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Boston Children's Accelerates Data-Driven Approach to Clinical Research

February 22, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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In an effort to bring a more data-driven approach to clinical research, Boston Children’s Hospital has joined the TriNetX global health research network.

The 2018 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards: First-Place Winning Team—UnityPoint Health

February 22, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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An enterprise-wide data analytics and AI project—centered around preventing readmissions through patient-level “heat maps”—emerged at UPH, and was so innovative that it received first-place status in Healthcare Informatics’ 2018 Innovator Awards Program.

Industry Associations Line Up to Offer Comments on ONC’s TEFCA

February 21, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal and David Raths
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An array of healthcare IT trade groups have sent in comments offering insight and recommendations on ONC’s draft Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA).

Sequoia Project Exec Appointed to HITAC’s Interoperability Task Force

February 21, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Sequoia Project’s CIO/CTO, Eric Heflin, has been appointed to the Health Information Technology Advisory Committee’s (HITAC) U.S. Core Data for Interoperability Task Force (USCDI).

Consortium to Promote Implementation of a FHIR Genomics Platform

February 21, 2018  |  David Raths
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At this week’s HL7 Genomics Conference in Washington, D.C., a new group was introduced to promote implementation of a FHIR Genomics platform.

Blockchain Company Hashed Health Gets New Partner

February 20, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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ODH, Inc., a New Jersey-based health technology company, has joined with blockchain innovation consortium Hashed Health.

The 2018 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards: Co-Third-Place Winning Team—Rhode Island Quality Institute

February 20, 2018  |  David Raths
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A dashboard tool created for nurse care managers by the Rhode Island Quality Institute connects opioid treatment teams in the Ocean State. For this effort, RIQI has been named a winner of one of Healthcare Informatics’ Innovator Awards for 2018.

The 2018 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards: Co-Third-Place Winning Team—St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

February 19, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Clinical, pharmacy and informatics leaders at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital led a strategic effort to improve patient quality and safety practices by establishing interoperability between the EHR and IV infusion pumps to reduce medication errors.

Innovator Awards Program 2018: Semifinalists

February 19, 2018  |  the Editors of Healthcare Informatics
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We at Healthcare Informatics were ecstatic with the exceptional quality of the submissions we received from innovating patient care organizations across the U.S. Here are the 14 teams in the Provider Division that received semifinalist status this year.

Survey: Infrastructure, Interoperability Key Barriers to Global HIT Development

February 16, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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A new survey report from Black Book Research on global healthcare IT adoption and records systems connectivity finds nations in various phases of regional electronic health record (EHR) adoption. The survey results also reveal rapidly advancing opportunities for...

Financial Exec Survey: Interoperability Key Obstacle to Value-Based Payment Models

February 15, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Momentum continues to grow for value-based care as nearly three-quarters of healthcare executives report their organizations have achieved positive financial results from value-based payment programs, to date, according to a new study from the Healthcare...

Fitbit Moves into Healthcare with Acquisition of Twine Health

February 14, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Fitbit, Inc. the San Francisco-based wearables brand, is extending its reach into healthcare with the acquisition of Boston-based Twine Health, a connected health platform that provides health coaching to help people manage chronic conditions.

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