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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....

NCQA: Patient-Centered Medical Home No Longer “Unduly Onerous”

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In addition to being dedicated, hard-working, and compassionate, physicians tend to share the character trait of being a very vocal, forthright, and outspoken group of professionals.  Over the past few years, they have had ample opportunity...

Penn Med. Population Health Analytics Dashboard Wins ECRI Prize

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A population health analytics dashboard that brings big data to the point of care has secured the ECRI Institute’s 11th Health Devices Achievement Award for the Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation. The health IT tool, called...

Top Healthcare Business Intelligence Companies by Hospital Users

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In an increasingly data-driven environment, healthcare business intelligence companies are offering hospitals the health IT tools they need to participate in value-based care, population health management, and operational analytics. Business...

Nurses Play Collaborative Role in Care Coordination, Planning

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Nurses must be intimately involved in the collaborative task of planning and executing care coordination strategies for patients receiving services from multiple providers – especially when value-based reimbursements are at stake, says...

FHIR Can Move Genomics from Prediction to Precision Medicine

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In just a few short decades, the field of genomics has expanded dramatically, transitioning from a specialized discipline of academic biology into a mainstay of clinical care at academic medical centers, dedicated precision medicine hubs, and...

48% of Businesses, Including Healthcare, Face Big Data Skills Gap

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Nearly half of the global business landscape, including the healthcare industry, are currently unable to find staff with the talent and skills to help them reach their big data analytics goals, according to a new survey from Teradata. While 96...

Health Information Management Pros Need Security, EHR Data Skills

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The health information management (HIM) profession is changing rapidly alongside the evolving needs of healthcare organizations concerned about the quality of their EHR data – and their ability to safeguard that data with an appropriate...

VA, DOE Launch Healthcare Big Data, Machine Learning Project

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The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Energy are launching their joint initiative to foster the development of healthcare big data analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence in order to support population health...

Bidirectional Health Data Exchange Key to Behavioral Healthcare

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As more and more healthcare providers start moving into value-based care models that prioritize patient outcomes, they are quickly realizing that the current generation of health data exchange tools is not up to the task of coordinating care...

Are Health Data Interoperability Standards the Same in Theory as Practice?

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The idea of developing and implementing shared health data interoperability standards has finally started to catch on the EHR vendor community, which has suffered a number of crushing blows from unhappy consumers and Congressmen concerned about...

New Medical Scribe Exam Keeps an Eye on EHR Data Integrity

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A new national certification program for medical scribes will help to guide the growth of a profession that has seen a massive surge in demand since the advent of the electronic health record. Medical scribes are individuals who are hired for...

ONC Offers $75K for Better EHR Patient Matching Algorithms

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The Office of the National Coordinator is intensifying its focus on patient identification and patient matching by offering up to $75,000 in prize money for the best new tool to ensure that EHR data is appropriately linked to the right individuals....

Humana Refines Diabetes Risk Stratification Tool Using ICD-10

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In an effort to improve the delivery of targeted chronic disease management services to diabetes patients, Humana has revamped its Diabetes Complications Severity Index (DCSI) risk stratification tool to use ICD-10 codes, the payer detailed in...

CMS Urges Providers to Tackle Minority Health Disparities

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Despite a growing industry focus on addressing the socioeconomic determinates of health, population health disparities between ethnic and racial groups persist across a number of chronic and acute care experiences, according to new data from...

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