SI Business Analytics Fall Summit in Chicago. Attendees gathered to share strategies, concerns and insights as they look to reach an “analytics utopia.”

Rasu Shrestha, M.D. on Value-Based Imaging: “Radiologists Need to Become Part of the Care Team”

December 20, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Rasu Shrestha, M.D., chief innovation officer at Pittsburgh-based UPMC, shares his perspectives on what's at stake for the imaging industry in the ongoing evolution of healthcare and the path forward toward value-based imaging.

Humana’s Chief Medical Officer Shares his Perspectives on Driving Forward into Value-Based Care

December 15, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Humana chief medical officer Roy Beveridge, M.D., shares his perspectives on the findings of a recent value-based care study and the implications for providers making the transition to value-based reimbursement model agreements.

Pittsburgh, NYC Public Health Departments Report Progress on Multi-Sector Data Efforts

December 15, 2017  |  David Raths
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Executives from four big-city public health departments gathered online Dec. 14 to share insights from their work to use data to more closely align their work with housing, education, social service, economic development, and safety.

NJ Medical Group Launches Statewide HIE, OneHealth New Jersey

December 14, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The Medical Society of New Jersey (MSNJ) recently launched OneHealth New Jersey, a statewide health information exchange (HIE) that is now live.

HHS Announces Winning Solutions in Opioid Code-a-Thon

December 8, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) hosted this week a first-of-its-kind two-day Code-a-Thon to use data and technology to develop new solutions to address the opioid epidemic.

Three Seattle-Based Healthcare Organizations Launch Precision Medicine Institute

December 7, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The Brotman Baty Institute for Precision Medicine has been launched in Seattle combining the research strengths and capabilities of UW Medicine, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and Seattle Children's.

Can Technology Transform Behavioral Care? Healthcare Leaders Discuss the Promise and the Hype

December 5, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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During a healthcare conference sponsored by MIT’s Sloan School of Management, Don Mordecai, M.D., Kaiser Permanente National Leader for Mental Health and Wellness, shared his perspective on the state of digital health innovation in mental health care.

Can AI Help to Save the Practice of Radiology for the Future?

December 5, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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At the RSNA Conference last week, the breadth and intensity of the discussions around artificial intelligence revealed the universal concern over how radiology can prove itself in the new healthcare

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