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HIE 2.0: CORHIO’s Leaders Map a Pathway to Advanced Data-Sharing Success in Colorado

November 7, 2018  |  Mark Hagland, Editor-in-Chief
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The leaders of Colorado’s statewide HIE, CORHIO, have been pushing ahead to advance the next phase of HIE evolution, moving into intensive data normalization work, even as they expand the types of data being shared across the Centennial State

Behind Providence St. Joseph’s Daring Push Into Digital Consumer Engagement

November 5, 2018  |  Mark Hagland, Editor-in-Chief
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At the HIT Summit in Seattle, Aaron Martin shared insights on how—and why—Providence St. Joseph Health has successfully pushed ahead in its digital consumer engagement strategy

Bringing Genetics to the Forefront of Primary Care

October 4, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
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Health systems, such as NorthShore University HealthSystem, are now becoming more interested in incorporating genetic information into a patient’s care plan

Putting Social Determinants of Health Data into Action

September 10, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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Leading hospitals, medical groups, and health systems, as well as ACOs and health insurers are moving forward to address social factors impacting health with a number of different approaches.

Top Ten Tech Trends 2018: A Social Determinants of Health Technology Market is Slowly Emerging

September 4, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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The IT market for social determinants of health data is currently a nascent field with many providers using homegrown solutions, but adoption of SDoH technology is expected to grow quickly.

Top Ten Tech Trends 2018: In the Fight Against the Opioid Crisis, Providers are Turning to Technology

August 30, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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Healthcare organizations are using health IT tools, including an emerging market of digital health solutions, to address opioid abuse, addiction and overdoses.

Duke, Cerner Partner on Cardiac Risk Calculator App

August 24, 2018  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
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EHR vendor Cerner has collaborated with Duke Clinical Research Institute to develop a SMART-on-FHIR atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) Risk Calculator app.

San Diego Connects the Dots to Create Social Snapshot of Clients

August 21, 2018  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
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As cities look to connect social service agencies and health systems, the Community Information Exchange in San Diego is a model to emulate.

PCCI Combines Predictive Modeling, Patient Engagement to Address Pediatric Asthma

August 16, 2018  |  David Raths
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The Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation (PCCI) in Dallas has spent the past three years developing and testing predictive models to identify children at risk for asthma exacerbations.

At BIDCO, a “Pharmacy First” Approach to Population Health is Driving Promising Results

July 31, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Leaders at Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization deployed a unique “pharmacy first” approach specifically to its Rising Risk Management program with the aim of achieving improved health outcomes in months, not years.

HSX, Food Alliance Partnership Extends Data-Sharing to Food, Nutrition

July 24, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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The Philadelphia-based Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance (MANNA) has become a participating member of HealthShare Exchange (HSX), which enables the food alliance to receive important medical updates from HSX on its clients.

Mission Health M.D. Leader on The Power of Technology to Improve Health and Bring Humanity Back to Medical Practice

July 12, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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At Asheville, North Carolina-based Mission Health, senior leaders have created a culture of continuous improvement grounded in analytics and this is driving significant clinical and operational improvements across the enterprise.

The Rocky Path to Value for Medicaid Programs—and HIT’s Key Role in Making It All Work

July 11, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Medical researchers share some insights on the broad range of challenges facing the pioneers attempting to move Medicaid towards value-based payment incentives, including around the key role that HIT and data analytics will play in success

Geisinger Launches Wide-Scale DNA Screening Program

July 10, 2018  |  David Raths
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Geisinger patients will be routinely screened to see if they have any gene variations linked to certain diseases.

The Value of Deploying a Social Determinants Screening Tool in EHR

July 5, 2018  |  David Raths
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Michael Hanak, M.D., associate chief medical informatics officer at Rush University in Chicago, described the social determinants of health screening implementation at Rush.

UW-Madison Unveils Platform that Maps Neighborhood Disadvantages Impacting Health

June 29, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health have developed an accessible, online, interactive map of more than 70 million Zip+4 zip codes so that users can find data on socio-economic factors at the neighborhood level.

Intermountain-Led Collaborative to Focus on Social Determinants of Health

June 28, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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A new collaborative called the Utah Alliance for the Determinants of Health (the Alliance) has been formed to promote health, improve health care access, and decrease health care costs.

Up-and-Comers 2018: Collective Medical Technologies and Healthfinch

June 5, 2018  |  David Raths
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Each year, to accompany our Healthcare Informatics 100 list, we profile fast-growing companies that could very well make the list in the future. Inside are write-ups of the next two companies that made this year’s Up-and-Comers rendition.

Study: Addressing Patients’ Social Barriers Reduces Healthcare Spending

May 30, 2018  | 
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A recent study conducted by researchers at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Public Health, Tampa, reports that healthcare spending is substantially reduced when people are successfully connected to social services that address social barriers.

Population Health Tool that Provides City-Level Data Expands to 500 Cities

May 21, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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A data visualization tool that helps city officials understand the health status of their population, called the City Health Dashboard, has now expanded to 500 of the largest cities in the U.S., enabling local leaders to identify and take action around the most...

Geisinger’s Data-Driven Approach to Reducing Prescription Opioid Abuse

April 27, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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During a webinar sponsored by the CHIME Opioid Task Force, executive leaders at the Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger Health System outlined a multifaceted, data-driven initiative by health system leaders to address the opioid crisis in Pennsylvania.

Seven PA Health Systems Partnering on Healthy Food Access Pilot

April 20, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Seven health systems in the Philadelphia are are partnering with community organizations, public health departments and insurers on a Healthy Food Access Pilot aimed at addressing food insecurity in the region.

Combining Criminal Justice, Health Data Creates New Opportunities for Meaningful Interventions

April 17, 2018  |  David Raths
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Cross-sector data analysis found that a small number of Camden, N.J., residents have a disproportionate impact on the healthcare and criminal justice sectors, neither of which is designed to address the underlying problems those residents face.

Connecting Healthcare with Food and Health: First Attempts Are Showing Real Promise

April 14, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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With health plans like Kaiser Permanente Colorado, and patient care organizations like Geisinger Health System, beginning to work on the issue of food insecurity, as it relates to diabetes, the possibilities of real convergence are many

In Southern Colorado, a Technology-Driven Initiative is Helping to Fill in the Gaps for Underserved Patients

April 12, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Community Health Partnership has been making strides to provide integrated care for high-risk populations in its Southern Colorado communities, with a focus on collaboration and whole-person care coordination, powered by technology.

Geisinger, Healthy.io Clinical Trial Using Smartphones to Detect Kidney Disease

April 11, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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The National Kidney Foundation (NKF), Danville, Pa.-based health system Geisinger and Healthy.io have launched a clinical trial using a smartphone-enabled home urinalysis device for chronic kidney disease (CKD) among patients with high blood pressure.

Princeton University Machine Learning Project to Target Mental, Social Health Factors

April 9, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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The Princeton University Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering (ORFE) and ODH, Inc. are collaborating on a research project to develop new machine learning techniques that will enable health plans to assess and prioritize the mental and...

At Penn Medicine, Leaders Leverage Predictive Analytics to Improve Antibiotic Use

April 2, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Leaders at Penn Medicine initiated a project to leverage health IT to improve antibiotic prescribing, with the aim of delivering decision support within clinicians’ workflow, ensuring the right patient gets the right antibiotic at the right time.

At the HIT Summit in Cleveland, MetroHealth Executives Share their Journey into Value

March 30, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Drs. Nabil Chehade and David Kaelber of Cleveland’s MetroHealth System shared with HIT Summit-Cleveland attendees insights on their organization’s journey into value-based care delivery, including on the vital role of HIT

Study: Researchers Use EHR Data to Predict Future Chronic Opioid Use

March 23, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus are working to develop statistical models to better predict which patients will be prescribed opioid medications long-term following discharge from a hospital stay.

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