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Pharma, Life Science Leaders Face Big Data Analytics Challenges

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Pharmaceutical and life science companies are staring down major challenges as value-based care alters the healthcare landscape, but those that are further along in their digital transformations are also more likely to embrace innovation...

KLAS: Behavioral Health EHR Vendors Perform Poorly

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EHR vendors in the behavioral health space demonstrated low performance rates in areas such as customer satisfaction and system updates, according to a new report from KLAS. The average overall score for these vendors was 70.8 out of 100,...

Baylor Gets $6.3M NCI Grant for Racial, Ethnic Cancer Disparities Work

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The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded $6.3 million to support researchers at Baylor College of Medicine in understanding the biological causes of racial and ethnic disparities in prostate and breast cancers. NCI states that...

Cutting Variation in Hospital Care Brings High Quality, Lower Costs

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High quality and lower costs can indeed go hand-in-hand for hospitals, according to new data from Advisory Board, if healthcare organizations can successfully reduce unnecessary variations in care. An analysis of more than 460 hospitals...

Express Scripts Diabetes Management Program Saves $43M, Ups Outcomes

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A coordinated approach to chronic disease management for diabetics has reduced drug spending by 19 percent for more than 800 enrolled plan sponsors, saving a total of $42.6 million in 2017, said Express Scripts. “By combining...

Data Standards, Unique Identifiers Will Reduce Patient Matching Errors

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The healthcare industry should prioritize the development of data standards, unique patient identifiers, and engagement from patients if it wishes to reduce the number of patient matching errors that occur on a regular basis, according to...

CMS: Better Data Analytics, Quality Measures will Modernize Medicaid

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Modernizing the Medicaid program environment will require investments in data analytics and a greater reliance on meaningful quality measures, says CMS Administrator Seema Verma in a new blog post. As spending on healthcare in general...

EHNAC Releases 2019 Electronic Data Exchange Accreditation Criteria

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The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC), a non-profit accrediting body for organizations that electronically exchange data, has posted new versions of its accreditation criteria for public review. EHNAC offers a...

FHIR Takes Off as ONC Teases Upcoming Data Blocking Definitions

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Healthcare organizations that have been looking for a way to spark widespread, seamless health data exchange may have finally found their fuel in FHIR. Adoption of the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources has spread...

49% of Healthcare Execs Adopting Blockchain, But Barriers Remain

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Blockchain is on the rise in healthcare, with nearly half of executives reporting that they plan to develop or adopt blockchain solutions within their organizations, according to a recent PwC Health Research Institute survey. However,...

ONC Announces Winners of $2M Health IT Interoperability Award

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ONC has announced the two winners of the Leading Edge Acceleration Edge (LEAP) in Health IT funding opportunity, who will receive awards totaling $2 million to address emerging and future challenges in health IT...

$40M AHRQ, PCORI Grants Will Support a Learning Health System

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The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) have awarded $40 million in grants to 11 learning health system (LHS) organizations to help advance patient-centered care...

71% of Veterans Affairs Hospitals Improve on Care Quality

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Nearly three-quarters of Veterans Affairs hospitals have improved on care quality and certain patient outcomes measures, according to the latest data from the VA’s Strategic Analytics for Improvement and Learning (SAIL) report...

Payer Analytics Link Dental, Eye Issues to Poor Health Outcomes

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Individuals who suffer from serious dental and vision conditions, including glaucoma, cataracts, and gum disease, are more likely to experience poor health comes and incur higher overall costs, according to a report from the Blue Cross...

Consumers Curious About AI, Genetic Testing for Precision Medicine

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Healthcare consumers are cautious but optimistic that emerging strategies like artificial intelligence and advanced genetic testing can lead to better care for cancer, according to a new survey from McKesson and Ipsos. The poll of more...

Real-Time ADT, PDMP Alerts Support Population Health in Rhode Island

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A statewide health information exchange (HIE) program in Rhode Island is helping to coordinate care and improve population health management through real-time admission, discharge, and transfer (ADT) alerts and prescription drug monitoring...

CMS Disability Index Identifies Care Disparities, Access Issues

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Physical and mental disabilities have a significant impact on individuals’ ability to access healthcare, obtain quality services, and manage associated social determinants of health, a recent report from CMS reveals. According to...

MRI Images Created by AI Could Help Train Deep Learning Models

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Maybe it takes one to know one – and maybe it takes one to train one.  Researchers at the Mayo Clinic, NVIDIA, and the MGH & BWH Center for Clinical Data Science are exploring how to use MRI images generated by...

Are Universal EHRs Key to Healthcare Value, Trust, and AI Adoption?

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Healthcare providers in the United States generally don’t harbor very warm feelings for their electronic health records (EHRs). Despite efforts from vendors and regulators to improve the experience of interacting with these...

Johns Hopkins Nursing Launches Chronic Disease Management Center

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Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) has launched a new center that aims to enhance research on chronic disease management and develop comprehensive care plans for patients with multiple chronic conditions. The new facility, called the...

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