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UHC, Medtronic Use Value-Based Care to Boost Diabetes Management

July 16, 2018 - A value-based care partnership between UnitedHealthcare and Medtronic has reduced preventable hospital admissions by 27 percent, enhanced diabetes management, and cut healthcare costs. First-year results, drawn from an analysis of over 6,000 UnitedHealthcare members using advanced insulin pump technologies and comprehensive support services offered by Medtronic, demonstrated a 27 percent decrease...


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NCI, VA Partner to Increase Cancer Clinical Trial Access

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The National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) have partnered to increase veterans’ access to clinical trials of novel cancer treatments. The NCI and VA Interagency Group to Accelerate Trials Enrollment (NAVIGATE)...

Machine Learning Tool IDs Macular Degeneration as Well as Humans

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Researchers from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), together with collaborators at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, have developed a machine learning tool that can detect age-related macular degeneration (AMD)...

AMA, Google Name Winners of PGHD, Data Sharing Challenge

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The American Medical Association (AMA) has announced the three winners of its AMA Healthcare Interoperability and Innovation Challenge, a project sponsored by Google Cloud that aims to promote data sharing and create tools that will use patient-generated...

Alabama Recruits for Statewide Population Health, Genomics Program

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The Alabama Genomic Health Initiative (AGHI) has begun recruiting participants for its population health program that will use genomic analysis to predict disease. AGHI is a collaborative effort between the University of Alabama at Birmingham...

UPMC, UPitt Launch Genome Sequencing Center for Medical Research

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The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and the University of Pittsburgh have announced the creation of the UPMC Genome Center, an advanced genome sequencing facility that will enhance clinical diagnostics and support precision medicine...

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, Medicaid has...

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, centralized...

$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 University,...

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 Hospital...

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 research....

ICD-10 Allows Non-Physician Documentation of Social Determinants

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Healthcare organizations concerned about how to record data on patients’ social determinants of health are allowed to use non-physician documentation to support ICD-10 coding for common socioeconomic issues, says the American Hospital Association...

HHS Names Accelerators for Artificial Intelligence Innovation

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HHS has selected eight accelerators to drive artificial intelligence innovation to enhance health security and patient care. The chosen accelerators include the Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center of Lowell, First Flight Venture Center...

CMS Efforts to Reduce Hospital-Acquired Conditions Save $2.9B

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The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has released a report showing that CMS-led patient safety initiatives have reduced hospital-acquired conditions, helping to prevent an estimated 8,000 deaths and saving $2.9 billion in hospital...

NCQA Project Promotes Patient-Centered, Quality Care

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The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) recently announced that it will launch the Person-Driven Outcome Measures Project, an endeavor to enhance care quality and promote patient-centered care by helping older individuals with complex...

WVU Genetic Test to Improve Lung Cancer Treatment

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Researchers at the West Virginia University (WVU) Cancer Institute are developing a genetic test that will improve treatment for patients with lung cancer and help physicians determine which patients will benefit from chemotherapy and immunotherapy....

Mount Sinai to Boost Kidney Disease Management with AI, Big Data

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Mount Sinai Health System (MSHS) will partner with RenalytixAI to develop artificial intelligence (AI) solutions and deploy them in MSHS’s big data warehouse in an effort to enhance kidney disease detection, management, and treatment. The...

ONC Offers $80K for Tools to Improve EHR Reporting for Patient Safety

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ONC is offering $80,000 in prize money to developers who can create a simple, intuitive method for reporting patient safety concerns through the electronic health record.   “Reporting on the safe use of health IT – especially...

Anthem’s HealthCore Offers Big Data Access for Healthcare Analytics

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HealthCore, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Anthem, has announced that life sciences companies can now access its big data assets to leverage for analytics. The datasets longitudinal medical and pharmacy claims data from over 48 million individuals...

Cleveland Clinic Sets Up New Biobank for Clinical, Genomic Research

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Cleveland Clinic and Brooks Automation have announced a new biobank facility to enhance research on human tissue samples and improve clinical care for several conditions, including cancer, heart disease, and epilepsy. "This new biorepository...

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