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At the Beverly Hills HIT Summit, APG’s Crane Offers a Vision of the Future of Medical Care

November 11, 2018  |  Mark Hagland, Editor-in-Chief
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Don Crane, CEO of APG, a nationwide association of physician groups involved in risk-based contracting, offered HIT Summit attendees a vision of a coordinated care-based future

The Key to Clinical and Financial Success? Atrius Health President Gives Out His Recipe

November 8, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
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Atrius Health’s president and CEO, Steven Strongwater, M.D., discusses the organization’s population health initiatives that have led to strong clinical and financial performances.

Precision Medicine Alliance Brings Democratization of Precision Medicine

October 5, 2018  |  Damon Hostin and Robert Weil, M.D., Industry Voices
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At Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health, we have joined forces to create the nation’s largest precision medicine partnership.

On Staten Island, a Highly Innovative Program That's Redefining What’s Possible Under Medicaid

September 17, 2018  |  Mark Hagland, Editor-in-Chief
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Healthcare leaders on New York City's Staten Island have been achieving exciting success in population health management in their community’s Medicaid and uninsured populations

In Eastern North Carolina, an MD-Run ACO Shows its Success

September 10, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Stephen Nuckolls, CEO of the New Bern, North Carolina-based Coastal Carolina Quality Care, shares his perspectives on why some physician-led ACOs are making huge breakthroughs on quality and cost

Partnership to Fine-Tune Care Model for High-Needs Patients

August 21, 2018  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
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A new partnership has formed to accelerate adoption of the Advanced Preventive Care model to improve care and lower costs for high-need patients.

Connecting Medical Care and Social Service Needs: Chicago Health Leaders Take Charge

August 21, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
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In Chicago, a group of healthcare leaders have been working on creating a seamless and purposeful link for sharing data between social services agencies and patient-centered medical homes.

San Diego Connects the Dots to Create Social Snapshot of Clients

August 21, 2018  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
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As cities look to connect social service agencies and health systems, the Community Information Exchange in San Diego is a model to emulate.

For UNC Health Care, Managing Provider Data is a Stepping Stone to High-Quality Care

August 16, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
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The state-run health system has been doing what it internally calls ““provider data integrity,” with the help of a technology platform that provides operational leaders with a single source of truth.

Dr. David Nash on Population Health: Physicians Don’t Grasp It

August 6, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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David Nash, M.D., one of the best-known pioneers in the world of population health management and related areas, discusses the population health landscape with Healthcare Informatics

HSX, Food Alliance Partnership Extends Data-Sharing to Food, Nutrition

July 24, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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The Philadelphia-based Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance (MANNA) has become a participating member of HealthShare Exchange (HSX), which enables the food alliance to receive important medical updates from HSX on its clients.

Advocate Aurora Health, Foxconn Plan Employee Wellness, “Smart City,” and Precision Medicine Collaboration

July 13, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Wisconsin-based Advocate Aurora Health is partnering with Foxconn Health Technology Business Group, a Taiwanese company, to develop new technology-driven healthcare services and tools.

SHIEC Establishes Social Determinants Committee

July 10, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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SHIEC has established a Social Determinants Committee, with the core aim to help SHIEC better focus on identifying and linking social determinants of health data and best practices between societal sectors across the country.

The Value of Deploying a Social Determinants Screening Tool in EHR

July 5, 2018  |  David Raths
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Michael Hanak, M.D., associate chief medical informatics officer at Rush University in Chicago, described the social determinants of health screening implementation at Rush.

UW-Madison Unveils Platform that Maps Neighborhood Disadvantages Impacting Health

June 29, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health have developed an accessible, online, interactive map of more than 70 million Zip+4 zip codes so that users can find data on socio-economic factors at the neighborhood level.

Intermountain-Led Collaborative to Focus on Social Determinants of Health

June 28, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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A new collaborative called the Utah Alliance for the Determinants of Health (the Alliance) has been formed to promote health, improve health care access, and decrease health care costs.

Multi-Sector Health Transformation Partnerships Rely on Data Sharing, Analytics to Measure Progress

June 28, 2018  |  David Raths
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The June 17 shooting at a Trenton, N.J., Arts All Night event that injured 22 people, 17 of them by gunfire, was a tragic reminder of the challenges the city faces and of the importance of multi-sector efforts to solve societal and public health problems.

Can We Get to the Next Level When It Comes to Quality Measures for the Care of Patients with Complex Needs?

June 27, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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A commentary posted online on Tuesday on the Health Affairs website makes important points about the landscape around the measurement of quality in the context of care for patients with complex needs

In Arizona, the Ambition of “True Care Coordination” is Being Realized

June 20, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Phoenix-based Equality Health was formed with the goal to look at addressing healthcare outcomes disparities through the lens of culture. A population health management platform is helping to accomplish that.

Kaiser, Emory Healthcare Partner on Integrated Care Model in Atlanta

June 14, 2018  |  David Raths
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Emory Healthcare, the clinical arm of Emory University, and Kaiser Permanente have announced a partnership in metropolitan Atlanta.

Leading Health Systems to Join Syapse Precision Medicine Council

June 11, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The San Francisco-based precision medicine company Syapse has announced the creation of a Precision Medicine Council that will be comprised of a group of oncology, operations, and research leaders from health systems dedicated to advancing precision oncology...

Anatomy of a Successful Telehealth Program

June 5, 2018  |  Pamela Tabar
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What does it take to build a successful telehealth program that harnesses the technology capabilities for digital health while gaining the outcomes the local population truly need? Hospital systems might want to take a look at what’s going on in Tallahassee.

Mount Sinai to Apply AI to Improve Kidney Disease Detection, Management

June 1, 2018  |  David Raths
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Mount Sinai Health System in New York is collaborating with startup RenalytixAI Plc, to use artificial intelligence solutions to improve kidney disease detection and management.

Study: Addressing Patients’ Social Barriers Reduces Healthcare Spending

May 30, 2018  | 
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A recent study conducted by researchers at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Public Health, Tampa, reports that healthcare spending is substantially reduced when people are successfully connected to social services that address social barriers.

Personalized Medicine Awareness Low Among U.S. Adults, Survey Finds

May 25, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Genetics and personalized medicine are not top of mind for the general public in the U.S., according to a recent survey from GenomeWeb and the Personalized Medicine Coalition.

NIH Issues Funding Announcement for All of Us Genomic Research Program

May 24, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) “All of Us” Research Program has issued a funding announcement for genome centers to generate genotype and whole genome sequence data from participants’ biosamples.

Geisinger National Precision Health Hires Illumina Exec to Lead Business Development

May 22, 2018  |  David Raths
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Integrated health system Geisinger has hired a high-profile genetic counselor to head up business development for Geisinger National Precision Health, which was created to extend the Geisinger model on the national scene.

Vermont’s Hub-and-Spoke Approach to Opioid Treatment Catching On

May 22, 2018  |  David Raths
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A Hub and Spoke Program in Vermont has enhanced the provision of medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder. Now providers in Oregon are emulating that model.

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