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Developing Community Partners for Population Health Management

October 19, 2017 - Whether they are participating in value-based reimbursements or still based in fee-for-service, the vast majority of primary care providers are keenly aware that they can no longer afford to go it alone.  Consumer expectations are changing, regulatory frameworks are demanding exceptional quality scores, and organizations that have made the leap into risk-based financial arrangements are...


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NIH, Pharma Orgs Launch $215M Precision Medicine, Cancer Project

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has partnered with 11 biopharmaceutical companies to launch a five-year, public-private research collaboration focused on enhancing precision medicine approaches to cancer care. The $215 million Partnership...

Early Adopters Question Usefulness, Maturity of AI in Healthcare

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Adoption of business intelligence and clinical intelligence tools is on the rise as healthcare organizations equip themselves with the health IT infrastructure required to succeed with value-based care, yet healthcare organizations are still...

CVS Health, Epic Systems Using Big Data to Control Drug Costs

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CVS Health and Epic Systems have launched a strategic big data analytics initiative aimed at controlling prescription costs, the two companies announced this week.  CVS Health, which uses Epic electronic health records (EHRs) in its MinuteClinic...

70% of Healthcare Execs Pin Growth to Big Data Analytics Skills

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Healthcare organizations that successfully cultivate their big data analytics skills are anticipating a significant competitive advantage over those who fail to make the transition to the digital economy, reveals a new survey from SAP and Oxford...

AMA Launches Integrated Healthcare Big Data Analytics Platform

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The American Medical Association is working to develop an integrated big data analytics and clinical informatics platform that will offer a common data model for organizations seeking to deliver the highest possible quality of coordinated care....

200+ Healthcare Orgs Share Vision for Primary Care Transformation

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More than 200 healthcare organizations have signed on to a joint vision for primary care transformation that prioritizes coordinated, data-driven, and team-based services, says the Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC). With an...

How FHIR Offers a New Approach to Working with Healthcare Data

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Healthcare organizations seeking a simple, intuitive, and standardized way to solve many of their most pressing big data problems don’t have to look much further than the HL7 Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resource, better known as FHIR....

Information Governance Gaining Ground in Healthcare Organizations

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Information governance (IG) initiatives are becoming easier to find in the healthcare industry as organizations recognize that the growing volume and value of big data require a coordinated plan of attack. In a new survey released by...

Coding, CDI Outsourcing Improve Case Mix, Healthcare Data Integrity

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Healthcare organizations that partner with coding and clinical documentation improvement (CDI) outsourcing experts have seen more accurate claims coding, increased case mix indexes, and enhanced operational efficiencies, says a pair of new industry...

ONC Challenges FHIR Developers to Create Secure API Servers

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As more and more healthcare organizations begin to adopt the HL7 Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) as a way to engage in health information exchange, the security of those transactions must be top of mind for developers and participants....

Five Blockchain Use Cases for Healthcare Payers, Providers

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The distributed ledger methodology known as blockchain is piquing interest in the healthcare industry as organizations search for more secure and trusted strategies for managing big data.  By decentralizing ownership of key data sets, yet...

Big Data Analytics, Population Health Top Executive Priority List

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Big data analytics and population health management are among the top priorities for healthcare executives in 2018 as organizations attempt to navigate an uncertain regulatory landscape while improving the quality of care, according to the 2018...

California Gov. Establishes Precision Medicine Advisory Committee

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In an effort to tap the rich academic and research resources of his state, California Governor Jerry Brown has formed the new Governor’s Advisory Committee on Precision Medicine, which will promote personalized approaches to patient...

Growing NLP Marketplace Drives Healthcare Machine Learning

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Machine learning has quickly become of the most pervasive trends in the healthcare IT industry, opening up endless opportunities for vendors, providers, and patients alike.  From personalized clinical decision support for cancer and chronic...

Big Data, AI Rapidly Transforming the CIO Role in Healthcare

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Few roles in the healthcare industry are exempt from the transformative effects of big data analytics, and the Chief Information Officer (CIO) position is surely not one of them.  CIOs are quickly expanding from infrastructure gurus and...

21% of Patients See Medical Errors, but Providers Deny Responsibility

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Just over a fifth of patients have experienced medical errors at some point during their care, yet healthcare providers are reluctant to speak openly about mistakes or take responsibility for improper actions, according to a new survey from NORC...

ACOs Focus on Health IT, Population Health Management Plans

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Trimming costs by implementing coordinated, high-touch population health management initiatives is the primary focus for the majority of accountable care organizations (ACOs) responding to a new poll conducted by National Association of ACOs...

Artificial Intelligence Will Be Foundational for Health IT in 2018

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In the healthcare industry and elsewhere, artificial intelligence is poised to become the defining feature of how humans interact with their technology, according to Gartner.  An AI foundation will underpin the burgeoning “Intelligent...

How Mayo Clinic Uses CDS Algorithms to Standardize Nurse Triage

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The healthcare system has always relied on primary care providers to be the initial point of contact for patients with routine care needs and low-level complaints – a role that has become increasingly important as organizations try to cut...

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