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CMS Equity Plan Promotes Data Analytics, Population Health

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Reducing socioeconomic health disparities and encouraging providers to leverage population health management and data analytics in pursuit of better patient outcomes are two of the major goals of CMS’ ongoing Equity Plan for Improving Quality...

The Top 3 Planning Pain Points in Healthcare Big Data Analytics

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“Measure twice, cut once” is the advice given to do-it-yourselfers embarking on a new home improvement project, but healthcare organizations ramping up their big data analytics initiatives amidst regulatory pressures and the constant...

21st Century Cures Act for Precision Medicine Set for House Vote

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Lawmakers anticipating a tough landscape for innovation funding under a new Republican administration are doing their best to push a revamped version of the 21st Century Cures Act through the current Congress, and will bring the $6.3 billion...

CMS Finalizes Annual List of Value-Based Care Quality Measures

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CMS has put the finishing touches on its yearly list of quality measures under consideration for use in Medicare value-based care purchasing programs, the agency announced this week.  The list, published in conjunction with the National...

Surgeon General, Healthcare Orgs Pledge to Tackle Opioid Abuse

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Healthcare stakeholders are coming together in the fight to overcome opioid abuse, one of the most significant public health crises to hit the nation in recent memory.  Claiming dozens of lives each day, opioid abuse often begins with a...

Mount Sinai Uses Machine Learning for Heart Imaging Analytics

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Healthcare organizations are quickly pushing forward with the development of machine learning algorithms to tackle one of the toughest problems in big data: extracting and analyzing information from static images. In a study published this week...

Prioritizing Preventive Value-Based Care with Big Data Analytics

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The old adage that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is nowhere more applicable than in the primary care setting, where healthcare organizations moving to value-based care arrangements are eagerly seeking data-driven...

6 EHR Patient Safety Strategies for Medication Orders, CPOE

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Electronic health records have a mixed reputation when it comes to patient safety, leading to numerous public and private initiatives to improve usability and implement new features to prevent accidental harm.  The ONC is contributing to...

UCSF to Develop Machine Learning for CDS, Imaging Analytics

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The University of California San Francisco’s Center for Digital Health Innovation (CDHI) and GE Healthcare are partnering to develop a cache of machine learning algorithms and imaging analytics tools that can be used to provide clinical...

CMS: New API Will Automate MACRA Quality Measure Data Sharing

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The MACRA Quality Payment Program (QPP) is getting its very own application programming interface (API) to automate the process of sharing electronic data on quality measures, CMS announced today.  The new tool is the first of several efforts...

Clinical Analytics Studies, Partnerships Target Personalized Care

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Personalization isn’t just for online advertisements and shopping suggestions.  It is becoming a primary driver of healthcare innovations, too.  From tailored therapies based on precision medicine techniques to individualized...

Value-Based Care Starts with Basic Population Health Management

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Healthcare organizations and their payer partners are learning very quickly that the transition from volume to value-based care is significantly more complicated than signing on the dotted line to switch reimbursement rates from one payment model...

Big Data Interoperability a Must for Precision Medicine Progress

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The United States healthcare system still has a long way to go before it develops the seamless health data interoperability required to take on the most pressing precision medicine challenges, including finding cures for cancer. According to...

American Heart Association Makes Moves for Precision Medicine

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The American Heart Association has launched a cloud-based health data marketplace for cardiovascular research in Precision Medicine, according to a press release. The repository will ideally help cardiovascular researchers access a breadth of...

Retail Clinics May Expand Access to Care, But Don’t Cut ED Costs

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Retail clinics have often been floated as a lower-cost alternative to emergency department visits for patients with minor complaints, but a new study in the Annals of Emergency Medicine indicates that patients might not really be trading the...

AMA Renews Commitment to Public Health after Election Results

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Despite the “anxiety” and “dollop of dread” likely resulting from this November’s Presidential election, the American Medical Association will continue its fight to improve public health, educate providers about...

IBM Watson, Mount Sinai Launch New Precision Medicine Projects

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Precision medicine partnerships are becoming all the rage as public and private healthcare organizations pool their expertise and resources to overcome the challenges of developing personalized treatments for cancer and other diseases. Some familiar...

Large Patient-Centered Medical Homes Employ More Care Coordinators

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Larger primary care practices and patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs) are significantly more likely to have the resources and skills to offer population health management programs and employ dedicated care coordination staff, according to...

MA Medicaid Embraces Accountable Care, Population Health Models

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MassHealth, the Massachusetts Medicaid program has received a CMS waiver allowing providers to significantly expand participation in accountable care organizations and innovative integrated delivery models focused on population health management....

Regenstreif EHR Developers Win AMIA Healthcare Informatics Award

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The American Medical Informatics Association is honoring Burke Mamlin, MD, and Paul Biondich, MD, of the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Medicine with the 2016 Donald A.B. Lindburg Award for Innovation...

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