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Research: Precision Medicine May Improve Survival in Late-Stage Cancer, Lower Costs

March 23, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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A precision medicine study conducted by researchers from Intermountain Precision Genomics and Stanford University School of Medicine indicates that precision oncology may improve overall survival and lower healthcare costs for advanced cancer patients.

Rush University Medical Center Applies Analytics to Fine-Tune Clinical Documentation

March 19, 2018  |  David Raths
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Physician burnout tied to dissatisfaction with EHR implementations can lead to inaccurate and incomplete documentation. That in turn can have financial, reputational and clinical repercussions. The Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, has spent the last...

Nashville Health Tech Leaders Discuss Data Analyzation at Local Event

March 16, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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During a recent panel discussion on the future of healthcare, Jonathan Perlin, M.D., chief medical officer at Nashville-based HCA Healthcare, emphasized that learning from and analyzing medical data will be critical to improving patient outcomes.

Mount Sinai Names Dudley Leader of New Precision Health Enterprise

March 15, 2018  |  David Raths
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Mount Sinai Health System has created a Precision Health Enterprise to draw on the expertise of both its health system and the Icahn School of Medicine. To oversee this enterprise, the health system also created a new role: executive vice president for precision...

UnitedHealth Taps Former GlaxoSmithKline Exec to Lead Optum

March 14, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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UnitedHealth Group, based in Minneapolis, has named Andrew Witty, the former CEO of GlaxoSmithKline, as the new chief executive of Optum, the insurance company’s health services and technology business.

AHA, Duke Clinical Research Institute Team Up on AI, Precision Medicine Initiative

March 10, 2018  |  David Raths
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The American Heart Association's Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine and the Duke Clinical Research Institute's data science team will develop and test machine learning methods.

“Making the Numbers Work”: Henry Ford Leaders Explain ACO Critical Success Factors, Step by Step

March 5, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Leaders from Detroit’s Henry Ford Health System have achieved significant success in their early work in the Next Generation ACO Program—through careful strategic planning and intensive analytics work

Ochsner Health System Adopts New AI-Powered Early Warning System

February 28, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Ochsner Health System, Louisiana’s largest academic healthcare system, has launched new artificial intelligence (AI) technology to help treat patients more proactively as part of a new early warning system.

UnitedHealth Group to Offer Data Analytics Support for Bundled Payment Models

February 26, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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UnitedHealth Group said last week that it will offer data and analytics, technology and care coordination to support bundled payment models, including CMS' Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced (BPCI Advanced) program.

VA Partners with DeepMind to Use AI to Identify Deterioration Risk Factors

February 26, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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The VA is partnering with Google's DeepMind, a London-based artificial intelligence research company, to develop and use machine learning algorithms to address the issue of patient deterioration during hospital care.

Duke Health First to Achieve HIMSS Stage 7 Rating in Analytics

February 23, 2018  |  David Raths
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North Carolina-based Duke Health has become the first U.S. healthcare institution to be awarded the highest honor for analytic capabilities by HIMSS Analytics.

NIH Releases First Dataset from Adolescent Brain Development Study

February 23, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced the release of the first dataset from the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study, which will enable scientists to conduct research on the many factors that influence brain, cognitive, social, and...

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.

Rethinking the Multi-Institution Clinical Data Repository

February 22, 2018  |  David Raths
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The evolution in approach at Health Sciences South Carolina may signal a sea change in how large clinical data repositories work.

Healthcare Orgs Report Improvements in Quality, Cost Using Data and Analytics

February 21, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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In 2017, nearly three dozen organizations ranging in size from small community hospitals to some of the nation’s largest integrated delivery systems documented 125 improvements in quality, cost and efficiency using technology and improvement processes.

Cedars-Sinai Collaborates on Organs-on-Chip Precision Medicine Project

February 20, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Scientists at Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai, in partnership with biotechnology startup Emulate, are pioneering a Patient-on-a-Chip program to help predict which disease treatments would be most effective based on a patient's genetic makeup and disease...

Market Profile: Health IT Leaders, and Silicon Valley, Have Their Eyes on Cleveland

February 14, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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With strong healthcare IT leadership at area health systems and new health tech accelerators moving to the market, there are many indications that Cleveland is fast becoming a hotbed of healthcare innovation, and a city to watch in the health IT space.

Can a Prescription for Fresh Food Treat Diabetes? At Geisinger, an Informatics-Driven Project Is Showing Promising Results

February 8, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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With the aim of addressing food insecurity and to improve patients’ diabetes management, Geisinger launched a Fresh Food Farmacy initiative to give away fresh, healthy food to diabetes patients, supported by robust data analytics and digital technology.

Penn State Creates Digital Collaboratory for Precision Health Research

February 7, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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In December, University Park, Pa.-based Penn State announced plans to invest $2 million in its top strategic priorities, and one of 12 seed grants has been awarded to a pilot project to use big data to advance biomedical research and precision health.

CHIME Holds First Opioid Task Force Meeting

February 2, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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CHIME recently held its first Opioid Task Force meeting in which more than two dozen healthcare IT leaders gathered to determine how they could help fight the opioid epidemic.

Survey: Majority of Imaging Leaders See Important Role for Machine Learning in Radiology

February 1, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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While there is much hype around machine learning and its uses in healthcare, a recent survey indicates that machine learning is not just a buzzword, as 84 percent of medical imaging professionals view the technology as being either important or extremely...

Adventist Health System Leverages Analytics to Improve Surgeons’ Robotic Surgery Skills and Performance

January 28, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Stephen Knych, M.D., the chief quality and patient safety officer at the Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based Adventist Health System, is leading an initiative that is improving surgeons’ clinical skills and operational performance, in the key area of robotically...

VA, CMS Will Share Data Analytics Tools to Strengthen Fraud, Waste Prevention

January 26, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a partnership to share data, data analytics tools and best practices for identifying and preventing fraud,...

MetroHealth’s CMIO on Leveraging IT To Push Forward into Value-Based Care and Patient Engagement

January 24, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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David Kaelber, M.D., Ph.D., the chief medical informatics officer (CMIO) at MetroHealth System, discusses his top priorities at the Cleveland-based health system and the healthcare technology developments that are on his radar in 2018.

CWRU Receives $2.8M Grant for Informatics-Driven Alzheimer’s Research

January 23, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and collaborators have received a five-year, $2.8 million grant from the National Institute on Aging to identify FDA-approved medications that could be repurposed to treat Alzheimer’s disease.

UC Santa Cruz Cancer Research Awarded Precision Medicine Grant

January 10, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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The California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine (CIAPM) has awarded a state grant to the Treehouse Childhood Cancer Initiative of the UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute for continued childhood cancer research.

Clinical Performance Improvement Leaders Zero In on ICU Challenges

January 10, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Last month, leaders at the Charlotte, N.C.-based Premier Inc. released a report on the potential for clinical performance improvement in ICUs in U.S. healthcare, outlining tremendous opportunities for systemic improvement in hospitals

Innovation Competition Looks to Attract Health Tech Talent to Cleveland

January 9, 2018  |  Healthcare Informatics
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The Medical Capital Innovation Competition, which will take place in Cleveland in April, is looking for trailblazing health technology teams to compete in this year's pitch contest.

Northwestern Names Chief Research Informatics Officer

December 28, 2017  |  David Raths
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The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has created a new chief research informatics officer position to integrate clinical research informatics applications at Feinberg and Northwestern Medicine.

CancerLinQ Developing De-Identified Datasets for Quality Improvement

December 22, 2017  | 
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CancerLinQ announced new partnerships with data services companies Tempus and Precision HealthAI in order to accelerate development and delivery of high-quality, de-identified clinical databases for use by CancerLinQ, its oncologist subscribers, partners, and the...

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