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IoT, EHRs to Push Healthcare API Market to $243M by 2024

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The Internet of Things (IoT) and rising investments in state-of-the-art EHR technology will contribute to the ongoing growth of the healthcare application programming interface (API) marketplace, according to a new report by Transparency Market...

AMIA: Consider Broadband Access a Social Determinant of Health

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Access to public transportation, quality food choice, local pharmacies, and social services have become important ways to measure the overall health of a community population, but the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) wants the...

UPenn Uses Machine Learning, EHRs to Target Severe Sepsis

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Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania Health System have developed a machine learning tool that helps predict patients at highest risk for developing severe sepsis, a common and fast-moving killer in the inpatient setting. Using electronic...

Clinical Decision Support App May Cut CTs for Head Injuries

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A clinical decision support (CDS) application that includes patient education and risk stratification may be able to reduce the delivery – and costs – of unnecessary CT scans for minor head injuries, says a new study in the Journal...

QIO Program Boosts Medicare Care Coordination, Patient Safety

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

Cerner Pilot Uses Population Health Analytics for Chronic Care

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Truman Medical Centers (TMC) in Missouri have teamed up with Cerner Corporation to develop a new set of population health analytics algorithms to support a comprehensive chronic care management program for patients. The pilot program leverages...

Unique Device Identifiers in Claims Could Aid Healthcare Analytics

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Adding unique device identifiers (UDIs) to claims data could significant improve patient safety and healthcare analytics, argues a new letter to CMS and the FDA, and speeding up the regulatory process requiring the change “would equip patients,...

Online Map Reveals Geographic Disparities in Care for Autism

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Research from the Journal of Medical Internet Research used crowdsourcing and data scraping methods to create an online map that revealed significant geographical disparities in care for individuals with autism. The interactive GapMap, created...

Senate Bill Might Bolster Medicare Chronic Care Management

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The Senate Committee on Finance will be taking a hearing today on a bill that aims to improve the delivery of chronic care management and provide more opportunities for Medicare patients to benefit from population health management activities....

New Approach Helps Health Information Exchanges Cross State Lines

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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...

Nurse Informaticists Can “Triage” EHR Optimization Problems

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Healthcare organizations still struggling to improve clinical workflows and address persistent EHR optimization and usability problems often turn first to their vendors in order to seek help with optimization.  After all, it’s reasonable...

Deep Learning Network 100% Accurate at Identifying Breast Cancer

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A deep learning network developed at Case Western Reserve University earned a 100 percent accuracy score when identifying the presence of invasive forms of breast cancer in pathology images.  The machine learning tool was consistently more...

Epic Systems EHR Brings Care Coordination to Walgreens Retail Clinics

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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....

EHR, Biobank Data Uncovers Genetics of Personalized Medicine

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Research led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and University of Arizona’s College of Pharmacy effectively used EHR and biobank data to create a database that identifies specific genetic traits influencing personalized medicine....

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