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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,...

Comprehensive Primary Care Plus Applications Close Sept. 15

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The online application for practices interested in participating in the new value-based care model, Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+), will close at 11:59pm ET on Thursday night, Sept. 15, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS)...

Groups Urge $34.1B NIH Budget for Precision Medicine, Research

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Continued progress with precision medicine, population health, and other critical research activities depends on securing the proposed $34.1 billion budget for the National Institutes of Health, according to more than 200 patient advocacy groups,...

Dell, EMC Merger Closes $67B Big Data Analytics Deal

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Dell Inc. and EMC Corp. close on a planned merger today, the companies announced, in what could be a major addition to the healthcare big data analytics market. The merger was announced at the end of October 2015. The new company, Dell Technologies,...

UT Southwestern Receives $9.6M Precision Medicine Research Grant

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The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) has awarded the University of Texas $9.6 million to the University of Texas Southwestern for six new precision medicine research projects aiming to address the origins and treatments...

CMS Hosts Help Session for Physician Quality Reporting System

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CMS is holding virtual “office hours” for providers who are unsure how to successfully attest for the 2016 Physician Quality Reporting System.  The first of three online sessions focused on PQRS reporting will take place on Tuesday,...

CMS Selects 516 Orgs for Population Health Management Program

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According to a recent announcement, CMS has selected 516 participants to join the Million Hearts Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction Model, a five-year population health management initiative designed to prevent heart attacks and strokes among...

$335K Grant Supports Chronic Disease Management for Lupus

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A $335,000 grant from the HHS Office of Minority Health will help the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) strengthen its chronic disease management programs for patients with lupus, the organization announced this week. The Lupus Initiative,...

Historical Big Data Analytics Study will Examine Dementia

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Kaiser Permanente is reaching back in time with its latest big data analytics research effort aimed at illuminating risk factors associated with brain health and the development of dementia.  Using information from physical exams conducted...

Definitive Healthcare Acquires New Business Intelligence Company

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Definitive Healthcare is continuing its rapid growth and the expansion of its healthcare analytics services by announcing the completed acquisition of Billian’s HealthDATA.  The new addition follows several major upgrades to the company’s...

New Public-Private Precision Medicine Group Tackles Cancer

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The national Precision Medicine Initiative isn’t the only large-scale partnership forging ahead in the fight against cancer.  This week, four major academic medical centers, along with a pharmaceutical developer, announced a new collaborative...

AMA Urges Payers to Cover Chronic Disease Management Program

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The American Medical Association (AMA) has asked private and public healthcare payers to include the National Diabetes Prevention Program as a covered benefit to advance chronic disease management strategies for beneficiaries with prediabetes....

Definitive Healthcare Introduces New Clinics Data for Analytics

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As part of a major product upgrade, market intelligence leader Definitive Healthcare has announced the availability of new information on healthcare clinics, including Federally Qualified Health Centers, dialysis providers, and rural health centers. ...

Population Health Management Tool Wins Data Sharing Prize

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Two physicians and Clinical Informatics Fellows at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia have won the top prize from the de Beaumont Foundation’s  “Closing the Data Divide” Virtual Challenge for the development...

UMMC to Open Population Health Management School by 2017

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The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) has announced that it intends to open a new school dedicated to population health management in 2017. Earlier this month, the State Institutions of Higher Learning gave permission to UMMC to...

PCDC Celebrates Aiding Its 200th Patient-Centered Medical Home

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Two hundred primary care practices have earned the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) patient-centered medical home (PCMH) recognition with the help of the non-profit Primary Care Development Corporation, according to a recent press...

PA Big Data Analytics Projects Get $3M in Funding from UPMC

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Six big data analytics projects focused on personalized medicine and patient outcomes will receive funding from UPMC Enterprises, the innovation arm of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. The newly established Pittsburgh Health...

FDA Accelerates Precision Medicine with Rare Disease Funding

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The FDA has announced the start of a new grant program focused on studying the history and life cycle of rare diseases in an effort to improve the health system’s understanding of uncommon conditions The announcement was made on Rare Disease...

Patient-Centered Medical Home Wins $100K for Medicaid Work

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Hearst Health and the Jefferson College of Population Health at Thomas Jefferson University recently announced that Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC) has won the inaugural Hearst Health Prize of $100,000 for their population health management...

Health IT Orgs Pledge More Data Sharing for Patient Safety

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Close to fifty healthcare information technology organizations have signed the Patient Safety Movement Foundation’s Open Data Pledge, according to a press release. The Open Data Pledge aims to encourage healthcare technology companies to...

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