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Scottsdale Institute 2017 Business Analytics Fall Summit: Constructing an Analytics Strategy

December 22, 2017  |  Janice Wurz and Dan Golder, Impact Advisors
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The Scottsdale Institute convened industry leaderss from across the country in October for the 2017 SI Business Analytics Fall Summit in Chicago. Attendees gathered to share strategies, concerns and insights as they look to reach an “analytics utopia.”

At the HIT Summit-Dallas, Texas Health Resources Clinical Informatics Leaders Innovate Towards High-Reliability Healthcare

December 14, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Luis Saldaña, M.D., CMIO, and Mary Beth Mitchell, R.N., CNIO, at Texas Health Resources, shared with the HIT Summit-Dallas audience the advances they’ve made towards transforming their health system into a high-reliability organization

HHS Announces Winning Solutions in Opioid Code-a-Thon

December 8, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) hosted this week a first-of-its-kind two-day Code-a-Thon to use data and technology to develop new solutions to address the opioid epidemic.

What are the Top Technology Priorities for Health System Leaders in 2018? A New Survey Sheds Some Light

December 7, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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A new survey indicates hospital and health system leaders are prioritizing investments in 2018 on proven technology solutions that will have an immediate impact and are proceeding cautiously with technologies like artificial intelligence.

Three Seattle-Based Healthcare Organizations Launch Precision Medicine Institute

December 7, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The Brotman Baty Institute for Precision Medicine has been launched in Seattle combining the research strengths and capabilities of UW Medicine, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and Seattle Children's.

Optum Acquires DaVita Medical Group for $4.9B

December 6, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Minneapolis-based Optum, UnitedHealth’s health services segment, has acquired independent physician group DaVita Medical Group for $4.9 billion in cash, officials announced today.

RSNA 2017: The Year of Image Augmentation

December 5, 2017  |  Joe Marion
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RSNA 2017 is now history. What were some interesting takeaways for healthcare IT?

Can AI Help to Save the Practice of Radiology for the Future?

December 5, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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At the RSNA Conference last week, the breadth and intensity of the discussions around artificial intelligence revealed the universal concern over how radiology can prove itself in the new healthcare

All of Us Research Program Partners with National Library of Medicine

December 4, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The National Institute of Health’s (NIH) “All of Us” Research Program is partnering with the National Library of Medicine (NLM) to raise awareness about the program and improve participant access.

CVS Health Announces $69 Billion Acquisition of Aetna

December 4, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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CVS Health announced this weekend that it has agreed to acquire Aetna in a $69 billion dollar merger that is the largest ever in the health insurance industry.

Clinical Data Registry Tracking Multiple Sclerosis

December 4, 2017  |  David Raths
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The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers has developed an MS registry and longitudinal database of clinical records and patient-centered outcomes.

At RSNA, Industry Sage Joe Marion Scans the Landscape—and Sees Massive Change

December 1, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Joe Marion, one of the most respected consultants in imaging and imaging informatics, shares his perspectives on what’s been different at this year’s RSNA Conference, and where everything is headed in terms of vendor solutions

Humber River Hospital Opens Analytics-Driven Command Center

December 1, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Humber River Hospital (HRH), based in Toronto, this week opened Canada’s first hospital Command Centre to address capacity, safety, quality and wait time issues that have preoccupied hospitals across Canada.

Will Artificial Intelligence Change Radiology Practice? At RSNA, James Whitfill, M.D. Offers His Thoughts

November 29, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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James Whitfill, M.D., chief medical officer at Innovation Care Partners in Phoenix, shared his perspectives on the hype and potential of artificial intelligence, during the RSNA Conference

Optum Launches $250M Venture Fund to Invest in Digital Health Firms

November 29, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Optum, the health services business of UnitedHealth Group, announced this week the launch of Optum Ventures, a $250 million venture fund focused on investing in startup and early-stage companies in the digital health care space.

At RSNA 2017, Much Discussion—and Hype—Around Artificial Intelligence

November 27, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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At RSNA 2017, radiologist leaders look towards the future of value-based care, and see the leveraging of artificial intelligence tools as essential to the success of their specialty going forward

In San Francisco's Chinatown, Using HIT to Improve Patient Identification and Analyze Care Gaps

November 27, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Serving an immigrant community with complex medical and support needs, the Chinese Community Health Care Association (CCHCA) is moving forward to implement strategies that optimize patient identification and care management.

Artificial Intelligence Offerings Highlight RSNA Meeting

November 27, 2017  |  David Raths
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Artificial intelligence is a hot topic at this week’s Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting in Chicago. Sessions on the topic were drawing big crowds, and many vendors were using the show’s huge attendance to draw attention to new offerings.

Texas Medical Center Launches $25 Million Venture Fund

November 10, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The Texas Medical Center, based in Houston, has launched TMC Venture Fund, a $25 million initiative designed to support early-stage companies developing technologies in the healthcare space.

NIH Awards $9M for Data Commons Pilot Phase

November 10, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The NIH has doled out 12 awards totaling $9 million to launch its Data Commons pilot phase, which will explore the feasibility and best practices for making digital objects available through collaborative platforms.

In Toronto, Humber River Charts its Ongoing Digital Transformation

November 8, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Humber River Hospital's digital journey continues as the hospital is currently building a hospital-wide command center that will use complex algorithms, predictive analytics and advanced engineering to target improved clinical, operational and patient...

Bringing Machine Learning to the Point of Care to Improve Suicide Prevention

November 6, 2017  |  David Raths
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Researchers are using machine learning to build and evaluate prediction models to identify which patients might be at increased risk of suicide attempts.

Bringing a Team Science Approach to Research Informatics

November 3, 2017  |  David Raths
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The National Center for Data to Health hopes to build upon some of the successes in sharing across Clinical and Translational Science Award programs but in a more innovative and open-ended way.

HHS will Host Opioid Symposium and Code-a-Thon

October 26, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) will host an Opioid Symposium and Code-a-Thon Dec. 6 and 7 to promote and employ innovative ways to leverage technology and data to address the nationwide opioid...

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

October 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.

Epic, CVS Health Team Up to Use Analytics for Informed Medication Insights

October 17, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Epic Systems and CVS Health have announced an initiative in which analytics and data sharing will be leveraged to generate insights surrounding dispensing patterns and behaviors around medication adherence.

AMA Launches Collaborative Initiative to Tackle Health Data Issues

October 17, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The American Medical Association (AMA) announced Monday that it is launching a platform, called the Integrated Health Model Initiative, to bring together healthcare providers and health technology companies around a common data model.

Survey: Broad Usage of AI in Healthcare Still Two to Five Years Out

October 13, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Roughly 48 percent of healthcare organizations currently use clinical intelligence solutions, but most healthcare organizations predict broad usage of artificial intelligence won’t happen for another two to five years, according to a HIMSS Analytics 2017...

Adoption of Information Governance Practices on the Rise in Healthcare

October 12, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Information governance is becoming a more recognized initiative in healthcare and adoption of information governance practices is on the rise, according to a new survey published by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

Duke Health Leaders Build the Predictive Analytics Foundations to Improve Patient Care

October 10, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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At Durham, N.C.-based Duke University Health System, health IT leaders are moving forward on many fronts to leverage data analytics to improve patient care, such as early sepsis detection.

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