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NORC Announces New Healthcare Data Analytics Program

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A press release from the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago announced the establishment of a new business unit. NORC Labs will use NORC’s research and technology in healthcare data analytics to help provide...

ONC Appoints Its First Chief Health Information Officer

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National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo has appointed Dr. Michael James McCoy as the ONC’s first chief health information officer just a few months after CMS established the new Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics.  In his new position, McCoy...

Albert Einstein College of Medicine to Manage Clinical Data Registry

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Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University  has been chosen to lead the Bravewell Integrative Medicine Research Network (BraveNet), a collaboration of 14 US medicine centers. As the leader of Bravenet, the Albert Einstein College...

Better Patient-Centered Care Needed for Chronic Pain Patients

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The Institutes of Medicine (IOM) recommend an increase in patient-centered care techniques to help manage more than 100 million Americans experiencing chronic pain.  As the danger of overdoses and deaths from opioid abuse becomes a nation-wide...

Unstructured Text Predictive Analytics to Be Worth $6.5B

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Market for predictive analytics and services will increase at a compound annual growth rate of 21.3 percent between 2014 and 2020. The use of predictive analytics in the healthcare industry is slowly increasing.  This isn’t surprising; predictive...

Sue Schade Receives CHIME Award for Health IT Work

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The award is in recognition of executives who made powerful additions to their facilities for Health IT and demonstrated influence through their compelling use of technology. On January 5, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives...

Mass. AG to Expand Prescription Drug Monitoring Database

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Newly elected Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey will tackle the pervasive public health issue of prescription drug abuse by improving the state’s prescription drug monitoring program database and expanding the system’s interoperability...

Data Standards, Interoperability Expert Joins WEDI Board

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The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) is welcoming Scott Whyte as the newest member of its Board of Directors, the organization announced today.  Whyte, who is Senior Vice President of Growth and Innovation at ClearDATA, brings...

Patient Text Messages Improve Flu Vaccination Rate by 73%

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Educational text message reminders significantly improved the likelihood of a child receiving the second vaccination on time. A study published in The Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, determined that sending parents educational...

$81M in PCORI Grants to Fund Clinical Data Research Networks

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The Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is offering more than $81 million in grants to fund up to thirteen clinical data research networks (CDRNs).  Following a 2014 effort to develop PCORnet, the second round of funding will...

Healthcare Analytics Outsourcing to Grow at 8.6% CAGR

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Healthcare analytics and health IT outsourcing will be a prime area of growth for vendors and developers as organizations seek to implement advanced data analytics technologies without investing heavily in their own infrastructure, according...

Humana, United Hospital Form Accountable Care Agreement

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Humana, Inc. and United Hospital System will enact a new three-year Accountable Care agreement and partnership, effective January 1, 2015. The rising cost of health care is often at the forefront of the challenges that providers face each year....

FDA Approves Blood Test that Predicts Coronary Heart Disease

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A blood test that is particularly effective for predicting the development of coronary heart disease (CHD) in black women has passed the FDA’s approval process.  The screening detects levels of a biological marker associated with vascular...

KLAS Population Health Management Rankings Show Market Growth

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KLAS Research’s second annual rankings of population health management software vendors show just how quickly the market for such analytics and patient stratification technologies is evolving.  After implementing EHR systems and looking...

Public Reporting Influences Perceptions of Hospital Quality

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More than 70 percent of hospitals confirmed that public reporting stimulated quality improvement activity in their institution. Local hospital quality planning and improvement efforts are strongly influenced by the measures reported on the Medicare...

New Accountable Care Group to Challenge Wisconsin Landscape

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Two competing accountable care networks are taking shape in Wisconsin to promote integrated healthcare delivery and lower costs for the region’s patients.  While the seven-member abouthealth group grabbed headlines earlier this month, it will...

WI Hospitals Partner for Accountable Care, Population Health

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A group of seven Wisconsin hospitals and health systems have formed a strategic partnership focused on providing accountable care and improved population health management to the nearly 90% of patients in the state that fall under their purview. ...

Summit Medical, Humana Form Accountable Care Organization

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Humana Medicare Advantage members in Tennessee who receive services at Summit Medical Group will now be covered under a new accountable care organization (ACO), the organizations announced this week.  Starting January 1, 2015, the seven-year...

BIDMC Informaticist Wins American College of Informatics Award

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Charles Safran, MD, FACMI, Chief of the Division of Clinical Informatics at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, has been chosen for the 2014 Morris F. Collen Award granted by the American College of Informatics.  The annual award recognizes...

NYU Langone, Lutheran to Create Clinically Integrated Network

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NYU Langone Medical Center and Lutheran Medical Center intend to form a clinically integrated network to help providers within the system focus on care coordination, population health management, and advanced care supported by clinical analytics,...

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