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Aetna, Weill Cornell announce accountable care agreement

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Aetna and more than 1200 Weill Cornell physicians will collaborate on a newly announced accountable care agreement, the payer says, intended to boost the coordination of care and provide higher quality services to more than 9000 New York patients...

Global big data market to grow at 32.14% CAGR to 2018

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Big data will only be getting bigger over the next few years as the global market for analytics technology continues to grow at a staggering rate, says a report from TechNavio.  The global big data services market is slated to expand at 32.14%...

Harvard School of Public Health gets $350M donation

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The largest donation in Harvard’s long and storied history will bolster the endowment of one of the University’s smaller schools and will place a focus on the importance of public health in an era of widespread healthcare reform and critical...

Mayo Clinic latest to leverage IBM Watson’s data analytics

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The Mayo Clinic is the latest healthcare epicenter to enlist Watson for some heavy lifting when it comes to data analytics and medical research.  Watson will help Mayo fill up its clinical trials more quickly by improving the patient matching...

CA providers can apply for data analytics tutorial program

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Healthcare organizations in the state of California can apply for some extra help with their data analytics and health information governance efforts through the Safety Net Analytics Program (SNAP) offered by the Center for Care Innovations and...

Report: 100 million wearable devices will ship by 2019

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Patient-generated health data (PGHD) provided by wearable devices is set for a massive explosion in volume over the next five years, according to a report from ABI Research.  Close to 100 million wearable remote patient monitoring devices will...

Study: More drugs might not mean fewer blood clots

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An increase in the number of drug-based interventions may not reduce the risk of blood clots for hospitalized patients, according to a new study from the University of Michigan.  The report, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, casts doubt on...

Data integrity research spurs international population health

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Researchers in North Carolina are helping to foster population health management and disease control efforts in developing nations by studying data integrity techniques and sharing their knowledge with the help of a $180 million grant from the...

NIH announces genomic research, data sharing policy

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced the release of its finalized guidelines for genomic data sharing and research.  After receiving more than one hundred public comments on the draft of the policies, NIH has clarified and revised...

UMass professor receives $500K grant for mHealth big data

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Benjamin Marlin, an assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has received a five year, $536,000 grant to assist his research into machine learning tools that capture and analyze mHealth data.  The big data analytics project...

2014 Million Hearts Challenge urges hypertension control

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Registration for the 2014 Million Hearts Challenge is now underway, according to an announcement in the Federal REgister, and is aiming to improve hypertension control for ten million Americans by 2017, hopefully resulting in at least one million...

Many psychiatrists, providers haven’t moved to DSM-5

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There’s more to health information management than ICD-10 and SNOMED, and for providers who routinely deal with mental health disorders, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) is the latest standard...

WY population health program cuts ER visits, readmissions

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A population health management and clinical analytics program within the Wyoming Department of Health has reduced Medicaid emergency department visits by 20% and cut 30-day readmissions by .5% since 2012.  Emergency department costs for Medicaid...

Medication management market to be worth $1.62B by 2019

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Medication management tools, including computerized physician order entry (CPOE), medication analytics, and adverse drug event surveillance software, will be worth more than $1.624 billion by the year 2019, predicts a MarketsandMarkets report. ...

NIH grants 23andMe $1.4M for genetic analytics, research

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23andMe, the home genetics testing company under scrutiny from the FDA, has secured the good will of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) with a $1.4 million grant to develop its genetic database for expanded research and analytics. The Google-backed...

Big data, health development awarded $27M in grants in NYC

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New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced $55 million in grant funding for a series of projects at the City University of New York (CUNY), $27 million of which will be focused on big data analytics and healthcare workforce developments. ...

Healthcare analytics market to expand at 25% CAGR to 2019

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The global healthcare analytics market is predicted to expand at a 25% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from now until 2019, according to a new Research and Markets report, driven in large part by mandates such as ICD-10, meaningful use, and...

AAFP recreates center for EHR optimization, clinical analytics

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The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has announced the rebranding of its Center for Healthcare Technology, a program focused on helping providers make efficient, effective use of their electronic health records.  With an eye towards...

HCCI granted access to Medicare claims data for analytics

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The Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI) has been named the first Qualified Entity (QE) allowed full access to national Medicare claims data, allowing the independent, non-profit organization to track and publicly report on population health trends...

UCSF, Nebraska receive $10M online dementia care grants

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The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) and University of California San Francisco (UCSF) have received $10 million in grants from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation to create a web-based model of care for dementia patients...

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