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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.

Survey of AI Reveals Adoption Predictions, Fears

July 6, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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A survey of 200 healthcare decision makers has revealed that while most industry professionals believe AI (artificial intelligence) will be beneficial, one third of respondents said they wouldn’t trust AI just in case it made a fatal error.

EXL Finalizes Acquisition of SCIO Analytics

July 3, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Expanding its footprint in healthcare analytics, New York-based EXL Service Holdings, Inc. has finalized the acquisition of SCIOInspire Holdings, a West Hartford, Conn.-based healthcare analytics solution company, doing business as SCIO Health Analytics.

How Academic Researchers Are Helping North Carolina Create an Opioid Analytics Roadmap

July 3, 2018  |  David Raths
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Chief Data Officer Aaron McKethan describes how the State of North Carolina enlisted the support of 70 experts, including researchers from Duke, the University of North Carolina, SAS and research firm RTI to identify questions that need to be answered.

Children’s Hospital of Orange County Begins Machine Learning Journey

June 26, 2018  |  David Raths
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Children’s Hospital of Orange County is working with Cerner as a development partner on HealtheDataLab, a new big-data platform using Amazon Web Services.

Inspirata Buys Caradigm From GE Healthcare

June 13, 2018  |  David Raths
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Cancer informatics and digital pathology workflow company Inspirata Inc. has acquired Redmond, Wash.-based Caradigm from GE Healthcare.

At Franciscan Health, an Analytics-Driven Initiative is Improving Patient Care and Reducing Costs

June 11, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Franciscan Health is leveraging data and analytics t o help its lower-performing physicians bring their practice in-line with their best-performing colleagues, with the goal of not only improving patient care but also reducing overall costs.

Up-and-Comers 2018: Collective Medical Technologies and Healthfinch

June 5, 2018  |  David Raths
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Each year, to accompany our Healthcare Informatics 100 list, we profile fast-growing companies that could very well make the list in the future. Inside are write-ups of the next two companies that made this year’s Up-and-Comers rendition.

The I.T. and Data Analytics Drive

June 1, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Leaders of hospitals, medical groups and health systems are realizing the IT and data analytics capabilities that will be necessary to take the plunge into risk-based contracting.

IBM Watson Health Cuts Work Force, According to News Outlets

May 29, 2018  |  David Raths
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Although IBM has made no official announcement, several news reports and social media posts described significant layoffs at IBM Watson Health units on May 24.

Geisinger’s Data-Driven Approach to Reducing Prescription Opioid Abuse

April 27, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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During a webinar sponsored by the CHIME Opioid Task Force, executive leaders at the Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger Health System outlined a multifaceted, data-driven initiative by health system leaders to address the opioid crisis in Pennsylvania.

NIH Awards $10M to Alabama-based Newborn Genome Sequencing Project

April 26, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a four-year, $10 million grant to HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, a Huntsville, Ala.-based genomics and genetics research institute, in collaboration with the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)...

Intermountain Healthcare Launches Study to Unlock Genomic Data

April 18, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Researchers from the Salt Lake City, Utah-based Intermountain Healthcare have announced a long-term prospective study that they think has the potential to help physicians and others unlock genomic data.

St. Jude Launches Cloud-Based Genomics Data Platform for Researchers

April 13, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital announced this week the launch of St. Jude Cloud, an online data-sharing and collaboration platform that provides researchers access to what St. Jude describes as the world's largest public repository of pediatric...

A New Jersey Medical Center Takes the Initiative in Early Sepsis Detection

April 12, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Cape Regional Medical Center has linked up with Dascena, a California-based healthcare startup that develops predictive algorithms which have the potential to facilitate the timely and accurate diagnosis of complex conditions.

Princeton University Machine Learning Project to Target Mental, Social Health Factors

April 9, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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The Princeton University Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering (ORFE) and ODH, Inc. are collaborating on a research project to develop new machine learning techniques that will enable health plans to assess and prioritize the mental and...

University of Minnesota Receives $42.6M for Clinical and Translational Research

April 9, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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The University of Minnesota’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) received more than $42 million in renewed National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding. The five-year award enables clinical and translational researchers across the UMN System and...

VUMC Launches Precision Medicine Subsidiary, Nashville Biosciences

April 5, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Officials with Nashville-based Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) have launched a subsidiary to house the organization’s genomic and bioinformatics resources to advance drug and diagnostics discovery and development.

At Penn Medicine, Leaders Leverage Predictive Analytics to Improve Antibiotic Use

April 2, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Leaders at Penn Medicine initiated a project to leverage health IT to improve antibiotic prescribing, with the aim of delivering decision support within clinicians’ workflow, ensuring the right patient gets the right antibiotic at the right time.

Colorado Critical Access Hospital Receives HIMSS Stage 7 Designation

March 29, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Pagosa Springs Medical Center (PSMC), based in Pagosa Springs, Colorado, has achieved Stage 7 of the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM) from Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Analytics.

Be Recognized as a Data Analysis Expert

March 26, 2018  |  AHIMA
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As healthcare evolves into a data-driven world, organizations are seeking health data analysts who understand how to interpret and provide value to data and analytics. AHIMA’s Certified Health Data Analyst (CHDA) credential holders have the power to spearhead...

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