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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

PCORnet Groups Bring Together Clinical, Patient-Reported Data on COPD

December 4, 2017  |  David Raths
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A collaboration between two PCORnet organizations is bringing together clinical and patient-reported data on people living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Clinical Data Registry Tracking Multiple Sclerosis

December 4, 2017  |  David Raths
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The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers has developed an MS registry and longitudinal database of clinical records and patient-centered outcomes.

Humber River Hospital Opens Analytics-Driven Command Center

December 1, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Humber River Hospital (HRH), based in Toronto, this week opened Canada’s first hospital Command Centre to address capacity, safety, quality and wait time issues that have preoccupied hospitals across Canada.

With Pilots Done, What’s Next for Sync for Genes?

December 1, 2017  |  David Raths
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Sync for Genes was established to expedite the use of standards to enable patients’ ability to share their genomics information. What did pilot projects find?

Will Artificial Intelligence Change Radiology Practice? At RSNA, James Whitfill, M.D. Offers His Thoughts

November 29, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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James Whitfill, M.D., chief medical officer at Innovation Care Partners in Phoenix, shared his perspectives on the hype and potential of artificial intelligence, during the RSNA Conference

Optum Launches $250M Venture Fund to Invest in Digital Health Firms

November 29, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Optum, the health services business of UnitedHealth Group, announced this week the launch of Optum Ventures, a $250 million venture fund focused on investing in startup and early-stage companies in the digital health care space.

At RSNA 2017, Much Discussion—and Hype—Around Artificial Intelligence

November 27, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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At RSNA 2017, radiologist leaders look towards the future of value-based care, and see the leveraging of artificial intelligence tools as essential to the success of their specialty going forward

Media Report: Amazon Web Services, Cerner Working on Healthcare Deal

November 27, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Amazon Web Services, Amazon’s cloud service business, is reportedly in the late stages of talks with Cerner on a project that will involve the health technology company’s population health solution, HealtheIntent, according to a media report from CNBC.

In San Francisco's Chinatown, Using HIT to Improve Patient Identification and Analyze Care Gaps

November 27, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Serving an immigrant community with complex medical and support needs, the Chinese Community Health Care Association (CCHCA) is moving forward to implement strategies that optimize patient identification and care management.

Data Registry to Track Childhood Health, Illness Trends

November 26, 2017  |  David Raths
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The American Academy of Pediatrics has begun work on a registry to collect, store and analyze health data on all U.S. children.

An IT Leader Shares How Stanford Health Care is Transforming Patients’ Digital Experience

November 22, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Aditya Bhasin, vice president of software design and development, digital solutions, at Stanford Health Care, discusses Stanford’s work to transform patients’ digital experience, which has led to increased patient satisfaction and operational efficiencies.

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...

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