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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...

Clinical Decision Support May Boost ID of Chronic Kidney Disease

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EHR-based clinical decision support (CDS) tools, including risk assessments and patient registries, may be able to improve early detection of chronic kidney disease, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine,...

EHR Vendors Increasingly Offering Population Health Tools

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The lines between the EHR and population health management marketplaces are becoming less distinct as health IT vendors start to deliver offerings that tackle both documentation and patient management, according to a new market report from IDC...

97% Say Big Data Analytics Crucial for Healthcare Benefit Choices

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Ninety-seven percent of human resources professionals believe that big data analytics are “essential” for making organizational decisions about healthcare benefits and wellness programs, according to a new poll from Geneia and the...

CMS: MACRA Will Improve Rural Care Access, Population Health

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The MACRA Quality Payment Program (QPP) will play an instrumental role in continuing to improve access to care and population health for patients living in rural areas by encouraging providers to deliver data-driven, value-based services, CMS...

CMS Releases Health Payment Info to Aid Data Transparency

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is continuing their data transparency efforts with the release of the Hospice Utilization and Payment Public Use File for 2014 and an updated Market Saturation and Utilization Tool with 2015...

EHR Optimization is Key for Quality Reporting, Population Health

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Even before the EHR Incentive Programs made quality reporting a top priority for the provider community, the healthcare industry has struggled greatly with the notion of quantifying excellence in care.  Confusing metrics, EHR optimization...

IBM Watson, Siemens Partner for Population Health Management

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IBM Watson and Siemens Healthineers have announced a five-year partnership to bring data-driven population health management capabilities to a global health IT landscape that is quickly embracing value-based care.  The alliance will integrate...

Smart Big Data is Key to Population Health, Value-Based Care

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Big data is everywhere in the healthcare industry, flooding in by the gigabyte each time a patient seeks care from a provider.   From intake to discharge and every step in between, a patient’s data determines what will happen,...

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