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Connecting Patient-Reported Outcomes to EHRs? Consult This Users’ Guide

October 18, 2017  |  David Raths
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As use of patient-reported outcomes becomes more common, many health systems want to integrate the data into electronic health records. A new guide helps steer clinical leaders through some of the challenges involved.

KLAS: Providers’ Needs for Advanced Pop Health Solutions Ramp Up

October 13, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Provider organizations’ needs in managing population health are as varied as the capabilities of the IT solutions designed to assist them, according to KLAS researchers following a new report.

NYU Langone Receives Grant to Assess Hospitals’ Role in Improving Community Health

October 12, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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NYU Langone Health’s Department of Population Health is establishing the Office for Enhancing Hospitals’ Role in Improving Community Health, funded by a major grant of close to $800,000 from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF).

A Health Affairs Study Finds ACOs Moving Forward Quickly—If Unevenly—Into Risk

October 6, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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A study published online this week in Health Affairs offers some of the best analysis yet, based on survey data, around the accelerating pace of ACO development—and its numerous implications for healthcare IT leaders

Harvard Research Project to Focus on Transparency, Technology for Improved Health

October 3, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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A Harvard Kennedy School research center has announced a new project in which researchers will examine how advances in transparency and data sharing may lead to better health outcomes.

In L.A. County, Building an Integrated Health System to Serve the Highest-Risk Individuals

September 26, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Within Los Angeles County, there is an ambitious project underway to build an integrated, county-wide system that will link health and social service agencies to provide more coordinated services to the sickest, most vulnerable county residents.

Two Oklahoma Counties Roll out CMS-Funded Project to Address Patients’ Social Needs

September 22, 2017  |  Healthcare Informatics
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Oklahoma and Tulsa counties are part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) “accountable health community” model grant program, which aims to reduce health care spending by connecting patients to social services.

PCORI Awards $3.8 Million in Research Funding to UPMC Center

September 15, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The UPMC Center for High-Value Health has been approved for a $3.8 million funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to research integrated care models for patients with complex care needs.

Summit Health: A Pioneering New Jersey Medical Group Expands its Reach Out West

September 14, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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A pioneering multispecialty medical group based in New Jersey is expanding its reach across the country, through its management company, bringing its innovations to healthcare markets in Arizona and Oregon

Texas A&M Awarded Grant to Develop Technology for Diabetes, Heart Disease Monitoring

September 13, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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A Texas A&M University System-led consortium of industry, government partners and universities has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, with the goal of addressing the human and economic burden of diabetes and heart disease in underserved...

Second Round of BUILD Health Challenge Funds 19 Community Projects

September 13, 2017  |  David Raths
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Nineteen community collaborations focused on the root causes of serious health challenges will receive funding support over the next two years in the second round of the BUILD Health Challenge

Harnessing Technology to Revolutionize Behavioral and Mental Health Care

September 1, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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There is currently tremendous innovation happening in the behavioral and mental health care space with many digital health startups and initiatives using technology to try to address one of society’s most pressing issues.

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