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PGHD, Genomic Data Predicted to Power Clinical Decision Support

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Patient-generated health data (PGHD) and individualized genomics are expected to become two of the most impactful data sources for clinical decision support, population health management, and care coordination over the next five years, according...

Epic App Orchard Encourages Developers to Use FHIR, Open APIs

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At HIMSS17 in Orlando last month, the vendor halls were packed to the gills with companies touting the latest plug-and-play technologies that use emerging data standards to perform analytics, shuttle information between organizations, enhance...

Point of Care Diagnostics Usher in Era of Personalized Medicine

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Even before the advent of value-based care, healthcare providers have always faced pressure to do more, do it better, and do it faster while using fewer resources and producing high quality results.  As reimbursement changes tighten the...

Healthcare Analytics Help Mercy Uncover Cost, Quality Insights

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Every spring, the HIMSS Conference and Exhibition brings tens of thousands of healthcare stakeholders together under one massive roof to share best practices, explore the latest innovations, and brainstorm new strategies for achieving the Triple...

Mental Health, Primary Care Integration Cuts Depression Scores

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Integrating mental healthcare into the primary care ecosystem can drastically reduce patient-reported depression scores and enhance the overall experience of care, says a new article published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine....

Health Data Exchange, EHR Dashboards Underpin a Successful ACO

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Accountable care organizations (ACOs) come in all shapes and sizes, guided by a wide range of health IT philosophies.  Some ACOs demand total technical uniformity to standardize processes, while others encourage EHR individuality and allow...

Communities Tackle Opioid Abuse with EHRs, Population Health

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The opioid abuse epidemic continues to ravage communities across the nation despite increased attention to physician prescribing habits, unauthorized drug access, and population health management strategies intended to reduce misuse of addictive...

Unfiltered EHR Data Overloads Physicians, Perpetuates Burnout

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Interoperability and seamless data exchange are all the rage among regulators and vendors looking to give providers every decision-making advantage they can.  From meaningful use and MACRA to 21st Century Cures, CommonWell, and Carequality,...

Incomplete Population Health Data Exacerbates Care Disparities

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Managed care policymakers do not have access to enough clean, complete, and accurate socioeconomic and population health data on the millions of patients depending on public insurance programs for care, according to a new article in Health Affairs....

Google’s Machine Learning, Imaging Analytics Flag Breast Cancer

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A new approach to imaging analytics driven by machine learning algorithms can identify metastasized breast cancer with sensitivity rates that exceed other automated methods and even rival human pathologists, says a research paper published by...

New Population Health Strategies Needed in $42.5B IT Market

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Over the next five years, the population health management technology market is predicted to grow into a $42.54 billion opportunity, according to a Research and Markets report, but healthcare providers will need to adopt new care strategies at...

EHR, CPOE “Value Chain” Begins and Ends with Patient Safety

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The healthcare industry has had a difficult time finding value in electronic health records and other health IT tools, including computerized provider order entry (CPOE).  Despite claims that electronic documentation can improve patient...

Cancer Detection Company Gets $900M from Pharma, VC Investors

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GRAIL, Inc., a precision medicine and life sciences company aiming to develop new very early detection techniques for cancer, has attracted more than $900 million in investment capital from some of the most well-known names in pharmaceutical...

What Healthcare IT Users Don’t Really Need to Know about FHIR

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The healthcare industry may not be the nimblest when it comes to adopting and truly optimizing new technologies, as most EHR users will readily agree.  Reluctance, denial, frustration, and confusion have been unfortunate hallmarks of the...

Chronic Care Management Improves Pediatric Outcomes by 20%

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A comprehensive chronic care management program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital (CCH) helped to significant raise performance on certain pediatric outcome measures and streamline quality improvement, says an article published in the Joint...

Blockchain Will “Change the Physics” of Health Data Sharing

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More than 40,000 healthcare stakeholders gather at the HIMSS Convention and Exhibition every year to get a good look at some of the most advanced and intriguing health IT tools on offer from hundreds of vendors, big and small, seeking to hawk...

Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare: Augmentation or Companionship?

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Every year, the HIMSS Conference and Exhibition acts as a barometer for the health IT industry, reflecting the most promising trends and hottest buzzwords capturing the attention of regulators, developers, providers, and consultants. In 2015,...

Administrative Support Atop Barriers to Nursing Informatics

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A growing body of evidence points to the benefits of nursing informatics to clinical decision-making, but a recent study of these healthcare professionals indicates they face challenges as a result of a lack of administrative support, resources,...

Healthcare Orgs Struggle to Meet EHR, Big Data Workforce Needs

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ORLANDO – Talent shortages, differing priorities, and a chronic inability to achieve ROI from electronic health records are leaving healthcare providers without the resources, staff, and direction they need to engage in more advanced population...

Google Cloud Partners with HL7 to Support FHIR Development

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ORLANDO - HL7 International and Google have partnered to bring Google's cloud clout to bear on the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resource, commonly known as FHIR. At HIMSS17 this week, Google and the HL7 FHIR Foundation announced a...

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