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CancerLinQ Partners with FDA for Precision Medicine Studies

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CancerLinQ and the FDA have entered a long-term partnership centered on studying the real-world impacts of precision medicine therapies for cancer care.  Using big data analytics and patient data, the two organizations will monitor newly...

How Care Management, Care Coordination Differ in Health IT

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The terms “care management” and “care coordination” are starting to take on slightly different flavors in the health IT world as software companies create new offerings for the growing value-based care marketplace, says...

Brown Gets $1.1M to Study Medicare Post-Discharge Care Quality

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The Peterson Center on Healthcare has announced a two-year $1.1 million grant that will allow researchers at Brown University to study how to improve post-discharge care coordination for Medicare beneficiaries. The new initiative will combine...

Understanding the Many V’s of Healthcare Big Data Analytics

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Extracting actionable insights from big data analytics – and perhaps especially healthcare big data analytics – is one of the most complex challenges that organizations can face in the modern technological world. In the healthcare...

IBM Watson’s Cognitive Computing Rivals Human Oncologists

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IBM Watson’s cognitive computing skills are getting even sharper as the supercomputer continues to develop its diagnostic and clinical decision support abilities.  At the ASCO 2017 conference this week, IBM announced that Watson has...

FDA: Education, Population Health Can Fight Opioid Abuse

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Newly minted FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb is coming out swinging against the rising tide of opioid abuse, stressing the important role of population health management strategies and education in preventing unintentional addiction to controlled...

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...

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