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Population Health Cuts Native American Kidney Disease by 54%

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The rate of kidney failure in Native American adults with diabetes has dropped by 54 percent between 1996 and 2013 thanks to the implementation of proactive, patient-centered population health management programs, said the Centers for Disease...

Online Population Health Tool Illuminates Socioeconomic Factors

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Healthcare stakeholders looking for insight into the socioeconomic and environmental factors impacting the wellbeing of their populations can now turn to the City Health Dashboard, an online tool detailing the challenges of urban patients. Developed...

NQF Names Shantanu Agrawal New President and CEO

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Former Deputy CMS Administrator Shantanu Agrawal, MD, will take over the reins of the National Quality Forum on January 20, 2017, the NQF announced this week.  Agrawal, who also served as Director of the CMS Center for Program Integrity,...

Northwell Health Launches Precision Medicine, Cancer Biobank

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Northwell Health and Indivumed are creating a new patient biobank to help expand opportunities for cancer research and the development of precision medicine therapies. In the three-year agreement announced in a press release this week, Northwell...

Avoidable Admissions for Long-Term Care Dual Eligibles Down 31%

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Avoidable hospital admissions for long-term care residents eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid have dropped by 31 percent over the past five years thanks to improvements in patient safety and the adoption of population health management techniques....

FDA Unveils Patient Safety Analytics Tool for Medical Research

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Healthcare stakeholders will be able to engage in patient safety research projects by connecting to Sentinel, the FDA’s electronic monitoring system, Commissioner Robert M. Califf, MD, announced this week. The new Innovation in Medical...

UCSF, Intel Partner for Healthcare AI, Deep Learning Project

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The University of California San Francisco and Intel Corporation have partnered to create a deep learning analytics platform that will deliver clinical decision support and predictive analytics capabilities to its users. The platform seeks to...

CMS Releases Medicare Opioid Prescribing Maps, Data Resources

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is continuing its data transparency push by releasing interactive, online visualizations of Medicare Part D opioid prescribing rates.  The map and accompanying datasets include prescribing information...

Growing Healthcare Opportunities for the Internet of Things

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The Internet of Things (IoT), has jumped to the forefront of the healthcare technology market, exhibiting exponential growth with the advent of wearables, personal trackers, sensors, and other technologies that capture extensive data previously...

IoT, Analytics, HIM Push Healthcare IT VC Market Past $5B

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Venture capital investors are seeing major opportunities to support innovations that connect patients, providers, and their data more efficiently, says Mercom Capital Group in its annual healthcare IT investment report. Health information management...

Population Health, Big Data Strategies Could Reduce $2B Waste

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The employer-based health insurance industry leaks approximately $2 billion each year due to wasteful or preventable spending across the care continuum, according to a new report by the American Health Policy Institute (AHPI).  But a population...

ONC Picks FHIR Health Data Aggregation App Contest Winners

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The Office of the National Coordinator has picked six data aggregation, EHR utilization, and patient experience developers as winners of the second phase of its API-based app challenge.  The industry-wide competition, announced in March...

Health IT Vendors, Providers Struggling with API Development

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The application programming interface (API) is one of the most exciting developments in health data interoperability, says a new report by Chillmark Research, and enthusiasm for standards-based data exchange is at an all-time high. Yet several...

Finding the Value in the IoT, Patient-Generated Health Data

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Patient-generated health data (PGHD) is one of the most important sources of information for clinical decision-making, yet many healthcare organizations struggle to define the term, let alone to collect, analyze, and use the information for quality...

IBM Watson Health, FDA Partner for EHR, IoT Blockchain Project

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IBM Watson Health and the FDA have announced a new partnership aimed at applying blockchain technology to the challenges of securely exchanging big data across the care continuum.  The two-year research initiative will explore blockchain’s...

Challenges of Applying Predictive Analytics to Population Health

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Healthcare providers are starting to become very familiar with the notion that data analytics can help to drive more informed clinical decision making, but organizations are largely still struggling to implement and leverage the big data tools...

Bridging the Gap Between Big Data Science, Health IT Usability

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The health IT landscape often seems starkly divided between two opposing camps: those who design elegant algorithms and regimented workflows in the idealized sterility of the R&D department, and those whose frenzied, frustrating daily experience...

Cancer Research Orgs Release Big Data for Precision Medicine

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The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is releasing more than 19,000 de-identified genomic records to further the international research community’s explorations into precision medicine.  The big data dump, which includes...

CMS: Patient-Centered Care Strategies Can Combat Opioid Abuse

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A concerted, industry-wide effort to curb the impacts of opioid abuse on millions of Americans must start with taking a hard look at prescribing practices and focusing more intently on personalized patient-centered care, CMS said in a blog post...

Three HIEs Connect to Create “Patient-Centered Data Home”

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Three HIEs have established a long-term agreement to enhance health data interoperability, allowing a patient’s healthcare record to follow them across state lines. The Indiana Health Information Exchange (IHIE), Michiana Health Information...

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