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EHR, Biobank Data Uncovers Genetics of Personalized Medicine

May 11, 2017 - Research led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and University of Arizona’s College of Pharmacy effectively used EHR and biobank data to create a database that identifies specific genetic traits influencing personalized medicine. The researchers analyzed 30,000 genetic samples stored in BioVU, Vanderbilt’s genomics databank, linking the information with EHR data to...


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EHR, Biobank Data Uncovers Genetics of Personalized Medicine

by Thomas Beaton

Research led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and University of Arizona’s College of Pharmacy effectively used EHR and biobank data to create a database that identifies specific genetic traits influencing personalized medicine....

EHRs, Value-Based Care Constrain Personalized Medicine Progress

by Jennifer Bresnick

Oncologists are eager to embrace the potential of personalized medicine and genetically-driven precision therapies, but face many of the technical, administrative, and reimbursement challenges that afflict their peers in other specialties, finds...

Data Exchange, Analytics Remain Out of Reach for Many Providers

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare organizations are still struggling with the basics of health information exchange and interoperability, with more than 40 percent of respondents to a new Black Book Research poll admitting that they have significant difficulties exchanging...

Health IT Helps CA Children’s Hospital Win HIMSS Davies Award

by Thomas Beaton

The Children's Hospital of Orange County has joined an elite group of HIMSS Davies Award winners by demonstrating commitment to patient safety and care quality while leveraging health IT tools at an advanced level.   "CHOC has made...

Changing Leadership at CMS, ONC as New Administration Moves In

by Jennifer Bresnick

Big changes may be in store for healthcare under a new and unpredictable Presidential administration, but some familiar and experienced faces will be steering the ship at CMS and the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) while the White House...

Regenstreif EHR Developers Win AMIA Healthcare Informatics Award

by Jennifer Bresnick

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...

ONC Playbook Breaks Down Health IT, EHR Tasks and Buzzwords

by Jennifer Bresnick

The healthcare industry seems to be largely driven by buzzwords: quick and snappy phrases that reduce complex, difficult, expensive and often confusing initiatives into keywords that may not mean much to the uninitiated.  From big data and...

National Health IT Week Brings Celebration, Educational Events

by Jennifer Bresnick

Every year, National Health IT Week brings a chance for the healthcare industry to reflect on past successes, celebrate achievements, and prepare for the many new challenges that lie ahead.  The event is kicking off today across the nation,...

HHS Doles Out $87M to Promote Health IT, Analytics Adoption

by Jennifer Bresnick

More than 1300 health centers across the nation will share in $87 million of HHS funding to support the continued adoption of health IT tools, including health information exchange capabilities and big data analytics solutions, as well as certified...

EHR Adoption, Population Health a Struggle for Rural Providers

by Sheri Stoltenberg

Rural and small hospitals often face a lack of resources, limited budgets and competition from larger healthcare organizations and accountable care organizations. These organizations also endure pressure to electronically modernize services for...

EHR Adoption May Not Reduce Patient Safety, But Does It Help?

by Jennifer Bresnick

The lengthy, convoluted process of industry-wide electronic health record (EHR) adoption has produced a large number of concerns about how this new technology will impact patient safety, especially in the hospital setting, where a patient’s...

HHS Targets Population Health, Big Data with $36M in Grants

by Jennifer Bresnick

More than a thousand primary care and safety net providers in forty-one states and Puerto Rico will benefit from $36 million in health IT development funding doled out by the Department of Health and Human Services this month.  The grants...

HIMSS Analytics Refreshes EMRAM, Looks to Real Health IT Value

by Jennifer Bresnick

LAS VEGAS – Health IT adoption may be an ongoing journey that unfolds a little bit differently for each organization, but there are still some valuable signposts available along the way.  Aside from meaningful use attestation itself,...

Does State Regulation Help Boost Health IT, HIE, EHR Adoption?

by Jennifer Bresnick

With millions of patients’ lives hanging in the balance at any given moment, it’s no wonder that the healthcare sector is one of the most heavily regulated industries there is.  From the quality and cleanliness of medical devices...

Familiar Faces Win Best in KLAS for EHRs, Big Data Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

The electronic health records market has long been dominated by a few recognizable giants, but the healthcare big data analytics vendor landscape has always been somewhat more fragmented as new technologies continue to evolve and innovative leaders...

CMS Gets “Deadly Serious” About Interoperability as MU Fades

by Jennifer Bresnick

At the JP Morgan Annual Health Care Conference this week, Acting CMS Administrator Andy Slavitt offered the healthcare industry something very rare: a straightforward, plain-talking look into its immediate regulatory future. After years of back-and-forth...

Precision Medicine, Predictive Analytics Markets Set for Growth

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare big data analytics continues to be a driving force underpinning many of the most innovative, cutting-edge segments of the health IT marketplace.  As precision medicine and rises to prominence and population health management becomes...

Examining Ambulatory EHR Vendor, Big Data Adoption Trends

by Jennifer Bresnick

Even as the healthcare industry celebrates the start of 2016, provider organizations are keeping a wary eye on the future of the EHR technology market.  Almost before they know it, physicians may be forced to upgrade their electronic health...

Value Score Moves from EHR Adoption into Real Health IT Value

by Jennifer Bresnick

Asking a healthcare professional how their electronic health record has brought value to their daily routine is a question that may garner more glares and frowns than happy responses.  Provider dissatisfaction with the EHR ecosystem is nothing...

Stakeholders Plead for Flexibility in Stage 3 Meaningful Use

by Jennifer Bresnick

CMS may be getting more flak than it bargained for when it opened up the final Stage 3 meaningful use regulations for public comment.  Dozens of irate physicians and a slew of professional societies have eagerly voiced their opinions about...

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