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CMS: Data Analytics will Strengthen Medicaid Program Integrity

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New CMS initiatives will utilize advanced data analytics tools, quality data, and increased transparency to strengthen Medicaid program integrity and ensure the sustainability of the program for all beneficiaries. In recent years,...

Pew: Better Patient Matching, APIs Will Enhance Interoperability

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Improved patient matching, the effective use of application program interfaces (APIs), and standardized clinical data will enhance interoperability in Medicare and increase health data access for patients, says the Pew Charitable Trusts in...

CMS Begins the Search for a Chief Health Informatics Officer

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is looking to add a Chief Health Informatics Officer (CHIO) to its health IT leadership roster, according to a job posting on USAJOBS.gov. The position is brand new, and reflects the...

Eight States Partner for Medicaid Transformation, Data Analytics

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The National Governors Association (NGA) has selected eight states from across the nation to participate in a health data exchange and data analytics collaborative intended to foster innovation in Medicaid. Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware,...

NCI Studies Link Dozens of Genetic Variants to Cancer

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The discovery of genetic variants that are associated with cancer development could assist providers with identifying high-risk patients and crafting precision medicine therapies for oncology, according to new research funded by the...

CMS Data Element Library Promotes Health Information Exchange

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CMS has announced the availability of the Data Element Library (DEL), a database that will promote health information exchange, increase communication among healthcare facilities, and enhance care coordination. The DEL is a free,...

Shifting Healthcare Business Intelligence Market Offers Opportunities

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Business intelligence (BI) tools form the backbone of big data analytics infrastructure for many healthcare organizations, especially those wending their way through the process of transitioning from volume to value. The ability to...

Clinical Decision Support from Dana-Farber Powers Cancer Care

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Experts at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute are partnering with Royal Philips to provide improved clinical decision support for cancer care. The incredibly complex nature of cancer, coupled with its many available treatment options, has long...

ONC Views APIs as Key to Health Data Exchange, Interoperability

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Application programming interfaces (APIs), or standardized “hooks” that allow disparate applications to connect with one another, will continue to be an important tool for increasing health data exchange, preventing information...

Atul Gawande to Lead Amazon, Berkshire, JPMorgan Healthcare Company

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Brigham and Women’s surgeon Dr. Atul Gawande will be leading Amazon’s most significant leap into the healthcare industry yet by becoming CEO of the partnership between the e-commerce giant, JPMorgan Chase, and Berkshire...

Top 5 Collaborative Tasks for Population Management, Public Health

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Promoting and maintaining population health has always required combined effort from public health offices, private healthcare entities, and social service organizations. Each sector plays its own distinct role in addressing the community,...

CVS to Offer Nationwide Home Delivery of Prescription Drugs

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CVS Pharmacy is now offering speedy home delivery of prescription drugs across the nation as a way to improve medication adherence, boster population health, meet consumer expectations – and potentially get ahead of competitors like...

The Sequoia Project Updates Patient Matching Framework

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Improving data integrity, standardizing electronic health record (EHR) practices, and enhancing workflows will reduce the number and severity of patient matching issues, according to a recently released white paper from The Sequoia...

Google Pursues AI, Voice Recognition for EHR Workflows

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Google is recruiting talent to help develop artificial intelligence and voice recognition tools to improve the clinical documentation process and streamline EHR workflows, according to a report by CNBC. The company appears to be making...

Apple Explores Medical Data with Health Records API, Patents

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Apple is quickly working to position itself as a leader in the race between consumer technology giants looking to harness the nearly-untapped power of medical data.  With players such as Google, Microsoft, and Amazon to contend with,...

FDA: Drug Development Transparency Key for Precision Medicine

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New guidance from the FDA urges drug development stakeholders to be transparent with their data as a way to maintain high quality and foster patient-centered precision medicine.   Innovative, personalized treatments are being...

$28M in AHA Grant Funding Will Accelerate Cardiovascular Research

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The American Heart Association (AHA) has awarded six institutions more than $28 million to establish research centers that will foster advancements in the prevention and treatment of atrial fibrillation (AFib). The awardees include Boston...

AMA Urges “Thoughtfully Designed” Artificial Intelligence for Healthcare

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The American Medical Association (AMA) has released a policy statement that takes a favorable view towards artificial intelligence in healthcare – as long as the emerging category of tools and solutions can be carefully...

Emory, Kaiser Permanente Form Population Health Partnership

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Emory Healthcare and Kaiser Permanente have announced a partnership aimed at improving population health management and expanding care access while supporting patients within their communities. The collaboration will turn Emory University...

DOE, NCI Developing AI, Big Data Tools to Advance Cancer Research

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The Department of Energy (DOE) together with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) will pursue three pilot projects that will develop artificial intelligence, big data analytics capabilities, and predictive modeling to enhance cancer...

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