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Big Data Interoperability a Must for Precision Medicine Progress

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The United States healthcare system still has a long way to go before it develops the seamless health data interoperability required to take on the most pressing precision medicine challenges, including finding cures for cancer. According to...

American Heart Association Makes Moves for Precision Medicine

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The American Heart Association has launched a cloud-based health data marketplace for cardiovascular research in Precision Medicine, according to a press release. The repository will ideally help cardiovascular researchers access a breadth of...

Retail Clinics May Expand Access to Care, But Don’t Cut ED Costs

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Retail clinics have often been floated as a lower-cost alternative to emergency department visits for patients with minor complaints, but a new study in the Annals of Emergency Medicine indicates that patients might not really be trading the...

AMA Renews Commitment to Public Health after Election Results

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Despite the “anxiety” and “dollop of dread” likely resulting from this November’s Presidential election, the American Medical Association will continue its fight to improve public health, educate providers about...

IBM Watson, Mount Sinai Launch New Precision Medicine Projects

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Precision medicine partnerships are becoming all the rage as public and private healthcare organizations pool their expertise and resources to overcome the challenges of developing personalized treatments for cancer and other diseases. Some familiar...

Large Patient-Centered Medical Homes Employ More Care Coordinators

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Larger primary care practices and patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs) are significantly more likely to have the resources and skills to offer population health management programs and employ dedicated care coordination staff, according to...

MA Medicaid Embraces Accountable Care, Population Health Models

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MassHealth, the Massachusetts Medicaid program has received a CMS waiver allowing providers to significantly expand participation in accountable care organizations and innovative integrated delivery models focused on population health management....

Regenstreif EHR Developers Win AMIA Healthcare Informatics Award

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The American Medical Informatics Association is honoring Burke Mamlin, MD, and Paul Biondich, MD, of the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Medicine with the 2016 Donald A.B. Lindburg Award for Innovation...

How Patient Safety Organizations Encourage Data Collection, Quality Care

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Patient safety and quality care are at the forefront of discussion in the healthcare industry today. From impact on the patients themselves to the bottom lines for organizations – healthcare organizations and providers are constantly striving...

Alarm Fatigue, Health IT Woes Top ECRI 2017 Patient Safety List

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Alarm fatigue, software and monitoring errors, and inadequate cleaning and processing of reusable medical devices once again reign on ECRI Institute’s annual patient safety hazard list.  While electronic health records themselves have...

How Population Health in Med School Preps Docs for Value-Based Care

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The healthcare industry is a curious mix of cutting-edge innovation and deeply entrenched traditions. Staggeringly complex surgical technologies, electronic health records, and interventions tailored to each patient’s unique DNA live side-by-side...

CMS: Big Data Access Vital for Precision Medicine, Drug Pricing

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Skyrocketing drug prices, insufficient healthcare data transparency, and slugglish precision medicine innovation cycles are placing a significant strain on Medicare patients, many of whom are unable to access cutting-edge treatments and are struggling...

Using Data Analytics Tools for Healthcare Claims Management

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Effective claims management requires healthcare organizations to deploy a multi-faceted strategy that relies on data analytics and includes many phases of the revenue cycle, beginning when the patient schedules an appointment. The focus cannot...

Precision Medicine Partnerships Foster Promises of Breakthroughs

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Precision medicine projects, partnerships, and collaborations are continuing to proliferate as providers, research organizations, and vendors look to capitalize on the growing enthusiasm for integrating genomics and personalized insights into...

BCBS Opens Healthcare Big Data Stores to Academic Research Orgs

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The Blue Cross Blue Shield Alliance for Health Research is delivering an early Christmas present to a number of academic organizations eager to get their hands on a treasure trove of big data, including insurance claims, clinical information,...

Medicare Bolsters Population Health Focus with Payment Changes

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Medicare will be making additional funding opportunities available for physicians who engage in care coordination and population health management strategies that improve the delivery of primary and mental healthcare, CMS announced this week....

AMA: Med School Must Include Population Health, EHRs, Big Data

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The American Medical Association is urging medical schools to use a new textbook to train fledgling physicians in population health management, clinical informatics, and electronic health record use in an effort to prepare the workforce for a...

SNOMED CT Code Framework Will Aid EHR Reporting, Interoperability

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A coalition of professional pharmacy societies and other stakeholders has released a new framework for mapping medication therapy management (MTM) services to the SNOMED CT codes used for EHR documentation, interoperability efforts, and quality...

Healthcare CIOs Turning to Data Analytics for Business Intelligence

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Big data analytics and business intelligence tools are a top priority for CIOs in the healthcare industry, says data from a Harvey Nash and KPMG survey, as organizations seek to improve efficiencies and generate actionable insights for decision-making...

Using Big Data Analytics, Systems Engineering to Tackle Sepsis

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Sepsis is a silent and shockingly effective killer, causing mortality in close to a third of patients, but researchers at North Carolina State University are planning to make big data analytics an even more powerful force than this insidious,...

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