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UMass to Study Use of Wearables in Chronic Disease Management

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A $1.23 million grant from the National Institute of Nursing Research will allow the University of Massachusetts Amherst College of Nursing to study how wearable devices, handheld technology tools, and other strategies could improve chronic disease...

How Data-Driven Care Management Improves Population Health in NC

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Comprehensive population health management can be a struggle for providers who lack the data, infrastructure, and community collaboration to support patients across the care continuum.  But many healthcare organizations in North Carolina...

Stress, Depression Negatively Impact Chronic Disease Management

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Depression, stress, and other mental health conditions may negatively affect a patient’s chronic disease management capabilities more than the disease itself, according to a study published in Quality of Life Research.   The study...

Top Health IT Groups Ask Congress for Patient Identification Tools

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Nearly two dozen healthcare providers, professional groups, and interoperability organizations are urging Congress to remove language that prevents the development of improved patient identification tools.  In a letter addressed to lawmakers...

Patient-Centered Care May Improve Diabetes Self-Management

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Patient-centered care may improve diabetes self-management and patients’ quality of life, and could also play a significant role in shaping self-care behaviors, according to a new study published in Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics....

FDA Holds App-a-Thon for Precision Medicine, Next-Gen Genomics

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The FDA is hosting an industry-wide development challenge to create apps that use next-generation sequencing (NSG) technology to pursue new precision medicine breakthroughs. “FDA is increasingly harnessing the power of supercomputers, the...

Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence Gain Healthcare Momentum

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Big data is only as valuable as the applications used to process and present it – and those applications are starting to get eerily clever as developers get to grips with machine learning and artificial intelligence in the healthcare setting....

AHRQ Grants to Aid Testing of Pediatric Clinical Quality Measures

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The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) announced on Monday six recipients of a four-year, $13.4 million grant to support implementation and testing of new pediatric clinical quality measures within the Medicaid and CHIP programs....

Leveraging the Patient-Centered Medical Home for Older Adult Care

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The patient-centered medical home (PCMH), one of the nation’s most promising care coordination and population health management frameworks, may be ideally suited to ensuring that older adults receive the services they need to maintain a...

Precision Medicine, Genomics Partnership Boosts Big Data Sharing

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The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation will contribute genomic and clinical data to the Genomic Data Commons, one of the National Cancer Institute’s centerpiece precision medicine projects, the organizations announced last week. The Genomic...

How Big Data Velocity Informs Population Health, Patient Safety

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During many healthcare encounters, especially in the hospital setting, speed can be the difference between life and death.  Patients with serious conditions often require immediate interventions when vital signs drop or complications occur,...

CMS Names Awardees of $5M Grant to Aid MACRA Implementation

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on Thursday announced two grant awardees who will receive up to $5 million to support providers with MACRA implementation. The CMS funding is part of the second round of the Support and Alignment...

$347M in CMS Grants to Improve Patient Safety, Care Quality

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is investing $347 million to improve patient safety by reducing the number of hospital-acquired conditions and preventable readmissions among Medicare beneficiaries. The funds will be split...

Precision Medicine, Blue Button Among White House Big Data Efforts

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Precision medicine, medical research, and improved patient engagement through initiatives like Blue Button are among the highlight achievements of the Obama Administration’s emphasis on data transparency and information sharing, says...

How Does the ONC Define HIE, Value-Based Care, Population Health?

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The new ONC Health IT Playbook contains a wealth of resources and information for healthcare organizations in various stages of reform.  From the very beginning stages of negotiating an EHR purchase to the complex integration of multiple...

Will Risk-Based Population Health Management Take Off in 2017?

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Population health management is a top priority for the majority of healthcare organizations, especially those who acknowledge that risk-based, value-driven reimbursements may soon be the dominant form of payment across the industry.  According...

$1.7M Population Health Management Grant Aids Collaboration

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A $1.7 million grant from The Kresge Foundation will foster collaboration and population health management strategies aimed at improving outcomes in low-income communities. The "Healthy Outcomes" initiative, a product of the Nonprofit...

Chief Nurse Informaticists Tackle EHRs, Big Data Analytics

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Nurse informaticists often work behind the scenes of the healthcare big data analytics landscape, fine-tuning electronic health records, overseeing data reporting tools, and training nurses and other staff members to use data to its fullest potential....

ECRI: “Most If Not All” Patient Identification Errors Preventable

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The majority of patient identification errors, including wrong-patient errors, may be preventable with a few key changes to provider processes, according to a new report from the ECRI Institute’s Patient Safety Organization. An increase...

ONC Playbook Breaks Down Health IT, EHR Tasks and Buzzwords

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The healthcare industry seems to be largely driven by buzzwords: quick and snappy phrases that reduce complex, difficult, expensive and often confusing initiatives into keywords that may not mean much to the uninitiated.  From big data and...

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