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    • Clinical analytics reigns at NY Digital Health Accelerator

      The New York Digital Health Accelerator is shining a bright spotlight on clinical analytics with its latest group of seven startups selected for the four-month business boot camp.  With $100,000 each and access to mentoring from senior health system e...

    • HHS, feds must do more to open health data to industry

      The federal government produces enormous quantities of clinical and financial health data, but hasn’t done enough to be transparent with the wealth of information it is currently holding, argued Mary R. Grealy, President of the Health Leadership Coun...

    • How can expanding internet access address health disparities?

      Overcoming the divide between patients who have regular broadband internet access and those who do not could be a key factor in decreasing health disparities and improving overall health literacy, argues a Harvard professor of public health.  Despite ...

    • Big pharma opens up big data for clinical trials, analytics

      Something strange is happening in the board rooms and laboratories of some of the biggest pharmaceutical companies in the world: the doors of the famously secretive and profit-hungry corporations are slowly cracking open, allowing clinical researchers ...

    • Care coordination pilot will create clinical analytics dashboard

      Chronic disease patients in upstate New York will get a little extra help staying out of the hospital from the University of Buffalo School of Nursing after a $300,000 grant to explore methods of improving care transitions through the use of health inf...

    • Patient decision support: How mHealth impacts positive behavior

      Healthcare is starting to get more personal. As the finance and entertainment industries have become on-demand, consumer-driven fields in the recent past, healthcare, too, is moving away from being provider-centric to patient-centric. Patients are now ...

    • EHR documentation, clinical analytics cut heparin errors to zero

      Better staff education, clinical analytics, and new care coordination techniques that improved EHR documentation nearly eliminated patient safety risks from improper heparin administration at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hopsital (CRMH), where infusion er...

    • Healthcare and big data: From dictatorship to democracy

      Data development and analytics within commercial life sciences enterprises are moving from a dictatorship to a democracy – a shift with serious implications for enterprise data management.    How does a life sciences CIO make sure that democratizin...

    • How are providers using EHRs, HIE for population health?

      While “population health management” may be one of those terms that means something different to each person who hears it, the words capture the overall spirit and momentum of healthcare reform in a unique way.  Providers are thinking big when it ...

    • MI Hospital Association brings clinical analytics to members

      The Michigan Health and Hospital Association (MHA) Keystone Center is taking a proactive step towards accountable care and quality improvements by bringing clinical analytics to its member organizations.  Instead of relying on individual hospitals to ...

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