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UPMC Wins Award for Healthcare Big Data Analytics Excellence

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The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Health Plan has been awarded the Excellence in Analytics Award by the International Institute for Analytics (IIA) for its exemplary healthcare big data analytics programs.  According to...

ONC Provides $1M in Grant Funding for HIE, Care Coordination

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The Office of the National Coordinator has announced the award of $1 million in grand funding to improve health information exchange and care coordination across the healthcare system, focusing especially on providers who have not been eligible...

Blue Cross Blue Shield Invests in Healthcare Big Data Analytics

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All thirty-six members of the Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) Association have agreed to contribute to the development of BCBS Axis, a healthcare big data analytics repository with information on more than 36 million provider records, 2.3 billion...

Sullivan Institute Opens Care Coordination, Health IT Use Survey

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The Louis W. Sullivan Institute for Healthcare Innovation is requesting stakeholder feedback on potential care coordination shortfalls with a new online survey.  The survey hopes to gather information on potential gaps in population health...

CMS Offers Coding “Cheat Sheets” for ICD-10 Implementation

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is doing everything it can to inspire confidence in providers during the final few weeks before ICD-10 implementation.  As part of the Road to Ten preparation resource package, CMS has...

29 Kaiser Permanente Clinics Receive Level 3 PCMH Recognition

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All twenty-nine members of the Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic Medical Group have received the highest level of NCQA patient-centered medical home (PCMH) recognition, the health system announced this week, adding to its large collection of accolades...

Healthcare Big Data Analytics Market to Rise to $18.7B

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The global healthcare IT analytics market is expected to grow to $18.7 billion by 2020, according to a new report by whatech.com. The market should grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 26.5 percent within that time period. The report...

NIH Awarded HIMSS Stage 7 for Clinical Data Sharing, EHR Use

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center was recently recognized for its excellence in clinical data collection and EHR use. The clinic received a Stage 7 award on the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM),...

EHR Big Data Analytics Uncovers New Aid for Hypertension

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As big data has emerged out of the growth of electronic health records (EHRs), physicians and researchers have found that they can conduct studies with larger amounts of patients that they may never have been able to before. That’s what...

HP, Inovalon Bring Healthcare Big Data Analytics to Georgia

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With a goal to innovate and provide cloud-based healthcare big data analytics to government medical care programs, Inovalon and HP have announced a partnership to work with the State of Georgia’s Department of Community Health (DCH) Medicaid...

AHIMA, IHE Publish Draft Information Governance, Big Data Paper

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Helping healthcare organizations develop a cohesive, standardized approach to information governance in the big data era has been a major focus for the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) over the past few years as providers...

Healthcare Industry is an Early Internet of Things Adopter

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A cross-industry survey conducted by Strategy Analytics finds that healthcare providers are among the earliest adopters of Internet of Things infrastructure and applications.  Thirty percent of businesses across 45 market verticals are currently...

Texas Governor Signs EHR Interoperability, HIE Legislation

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott has signed legislation that will ensure the state’s future health IT efforts will focus on EHR interoperability and health information exchange (HIE).  HB 2641, also known as “Ken’s Bill”...

DCCA Wins $24M Meaningful Use Big Data Repository Contract

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Data Computer Corporation of America (DCCA) will support the underlying big data infrastructure for the EHR Incentive Programs after being awarded a contract worth up to $24 million, the company reports.  The National Level Repository (NLR)...

WEDI Seeks ICD-10 Preparedness Survey Responses by July 10

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The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) is asking healthcare providers in the middle of the ICD-10 preparedness plans to devote a few moments to its latest periodic ICD-10 readiness survey.  The survey, one of the primary benchmarks...

MA Grants Fund Health Information Exchange, Care Coordination

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Healthcare organizations in Massachusetts looking to improve their care coordination capabilities through the development of improved health information exchange infrastructure will have an opportunity to receive up to half a million dollars...

CMS Big Data Chief Receives Information Transparency Award

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Niall Brennan, Chief Data Officer and Director of the Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), has been chosen as the recipient of 2015’s Health Data Liberators Award, presented by...

$112M Grant from HHS, AHRQ to Help Hypertension, Stroke Care

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The Department of Health and Human Services and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality have announced $112 million in grant funding to support population health management programs related to the reduction of hypertension, heart attacks,...

ONC Restructures Health IT Standards Committee into Task Forces

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The Office of the National Coordinator is gearing up for change as the six-year-old Health IT Standards Committee (HITSC) moves into a cycle of membership renewal and restructuring, write Jon White, MD, Acting Deputy National Coordinator and...

CMS Issues Last Call for ICD-10 End-to-End Testing Volunteers

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CMS has extended the deadline for healthcare providers who wish to volunteer for this summer’s final ICD-10 end-to-end testing week.  In an email to prospective volunteers, CMS urges healthcare organizations to put in their bids to...

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