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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. ...

Cognizant buys analytics firm TriZetto for $2.7 billion

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In a bid to expand its healthcare footprint, Cognizant Technology Solutions, an outsourcing and consulting firm, has agreed to buy healthcare analytics company TriZetto for $2.7 billion.  Together, the new $3 billion healthcare operation will...

Aetna, Weill Cornell announce accountable care agreement

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Aetna and more than 1200 Weill Cornell physicians will collaborate on a newly announced accountable care agreement, the payer says, intended to boost the coordination of care and provide higher quality services to more than 9000 New York patients...

Global big data market to grow at 32.14% CAGR to 2018

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Big data will only be getting bigger over the next few years as the global market for analytics technology continues to grow at a staggering rate, says a report from TechNavio.  The global big data services market is slated to expand at 32.14%...

Harvard School of Public Health gets $350M donation

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The largest donation in Harvard’s long and storied history will bolster the endowment of one of the University’s smaller schools and will place a focus on the importance of public health in an era of widespread healthcare reform and critical...

Mayo Clinic latest to leverage IBM Watson’s data analytics

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The Mayo Clinic is the latest healthcare epicenter to enlist Watson for some heavy lifting when it comes to data analytics and medical research.  Watson will help Mayo fill up its clinical trials more quickly by improving the patient matching...

CA providers can apply for data analytics tutorial program

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Healthcare organizations in the state of California can apply for some extra help with their data analytics and health information governance efforts through the Safety Net Analytics Program (SNAP) offered by the Center for Care Innovations and...

Report: 100 million wearable devices will ship by 2019

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Patient-generated health data (PGHD) provided by wearable devices is set for a massive explosion in volume over the next five years, according to a report from ABI Research.  Close to 100 million wearable remote patient monitoring devices will...

Study: More drugs might not mean fewer blood clots

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An increase in the number of drug-based interventions may not reduce the risk of blood clots for hospitalized patients, according to a new study from the University of Michigan.  The report, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, casts doubt on...

Data integrity research spurs international population health

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Researchers in North Carolina are helping to foster population health management and disease control efforts in developing nations by studying data integrity techniques and sharing their knowledge with the help of a $180 million grant from the...

NIH announces genomic research, data sharing policy

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced the release of its finalized guidelines for genomic data sharing and research.  After receiving more than one hundred public comments on the draft of the policies, NIH has clarified and revised...

UMass professor receives $500K grant for mHealth big data

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Benjamin Marlin, an assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has received a five year, $536,000 grant to assist his research into machine learning tools that capture and analyze mHealth data.  The big data analytics project...

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