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API-Based Genomics Databank Facilitates Personalized Medicine

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Genomic testing is becoming an increasingly common starting place for the development of personalized medicine treatments for patients with a variety of hard-to-treat diseases, especially cancer, but organizations often struggle with interpreting...

CPT, SNOMED-CT Codes Ally to Boost Healthcare Data Integrity

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The American Medical Association and the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation (IHTSDO) are engaging in a new collaborative agreement that will result in increased data integrity and better integration between two...

AMA, MSMS Partnership Promotes Diabetes Management in Michigan

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The American Medical Association and Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS) are teaming up to improve diabetes management and prevent the development of chronic disease in pre-diabetic patients.  The partnership will attempt to reach approximately...

ACOs Lack Resources, Skills for Population Health Management

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Accountable care organizations are having difficulty developing and deploying successful population health management programs due to the underlying challenges of coordinating with community services and accessing the resources required to deliver...

Blockchain, APIs Take a Stab at the Healthcare Revenue Cycle

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Capital One is hoping to bring the blockchain and API tools to the healthcare industry by proving their value in the revenue cycle management arena.  A pair of new partnerships between the financial services company and healthcare-focused...

Cerner, Epic to See Improvements in EHR Patient-Reported Outcomes

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A new coalition of nine universities from across the country aims to improve the use of patient-reported outcomes (PROs) data in electronic health records, including products from Epic Systems and Cerner Corporation, by expanding the use of a...

Natural Language Processing Markets Set to Grow in Healthcare

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Natural language processing (NLP) is quickly becoming one of the foundational big data technologies that will allow healthcare to move forward with complex analytics, according to a series of market reports predicting significant growth for NLP...

CancerLinQ Data Lake Gathers Electronic Records of 1M Patients

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The CancerLinQ initiative now boasts electronic health data from one million cancer patients, adding to the platform’s ability to help oncologists across the nation improve their quality of care. The project, founded in 2013 under the auspices...

FDA, Europe Team up for Precision Medicine, Patient Engagement

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The FDA and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) are working together to advance precision medicine treatments for patients with rare diseases, officials announced last week, marking more than a decade of cross-Atlantic collaboration on drug development,...

CMS QIO Awards Promote Patient Safety, Healthcare Quality

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CMS is continuing to promote population health management, patient safety, and high quality healthcare with a new round of awards to twelve regional Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations (QIN-QIOs).  The Special Innovation...

Blockchain, IoT, Artificial Intelligence Poised to Shake Up Healthcare

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Only a few short years ago, healthcare organizations were wondering what exactly “big data” was and why they had to care about it.  As the industry moves into 2017, they might have similar questions about the definitions of terms...

Cancer Moonshot Report Showcases Precision Medicine Progress

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The Cancer Moonshot has made significant progress since its January launch, bringing together public and private precision medicine organizations in one of the largest concerted efforts to tackle the deadly disease, said Vice President Joe Biden...

AHIMA: Information Governance is Key for Trusted Healthcare Analytics

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Implementing a robust and comprehensive information governance framework across the healthcare organization is the first step to success in a value-based word that demands trusted, accurate, and timely analytics, AHIMA’s executive leaders...

Cultivating a Big Data Mindset for Coders, Clinical Documentation

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For the past few years, clinical documentation improvement efforts have been mostly associated with the ICD-10 transition – the often-delayed switch to an upgraded classification and coding system that requires enhanced detail and specificity...

Healthcare Analytics, Information Governance Will Build a Future for HIM

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The health information management profession is changing at a blistering pace as the industry moves from volume to value, requiring HIM professionals to embrace new roles in data analytics, information governance, and informatics, AHIMA leaders...

Will MACRA and the QPP Unlock Health Data for Smarter Care?

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MACRA and the Quality Payment Program (QPP) have the potential to usher in a revolutionary new era in healthcare, says National Coordinator Dr. Vindell Washington – one that will enable a meaningful, intelligent ecosystem of informed care...

AHIMA Launches New Healthcare Informatics Credential Option

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Healthcare informatics professionals will soon be eligible to apply for a new credential from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), the organization announced this week at its annual convention.  The certification...

ONC Boosts Oversight to Fix EHR Usability, Patient Safety Woes

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The nation’s quality improvement and payment activities aren’t the only things receiving a federal overhaul this week: the electronic health records that will support clinicians as they implement MACRA and move towards a patient-centered,...

AHIMA 2016: Expect Big Data Governance, MACRA, Value-Based Care

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The final rule for the MACRA Quality Payment Program isn’t the only thing that’s going to be generating buzz across the healthcare industry next week.  As the 88th annual AHIMA Convention and Exhibition kicks off, thousands of...

Finalized MACRA Quality Payment Program Requires Big Data Push

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On your marks – get set – go grab some data.  CMS announced this morning that the MACRA Quality Payment Program (QPP) will indeed go live on January 1, 2017, which doesn’t leave providers much time to read the 2398-page...

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