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What Ethical Issues Does the Precision Medicine Initiative Face?

July 10, 2017  |  David Raths
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Nancy Kass, Sc.D., a professor of bioethics and public health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, described her role as chair of the institutional review board of the the Precision Medicine Initiative, now called the All of Us...

When It Comes to Assessing the Value of the PCMH Model of Care, the Devil Really Is In the Details

July 8, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine has found some seemingly counter-intuitive results, in the analysis of the adoption of the patient-centered medical home model FQHCs—but counter-intuitive only on the surface

Indiana Partnership Launches Training Program in Public and Population Health Informatics

July 6, 2017  |  David Raths
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The Indianapolis-based Regenstrief Institute has partnered with Indiana University on a new program to train researchers in the fields of public and population health informatics.

Report: 65 Percent of Social Determinant Partnerships Report Cost Savings

July 6, 2017  |  David Raths
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Sixty-five percent of partnerships formed to address both the clinical and the social determinants of health say they have realized cost savings, according to a new report.

Making Major Inroads in the Care Management of High-Needs Populations, at L.A. Care Health Plan

July 4, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Katrina Miller, M.D., chief medical information executive at the 2.1 million-member L.A. Care Health Plan, shares her perspectives on some of the gains that she and her colleagues have been making in improving the care management of high-risk health plan...

Orange Care Group, Memorial Team Up to Share Epic’s Population Health Platform

June 27, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Miami-based Orange Care Group’s accountable care organizations (ACOs) and independent physician association have announced a collaboration with South Florida-based Memorial Healthcare System to adopt Epic's Healthy Planet platform.

Expanding a Population Health Tool That Provides City-Level Data

June 27, 2017  |  David Raths
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A new data visualization tool that helps cities understand the health status of their populations will soon expand from four pilot cities to hundreds of cities nationwide.

What Can Urban Areas Learn from Rural Hospitals?

June 27, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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There are significant challenges facing rural healthcare leaders, yet a recent Commonwealth Fund webinar highlighted how a number of rural healthcare systems have become incubators for health system innovation.

WellStar Health System Partners with PatientPing for Care Coordination Technology

June 23, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Marietta, Ga.-based WellStar Health System, the largest health system in Georgia is partnering with PatientPing, a Boston-based health technology company, to use its care coordination technology across the health system.

Using Big Data to Find Hypertension Patients ‘Hiding in Plain Sight’

June 19, 2017  |  David Raths
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John Cuddeback, M.D., Ph.D., chief medical informatics officer for AMGA Analytics, is combing through claims and EHR data to find patients with undiagnosed hypertension who are “hiding in plain sight.”

FCC Releases Data Update on Broadband Mapping Tool

June 9, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The Federal Communications Commission’s Connect2Health Task Force announced updates to its Mapping Broadband Health in America platform. The 2017 platform now reflects the latest complete annual fixed broadband dataset from the Commission and updated health data...

Black Book: Leading EHR Vendors Now Fully Investing in Population Health Management

June 8, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Ninety percent of healthcare leaders said that future population health management (PHM) systems will essentially be projected to perform as next-generation patient accounting systems, according to a recent Black Book report.

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