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Partners Sets the Tone for Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

March 21, 2018 - Despite the fact that the healthcare industry hit its EHR saturation point some time ago, providers and vendors are still eagerly engaged in dialogue about the utilization and continued optimization of health IT tools. But the topics of debate have shifted away from how to become a digital enterprise and towards something bigger and more visionary: how to use an organization’s growing...

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VA Lighthouse API Platform with FHIR Enables Health Data Access

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced the beta version of its Lighthouse Lab initiative that allows health IT developers to connect to data assets through application programming interfaces (APIs). The platform, unveiled at the...

Da Vinci Project Brings HL7 FHIR to Payers for Big Data Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

In just a few short years, HL7 FHIR has exploded in popularity to enable unprecedented connectivity across the healthcare ecosystem.    The internet-based data standard has started to hit its stride at a pivotal moment for providers...

Will Clinical Decision Support, Health IT Cut Diagnostic Errors?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare professionals are continually being asked to do more with less.  With more patients but less time; more data but fewer meaningful tools to help them process it, it seems almost inevitable that diagnostic errors and patient safety...

CVS Health Cuts Red Tape with Real-Time Prescription Cost Data

by Jennifer Bresnick

Access to real-time data at the point of care may be one of the healthcare industry’s highest priorities, yet it remains one of its most elusive goals.  From interoperability issues, workflow barriers, and data aggregation woes to...

Healthy Nevada Study Combines Genomics, Population Health

by Jennifer Bresnick

A unique population health study in Nevada is combining genomic information from thousands of citizens with socioeconomic, environmental, and clinical data to develop insights into how lifestyle interacts with genetics. The Healthy Nevada Project,...

Artificial Intelligence Helps with Costs, Clinical Care at HIMSS18

by Jennifer Bresnick

LAS VEGAS - The annual HIMSS Conference and Exhibition is the perfect time of year for health IT vendors to unveil their latest and greatest offerings.   With a captive - and captivated - audience of more than 43,000 registered attendees...

Vendors Push Big Data Analytics, but Hospitals Focus on Safety, Security

by Jennifer Bresnick

LAS VEGAS - Vendors and healthcare providers are not seeing eye to eye on their top priorities for 2018, according to the latest HIMSS US Leadership and Workforce Survey released at HIMSS18 today. While vendors and consulting firms are eager...

Duke Health Achieves Stage 7 Maturity Score from HIMSS Analytics

by Jessica Kent

Duke Health is the first US institution to reach Stage 7 on the HIMSS Analytics Adoption Model for Analytics Maturity (AMAM), a companion to the popular EMRAM framework from HIMSS gauging electronic health record and health IT maturity. “Duke...

Big Data Analytics, Governance Align CHI’s 100+ Hospitals

by Jennifer Bresnick

No matter what their scope or scale, healthcare organizations continue to struggle with developing the data analytics and governance competencies to gain much-needed visibility into their opportunities to improve. Organizations big and small...

Roche Buys Flatiron Cancer Analytics, EHR Tools for $1.9B

by Jennifer Bresnick

Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche will purchase Flatiron Health’s cancer analytics assets for $1.9 billion in an effort to enhance the drug development process and further the progress of precision medicine. Flatiron Health, backed by Google...

HIMSS18 Is All About Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

by Jennifer Bresnick

The 2018 HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition will be opening in Las Vegas in just a few weeks’ time, bringing more than 40,000 of the nation’s healthcare IT vendors, providers, executives, educators and press together to discuss...

Change Healthcare Pushes Scale, Finds Value in Blockchain

by Jennifer Bresnick

Blockchain has quickly risen to become one of the most talked-about technologies in the healthcare sector and elsewhere, dangling a tantalizing “chain of trust” in front of an industry yearning for easier, more secure, and more interoperable...

Clinical Analytics Aid Payers, Providers with Value-Based Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

Clinical analytics and data integration are helping health payers and providers boost quality and meet the challenges of value-based care, says the 8th Annual Industry Pulse Report from Change Healthcare and the HealthCare Executive Group. Data...

With New Players Looming, Healthcare Needs Big Data to Support Scale

by Jennifer Bresnick

The healthcare industry is no stranger to changes.  Its history is one of evolution, progression, discovery, and invention.  Challenges are a constant, but so too have been solutions.  From antibiotics and keyhole surgery to artificial...

CVS Health to Bulk Up Big Data Analytics Ahead of Aetna Deal

by Jennifer Bresnick

Solid growth in the fourth quarter of 2017 and a massive income tax break are allowing CVS Health to invest in more big data analytics technologies ahead of its proposed acquisition of Aetna, the company said in its latest earnings report. Thanks...

Machine Learning Complicates FDA Clinical Decision Support Guidance

by Jennifer Bresnick

The FDA’s recent guidance on classifying and regulating clinical decision support (CDS) systems is currently too ambiguous for developers to effectively follow, contends the the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) in a...

Population Health is Top Data Analytics Challenge for Providers, Payers

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare payers and providers are focusing their big data analytics work on population health management says a new survey conducted by Deloitte on behalf of NEJM Catalyst, but have yet to overcome many of the major challenges involved...

VA to Get “Aggressive” with Hospital Quality Improvement Program

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is taking an “aggressive new approach” to improving hospital quality at more than a dozen of its lowest-performing healthcare facilities, officials announced this week. Fifteen medical centers...

Can Healthcare Avoid “Black Box” Artificial Intelligence Tools?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Artificial intelligence is taking the healthcare industry by storm as researchers share breakthrough after breakthrough and vendors quickly commercialize advanced algorithms offering clinical decision support or financial and operational aid....


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