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CPT, SNOMED-CT Codes Ally to Boost Healthcare Data Integrity

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The American Medical Association and the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation (IHTSDO) are engaging in a new collaborative agreement that will result in increased data integrity and better integration between two...

Natural Language Processing Markets Set to Grow in Healthcare

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Natural language processing (NLP) is quickly becoming one of the foundational big data technologies that will allow healthcare to move forward with complex analytics, according to a series of market reports predicting significant growth for NLP...

AHIMA Launches New Healthcare Informatics Credential Option

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Healthcare informatics professionals will soon be eligible to apply for a new credential from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), the organization announced this week at its annual convention.  The certification...

CMS Releases Health Payment Info to Aid Data Transparency

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is continuing their data transparency efforts with the release of the Hospice Utilization and Payment Public Use File for 2014 and an updated Market Saturation and Utilization Tool with 2015...

UMass to Study Use of Wearables in Chronic Disease Management

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A $1.23 million grant from the National Institute of Nursing Research will allow the University of Massachusetts Amherst College of Nursing to study how wearable devices, handheld technology tools, and other strategies could improve chronic disease...

CMS Names Awardees of $5M Grant to Aid MACRA Implementation

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on Thursday announced two grant awardees who will receive up to $5 million to support providers with MACRA implementation. The CMS funding is part of the second round of the Support and Alignment...

$1.7M Population Health Management Grant Aids Collaboration

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A $1.7 million grant from The Kresge Foundation will foster collaboration and population health management strategies aimed at improving outcomes in low-income communities. The "Healthy Outcomes" initiative, a product of the Nonprofit...

Partnership Offers Chronic Disease Management at Pharmacies

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A newly established population health partnership between University of Michigan Health System (UM) and Meijer pharmacies is aiming to provide chronic disease management services for adults with hypertension. As part of the partnership, UM patients...

Peterson Center Initiative Transforms Delivery of Primary Care

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A new initiative being rolled out in clinics in three states is looking to transform primary care services by implementing a high-performance, lower-cost model that prioritizes patient engagement and population health management. The initiative...

National Health IT Week Brings Celebration, Educational Events

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Every year, National Health IT Week brings a chance for the healthcare industry to reflect on past successes, celebrate achievements, and prepare for the many new challenges that lie ahead.  The event is kicking off today across the nation,...

Comprehensive Primary Care Plus Applications Close Sept. 15

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The online application for practices interested in participating in the new value-based care model, Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+), will close at 11:59pm ET on Thursday night, Sept. 15, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS)...

Groups Urge $34.1B NIH Budget for Precision Medicine, Research

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Continued progress with precision medicine, population health, and other critical research activities depends on securing the proposed $34.1 billion budget for the National Institutes of Health, according to more than 200 patient advocacy groups,...

Dell, EMC Merger Closes $67B Big Data Analytics Deal

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Dell Inc. and EMC Corp. close on a planned merger today, the companies announced, in what could be a major addition to the healthcare big data analytics market. The merger was announced at the end of October 2015. The new company, Dell Technologies,...

UT Southwestern Receives $9.6M Precision Medicine Research Grant

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The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) has awarded the University of Texas $9.6 million to the University of Texas Southwestern for six new precision medicine research projects aiming to address the origins and treatments...

CMS Hosts Help Session for Physician Quality Reporting System

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CMS is holding virtual “office hours” for providers who are unsure how to successfully attest for the 2016 Physician Quality Reporting System.  The first of three online sessions focused on PQRS reporting will take place on Tuesday,...

CMS Selects 516 Orgs for Population Health Management Program

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According to a recent announcement, CMS has selected 516 participants to join the Million Hearts Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction Model, a five-year population health management initiative designed to prevent heart attacks and strokes among...

$335K Grant Supports Chronic Disease Management for Lupus

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A $335,000 grant from the HHS Office of Minority Health will help the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) strengthen its chronic disease management programs for patients with lupus, the organization announced this week. The Lupus Initiative,...

Historical Big Data Analytics Study will Examine Dementia

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Kaiser Permanente is reaching back in time with its latest big data analytics research effort aimed at illuminating risk factors associated with brain health and the development of dementia.  Using information from physical exams conducted...

Definitive Healthcare Acquires New Business Intelligence Company

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Definitive Healthcare is continuing its rapid growth and the expansion of its healthcare analytics services by announcing the completed acquisition of Billian’s HealthDATA.  The new addition follows several major upgrades to the company’s...

New Public-Private Precision Medicine Group Tackles Cancer

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The national Precision Medicine Initiative isn’t the only large-scale partnership forging ahead in the fight against cancer.  This week, four major academic medical centers, along with a pharmaceutical developer, announced a new collaborative...

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