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Real-Time Data Plays Key Role in Population Health for PBMs

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Real-time data access is a core component of industry efforts to improve price transparency, ensure medication adherence, and support ongoing efforts to improve population health. At an educational session held during HIMSS19, top...

Improving Outcomes, Business Intelligence Top Priorities for Healthcare

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Leveraging data and health IT tools to improve outcomes and deliver actionable business intelligence are among the healthcare industry’s highest priorities for 2019, according to this year’s HIMSS US Leadership and Workforce...

Google’s Verily to Open Data-Driven Opioid Treatment Center

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Verily, the health data innovation company owned by Google parent company Alphabet, is developing a physical campus dedicated to opioid treatment with a data-driven twist. The OneFifteen project, a “not-for-profit healthcare...

CMS Sets Rules, Cautions Penalties for Information Blocking, APIs, FHIR

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CMS and the Office of the National Coordinator have released long-awaited proposed rules governing interoperability, health data blocking, the use of APIs, and the expanding role of FHIR. Just ahead of the 2019 HIMSS Convention in...

Medical Imaging, Machine Learning to Align in 10 Key Areas

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Medical imaging and machine learning are on a collision course that promises significant advancements in diagnostics and precision medicine, according to a new report from Frost & Sullivan. Advances in artificial intelligence and...

Dozens of Orgs Urge CMS to Keep Next-Gen Genetic Testing in Medicare

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More than 60 leading healthcare organizations representing patients, providers, and academic medical centers have called on CMS to revise its interpretation of the National Coverage Determination (NCD) for next-generation sequencing (NGS)...

Pistoia Alliance to Use Blockchain for Life Sciences Data Sharing

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The Pistoia Alliance, a global, non-profit alliance of life sciences stakeholders, has launched the next phase of its blockchain project, in which members will examine how blockchain can improve data identity, data integrity, and data...

Nearly 80% of Execs See ROI from Clinical Surveillance Tools

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Healthcare executives are generally seeing a return on investment (ROI) from their clinical surveillance tools, revealed a survey conducted by Sage Growth Partners (SGP) and commissioned by VigiLanz. However, some believe that solutions...

Providence St. Joseph Spins Off Population Health Company

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Providence St. Joseph Health (PSJH), the third-largest non-profit health system in the country, has announced the launch of a new population health company called Ayin Health Solutions. The new company will leverage PSJH’s learnings...

CMS Aims to Address Senior Poverty, Social Determinants of Health

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To drive down healthcare costs for Medicare beneficiaries, CMS is expanding policies to reduce prescription drug prices, increase community partnerships, and foster technological innovations that will address poverty and other social...

Google Tries to Patent Healthcare Deep Learning, EHR Analytics

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Google has applied for a patent for a deep learning system that aggregates EHR data into a “timeline” in order to predict potential adverse events. The “system and method for predicting and summarizing medical events...

CMS Announces Awards for Care Disparities, Population Health

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HealthPartners, a consumer-governed healthcare organization, and Centene Corporation, a Fortune 100 company, have received the 2019 CMS Health Equity Award for their work in improving care disparities and healthcare access. CMS presented...

Collaboration, Clinical Input Drive Analytics Innovation at UCHealth

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As the healthcare industry comes to grips with the scale of disruption it will be facing over the next few years, a handful of forward-thinking organizations are aiming to lead the change instead of being swept along in its...

Over 95% of Healthcare CFOs Doubt Their Data Analytics Abilities

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Ninety-six percent of healthcare chief financial officers (CFOs) think that their organizations need to do more to leverage financial and operational data analytics, according to a report from Kaufman Hall. Moreover, 94 percent of...

Social Determinants of Health Impact Severity of Chronic Disease

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New Jersey’s poorest zip codes have the highest rates of individuals with chronic diseases seeking care in emergency rooms, showing a strong link between the social determinants of health and poor outcomes, according to a new state...

Best in KLAS Business Intelligence Tools, EHRs Offer Deep Insights

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Healthcare organizations browsing this year’s Best in KLAS rankings will see a number of familiar names among the winners, with Epic Systems sweeping the Overall Product Suite category for the ninth year in a row. The Verona,...

FDA: Real-World Data, Machine Learning Critical for Clinical Trials

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Real-world data gathered directly from EHRs and other data sources, paired with advances in machine learning, will be crucial for architecting the next generation of successful clinical trials, says FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb. In...

AI, Consumerism Herald a Changing Healthcare Industry at HIMSS19

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Not too long ago, “2020” was convenient shorthand for “sometime in the distant future.”  But healthcare professionals gathering in Orlando this year for the annual HIMSS Conference and Exhibition may have the...

Provider Experience Impacts EHR Data Workflow, Documentation Time

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Providers in the emergency department (ED) who had more experience or training with an electronic health record (EHR) system completed EHR documentation faster than those with less experience, a study published in AHIMA’s...

New Project Puts an Actuarial Eye on Big Data, Healthcare Costs

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Healthcare costs in the US are on the rise, with the industry spending billions each year to combat chronic disease, manage administrative tasks, and advance medical treatments. Although organizations have increasingly sought to improve...

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