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

October 17, 2017 - 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 facilities, will add Epic’s Healthy Planet population health management product to its health IT suite in an effort to increase visibility...


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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...

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....

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...

CA Children’s Hospitals Win Davies Award for Analytics, Safety

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Patient safety improvements supported by big data analytics and health IT tools have secured the 2017 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award for Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital and Stanford Children’s Health. The hospitals improved safety...

University of California Forms Big Data, Precision Medicine Network

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Five of the University of California’s academic cancer centers have banded together to form a collaborative big data analytics and precision medicine research network with the goal of reducing the economic, social, and clinical burdens...

$240M IBM, MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab Has Healthcare Focus

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Continuing its aggressive push into artificial intelligence in healthcare and elsewhere, IBM is working with MIT to invest $240 million over the next ten years in a collaborative laboratory environment dedicated to machine learning, cognitive...

NIH Grants UCSF $11.7M for Pediatric Precision Medicine Equity

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Researchers at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) have received a four-year, $11.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to pursue prenatal and pediatric precision medicine breakthroughs. The Program in Prenatal...

Optum Buys Advisory Board’s Population Health, Data Analytics for $1.3B

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The Advisory Board Company has announced the sale of its population health, data analytics, and healthcare consulting services to Optum, the UnitedHealth Group’s health technology services division. The sale forms half of a two-part, $2.58...

IBM, JDRF to Apply Machine Learning to Type 1 Diabetes Research

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IBM and JDRF, a global organization funding research into type 1 diabetes, have announced a collaboration that will use machine learning techniques to explore new pathways towards an eventual cure for the autoimmune disease. The project will...

Walgreens Offers Online Library of Population Health Research

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In a bid to further position itself as a leader in population health management that goes far beyond the pharmacy, Walgreens has announced the launch of an online library of healthcare research studies. The Center for Health and Wellbeing Research...

Illinois to Use Blockchain for Healthcare Credential Management

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The Illinois Blockchain Initiative is partnering with industry coalition Hashed Health to explore how to apply distributed ledger technology to the complex issue of managing credentials and licensure for healthcare professionals. The pilot program...

Senate Passes Pediatric Cancer Drug Development Expansion Bill

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An update of PREA called the RACE for Children Act (RACE), which would expand the number of pediatric cancer drug treatments in development, passed the US Senate following House approval and heads to the President’s desk for signing. The...

GAO Eyes Population Health, Big Data with HIT Advisory Committee

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Population health management and big data analytics skills are high on the priority list for the fifteen new members of the Government Accountability Office’s new Health Information Technology Advisory Committee. Established by the 21st...

Chan, Zuckerberg Donate $10M to UCSF Precision Medicine Lab

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Dr. Priscilla Chan and her husband, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, have made a $10 million donation to one of the nation’s leading precision medicine research facilities at UC San Francisco. The UCSF Institute for Computational Health...

Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare Market to See 40% CAGR Surge

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The advent of true artificial intelligence in healthcare may still be some way off, but strong interest in achieving the goals of AI is producing a significant surge of investment in advanced machine learning, predictive analytics, and cognitive...

Geisinger, Baylor Granted $3.5M for Patient Safety Learning Lab

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Geisinger Health System and the Baylor College of Medicine have received a three-year, $3.5 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to establish a patient safety learning lab focused on reducing harm and improving clinical accuracy....

Regenstrief, IU to Offer Population Health, Informatics Training

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The Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University (IU) have announced a new program focusing on training researchers in population health informatics.  Funded by a $2.5 million award from the National Library of Medicine, the collaboration...

Mount Sinai Creates Imaging Data Warehouse for Precision Medicine

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Mount Sinai Health System has created a centralized imaging research warehouse (IRW) able to integrate clinical images with deidentified electronic health record (EHR) data. The project, developed by Mount Sinai’s Translational and Molecular...

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