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    • Boston Children’s integrates predictive analytics in ICU

      Young patients in the cardiac intensive care unit at Boston Children’s Hospital are among the most vulnerable, subject to sudden changes in their conditions that are hard for clinicians to predict and often harder to correct when left too late.  But...

    • EHRs, health IT can be leveraged to cut health disparities

      EHR adoption is not a goal in and of itself, but a pathway towards reducing historical health disparities, write Dominick Mack, MD, MBA, Executive Medical Director of the GA-HIT Extension Center and Ayanna V. Buckner, MD, MPH, FACPM, Associate Professo...

    • Data integrity, care coordination top ECRI safety concerns

      A lack of data integrity and adequate health information exchange, along with poor care coordination, have topped the 2014 list of ECRI Patient Safety Concerns.  As hospitals and health organizations attempt to steer their health IT and analytics infr...

    • Colorado providers invest $63M in personalized medicine

      Personalized medicine and applied genomics are more than just pie-in-the-sky ideas in Colorado.  A partnership between University of Colorado Health (UCHealth), the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital Colorado will be in...

    • PCORI moves ahead with EHR, clinical analytics databank

      After announcing a nearly $100 million investment in connecting a series of research networks into a single, massive databank late last year, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is moving ahead with its efforts to create the larges...

    • Mayo Clinic launches “Better” apps for remote care

      Telehealth has just gotten a whole lot “Better” with a new mobile app service launched by the world-famous Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.  The remote care suite will allow customers to access a symptom checker and medical knowledge bank for ...

    • Data analytics, care coordination vendors raise big bucks in Q1

      Companies offering data analytics, care coordination, and practice management solutions raised more than $850 million dollars in the first quarter of 2014 from venture capital firms interested in funding the next big advancement in health IT.  A repor...

    • Study: Community interventions reduce hospital readmissions

      Patients who received a tailored care plan and follow-up from a community health worker were more likely to access primary care services and stay out of the hospital, according to a new study published in JAMA this week.  Among patients of lower socio...

    • Chicago area gets $7M to develop patient outcome database

      Researchers at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine are working with the Institute for Public Health and Medicine to turn a $7 million grant into a collaborative patient-centered outcomes database to reduce health disparities and further...

    • Pathologists to study reporting standards with CDC grants

      The College of American Pathologists (CAP) has received two grants totaling more than $1.25 million to fund studies focused on adopting evidence-based laboratory testing guidelines and standardizing the reporting of biomarker test results to cancer reg...

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