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In the Pursuit of Precision Medicine and Value-Based Care: Are They Dual, Yet Synergistic Goals?

April 26, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Precision medicine often is approached as a research endeavor, while value-based care transformation is framed as an operational initiative. However, one bioinformatics thought-leader asserts they are highly synergistic and, at their core, data-centric issues.

In a Rural New Mexico Clinic, Leveraging IT to Optimize Patient and Activity Flow

April 26, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Dan Hamilton, COO of the Nor-Lea Hospital District in rural southeastern New Mexico, has been leading an IT-facilitated initiative that is optimizing patient and activity flow in a rural outpatient clinic setting

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.

Research: IBM Machine Vision Tech Helps with Early Detection of Diabetic Eye Disease

April 20, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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IBM has released the results of new research using deep learning and visual analytics technology to advance early detection of diabetic retinopathy (DR), a diabetes complication that affects the eyes.

Health IT Innovation Lab Gets $5M Grant from Mass. Government

April 19, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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MassTech’s collaborative research and development matching grant program is awarding $5 million to support the launch of a healthcare research and product development initiative at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI).

At The Iowa Clinic, an Analytics-Driven Adult Immunization Project Drives Results

April 18, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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To address gaps in its adult vaccination rates, The Iowa Clinic initiated an analytics-driven collaborative project to increase immunization rates, with a specific focus on pneumococcal pneumonia and influenza immunizations.

No “Trump Effect” on 2017 Health IT VC Funding, Report Finds

April 18, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Venture capital (VC) funding in the health IT sector almost doubled quarter-over-quarter, coming in at $1.6 billion over a span of 165 deals, compared to $845 million in 159 deals in Q4 2016.

Healthcare Analytics Startup OM1 Raises $15M

April 14, 2017  |  David Raths
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OM1, a Cambridge, Mass.-based startup focused on providing outcomes measurement and predictive analytics for value-based and personalized healthcare, has raised a series A financing round of $15 million.

Siri, Open the Pod Bay Doors

April 14, 2017  |  David Scheinker, Ph.D.
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Focusing too much on what Hal-AI can’t yet do makes it easy to overlook the accomplishments of Practical Artificial Intelligence (Siri-AI) can.

In Pittsburgh, a Big Data Alliance Looks to Transform Healthcare

April 13, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Rob Hartman, program manager, UPMC Enterprises, discusses what’s new with the Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance and what lessons have been learned as it enters its third year.

“Business as Usual” for Q1 Digital Health Funding, Rock Health Report Finds

April 5, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Digital health funding surpassed $1 billion across a total of 71 deals in Q1 2017, according to the most recent analysis from San Francisco-based Rock Health.

Five Steps Toward Maximizing Your Clinical and Business Intelligence

April 4, 2017  |  Kam Reams, Freed Associates
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Effectively addressing clinical and business intelligence (C&BI) can drive more accountable and higher quality patient care and improve an organization’s financial performance. Kam Reams of Freed Associates shares five steps for addressing C&BI to help...

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