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Market Profile: A MediCal Managed Care Perspective on the Challenges and Opportunities Facing San Diegans

January 2, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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In looking at the San Diego metro market, an important perspective is that of the MediCal (Medicaid) managed care viewpoint of that healthcare market; Community Health Group’s Joseph Garcia shares his views on the challenges and opportunities going ahead

Three Seattle-Based Healthcare Organizations Launch Precision Medicine Institute

December 7, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The Brotman Baty Institute for Precision Medicine has been launched in Seattle combining the research strengths and capabilities of UW Medicine, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and Seattle Children's.

Can Technology Transform Behavioral Care? Healthcare Leaders Discuss the Promise and the Hype

December 5, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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During a healthcare conference sponsored by MIT’s Sloan School of Management, Don Mordecai, M.D., Kaiser Permanente National Leader for Mental Health and Wellness, shared his perspective on the state of digital health innovation in mental health care.

OCHIN Pilots Getting Social Determinants Data into Epic

November 11, 2017  |  David Raths
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In a two-year project, Oregon-based OCHIN sought to learn how to systematically track social determinants of health in community health center EHRs.

Bringing Machine Learning to the Point of Care to Improve Suicide Prevention

November 6, 2017  |  David Raths
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Researchers are using machine learning to build and evaluate prediction models to identify which patients might be at increased risk of suicide attempts.

NIH Tackles Population Health Disparities with Social Epigenomics Research

November 2, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) plans to award 10 grants to support social epigenomics research in health disparities. This investigator-initiated research is being funded as part of the Social Epigenomics Research Focused on Minority Health and Health...

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.

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