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

December 4, 2017  |  David Raths
news
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
news
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
news
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
commentary
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
news
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
article
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
news
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
article
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
news
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
news
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.

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