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Provider Experience, Chronic Disease Impact PCMH Referral Rates

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Patients with common chronic diseases, as well as those seen by less experienced providers, are more likely to receive specialty referrals than others being treated within the patient-centered medical home environment, according to an article...

Using Business Intelligence, KPIs for Revenue Cycle Management

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The healthcare industry’s transition to value-based care does not end with clinical patient care. The shift also extends into healthcare providers’ revenue cycle management processes. For effective claims management within the new...

Sepsis “Sniffer” Brings Predictive Analytics to Patient Safety

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Sepsis stinks, but the Sepsis “Sniffer” Algorithm (SSA), a predictive analytics tool developed at the Mayo Clinic, is a promising tool for helping clinicians identify high-risk patients more quickly an accurately than manual methodologies....

“Big Data Spokes” Tackle Population Health with IoT, Informatics

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Using $10 million in grant funding from the National Science Foundation, four regional consortia of academic institutions across the nation will utilize big data analytics, informatics, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things (IoT)...

21st Century Cures Act Passes House, but Faces Senate Critics

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The 21st Century Cures Act passed a House vote by a wide margin Wednesday, and will head to the Senate for what may be a bit of a difficult fight to the President’s desk.  The bill, which provides the possibility of around $5 billion...

The 2016 Holiday IT Wish List for Healthcare Big Data Pros

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As families all over the country surreptitiously dump the last of their aging Thanksgiving leftovers in the garbage pail, children and adults alike are starting to turn their attention to compiling their holiday wish lists. Electronic toys...

AHA Details Survival Strategies for Urban, Rural Hospitals

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The American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Task Force on Ensuring Access in Vulnerable Communities has released a new report outlining population health strategies and best practices to ensure that patients in rural and inner city areas...

Predictive Analytics, Accountable Care Markets to See Rapid Growth

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Healthcare organizations seeking to equip themselves with the big data tools required for value-based care success are likely to drive significant investment in the predictive analytics and accountable care solutions markets, according to a series...

CMS Equity Plan Promotes Data Analytics, Population Health

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Reducing socioeconomic health disparities and encouraging providers to leverage population health management and data analytics in pursuit of better patient outcomes are two of the major goals of CMS’ ongoing Equity Plan for Improving Quality...

The Top 3 Planning Pain Points in Healthcare Big Data Analytics

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“Measure twice, cut once” is the advice given to do-it-yourselfers embarking on a new home improvement project, but healthcare organizations ramping up their big data analytics initiatives amidst regulatory pressures and the constant...

21st Century Cures Act for Precision Medicine Set for House Vote

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Lawmakers anticipating a tough landscape for innovation funding under a new Republican administration are doing their best to push a revamped version of the 21st Century Cures Act through the current Congress, and will bring the $6.3 billion...

CMS Finalizes Annual List of Value-Based Care Quality Measures

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CMS has put the finishing touches on its yearly list of quality measures under consideration for use in Medicare value-based care purchasing programs, the agency announced this week.  The list, published in conjunction with the National...

Surgeon General, Healthcare Orgs Pledge to Tackle Opioid Abuse

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Healthcare stakeholders are coming together in the fight to overcome opioid abuse, one of the most significant public health crises to hit the nation in recent memory.  Claiming dozens of lives each day, opioid abuse often begins with a...

Mount Sinai Uses Machine Learning for Heart Imaging Analytics

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Healthcare organizations are quickly pushing forward with the development of machine learning algorithms to tackle one of the toughest problems in big data: extracting and analyzing information from static images. In a study published this week...

Prioritizing Preventive Value-Based Care with Big Data Analytics

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The old adage that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is nowhere more applicable than in the primary care setting, where healthcare organizations moving to value-based care arrangements are eagerly seeking data-driven...

6 EHR Patient Safety Strategies for Medication Orders, CPOE

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Electronic health records have a mixed reputation when it comes to patient safety, leading to numerous public and private initiatives to improve usability and implement new features to prevent accidental harm.  The ONC is contributing to...

UCSF to Develop Machine Learning for CDS, Imaging Analytics

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The University of California San Francisco’s Center for Digital Health Innovation (CDHI) and GE Healthcare are partnering to develop a cache of machine learning algorithms and imaging analytics tools that can be used to provide clinical...

CMS: New API Will Automate MACRA Quality Measure Data Sharing

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The MACRA Quality Payment Program (QPP) is getting its very own application programming interface (API) to automate the process of sharing electronic data on quality measures, CMS announced today.  The new tool is the first of several efforts...

Clinical Analytics Studies, Partnerships Target Personalized Care

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Personalization isn’t just for online advertisements and shopping suggestions.  It is becoming a primary driver of healthcare innovations, too.  From tailored therapies based on precision medicine techniques to individualized...

Value-Based Care Starts with Basic Population Health Management

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Healthcare organizations and their payer partners are learning very quickly that the transition from volume to value-based care is significantly more complicated than signing on the dotted line to switch reimbursement rates from one payment model...

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