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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...

AMA Urges Payers to Cover Chronic Disease Management Program

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The American Medical Association (AMA) has asked private and public healthcare payers to include the National Diabetes Prevention Program as a covered benefit to advance chronic disease management strategies for beneficiaries with prediabetes....

Definitive Healthcare Introduces New Clinics Data for Analytics

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As part of a major product upgrade, market intelligence leader Definitive Healthcare has announced the availability of new information on healthcare clinics, including Federally Qualified Health Centers, dialysis providers, and rural health centers. ...

Population Health Management Tool Wins Data Sharing Prize

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Two physicians and Clinical Informatics Fellows at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia have won the top prize from the de Beaumont Foundation’s  “Closing the Data Divide” Virtual Challenge for the development...

UMMC to Open Population Health Management School by 2017

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The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) has announced that it intends to open a new school dedicated to population health management in 2017. Earlier this month, the State Institutions of Higher Learning gave permission to UMMC to...

PCDC Celebrates Aiding Its 200th Patient-Centered Medical Home

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Two hundred primary care practices have earned the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) patient-centered medical home (PCMH) recognition with the help of the non-profit Primary Care Development Corporation, according to a recent press...

PA Big Data Analytics Projects Get $3M in Funding from UPMC

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Six big data analytics projects focused on personalized medicine and patient outcomes will receive funding from UPMC Enterprises, the innovation arm of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. The newly established Pittsburgh Health...

FDA Accelerates Precision Medicine with Rare Disease Funding

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The FDA has announced the start of a new grant program focused on studying the history and life cycle of rare diseases in an effort to improve the health system’s understanding of uncommon conditions The announcement was made on Rare Disease...

Patient-Centered Medical Home Wins $100K for Medicaid Work

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Hearst Health and the Jefferson College of Population Health at Thomas Jefferson University recently announced that Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC) has won the inaugural Hearst Health Prize of $100,000 for their population health management...

Health IT Orgs Pledge More Data Sharing for Patient Safety

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Close to fifty healthcare information technology organizations have signed the Patient Safety Movement Foundation’s Open Data Pledge, according to a press release. The Open Data Pledge aims to encourage healthcare technology companies to...

How is Population Health Management Supported by Health IT?

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Better population health management is one of the biggest goals for healthcare professionals when it comes to connect health IT, according to a recent survey. Conducted by HIMSS Media on behalf of Royal Philips, this survey shows how healthcare...

Boosting Chronic Disease Management Through Pop Health Management

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Chronic disease management and preventative care are becoming major focuses for healthcare organizations looking to improve population health management, according to a HIMSS Analytics statement. In an addendum to a 2015 report on population...

IBM Grows Watson with $2.6B Truven Health Analytics Purchase

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IBM is making a major play to secure its position as one of the healthcare industry’s go-to options for advanced big data analytics and clinical decision support. Today, the company announced that it has agreed to purchase Truven Health...

WEDI Appoints Charles Stellar as Interim President and CEO

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After the abrupt departure of Devin Jopp, EdD, from WEDI’s top post last week, the health information exchange and data governance organization has announced the appointment of Charles W. Stellar to fill the void. Stellar, who most recently...

Definitive Healthcare Updates Hospital Performance Dataset

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Definitive Healthcare, a leading source of data on healthcare organization performance, technology adoption, and business intelligence analytics, has announced a major update to its product offerings after its November acquisition of US Lifeline,...

Devin Jopp Resigns as President and CEO of WEDI

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WEDI President and CEO, Devin Jopp, EdD, has tendered his resignation after four years leading the national health IT organization. WEDI has been a significant voice for the improvement of health information exchange, health data interoperability,...

TX Health IT Leader Wins 2015 HIMSS Nursing Informatics Award

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The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) has announced the recipient of its Nursing Informatics Leadership Award, according to a recent press release. To recognize her influence and contributions to the informatics industry,...

ONC Releases Final 2016 Health Data Interoperability Advisory

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The Office of the National Coordinator has published its final version of the 2016 Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA), a document that is intended to help healthcare organizations gauge the maturity, adoption, and usefulness of health...

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