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US Digital Service Revamps CMS, QPP User Experience from the Inside Out

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The notorious inefficiency of the federal government has long been a common complaint for citizens, businesses, and other entities attempting to acquire information, apply for programs, or receive acknowledgement for some...

UHC, Medtronic Use Value-Based Care to Boost Diabetes Management

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A value-based care partnership between UnitedHealthcare and Medtronic has reduced preventable hospital admissions by 27 percent, enhanced diabetes management, and cut healthcare costs. First-year results, drawn from an analysis of over...

NCI, VA Partner to Increase Cancer Clinical Trial Access

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The National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) have partnered to increase veterans’ access to clinical trials of novel cancer treatments. The NCI and VA Interagency Group to Accelerate Trials...

CMS Unveils Interoperability, EHR Clinical Documentation Changes

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CMS has released proposed rules for Medicare that would make good on its promises to promote interoperability, reduce administrative burdens for physicians, and expand patient data access capabilities. The proposals, teased over the past...

BCBSA Tackles Opioids with Big Data, Accreditations, Member Hotline

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The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) is taking additional steps to combat opioid abuse by leveraging big data analytics and offering more resources to patients and providers seeking to prevent or treat opioid dependence. In...

Addressing Chronic Disease with Population Health Management Strategies

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Chronic diseases are among the most costly, prevalent, and avoidable ailments impacting population health. Conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, and opioid addiction claim thousands of lives and billions of dollars each year. The...

EHR Natural Language Processing Errors Bring Patient Safety Concerns

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Speech recognition software that leverages natural language processing (NLP) to create clinical documentation has become increasingly popular among EHR users, but the potential for errors that lead to patient safety issues may be a matter...

Can Big Data Solve the Health Insurance Transparency Problem?

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Along with housing, food, and transportation, healthcare is one of the biggest monthly expenses for American families – and the specter of an unexpectedly high bill for a major illness or surgery haunts the tens of millions of...

54% of Healthcare Pros Expect Widespread AI Adoption in 5 Years

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Artificial intelligence is quickly gaining steam in the healthcare industry as pilots and limited deployments start to prove their value.  The progression of AI is so swift that more than half of healthcare professionals surveyed by...

Top 10 Disruptive Companies to Watch in the Healthcare Space

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2018 has been a busy year for corporate news as companies with long experience in the healthcare industry acquire competitors, release new offerings, and butt up against non-traditional newcomers looking for their own slice of the highly...

Machine Learning Tool IDs Macular Degeneration as Well as Humans

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Researchers from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), together with collaborators at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, have developed a machine learning tool that can detect age-related macular degeneration...

AMA, Google Name Winners of PGHD, Data Sharing Challenge

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The American Medical Association (AMA) has announced the three winners of its AMA Healthcare Interoperability and Innovation Challenge, a project sponsored by Google Cloud that aims to promote data sharing and create tools that will use...

Alabama Recruits for Statewide Population Health, Genomics Program

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The Alabama Genomic Health Initiative (AGHI) has begun recruiting participants for its population health program that will use genomic analysis to predict disease. AGHI is a collaborative effort between the University of Alabama at...

Patient-Centered Medical Home Has Saved Payer $1.2B Since 2011

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CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield has saved nearly $1.2 billion – yes, billion – since 2011 by implementing a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model across ninety percent of its contracted healthcare providers in its...

UPMC, UPitt Launch Genome Sequencing Center for Medical Research

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The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and the University of Pittsburgh have announced the creation of the UPMC Genome Center, an advanced genome sequencing facility that will enhance clinical diagnostics and support precision...

AARP Invests $60M in Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease Research

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The AARP’s  Brain Health Fund will invest $60 million in the Dementia Discovery Fund (DDF) to accelerate the development of innovative treatments for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, which have profound impacts on...

Amazon Scoops Up PillPack in Possible Population Health Play

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Rumors of Amazon’s entry into the prescription drug distribution market have not been greatly exaggerated.  The e-commerce giant today announced the acquisition of PillPack, a company that offers home delivery of prescription...

Artificial Intelligence Tool Passes UK Medical Diagnostics Exam

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An artificial intelligence tool from a company in the United Kingdom has scored higher than the average human trainee on an exam designed to test new doctors’ clinical diagnostic skills. The offering from Babylon Health achieved a...

Data Analytics, PDMP Use Can Combat the Opioid Crisis

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Healthcare leaders, lawmakers, and regulators can combat the opioid crisis by expanding data access for providers, optimizing data analytics tools, and encouraging alternative methods of pain management, according to recommendations from...

Microsoft Places Bid in the AI Gold Rush with New Healthcare Team

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Microsoft is bulking up its healthcare AI brain trust by bringing two new top-level executives on board.  The additions will help accelerate the company’s exploration of how to apply artificial intelligence, machine learning,...

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