Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data
  • New Approach Helps Health Information Exchanges Cross State Lines

    May 15, 2017 - In the era of value-based care, the ability to understand how a patient moves between providers and what happens to them during those visits could be the difference between a performance bonus and a missed benchmark. But as most providers are now well aware, the challenges of seamless and reliable health information exchange are many.  Even organizations that are willing to collaborate...

  • Epic Systems EHR Brings Care Coordination to Walgreens Retail Clinics

    May 11, 2017 - Retail clinics are becoming an increasingly popular – and increasingly sophisticated – alternative to traditional primary care appointments, especially for patients who may not be able to afford or access other healthcare providers. Now equipped with top-shelf EHR infrastructure, much of which hails from Epic Systems, retail clinics are becoming fixtures of communities that...

  • NCQA: Patient-Centered Medical Home No Longer “Unduly Onerous”

    May 10, 2017 - In addition to being dedicated, hard-working, and compassionate, physicians tend to share the character trait of being a very vocal, forthright, and outspoken group of professionals.  Over the past few years, they have had ample opportunity to exercise these qualities in response to an avalanche of changes to their profession.  EHR adoption, meaningful use, MACRA, the Affordable...

  • FHIR Can Move Genomics from Prediction to Precision Medicine

    May 8, 2017 - In just a few short decades, the field of genomics has expanded dramatically, transitioning from a specialized discipline of academic biology into a mainstay of clinical care at academic medical centers, dedicated precision medicine hubs, and a growing number of community hospitals. Genetic sequencing kits are even available for sale to the curious public for home consumption, opening up brand...


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QIO Program Boosts Medicare Care Coordination, Patient Safety

The CMS Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) Program saw a number of successes in 2016, according to the initiative’s annual report, including significant gains in care coordination, behavioral healthcare, chronic disease management,...

IBM, Rensselaer Open Cognitive Computing Center for Chronic Disease

IBM and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have announced a five-year collaboration centered on applying advances in cognitive computing and machine learning to healthcare. The Center for Health Empowerment by Analytics, Learning, and Semantics...

VA Falls Short on EHR Use to Document Suicide Risk, Prevention

Clinicians within the Department of Veterans Affairs are not sufficiently adhering to suicide prevention and treatment protocols for high-risk patients, according to a new report from the Office of the Inspector General (OIG). In a review of...

New CancerLinQ Partnership Expands Big Data Analytics Platform

The CancerLinQ oncology data repository is steadily expanding its ability to use big data analytics to deliver meaningful clinical decision support to providers at the point of care.  The latest step in its evolution is a newly announced...

HIM Pros Must Shift from Coding to Health Informatics, Analytics

The health information management (HIM) profession is in the middle of a seismic shift as healthcare informatics and big data analytics become increasingly prized skills across the industry. Traditional coding competencies are likely to...

Google Using FHIR, Deep Learning for Healthcare Predictive Analytics

As part of Google’s ongoing quest to enhance the accuracy and usefulness of machine learning, researchers from the tech giant are expanding their partnerships with leading healthcare organizations to create more advanced predictive analytics....

CMS Expands Comprehensive Primary Care Plus to New Regions

CMS has announced the expansion of the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) program to four new regions, adding to a successful primary care model that serves patients with complex needs. Eligible participants in Louisiana, Nebraska, North...

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