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ONC Playbook Breaks Down Health IT, EHR Tasks and Buzzwords

September 27, 2016 - 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 population health management to electronic health records and value-based care, these short and sweet terms have come to define the new direction of...


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Partnership Offers Chronic Disease Management at Pharmacies

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A newly established population health partnership between University of Michigan Health System (UM) and Meijer pharmacies is aiming to provide chronic disease management services for adults with hypertension. As part of the partnership, UM patients...

Better Medication Adherence May Bring $37 for Each Dollar Spent

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The healthcare industry may see savings of up to $37 for every additional dollar spent on improved medication adherence, according to a study published in the American Journal of Managed Care. Appointment-based medication synchronization (ABMS)...

Peterson Center Initiative Transforms Delivery of Primary Care

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A new initiative being rolled out in clinics in three states is looking to transform primary care services by implementing a high-performance, lower-cost model that prioritizes patient engagement and population health management. The initiative...

National Health IT Week Brings Celebration, Educational Events

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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,...

FHIR, Big Data to Support FDA Medical Device Development Network

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Emerging standards that support the seamless flow of big data across multiple entities, such as FHIR, will form the foundation of the FDA’s planned National Evaluation System for health Technology (NEST), states a new report from the project’s...

New Collaboration to Support Diabetes Prevention, Management

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Leaders of the National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) have banded together to form a new organization focused on supporting diabetes prevention and management within the primary care ecosystem. DPP leaders on Wednesday announced the launch...

Big Data Shows Gender-Based Medical Error, Patient Safety Patterns

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Big data analytics tools are helping researchers at the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority (PSA) unearth patient safety patterns hidden within 2.5 million reports on medical errors and near-miss events. The PSA found that male and female patients...

Opioid Awareness Week Focuses on Population Health Management

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Opioid abuse is one of the most pressing population health issues in the US, especially among low income patients who are already at a higher risk for chronic diseases and often lack access to care. In an effort to stress the urgency of addressing...

Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, IoT May Change Healthcare in 2017

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Artificial intelligence programs, the Internet of Things, and next-level big data analytics tools are likely to start producing a significant impact on healthcare delivery as early as 2017, say participants in a new Silicon Valley Bank survey. ...

Congress: Health IT, Big Data Tools Crucial for Quality Care

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The House Ways and Means Subcommittee is challenging health IT and big data analytics vendors to bring the “outdated” healthcare system into the modern age while focusing on translating technical innovations into quality care improvements...

Payers, Providers Make Dental Care a Population Health Issue

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Behavioral healthcare providers, public health departments, and long-term care facilities have started to attract a lot of attention when it comes to developing integrated population health management programs, but dentists and other oral healthcare...

Precision Medicine Aids 20% Drop in Pediatric Cancer Deaths

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The pediatric cancer death rate declined by 20 percent between 1999 and 2014, according to new data from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), indicating that precision medicine techniques and an emphasis on personalized care may...

SC Online Population Health Dashboard Reveals Community Disparities

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South Carolina has joined a select group of cities and states making population health management data available online through an interactive dashboard in an effort to combat public health concerns like diabetes, obesity, and insufficient access...

CMS Public Health Data Repository Will Aid Quality Reporting

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CMS is currently developing a centralized data repository for public health data and clinical data reporting, the agency announced, in an effort to streamline and synchronize the use of big data for population health management and quality improvements....

Big Data Integrity Needed to Use Genomics for Care Coordination

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Genomics is the cornerstone of the cutting-edge precision medicine programs aimed at eradicating cancer and other high-impact diseases, but it can also have a significant impact on improving more generalized patient outcomes.  A new...

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

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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...

“Data Lake as a Service” Enables Internet of Things, Precision Medicine

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Earlier this year, Partners HealthCare gave the industry a glimpse of its ambitious plans to create a combination big data storage warehouse, research workbench, and analytics environment, based on data lake technology, that could support research...

Six Pediatric Hospitals Create Personalized Medicine Coalition

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Some of the nation’s most lauded pediatric medical centers are aiming to advance personalized medicine through a new collaborative arrangement funded by philanthropist Denny Sanford. The Sanford Children’s Genomic Medicine Consortium...

Preventable Hospital Readmissions Fall Dramatically Across US

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A concerted nationwide effort to improve care quality and reduce preventable hospital readmissions has produced a rapid drop in the number of patients who return to the hospital within 30 days of discharge, boasts new data from CMS. In a blog...

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