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Stanford Machine Learning Group, Digital Health Company Develop Deep Learning Algorithm

July 12, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Stanford Machine Learning Group, along with digital health company iRhythm Technologies, have developed a deep learning algorithm for the detection and diagnosis of cardiac arrhythmias, or abnormal heart rhythms.

Making Major Inroads in the Care Management of High-Needs Populations, at L.A. Care Health Plan

July 4, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Katrina Miller, M.D., chief medical information executive at the 2.1 million-member L.A. Care Health Plan, shares her perspectives on some of the gains that she and her colleagues have been making in improving the care management of high-risk health plan...

AMIA Calls on HHS to Clarify Status of “Common Rule” Updates

June 28, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) recently sent a letter to the heads of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB), seeking information on the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects...

At the Health IT Summit in Nashville, a Pragmatic Look at the Complexities in Leveraging Data Analytics

June 28, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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On Tuesday at the Health IT Summit in Nashville, attendees were offered a very vigorous discussion of the opportunities and challenges around the leveraging of data analytics in patient care organizations

Expanding a Population Health Tool That Provides City-Level Data

June 27, 2017  |  David Raths
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A new data visualization tool that helps cities understand the health status of their populations will soon expand from four pilot cities to hundreds of cities nationwide.

WellStar Health System Partners with PatientPing for Care Coordination Technology

June 23, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Marietta, Ga.-based WellStar Health System, the largest health system in Georgia is partnering with PatientPing, a Boston-based health technology company, to use its care coordination technology across the health system.

At the Health IT Summit in Boston, a Fresh Look at the Emergence of Personalized Medicine

June 23, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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At the Health IT Summit in Boston last week, Kristin Darby of Cancer Treatment Centers of America and John Halamka, M.D. of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston offered insights into the potential and the challenges inherent in the emergence of...

Vermont HIE Implements IT Solution for Improved Data Quality

June 22, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Vermont Information Technology Leaders (VITL), the operator of the Vermont Health Information Exchange, has announced the implementation of a data managing and synthesizing platform in an effort to expand its IT capabilities.

Machine Learning Project Targets Type 1 Diabetes Intervention

June 19, 2017  |  David Raths
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Children's Mercy Kansas City and Joslin Diabetes Center will soon deploy machine learning-enabled solutions to proactively manage health outcomes in patients with type 1 diabetes.

Using Big Data to Find Hypertension Patients ‘Hiding in Plain Sight’

June 19, 2017  |  David Raths
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John Cuddeback, M.D., Ph.D., chief medical informatics officer for AMGA Analytics, is combing through claims and EHR data to find patients with undiagnosed hypertension who are “hiding in plain sight.”

Creating the Digital Library for the Learning Health System

June 15, 2017  |  David Raths
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Big data and precision medicine platforms lack repositories for the knowledge they generate. The University of Michigan is seeking to create a digital repository to store and curate digital knowledge artifacts for health at scale.

Quest Diagnostics Plans to Form Precision Oncology Center of Excellence

June 14, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Quest Diagnostics is acquiring two laboratory businesses in Lewisville, Texas, with the aim to establish a center of excellence providing diagnostic services to aid the detection and management of cancer for oncologists and patients nationwide.

UCHealth Forms New Applied Decision Science Lab

June 14, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The UCHealth CARE Innovation Center’s new Applied Decision Science Lab (ADSL) will focus on developing more effective ways to use decision support science to reduce clinical variation, streamline provider workflows, enhance clinician decision making and improve...

Microsoft Donates Data Analysis Tool to Aid Research into SIDS

June 8, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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A team of data scientists from Microsoft Corp. donated a new research tool to Seattle Children's Research Institute, one of the top five pediatric research centers in the United States, to aid medical research into sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

At One North Carolina Health System, Transforming the IT Infrastructure to Meet Future Needs

June 7, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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For Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s executive leaders, modernizing the IT infrastructure was an imperative to support new technologies and applications. The adoption of a converged infrastructure has laid the foundation for future health IT innovation.

Survey: 26 Percent of Hospitals Have Adopted Precision Medicine

June 7, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Nearly 70 percent of organizations with plans to conduct precision medicine intend to do so within the next 12 to 24 months, according to a recent HIMSS Analytics report.

Utilizing the Cloud to Power Analytics and Personalized Medicine in Colorado

June 7, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Health Data Compass, an analytics initiative supported by four major healthcare provider organizations in the Denver area, is leveraging cloud-based data management to integrate patient genomic data and EHR data to drive forward personalized medicine.

‘All of Us’ Precision Medicine Initiative Begins Enrolling Beta Testers

June 6, 2017  |  David Raths
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The National Institutes of Health’s precision medicine initiative, All of Us, has begun enrolling beta testers.

AMIA Launches “Why Informatics?” Campaign

June 6, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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To foster a better understanding of the field of healthcare informatics, the Bethesda, Md.-based American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) has launched a new public education campaign entitled ‘Why Informatics?’ to meet the increased demand for knowledge in...

Study: Lack of Tools, Poor Payer-Physician Alignment Slowing VBC Adoption

June 6, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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While there continues to be progress towards increased adoption of value-based care and payment models, the pace has been slowed by poor alignment between health plans and providers, as well as providers lacking the right tools to close critical gaps in...

CancerLinQ Partners with National Cancer Institute on Data Sharing Collaboration

June 2, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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CancerLinQ LLC and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) announced a partnership to facilitate the exchange of information between CancerLinQ participating oncology practices and NCI’s Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) program, one of the primary...

Mount Sinai Spins Out Sema4 to Focus on Genetic Data

June 2, 2017  |  David Raths
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Sema4, a company spun out of Mount Sinai Health System in New York, aims to combine comprehensive screening and diagnostic testing, predictive modeling, cutting-edge technologies, and open-access data.

The Leaders of a Unique Michigan ACO Organization Share their Perspectives on ACO Development

May 30, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Mazhar Jaffry, Abbas Kermani, and Diane Blackburn, three senior executives at Prime Accountable Care, LLC, in southeast Michigan, share their perspectives on physician-led ACO development, and on what they’ve learned so far

Caradigm Carves Out a Niche in Rapidly Developing Sector

May 26, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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For our market scan on the population health market in the May issue, Healthcare Informatics profiles Caradigm, a company providing data analytics solutions with an eye towards meeting customers’ changing needs in a time of accelerating change.

Mount Sinai Creates Imaging Research Warehouse

May 25, 2017  |  David Raths
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The Mount Sinai Health System in New York has created a database that integrates clinical imaging with electronic health records to allow researchers to identify new patterns in the data.

At UTMC, Data-Driven “Meds to Beds” Program Leads to 20 Percent Drop in Readmission Rates

May 23, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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University of Tennessee Medical Center (UTMC), based in Knoxville, Tennessee, is leveraging data analytics to improve medication compliance and patient outcomes. Through its use of a health care data integration and analytics platform, UTMC has reported a 20...

Pilot Projects Link PCORnet, FDA’s Sentinel Program

May 19, 2017  |  David Raths
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Two pilot projects under way are seeking to demonstrate the value of data linkage between the Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network (PCORnet) and other distributed networks, such as the FDA’s Sentinel program.

A Study of ACO-Based Care Management Shows that Results Are Highly Replicable

May 19, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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I read with interest an article in the May Health Affairs, in which researchers analyzed early results of care management work undertaken at Massachusetts General Hospital—with positive implications for ACO-based care management going forward

Califf Joins Verily, Leads New Duke Health Data Science Center

May 18, 2017  |  David Raths
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Robert Califf, M.D., who stepped down as commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in January, has been named the director of a new cross-campus center at Duke University for integrated health data science.

IBM Watson, MAP Health Management Bring Cognitive Computing to Substance Abuse Treatment

May 17, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Austin-based health IT solutions provider MAP Health Management and IBM Watson Health are collaborating on the development of new software that uses cognitive computing to treat addiction and substance abuse.

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