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Nurses Play Collaborative Role in Care Coordination, Planning

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Nurses must be intimately involved in the collaborative task of planning and executing care coordination strategies for patients receiving services from multiple providers – especially when value-based reimbursements are at stake, says...

FHIR Can Move Genomics from Prediction to Precision Medicine

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In just a few short decades, the field of genomics has expanded dramatically, transitioning from a specialized discipline of academic biology into a mainstay of clinical care at academic medical centers, dedicated precision medicine hubs, and...

48% of Businesses, Including Healthcare, Face Big Data Skills Gap

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Nearly half of the global business landscape, including the healthcare industry, are currently unable to find staff with the talent and skills to help them reach their big data analytics goals, according to a new survey from Teradata. While 96...

Health Information Management Pros Need Security, EHR Data Skills

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The health information management (HIM) profession is changing rapidly alongside the evolving needs of healthcare organizations concerned about the quality of their EHR data – and their ability to safeguard that data with an appropriate...

VA, DOE Launch Healthcare Big Data, Machine Learning Project

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The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Energy are launching their joint initiative to foster the development of healthcare big data analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence in order to support population health...

Bidirectional Health Data Exchange Key to Behavioral Healthcare

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As more and more healthcare providers start moving into value-based care models that prioritize patient outcomes, they are quickly realizing that the current generation of health data exchange tools is not up to the task of coordinating care...

Are Health Data Interoperability Standards the Same in Theory as Practice?

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The idea of developing and implementing shared health data interoperability standards has finally started to catch on the EHR vendor community, which has suffered a number of crushing blows from unhappy consumers and Congressmen concerned about...

New Medical Scribe Exam Keeps an Eye on EHR Data Integrity

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A new national certification program for medical scribes will help to guide the growth of a profession that has seen a massive surge in demand since the advent of the electronic health record. Medical scribes are individuals who are hired for...

ONC Offers $75K for Better EHR Patient Matching Algorithms

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The Office of the National Coordinator is intensifying its focus on patient identification and patient matching by offering up to $75,000 in prize money for the best new tool to ensure that EHR data is appropriately linked to the right individuals....

Humana Refines Diabetes Risk Stratification Tool Using ICD-10

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In an effort to improve the delivery of targeted chronic disease management services to diabetes patients, Humana has revamped its Diabetes Complications Severity Index (DCSI) risk stratification tool to use ICD-10 codes, the payer detailed in...

CMS Urges Providers to Tackle Minority Health Disparities

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Despite a growing industry focus on addressing the socioeconomic determinates of health, population health disparities between ethnic and racial groups persist across a number of chronic and acute care experiences, according to new data from...

AHIMA: ONC Funding Key for Interoperability, Precision Medicine

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As Congress continues the contentious debate over the federal budget for fiscal year 2018, AHIMA is urging lawmakers not to hamstring the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) by cutting interoperability and data standards development funding...

UVA Gene Mutation Research Method Speeds Precision Medicine

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A team from the University of Virginia School of Medicine has developed a quicker way to examine the impact of gene mutation on patient health, potentially changing the way cancer labs conduct research into precision medicine and personalized...

KLAS: Epic Systems, Cerner Lead EHR Vendors in Sepsis Analytics

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Hospitals searching for clinical analytics and patient surveillance tools for combating sepsis give high marks to functionalities provided by Epic Systems and Cerner Corporation, KLAS Research says in a new report.  The two competitors,...

athenahealth EHR App Marketplace Grows, Targets Patient mHealth

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The recent flurry of interest in public application programming interfaces (APIs) as a way to connect disparate health data has prompted electronic health record vendors to open the floodgates to third-party developers with bright ideas about...

Cherokees Sue McKesson, CVS, Wal-Mart for Lax Opioid Monitoring

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The Cherokee Nation has filed a lawsuit in tribal court against several large pharmacy chains and healthcare providers for their alleged role in allowing opioids to flood into Native American communities, contributing to the widespread epidemic...

Patient Safety Errors are Common with Electronic Health Record Use

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Electronic health record users are highly prone to making medication errors that negatively impact patient safety, says the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority in a recent report.  Close to 70 percent of all medication errors reach the...

HHS Distributes $458M in 21st Century Cures Opioid Abuse Grants

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HHS is planning to boost the fight against opioid abuse and addiction on a large scale by preparing to disburse $485 million in grant funding to all 50 states and every US territory.  The funding stems from the 21st Century Cures Act and...

Why an “Empty Desire” for Big Data is Inhibiting Value-Based Care

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For the most part, the healthcare industry has embraced the idea that access to big data is a critical part of doing business in the modern care environment.  But there’s a major difference between having big data and leveraging it...

AMA: Real EHR Data in Med School Will Boost “Informatics IQ”

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The American Medical Association is continuing its efforts to modernize the medical school experience by partnering with the Regenstrief Institute to integrate electronic health records more deeply into physician education. As part of the AMA’s...

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