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Improving Outcomes, Business Intelligence Top Priorities for Healthcare

February 13, 2019 - Leveraging data and health IT tools to improve outcomes and deliver actionable business intelligence are among the healthcare industry’s highest priorities for 2019, according to this year’s HIMSS US Leadership and Workforce Survey. Vendors and providers agree that improving quality and making smarter business decisions are the key to sustainability and success in a rapidly...


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CMS Sets Rules, Cautions Penalties for Information Blocking, APIs, FHIR

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CMS and the Office of the National Coordinator have released long-awaited proposed rules governing interoperability, health data blocking, the use of APIs, and the expanding role of FHIR. Just ahead of the 2019 HIMSS Convention in...

Nearly 80% of Execs See ROI from Clinical Surveillance Tools

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Healthcare executives are generally seeing a return on investment (ROI) from their clinical surveillance tools, revealed a survey conducted by Sage Growth Partners (SGP) and commissioned by VigiLanz. However, some believe that solutions...

CMS Aims to Address Senior Poverty, Social Determinants of Health

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To drive down healthcare costs for Medicare beneficiaries, CMS is expanding policies to reduce prescription drug prices, increase community partnerships, and foster technological innovations that will address poverty and other social...

Google Tries to Patent Healthcare Deep Learning, EHR Analytics

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Google has applied for a patent for a deep learning system that aggregates EHR data into a “timeline” in order to predict potential adverse events. The “system and method for predicting and summarizing medical events...

Collaboration, Clinical Input Drive Analytics Innovation at UCHealth

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As the healthcare industry comes to grips with the scale of disruption it will be facing over the next few years, a handful of forward-thinking organizations are aiming to lead the change instead of being swept along in its...

Best in KLAS Business Intelligence Tools, EHRs Offer Deep Insights

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Healthcare organizations browsing this year’s Best in KLAS rankings will see a number of familiar names among the winners, with Epic Systems sweeping the Overall Product Suite category for the ninth year in a row. The Verona,...

AI, Consumerism Herald a Changing Healthcare Industry at HIMSS19

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Not too long ago, “2020” was convenient shorthand for “sometime in the distant future.”  But healthcare professionals gathering in Orlando this year for the annual HIMSS Conference and Exhibition may have the...

Provider Experience Impacts EHR Data Workflow, Documentation Time

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Providers in the emergency department (ED) who had more experience or training with an electronic health record (EHR) system completed EHR documentation faster than those with less experience, a study published in AHIMA’s...

New Project Puts an Actuarial Eye on Big Data, Healthcare Costs

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Healthcare costs in the US are on the rise, with the industry spending billions each year to combat chronic disease, manage administrative tasks, and advance medical treatments. Although organizations have increasingly sought to improve...

Education, Culture Key to Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

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In order to navigate future uses of artificial intelligence in healthcare, providers and policymakers must address education, skills development, and workplace culture, a new report from Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program states. The...

Genomic Sequencing Test Detects Lung Transplant Rejection

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A simple blood test that relies on genomic sequencing can detect when a newly transplanted lung is being rejected by a patient, even when no outward signs of rejection are evident. The test could enable physicians to intervene faster and...

Aetna, Anthem, IBM Announce Healthcare Blockchain Collaborative

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Aetna, Anthem, Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), PNC Bank and IBM have announced a new collaborative that will leverage blockchain technology to enhance interoperability and transparency in healthcare. The aim is to create an...

Data Standards, Security Key to Healthcare Interoperability

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Data standards, security and privacy requirements, and advanced health IT systems are critical to achieve full healthcare interoperability, according to a report from the Hospital Agenda for Interoperability.   The report...

EHR Demographic Data Standards Could Improve Patient Matching

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Healthcare organizations should work to adopt more standardized methods of inputting demographic data into the EHR to ensure accurate patient matching, according to a recent report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO). While...

Kaiser Permanente Launches SDOH Initiatives Targeting Housing Security

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Kaiser Permanente has announced three new initiatives that will help to address the social determinants of health (SDOHs) by increasing access to affordable housing for vulnerable residents in California. The initiatives include investing...

Microsoft, Walgreens to Leverage AI for Retail-Style Healthcare

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Microsoft and Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) are collaborating to apply artificial intelligence to the challenges of developing retail-style healthcare interactions. The two companies will work together to create innovative,...

ONC Health Data Exchange Winner Adds Immunization Data

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The Docket app, the winning submission in ONC’s Move Health Data Forward (MHDF) Challenge, is adding a new feature that will help individuals access their personal and family immunization records, said ONC officials in a new blog...

HHS: Data Access, Analytics Are Essential for Patient-Centered Care

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Healthcare organizations are making progress towards a more interoperable data ecosystem, but patients, providers, and payers are still facing data access, integration, and analytics challenges that are holding back the promise of...

User Comments, NLP Improve Clinical Decision Support Alerts

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Leveraging natural language processing methods to analyze user feedback and override comments in clinical decision support systems could help organizations detect malfunctioning or broken alerts, according to a study published in...

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