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Dallas-Area Network Connects ERs, Law Enforcement and Mental Health Providers

November 18, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Dallas-based Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute (MMHPI) is working with health IT vendor Loopback Analytics to connect Dallas area hospital emergency rooms, law enforcement and behavioral health providers to reduce jail and ER visits.

Horizon Family Medical Group Receives 2016 HIMSS Davies Award

November 18, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Horizon Family Medical Group (HFMG), a large network of ambulatory care providers in Orange County, New York, has been named a 2016 HIMSS Ambulatory Davies Award of Excellence recipient.

Navigate Effectively through Medicare’s New CJR Program (Part 2)

November 16, 2016  |  Debra Mathias, consultant, Freed Associates
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In part two of a two-part series on successfully navigating through the new Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) model, Debra Mathias, a consultant with Freed Associates, explores the role of post-acute care (PAC) networks in the new CJR model.

Flatiron, Foundation Partner on Clinico-Genomic Database

November 15, 2016  |  David Raths
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Flatiron Health and Foundation Medicine have partnered to launch a clinico-genomic database that combines Foundation’s genomic profiling data with annotated longitudinal clinical and outcomes data developed by Flatiron from electronic health records.

Tailoring Healthcare Analytics to a Value-Based Future

November 14, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Leonard D’Avolio, Ph.D., speaks to Healthcare Informatics about what needs to change in approaches to leveraging analytics in healthcare’s value-based future.

Bipartisan Group of Congressional Leaders Urge Increased Funding for NIH

November 11, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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In a letter to Harold Rogers, chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations and Nita Lowey, ranking member of the House Appropriations Committee, a large, bipartisan group of House members have urged the Committee to include increased...

Looking at Hospital M&A Activity in the Value-Based Care World

November 11, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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According to the latest analysis by the Skokie, Ill.-based advisory company Kaufman, Hall and Associates, hospital and health system mergers and acquisitions in 2016 are on pace to match the large-scale level of M&A activity in 2015.

IBM Watson Health, Broad Institute Launch Research Initiative on Cancer Drug Resistance

November 10, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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IBM Watson Health and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard have launched a research initiative aimed at discovering the basis of cancer drug resistance.

Healthcare Analytics’ New World

November 10, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In the first part of this Healthcare Informatics Special Report on data analytics, industry leaders take a look at the strategies and challenges around leveraging robust data analytics and IT for continuous performance improvement.

Survey: 20 Percent of Healthcare Providers Looking to Replace Enterprise Analytics Solution

November 8, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The majority of healthcare IT leaders at provider organizations want a single enterprise analytics solution as their organizations move forward with analytics initiatives, according to a Peer60 survey report.

Most Health Systems are Unprepared for Consumerism, Survey Finds

November 7, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The majority of healthcare delivery organization executives see consumerism as a priority, but there is a significant gap between the priority placed on consumerism and organizations’ ability to apply consumer insights to healthcare service design, according to a...

At Memorial Hermann, a Bold Push into the Provider-Sponsored Health Plan World

November 6, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Leaders at many hospital-based health systems are reinvesting in the provider-sponsored health plan concept; one that is faring well is the Houston-based Memorial Hermann Health System

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