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


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


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


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


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...

How is Population Health Management Supported by Health IT?


Better population health management is one of the biggest goals for healthcare professionals when it comes to connect health IT, according to a recent survey. Conducted by HIMSS Media on behalf of Royal Philips, this survey shows how healthcare...

Boosting Chronic Disease Management Through Pop Health Management


Chronic disease management and preventative care are becoming major focuses for healthcare organizations looking to improve population health management, according to a HIMSS Analytics statement. In an addendum to a 2015 report on population...

IBM Grows Watson with $2.6B Truven Health Analytics Purchase


IBM is making a major play to secure its position as one of the healthcare industry’s go-to options for advanced big data analytics and clinical decision support. Today, the company announced that it has agreed to purchase Truven Health...

WEDI Appoints Charles Stellar as Interim President and CEO


After the abrupt departure of Devin Jopp, EdD, from WEDI’s top post last week, the health information exchange and data governance organization has announced the appointment of Charles W. Stellar to fill the void. Stellar, who most recently...

Definitive Healthcare Updates Hospital Performance Dataset


Definitive Healthcare, a leading source of data on healthcare organization performance, technology adoption, and business intelligence analytics, has announced a major update to its product offerings after its November acquisition of US Lifeline,...

Devin Jopp Resigns as President and CEO of WEDI


WEDI President and CEO, Devin Jopp, EdD, has tendered his resignation after four years leading the national health IT organization. WEDI has been a significant voice for the improvement of health information exchange, health data interoperability,...

TX Health IT Leader Wins 2015 HIMSS Nursing Informatics Award


The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) has announced the recipient of its Nursing Informatics Leadership Award, according to a recent press release. To recognize her influence and contributions to the informatics industry,...

ONC Releases Final 2016 Health Data Interoperability Advisory


The Office of the National Coordinator has published its final version of the 2016 Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA), a document that is intended to help healthcare organizations gauge the maturity, adoption, and usefulness of health...

$1M Grant Expands Georgia’s Health Information Exchange


Georgia Health Information Network (GaHIN) awarded a total of $1 million in grants to several healthcare organizations, helping those organizations connect to the state’s health information exchange (HIE). According to a press release,...

HHS, OptumLabs Partner for Healthcare Big Data Analytics


The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced a healthcare big data analytics partnership with OptumLabs, according to a press release. The lab, which was founded by both Optum and Mayo Clinic, will host HHS research initiatives...

Definitive Healthcare Acquires Provider Database Publisher


Definitive Healthcare, a leading source for data analytics and market intelligence in the healthcare space, has announced its acquisition of US Lifeline, which oversees an online healthcare organization database. US Lifeline, a unity of Medical...

UPMC Wins Award for Healthcare Big Data Analytics Excellence


The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Health Plan has been awarded the Excellence in Analytics Award by the International Institute for Analytics (IIA) for its exemplary healthcare big data analytics programs.  According to...

ONC Provides $1M in Grant Funding for HIE, Care Coordination


The Office of the National Coordinator has announced the award of $1 million in grand funding to improve health information exchange and care coordination across the healthcare system, focusing especially on providers who have not been eligible...

Blue Cross Blue Shield Invests in Healthcare Big Data Analytics


All thirty-six members of the Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) Association have agreed to contribute to the development of BCBS Axis, a healthcare big data analytics repository with information on more than 36 million provider records, 2.3 billion...

Sullivan Institute Opens Care Coordination, Health IT Use Survey


The Louis W. Sullivan Institute for Healthcare Innovation is requesting stakeholder feedback on potential care coordination shortfalls with a new online survey.  The survey hopes to gather information on potential gaps in population health...

CMS Offers Coding “Cheat Sheets” for ICD-10 Implementation


The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is doing everything it can to inspire confidence in providers during the final few weeks before ICD-10 implementation.  As part of the Road to Ten preparation resource package, CMS has...


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