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Public Reporting Influences Perceptions of Hospital Quality

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More than 70 percent of hospitals confirmed that public reporting stimulated quality improvement activity in their institution. Local hospital quality planning and improvement efforts are strongly influenced by the measures reported on the Medicare...

New Accountable Care Group to Challenge Wisconsin Landscape

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Two competing accountable care networks are taking shape in Wisconsin to promote integrated healthcare delivery and lower costs for the region’s patients.  While the seven-member abouthealth group grabbed headlines earlier this month, it will...

WI Hospitals Partner for Accountable Care, Population Health

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A group of seven Wisconsin hospitals and health systems have formed a strategic partnership focused on providing accountable care and improved population health management to the nearly 90% of patients in the state that fall under their purview. ...

Summit Medical, Humana Form Accountable Care Organization

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Humana Medicare Advantage members in Tennessee who receive services at Summit Medical Group will now be covered under a new accountable care organization (ACO), the organizations announced this week.  Starting January 1, 2015, the seven-year...

BIDMC Informaticist Wins American College of Informatics Award

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Charles Safran, MD, FACMI, Chief of the Division of Clinical Informatics at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, has been chosen for the 2014 Morris F. Collen Award granted by the American College of Informatics.  The annual award recognizes...

NYU Langone, Lutheran to Create Clinically Integrated Network

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NYU Langone Medical Center and Lutheran Medical Center intend to form a clinically integrated network to help providers within the system focus on care coordination, population health management, and advanced care supported by clinical analytics,...

Predictive Analytics Market Set to Grow at 24.5% CAGR

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The $694.7 million predictive analytics market in North America is slated to grow at a 24.5% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) until 2019, says a new report by MicroMarket Monitor.   The global market for predictive technologies that help...

BCBS Illinois, GI specialty group start care coordination pilot

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois has started a care coordination and population health management pilot program with the Illinois Gastroenterology Group (IGG) focusing on managing chronic conditions such as Crohn’s disease.  The first...

Big data, mHealth center wins $10.8 million grant from NIH

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Big data produced by wearable mHealth devices will be the focus of a new research project funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  The National Center of Excellence for Mobile Sensor Data-to-Knowledge (MD2K) at the University of Massachusetts...

UChicago wins $1.55M for hepatitis C population health project

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The Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes Chicago (ECHO-Chicago), a population health management program centered at the University of Chicago, has received $1.55 million in grant money from the CDC to further its work on hepatitis C education...

Bone health societies announce new clinical data registry

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Providers now have a new clinical data registry option to use for CMS Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) attestation, announced The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) and National Bone Health Alliance (NBHA) Osteoporosis Quality Improvement...

Case Western researcher wins $2.3M big data award from NIH

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A project hoping to apply big data mining techniques to pharmaceuticals has won the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s New Innovator Award.  Rong Xu, PhD, an assistant professor of medical informatics at the Case Western Reserve...

WEDI: Show your progress on data standards, patient engagement

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The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) is asking healthcare providers to discuss their progress towards four key areas of healthcare reform identified in its 2013 annual report.  Organizations can take the WEDI survey to highlight...

VA, Walgreens partner for exchange of immunization data

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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is expanding a health information exchange program with Walgreens, allowing the retail pharmacy chain to provide immunizations to veterans in order to improve access to flu shots and other recommended vaccines. ...

Children’s Medical of Dallas wins HIM improvement award

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Children’s Medical Center of Dallas has received the AHIMA Grace Award for its innovative efforts to leverage health information management strategies and EHR technology to reduce hospital readmissions, and improve the quality of their...

Medication adherence study scrutinizes pharmacies, packaging

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A new clinical trial is aiming at discovering how the packaging of medications and instructions provided by pharmacists affect patient adherence.  The STOMPP (Study the Effect of a Hybrid Pharmacy Practice Model on Medication Adherence) trial...

Healthcare informatics group welcomes resigning ONC official

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The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) will be welcoming Doug Fridsma, MD, PhD, FACP, FACMI, as its new President and CEO.  Fridsma will be leaving his post as the Chief Science Officer at the Office of the National Coordinator...

CMS Innovation Award funds EHR care coordination pilot

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Thanks to a three-year Center of Medicare and Medicaid Innovation award, the Association of American Medical Colleges and a group of five academic medical centers will be testing the impact of integrating care coordination features like electronic...

Humana, Iora Health launch accountable care initiative

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Iora Health will be opening four clinics in Arizona and Washington State dedicated exclusively to Humana Medicare members after the two organizations reached an agreement to form a new accountable care initiative.  The partnership will focus...

High-cost hepatitis C pill sees 8% non-adherence rate

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The 95% effective hepatitis C therapy that made the healthcare industry do a double-take at the $1000-per-day price tag is presenting some serious medication adherence problems for patients who are prescribed the 12-week course of therapy. ...

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