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Lockheed Martin Health IT Alliance to Improve Population Health

July 31, 2015 - Health IT is an ever-growing business, and Lockheed Martin is jumping on the bandwagon by starting a partnership with five other prominent health IT providers, according to a Lockheed Martin press release. The members of the Lockheed Martin Healthcare Technology Alliance – Cicsco, Cloudera, Illumina, Intel, and Montgomery College – hope to innovate health IT to enhance quality...


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Calls for Stage 3 Meaningful Use Delay Intensify with New Bill

Congress is doubling down on its calls to pull the emergency brake on Stage 3 meaningful use with a new piece of legislation that would delay rulemaking for the third segment of the EHR Incentive Programs until at least 2017.  This week,...

EHR Big Data Analytics Uncovers New Aid for Hypertension

As big data has emerged out of the growth of electronic health records (EHRs), physicians and researchers have found that they can conduct studies with larger amounts of patients that they may never have been able to before. That’s what...

Understanding the Growth, Value of Healthcare Big Data Analytics

“Healthcare big data analytics,” just like “population health management,” is a term that means a hundred different things to a hundred different people.  Big data is such a pervasive buzzword – and such an...

Did Early Interoperability Focus Help Cerner Beat Epic at DOD?

The Department of Defense has made what many industry hawks might consider a surprising move.  Today, DOD officials announced that the Pentagon has awarded its $9 billion EHR modernization contract to Leidos Health Solutions Group,...

CMS Turns to Value-Based Reimbursement, Data Analytics at 50

Medicare has experienced its fair share of ups and downs during the first fifty years of its life, but former CMS Administrator Donald M. Berwick, MD, believes the massive public insurance program is just getting started.  In an interview...

HP, Inovalon Bring Healthcare Big Data Analytics to Georgia

With a goal to innovate and provide cloud-based healthcare big data analytics to government medical care programs, Inovalon and HP have announced a partnership to work with the State of Georgia’s Department of Community Health (DCH) Medicaid...

Why Can’t Providers Trust Their Healthcare Big Data Analytics?

Healthcare organizations have not yet overcome the enormous difficulties of developing a big data analytics ecosystem in the healthcare industry, according to new research from KPMG, and continue to suffer from a lack of trust in the integrity...

Does Patient-Centered Medical Home Transformation Take Too Long?

The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is often lauded as one of the most effective frameworks for practice transformation.  Integrating health IT and data analytics with population health management and care coordination strategies, the...

CDPH Partners with St. Joseph Health in Cancer Data Registry

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced a first of its kind partnership with St. Joseph Health to track cancer trends around the state of California. The historic program, announced in a press release on July 27, is the first...

Patient-Centered Medical Home Growing Among Medicaid Practices

The patient-centered medical home, a hands-on practice of primary care which emphasizes doctor-patient relationships and patient engagement, is of growing popularity among healthcare organizations. A form of accountable care, the patient-centered...

What Does “Flexible” ICD-10 Implementation Really Mean?

Earlier in July, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services appeared to be answering the fervent wishes of the healthcare industry by announcing that it would commit to a “flexible” ICD-10 implementation process.  While the...

Precision Medicine, Genomics Require Strong Data Governance

Big data in the healthcare industry takes many forms.  On one hand, providers are attempting to wrangle massive datasets that encompass millions of patient encounters, financial transactions, diagnoses, and demographics to paint a large-scale...

Healthcare Big Data Analytics Helps Minn. Find $2B in Savings

Population health management and big data analytics are often touted as foundational competencies for cost cutting, and that statement is being proven true in a big way at the Minnesota Department of Public Health.  By analyzing emergency...

Can Telehealth Improve Population Health Management, Diagnosis?

Two recent surveys conducted by HealthMine give interesting insights into patient engagement and population health management. The studies show the importance of wellness programs and telemedicine in properly diagnosing and controlling illness....

Last Minute ICD-10 Testing, Preparation Tips for Providers

As October 1, 2015 draws ever nearer, CMS is ramping up its efforts to provide ICD-10 testing and preparation know-how to providers who may be trying to sprint towards the finish line.   Despite the fact that there are only 68 days until...

Healthcare Big Data, Accountable Care Spark Vendor Spending

Healthcare big data analytics vendors hoping to explore the financial opportunities of predictive analytics, population health management, infrastructure development, and patient management are making some big investments in research and acquisitions,...

Who is Responsible for Ensuring Health Data Interoperability?

The ongoing task of digitizing the healthcare industry has never been anything short of frustrating for every stakeholder involved.  Regulators have struggled with convincing providers that investments in EHRs and health information exchange...

Accountable Care, ACA Bring Medicare Stability until 2030

Medicare has plenty to celebrate as it turns fifty, including a new lease on its financial life thanks to accountable care initiatives that have extended its solvency for another few decades.  As spending growth slows with an industry-wide...

PCORI Adds $142.5M to PCORnet for Population Health Management

On July 21, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) announced in a press release that it will provide $142.5 million toward funding a second phase of development for PCORnet, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network,...

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