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New Pittsburgh Data Alliance Focuses on Big Data Analytics

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Healthcare organizations in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania are teaming up to leverage big data analytics in pursuit of new healthcare technologies and treatments.  The Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance, a newly announced collaboration between Carnegie...

WEDI Fields Survey to Gauge ROI of Health Information Exchange

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The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) is asking the healthcare industry to participate in a poll to gauge the financial impacts of health information exchange and health IT interoperability.  In an effort to quantify whether stakeholders...

Healthcare Data Analytics Company Receives Major Investment

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Definitive Healthcare, a provider of healthcare data analytics and business intelligence information, has received a significant investment from growth equity firm Spectrum Equity, the company announced this week.  The investment will further...

New EHRA Workgroup to Focus on Health IT, Accountable Care

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A new workgroup from the HIMSS Electronic Health Record Association (EHRA) will focus on developing and disseminating best practices for leveraging health IT to speed the spread of accountable care, improve patient safety, raise quality, and...

Illinois Health Information Exchange Hits 1 Million Records

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The MetroChicago Health Information Exchange has accomplished in six months what many other HIEs are still trying to achieve: the secure exchange of data covering one million patient lives in its designated local region.  The Illinois-based...

Clinical Decision Support App Helps Nurses Diagnose Diseases

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Mobile devices like smartphones and tablets may help nurses to diagnoses patients with chronic health problems such as obesity, smoking and depression (in both adults and children) with the use of a custom app, according to a study from Colombia...

CMS Seeks Comment on PCMH, Care Coordination, ACOs

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is seeking public comment on its advanced primary care models intended to provide better care coordination, more personalized attention, and better overall population health management throughout...

As Precision Medicine Takes Off, FDA Commissioner Resigns

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Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg has announced her resignation from the agency’s top post just days after kicking off President Obama’s “precision medicine” initiative.  While serving nearly...

$28 Million ONC Grant to Foster Health IT Interoperability

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The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology is funding a $28 million, two-year grant program to support health IT interoperability tools and services that exchange health information, according to a blog post...

Obama Asks for $1.2B to Fight Hospital Acquired Infections

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In his annual budget request, President Obama will ask Congress for $1.2 billion to fight hospital acquired infections produced by superbugs, the antibiotic-resistant bacteria that are responsible for tens of thousands of deaths each year. ...

14% of Patients Avoid Chronic Disease Management Due to Cost

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Fourteen percent of American adults, or more than 16.4 million patients, have avoided seeing a physician for chronic disease management care in the past twelve months due to the cost of such a visit, finds a survey from Harris Poll and SCIO Health...

NORC Announces New Healthcare Data Analytics Program

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A press release from the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago announced the establishment of a new business unit. NORC Labs will use NORC’s research and technology in healthcare data analytics to help provide...

ONC Appoints Its First Chief Health Information Officer

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National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo has appointed Dr. Michael James McCoy as the ONC’s first chief health information officer just a few months after CMS established the new Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics.  In his new position, McCoy...

Albert Einstein College of Medicine to Manage Clinical Data Registry

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Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University  has been chosen to lead the Bravewell Integrative Medicine Research Network (BraveNet), a collaboration of 14 US medicine centers. As the leader of Bravenet, the Albert Einstein College...

Better Patient-Centered Care Needed for Chronic Pain Patients

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The Institutes of Medicine (IOM) recommend an increase in patient-centered care techniques to help manage more than 100 million Americans experiencing chronic pain.  As the danger of overdoses and deaths from opioid abuse becomes a nation-wide...

Unstructured Text Predictive Analytics to Be Worth $6.5B

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Market for predictive analytics and services will increase at a compound annual growth rate of 21.3 percent between 2014 and 2020. The use of predictive analytics in the healthcare industry is slowly increasing.  This isn’t surprising; predictive...

Sue Schade Receives CHIME Award for Health IT Work

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The award is in recognition of executives who made powerful additions to their facilities for Health IT and demonstrated influence through their compelling use of technology. On January 5, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives...

Mass. AG to Expand Prescription Drug Monitoring Database

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Newly elected Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey will tackle the pervasive public health issue of prescription drug abuse by improving the state’s prescription drug monitoring program database and expanding the system’s interoperability...

Data Standards, Interoperability Expert Joins WEDI Board

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The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) is welcoming Scott Whyte as the newest member of its Board of Directors, the organization announced today.  Whyte, who is Senior Vice President of Growth and Innovation at ClearDATA, brings...

Patient Text Messages Improve Flu Vaccination Rate by 73%

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Educational text message reminders significantly improved the likelihood of a child receiving the second vaccination on time. A study published in The Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, determined that sending parents educational...

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