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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.

IBM Watson’s Shortcomings Investigated in STAT Report

September 7, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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An investigation into IBM Watson by STAT News has revealed that the artificial intelligence supercomputer has not lived up to its potential.

HIE Leaders Crack the Code on Indispensability

September 7, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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At the SHIEC Conference in Indianapolis last week, all eyes were on the future, and a range of opportunities for health information exchanges to make themselves indispensable to payers, providers, and public health

CDC Awards $28.6 Million for Data-Driven Opioid Overdose Prevention Efforts

September 6, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is awarding more than $28.6 million in additional funding to 44 states and the District of Columbia to support their responses to the opioid overdose epidemic.

National HIE Leader Deb Bass Shares her Perspectives on HIEs’ Opportunity in this Moment

September 6, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Deb Bass, CEO of the Nebraska Health Information Initiative (NeHII), shared insights on the opportunities (and challenges) facing health information exchanges in the present moment in U.S. healthcare

Harnessing Technology to Revolutionize Behavioral and Mental Health Care

September 1, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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There is currently tremendous innovation happening in the behavioral and mental health care space with many digital health startups and initiatives using technology to try to address one of society’s most pressing issues.

NIH’s “All of Us” Program Expands National Network of Medical Centers

September 1, 2017  | 
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The National Institute of Health’s (NIH) All of Us Research Program, previously called the Precision Medicine Initiative, added three sets of healthcare provider organizations to its network and the organizations will help enroll participants in long-term...

How Health IT Tools are Working to Reduce the Prescription Opioid Epidemic

August 30, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Facing a growing prescription opioid crisis, healthcare provider and payer organizations are looking to leverage predictive data analytics to identify patients at high risk of an opioid overdose or addiction to intervene before an adverse event occurs.

Artificial Intelligence: The Next Frontier in Health IT? (Part 1)

August 24, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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As artificial intelligence gains more momentum in the healthcare sector, CIOs' use of these technologies has expanded. And as a result, the industry is now moving quickly, crafting solutions to meet this growing demand.

Sutter Health, Quartet Collaborate on Tech to Improve Mental Healthcare

August 23, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Sutter Health, a healthcare system in Northern California, and behavioral health technology company Quartet, are collaborating to deploy a technology platform that aims to better integrate mental and physical healthcare in Sutter Health’s network.

NIH-Funded Genomic Data Center will Focus on Childhood Cancers

August 22, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The NIH is spearheading a $14.8 million, five-year effort to launch a data resource center for cancer researchers around the world in order to accelerate the discovery of novel treatments for childhood tumors.

IBM, JDRF Collaborate to Apply Machine Learning to Type 1 Diabetes Research

August 21, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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IBM and JDRF, a global organization funding type 1 diabetes research, are collaborating to develop and apply machine learning methods to analyze years of global type 1 diabetes research data and identify factors leading to the onset of the disease children.

Health IT Analytics: ‘More Time Spent Shoveling Coal Than Steering the Ship’

August 10, 2017  |  David Raths
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As health systems and ACOs establish the infrastructure to provide actionable data to care managers and front-line clinicians, they continue to struggle with messy data, incompatible systems and a lack of automation.

Leveraging Data and Technology to Advance Enterprise-Wide Pharmacy Operations

August 10, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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As the healthcare landscape undergoes accelerating change, almost every clinical and operational area within health systems must evolve to keep pace, including pharmacy operations. One health system is leveraging technology and data to help them better manage...

NIH’s All of Us Research Issues Initial Research Protocol

August 8, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The National Institute of Health’s All of Us Research Program, previously called the Precision Medicine Initiative, released its initial research protocol, or research plan.

Predicting Patients’ Next Healthcare Moves: How HIT Stakeholders are Keying in on Advanced Population Health Management

July 28, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Providers, payers and vendors are well-aware of the changing healthcare paradigm in front of them, and how value-based care has become a driver for more enhanced population health management.

Is Your Health System Prepared for Consumerism?

July 27, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Many health system executive leaders see consumerism as a key to growth, and robust data and analytics will play a critical role.

Digital Health Venture Capital Funding Tops $4 Billion in First Half of 2017

July 19, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Global venture capital (VC) funding for health IT companies in the first half of 2017 was 36 percent higher year-over-year with a record $4 billion raised in 359 deals versus the $3 billion raised from 286 deals in the first half of 2016, according to a report...

A New Survey Finds Ongoing Disconnect over EHR Data’s Availability to Support Revenue Cycle

July 18, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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A new survey by LeanTaaS finds that, while the leaders of patient care organizations are attempting to leverage data and analytics to improve clinical and financial outcomes, they have not yet found EHR data to be effective in doing so

Report: Small Hospitals Lag Far Behind in Transition to Value-Driven Care

July 14, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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There is a gap in capabilities and core competencies between large and small hospitals and health systems in the ongoing transition to value-driven care. What’s more, small organizations often lag far behind large ones in key components of the transition, putting...

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