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The 2017 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards: Co-Second-Place Winning Team—Mercy-St. Louis

January 24, 2017  |  David Raths
article
Mercy has made great strides once it turned to a machine learning application that uses advanced analytics to help it identify hidden patterns in its own data.

Survey: 50 Percent of Health Systems Receive Value-Based Payments

January 24, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
A recent KPMG survey found that half of health systems report at least some of their revenue comes from value-based payments, yet nearly a quarter of survey respondents indicated they are not making the move to value-based payments.

For Health IT Leaders, a Highly Unsettled Business and Policy Landscape Demands Maximal Agility

January 24, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Monday’s federal court ruling blocking the Aetna-Humana merger served as a warning to IT leaders in patient care organizations that the U.S. healthcare system is headed into an unprecedentedly unsettled period for the foreseeable future, one requiring maximal...

The 2017 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards: At the Dawn of a New Era, Winning Teams Show the Way to the Future

January 23, 2017  |  the Editors of Healthcare Informatics
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Please join us in congratulating the winners of this year’s Innovator Awards Program, who are finding new paths forward to age-old healthcare problems.

Mercy Named 2016 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award Recipient

January 18, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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St. Louis-based Mercy, the fifth largest Catholic health care system in the nation operating hospitals in four states, was named a 2016 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Enterprise Davies Award recipient this month for achieving...

IBM and Illumina Partner on Work to Standardize Genomic Data Interpretation

January 10, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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IBM Watson Health and Illumina, Inc., a DNA sequencing and array-based technologies company, are partnering with the aim of helping cancer genomics researchers interpret the results of sequences.

Report: Federal Health IT Spending Will Increase to $6.4 Billion in 2021

January 6, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The federal government is forecasted to spend $6.4 billion on vendor-furnished health IT products and services across all agencies in fiscal year 2021, a $400 million increase from the $6 billion on technology spending in fiscal 2016, according to a report from...

KLAS Report: Providers Are Raising the Bar for Population Health Management Vendors

January 6, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Many healthcare organizations have tested the waters of population health management with pilot projects and a few payer contacts, and some of these organizations are ready to dive in deeper, but are population health management vendors ready as well? At this...

Project GENIE Releases Aggregated Cancer Genomic Data Set

January 5, 2017  |  David Raths
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the American Association for Cancer Research has announced the first public release of cancer genomic data aggregated through its Project GENIE initiative.

Curriculum for a Learning Health System: ‘Teaching Toward an Ideal System That Does Not Yet Exist’

January 3, 2017  |  David Raths
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Duke University and the University of Michigan push ahead with efforts to develop curriculum for learning health system training programs for resident physicians and other medical professionals.

6 Keys to Building an Effective Analytics Program

January 3, 2017  |  George Reynolds, M.D., Principal, Reynolds Healthcare Advisers
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This article examines the analytics programs of four successful organizations that have made the transition to a data-driven culture. What organizational features do these programs have in common, and what lessons have they learned along the way?

Cleveland Clinic, IBM Collaborating to Build Population Health, Value-Based Care Models

December 27, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Cleveland Clinic and IBM have announced a five-year agreement to work together to establish a model for a health system transition to value-based care and population health, and to uncover potential standards that could be replicated by providers nationwide.

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