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In L.A. County, Building an Integrated Health System to Serve the Highest-Risk Individuals

September 26, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Within Los Angeles County, there is an ambitious project underway to build an integrated, county-wide system that will link health and social service agencies to provide more coordinated services to the sickest, most vulnerable county residents.

Two Oklahoma Counties Roll out CMS-Funded Project to Address Patients’ Social Needs

September 22, 2017  |  Healthcare Informatics
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Oklahoma and Tulsa counties are part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) “accountable health community” model grant program, which aims to reduce health care spending by connecting patients to social services.

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.

Where Are Health Systems Falling Short in Addressing Social Determinants of Health?

July 28, 2017  |  David Raths
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Eighty percent of executives surveyed by the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions said social needs are a core part of their mission, but 72 percent said they don’t have sustainable funding to do it.

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.

KLAS Report Examines Adoption of Sepsis Solutions and Impact on Outcomes

April 25, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Sepsis detection and treatment is taking a big step forward as providers increasingly utilize surveillance and monitoring technology available through electronic medical records (EMR) vendors and third-party providers, according to a new report by KLAS Research.

Unlocking the Key to Readmissions Reduction Success—Looking at Clinical Transformation, and the “ACO Effect”

April 24, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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A recent study lends further credence to already-accumulating anecdotal evidence regarding the value of ACO, bundled-payment, and even MU-driven, work, to support the processes that can unlock success in reducing readmissions

At the Cleveland HIT Summit, Looking at the Opportunities in Using Sociodemographic Data

March 28, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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At the Cleveland Health IT Summit, Michigan Medicine’s Justin Pestrue described his work with sociodemographic and socioeconomic data, and the potential for such data to assist in improving population health efforts

Laying the Foundations for the New Healthcare: A Map of the New, Data-Driven Landscape

March 28, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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The truly robust leveraging of data analytics to improve patient care delivery processes is still early on in its proverbial journey of 1,000 miles, but some U.S. healthcare organizations are at least well past the 100-mile mark.

The 2017 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards: Co-Second-Place Winning Team—Mercy Health

January 25, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Clinical and IT executive leaders at Mercy Health are now successfully integrating population health analytics into the clinical workflow to significantly facilitate the work of identifying high-risk patients and improving care coordination.

Report: What Providers Are Learning About Connecting with their Communities

January 6, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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When it comes to making connections with communities in order to improve the health status of their members, provider leaders are learning which strategies are essential to success, The Advisory Board Company reports

Family Pedigree Tool Uses FHIR to Access Web-Based Risk Service

October 28, 2016  |  David Raths
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The family health history tool in use at Intermountain Healthcare creates a message in FHIR and sends it to a web-based risk service, which examines the pedigree and sends back a risk score. The Intermountain family health history tool sends the pedigree and risk...

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