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NIH Grants $11.6M for Precision Medicine, Care Disparities Work

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) are helping to advance precision medicine and improve care disparities for racial and ethnic minority groups with a new five-year award. Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the University of Miami, and...

Slavitt Urges Medicaid Big Data Analytics, SaaS Development

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The nation’s fifty-six Medicaid agencies are in need of a big data analytics makeover, Acting CMS Administrator Andy Slavitt said in a blog post this week, and Silicon Valley developers are in the perfect position to help.  As Medicaid...

CMS Focuses on Patient Safety with Hospital Improvement Plan

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CMS has overseen a number of significant patient safety improvements in the past few years, but the agency isn’t finished with its efforts to reduce preventable patient harm.   In a CMS blog post today, Chief Medical Officer Patrick...

Cancer Patient Care Coordination Key to Medical Home Program

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) has partnered with the University of Chicago Medicine to establish the oncology intensive medical home program, which aims to improve patient care coordination and chronic disease management initiatives...

Internet of Things for Healthcare May be Worth $410B by 2022

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The Internet of Things for healthcare is poised for explosive growth over the next six years, predicts a report from Grand View Research.  Wearables, smart devices, implantables, and a slew of patient monitoring devices in the hospital and...

Population Health Management Tool Wins Data Sharing Prize

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Two physicians and Clinical Informatics Fellows at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia have won the top prize from the de Beaumont Foundation’s  “Closing the Data Divide” Virtual Challenge for the development...

65% of Patients Unlikely to Volunteer for Clinical Research

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Patients may not be as excited about the precision medicine era as the clinical research community, reveals a new survey conducted for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in which just 35 percent of patients said they were likely to enroll...

UMass Receives $6.4M for Surgical Clinical Decision Support

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The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has awarded a $6.4 million grant to researchers at UMass Medical School to develop a web-based clinical decision support tool that uses patient-generated data to improve the quality of...

Big Data Analytics Can Bring Visibility, Value to Healthcare

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The healthcare industry is often criticized for being ploddingly slow to innovate, reluctant to embrace new technologies, and unable to keep pace with quality measures and payment reforms intended to improve the quality of care.  The degree...

Do Providers Apply Population Health Management Inconsistently?

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There is significant variation in the way individual practices select high-risk patients for participation in care management and population health management programs, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Managed Care,...

Mental Health Care Disparities Impact Population Health

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Some of the biggest challenges that healthcare providers face when developing effective population health management strategies include racial and ethnic care disparities and integrating mental and physical health. Based on the finds of a new...

Will Precision Medicine Create Healthcare “Data Dumpsters”?

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Many healthcare organizations have been luxuriating in their newfound ability to swim through enormous volumes of big data, but will they soon have to take to dumpster diving instead?  As the precision medicine community matures and continues...

Patient Engagement, Population Health Are Key to ACO Success

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There is no standard recipe for success when it comes to developing an accountable care organization that can earn incentives through the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP).  The chequered history of the initiative, which has faced an...

CDC: Poor Antibiotic Stewardship Puts Patient Safety at Risk

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Healthcare providers could be jeopardizing patient safety and hospital quality by over-prescribing antibiotics. Despite warnings that inappropriate antibiotic use could lead to antibiotic resistance and superbugs, the Centers for Disease Control...

FDA Outlines EHR Data Use Best Practices for Precision Medicine

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Even though the rapid advance of precision medicine has brought new sources of genomic and socioeconomic data into the research community, the electronic health record remains an invaluable tool for clinical trials and investigations.  EHRs...

Home Interventions Boost Asthma Chronic Disease Management

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When it comes to effective chronic disease management, healthcare providers and medical researchers may need to refocus their efforts on how quality care can extend beyond the hospital walls, especially for racial minorities and socioeconomically...

ONC Details Plan to Improve Data Standards, Big Data Analytics

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ONC has proposed several pieces of legislation promoting better and more effective data standards for health information exchange, which would help to support the use of healthcare big data analytics to improve patient care. According to a recent...

Could Blockchain Control Population Health Management Costs?

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As the healthcare industry continues its journey from volume to value, payers and providers alike are continually seeking new strategies to contain costs, improve outcomes, and rise to the challenges of population health management.  Diabetes,...

Primary Care Access Aids Diabetes Chronic Disease Management

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As the healthcare industry transitions to value-based care, more providers are putting primary care physicians at the center of chronic disease management programs. However, many physicians wonder how to reach out and provide quality care for...

CMS Innovation Awards Promote Population Health Management

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Population health management is taking center stage at the CMS Innovation Center’s Health Care Innovation Awards, an initiative designed to test new payment and delivery models that might hold the key to bringing higher quality healthcare...