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Geisinger Announces New National Precision Health Initiative

November 16, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger Health System has launched a new National Precision Health Initiative, an effort to extend the Geisinger model of integrating genomics and data science into precision healthcare on the national scene.

NIH Awards $9M for Data Commons Pilot Phase

November 10, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The NIH has doled out 12 awards totaling $9 million to launch its Data Commons pilot phase, which will explore the feasibility and best practices for making digital objects available through collaborative platforms.

Good Signs: NYC Health + Hospitals Corporation Boasts a True ACO Success Story

November 9, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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New York City Health & Hospitals Corporation’s leaders have been able to boast very impressive results from their organization’s MSSP work--results that offer hope for leaders from all types of patient care organizations

In Toronto, Humber River Charts its Ongoing Digital Transformation

November 8, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Humber River Hospital's digital journey continues as the hospital is currently building a hospital-wide command center that will use complex algorithms, predictive analytics and advanced engineering to target improved clinical, operational and patient...

Scripps Selects Fitbit as First Wearable Used in All of Us Program

November 7, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The National Institute of Health’s All of Us research program has selected Fitbit as the first wearable to be used in the initiative.

In Dallas, UT Southwestern’s Leaders Push Ahead on their Ambulatory Quality Initiative

November 3, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Things continue to move forward at UT Southwestern, where an extraordinary Ambulatory Quality Outcomes initiative snared its leaders the first-place award in Healthcare Informatics’ 2016 Innovator Awards Program

NIH Tackles Population Health Disparities with Social Epigenomics Research

November 2, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) plans to award 10 grants to support social epigenomics research in health disparities. This investigator-initiated research is being funded as part of the Social Epigenomics Research Focused on Minority Health and Health...

UPMC’s March Forward in CMS’ Oncology Care Model

October 30, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Rushir Choksi, M.D., an oncologist at the UPMC Hillman Cancer who is overseeing the OCM initiative for the health system, discusses lessons learned from year one in CMS’ pilot program.

Using EHR Data to Automate Public Health Reporting, Analysis

October 26, 2017  |  David Raths
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Michael Klompas, M.D., M.P.H, a professor of population medicine at Harvard University, spoke about his team’s work to use EHR data to automate reporting to public health agencies on notifiable diseases and chronic conditions.

HHS will Host Opioid Symposium and Code-a-Thon

October 26, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) will host an Opioid Symposium and Code-a-Thon Dec. 6 and 7 to promote and employ innovative ways to leverage technology and data to address the nationwide opioid...

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

October 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.

AMA Launches Collaborative Initiative to Tackle Health Data Issues

October 17, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The American Medical Association (AMA) announced Monday that it is launching a platform, called the Integrated Health Model Initiative, to bring together healthcare providers and health technology companies around a common data model.

Survey: Broad Usage of AI in Healthcare Still Two to Five Years Out

October 13, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Roughly 48 percent of healthcare organizations currently use clinical intelligence solutions, but most healthcare organizations predict broad usage of artificial intelligence won’t happen for another two to five years, according to a HIMSS Analytics 2017...

Duke Health Leaders Build the Predictive Analytics Foundations to Improve Patient Care

October 10, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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At Durham, N.C.-based Duke University Health System, health IT leaders are moving forward on many fronts to leverage data analytics to improve patient care, such as early sepsis detection.

Healthcare Execs Rank Analytics, Value-Based Payments as Top Challenges

October 10, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Healthcare executives identified clinical and data analytics and population health services organizations as the top challenges they will face in 2018, according to a survey by the Healthcare Executive Group (HCEG).

University of Michigan Launches New Precision Health Research Initiative

October 9, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The University of Michigan, based in Ann Arbor, has launched a new Precision Health initiative in which researchers across campus will combine biomedical expertise with big data and social science approaches to tailor health solutions for the population.

Committee Created to Guide California’s Precision Medicine Initiative

October 9, 2017  |  David Raths
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In April 2015 Gov. Edmund Brown announced the California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine (CIAPM), the first state-level effort to fund focused precision medicine projects to improve care and treatment for specific diseases. Last week Brown established an...

How Will Value-Based Care, Health Policy, and Health IT Reshape Healthcare In 2025?

October 6, 2017  |  Sarah Thomas, Managing Director, Deloitte Center for Health Solutions
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There are some major challenges we face today that I expect healthcare systems, life sciences and technology developers may solve by 2025.

The Texas Hospital Association’s Bold Data Analytics Thrust

October 4, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Leaders at the Texas Hospital Association have been innovating around data analytics, supporting its advocacy leaders in communicating with state legislators, and also helping hospitals to improve their quality and cost outcomes

New National Center for Data to Health Created

October 3, 2017  |  David Raths
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A consortium of universities and research groups has received a five-year, $25 million grant from the National Center for Advancing Translational Science to create a new National Center for Data to Health (CD2H).

Indiana University, Regenstrief, LifeOmic Announce ‘Data Commons’ Collaboration

September 28, 2017  |  David Raths
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Indiana University, the Regenstrief Institute and Indianapolis-based technology company LifeOmic have announced a collaboration involving precision medicine.

Value-Based Healthcare and IT: HIT Leaders Work Out New Strategies

September 27, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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When it comes to the plunge into value-based healthcare of all kinds, the leaders of patient care organizations are only beginning to fully realize how complex the strategic IT challenges involved really are.

“One Foot in the Boat, One Foot on the Dock”: Providers and Payers Forge a New Social Contract into Value-Based Healthcare

September 26, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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The leaders of medical groups, hospitals and health systems are finding willing partners—and tons of practical challenges—as they move forward with the federal government and with private health insurers into the new world of value-based healthcare.

Moving Beyond Scorecards, Dashboards to Address Quality in Imaging Informatics

September 22, 2017  |  David Raths
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Paul Chang, M.D., of the University of Chicago Medical Center argues that imaging informatics needs to embrace human-machine cybernetic collaborative workflow orchestration to improve both quality and efficiency.

PCORI Awards $3.8 Million in Research Funding to UPMC Center

September 15, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The UPMC Center for High-Value Health has been approved for a $3.8 million funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to research integrated care models for patients with complex care needs.

AT NYU Langone Health, Driving Forward on Technology Innovation at an Enterprise Level

September 14, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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At New York City-based NYU Langone Health, healthcare senior executive leaders are leveraging technologies like intelligent automation and machine learning to improve care quality and operational efficiency while also striving to enhance the patient experience.

Survey: Healthcare Execs See Poor ROI from EHRs but Optimistic about Analytics

September 14, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Sixty-one percent of healthcare professionals view the “return on digital investment” produced by the billions of dollars spent on electronic health records since 2009 as “terrible” or “poor”, yet the majority of survey respondents rated analytics as extremely...

At Conference, Experts Address Implications of Intelligent Automation in Healthcare

September 13, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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In order to address transformative issues in the healthcare industry, healthcare provider organizations and payers need to be agile, need to drive disruption utilizing technology, and need to be more analytically-driven organizations.

Texas A&M Awarded Grant to Develop Technology for Diabetes, Heart Disease Monitoring

September 13, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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A Texas A&M University System-led consortium of industry, government partners and universities has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, with the goal of addressing the human and economic burden of diabetes and heart disease in underserved...

Artificial Intelligence: The Next Frontier in Health IT? (Part 2)

September 12, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In Part 2 of this story on AI in healthcare, experts discuss the biggest challenges that in exist in this space today, and if doctors fear that they might one day be replaced.

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