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    • What are the barriers to clinical analytics, big data success?

      Developing a clinical analytics infrastructure that actually brings value to an organization is a tall order for most hospitals and healthcare providers.  With the market still in the trial-and-error phase, battling obsolete legacy systems, productivi...

    • Accountable care leader Geisinger announces CEO departure

      Geisinger Health System, one of the nation’s shining beacons of integrated healthcare delivery, is undergoing some significant changes as it announces the departure of Dr. Glenn Steele Jr., President and CEO in 2015.  Steele has served as Geisinger...

    • Accountable care extends Medicare hospital funds to 2030

      Thanks to accountable care initiatives, better care coordination, and a reduction in 30-day readmissions, Medicare’s Part A hospital trust fund will be financially solvent until 2030, four years longer than previously anticipated, says a new report b...

    • Five essentials for building the patient-centered medical home

      The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is becoming one of the most coveted recognitions for healthcare providers in urgent need of better ways to manage population health, close care gaps, and reduce wasteful spending.  As evidence of the model’s ...

    • HIMSS: Population health, patient surveillance ripe for growth

      Hospitals are starting to invest more heavily in population health management applications such as community outreach and patient acuity software, and are doing their best to be proactive in the fight against hospital-acquired conditions with infection...

    • 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...

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