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Is Big Data the New Moneyball?

November 14, 2018  |  Pamela Dixon, Industry Voice
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In Moneyball, the shift from money driving decisions to information driving the decisions upended the World Series and, subsequently, baseball. Big data may similarly upend healthcare.

Olympic Marathons: Performance Improvement Initiatives Help to Power the Long Race

November 14, 2018  |  Mark Hagland, Editor-in-Chief
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At a time when providers are being pushed to rework patient care delivery to deliver value, formal performance improvement initiatives are helping to achieve clinical and operational transformation.

You Have to Learn to Walk Before You Can Run With Predictive Analytics

November 11, 2018  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
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The title of a recent webinar says all you need to know about predictive analytics in healthcare: “Within Sight Yet Out of Reach.”

Survey: More Than Half of Healthcare CIOs Lack Strong Trust in Their Data

November 9, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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For U.S. healthcare leaders, trusted data is more important than ever, as their organizations migrate from the fee-for-service model to value-based care. However, a recent survey of CIOs found that less than half of healthcare organizations show very strong...

Study: AI Falls Short When Analyzing Data Across Multiple Health Systems

November 7, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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Researchers studied whether deep learning models trained to detect pneumonia on chest X-rays from one hospital or one group of hospitals will work equally well at different hospitals.

Analytics firm Cota Hires New CEO

October 30, 2018  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
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Cota Inc., a New York-based analytics company focused on complex diseases, has hired Michael Doyle as chief executive officer.

VCU Health Motto: ‘In God We Trust; Everyone Else Must Bring Data’

October 19, 2018  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
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VCU Health System in Virginia was recently named a 2018 HIMSS Davies Enterprise Award recipient for leveraging health IT to improve outcomes. Colin Banas, M.D., the health system’s chief medical information officer, said the organization prides itself on using...

How a Data-Driven Approach Can Bolster the Fight Against Opioid Abuse

October 12, 2018  |  Steve Bennett, Ph.D., Industry Voice
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The opioid crisis has been so difficult to curtail, in part, because of the inability to integrate data from various stakeholders and systems. Better data and analytics can help in a variety of different ways.

DOJ Approves CVS-Aetna $69B Merger, On Condition Aetna Divest Part D Business

October 10, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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The Justice Department has approved a $69 billion merger between mega-pharmacy retailer CVS Health and health insurer Aetna, on condition that Aetna divest is Medicare Part D prescription drug plan business.

A Data-Driven Effort to Tackle Indiana’s COPD Problem

October 9, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
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Although reduction in avoidable readmissions after COPD-related hospitalizations is a national objective, in one Indiana community it’s moved its way up to the very top of the healthcare priority list.

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

Healthcare Executives Rank Data Analytics, Population Health as Top Challenges for 2019

October 3, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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Healthcare executive leaders identified leveraging data, particularly clinical data, to manage patients’ health, population health services and value-based payments as the top challenges they will face in the coming year, according to a survey by the Healthcare...

At the HIT Summit in Raleigh, a Probing Discussion of the Value of Data Analytics

September 27, 2018  |  Mark Hagland, Editor-in-Chief
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At the Health IT Summit in Raleigh on Thursday, a panel of industry leaders considered carefully some of the value-add issues around data analytics—and the implications for healthcare IT leaders nationwide

All of Us Research Program Establishes 3 Genome Centers

September 26, 2018  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
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The All of Us Research Program has awarded funds totaling $28.6 million to establish three genome centers to generate genomic data from biosamples contributed by the program’s participants.

Portal Makes Genomic, Clinical Data Resources Available to Pediatric Health Researchers, Families

September 13, 2018  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
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A new data resource portal at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) offers researchers, clinicians and families access to open-source and cloud-based data resources to share information about childhood diseases, including pediatric cancer and birth...

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.

In the Emerging World of Risk-Based Contracting, Data Analytics Is a Foundational Necessity

September 7, 2018  |  Mark Hagland, Editor-in-Chief
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With the emergence of more risk-based contracting, including two-sided risk, data analytics has now become fundamental to patient care organizations’ operational and financial success.

Top Ten Tech Trends 2018: Health System Transformation Requires Rethinking Data Infrastructure

September 6, 2018  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
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Handling massive amounts of data requires CIOs to rethink their data infrastructure strategy with an eye on shrinking data centers, hybrid cloud and public cloud solutions.

Humana to Launch Digital Health and Analytics Center in Boston

September 5, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
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Humana will establish a center for digital health and analytics in Boston, the Louisville-based health insurer announced last week.

Healthcare Artificial Intelligence Projected to Surpass $34 Billion by 2025

September 4, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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Healthcare organizations are increasingly incorporating artificial intelligence (AI) technology into areas such as medical imaging, and Tractica, a Boulder, Colo.-based market intelligence firm, anticipates that the total revenue opportunity for the healthcare AI...

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: There’s Value in AI, but Where Is the Value Greatest?

August 31, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
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We sought out to ask industry leaders what they were seeing and hearing about the AI supercomputer Watson, and how its performance has affected the broader artificial intelligence landscape.

ASCO Picks IBM Watson Exec to Lead CancerLinQ

August 10, 2018  |  David Raths
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The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has named a former IBM Watson executive as the new CEO of its CancerLinQ big data platform.

A ‘Google’ for Clinical Notes Draws Interest

August 8, 2018  |  David Raths
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A grant from the National Cancer Institute will allow five academic medical centers to deploy EMERSE, which allows users to search free-text clinical notes from the electronic health record.

Anthem Expands $500M Deal with IBM with Focus on IT Automation, AI

July 26, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Health insurer Anthem has expanded its services agreement with technology leader IBM with a focus on using artificial intelligence (AI) and automation to improve operational efficiency and modernize technology platforms.

Healthcare Execs Anticipate High Cost Returns from Predictive Analytics Use

July 20, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Healthcare executives are dedicating budget to predictive analytics, and are forecasting significant cost savings in return, according to new research from the Illinois-based Society of Actuaries.

Vivli Launches Clinical Research Data-Sharing Platform

July 19, 2018  |  David Raths
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On July 19 a new global data-sharing and analytics platform called Vivli was unveiled. The nonprofit group’s mission is to promote, coordinate and facilitate scientific sharing and reuse of clinical research data.

Health Catalyst Completes Acquisition of HIE Technology Company Medicity

July 16, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Salt Lake City-based Health Catalyst, a data analytics company, has completed its acquisition of Medicity, a developer of health information exchange (HIE) technology, and the deal adds data exchange capabilities to Health Catalyst’s data, analytics and decision...

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.

Cerner, Lumeris Partner on Value-Based Care Solution

July 9, 2018  |  David Raths
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Health IT vendors Cerner and Lumeris have announced a long-term partnership and a new product offering, Maestro Advantage, for value-based arrangements, including Medicare Advantage and provider-sponsored health plans.

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