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VA Lighthouse API Platform with FHIR Enables Health Data Access

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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced the beta version of its Lighthouse Lab initiative that allows health IT developers to connect to data assets through application programming interfaces (APIs). The platform, unveiled...

Da Vinci Project Brings HL7 FHIR to Payers for Big Data Analytics

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In just a few short years, HL7 FHIR has exploded in popularity to enable unprecedented connectivity across the healthcare ecosystem.    The internet-based data standard has started to hit its stride at a pivotal moment for...

Will Clinical Decision Support, Health IT Cut Diagnostic Errors?

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Healthcare professionals are continually being asked to do more with less.  With more patients but less time; more data but fewer meaningful tools to help them process it, it seems almost inevitable that diagnostic errors and patient...

Artificial Intelligence Helps with Costs, Clinical Care at HIMSS18

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LAS VEGAS - The annual HIMSS Conference and Exhibition is the perfect time of year for health IT vendors to unveil their latest and greatest offerings.   With a captive - and captivated - audience of more than 43,000 registered...

Vendors Push Big Data Analytics, but Hospitals Focus on Safety, Security

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LAS VEGAS - Vendors and healthcare providers are not seeing eye to eye on their top priorities for 2018, according to the latest HIMSS US Leadership and Workforce Survey released at HIMSS18 today. While vendors and consulting firms are...

AHIMA: More Organizations Embrace Information Governance

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More organizations are implementing information governance (IG) strategies as they increasingly understand that accurate, reliable data will allow them to succeed in the changing healthcare landscape, yet many healthcare organizations...

74% of Execs Say Interoperability is Critical for Value-Based Care

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Over 70 percent of healthcare financial executives say that data interoperability must improve within the next three years to ensure the success of value-based care, according to a Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) survey...

AI, mHealth Apps Aid Clinical Trials, but Adoption is Slow

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Artificial intelligence (AI) and mHealth applications can accelerate clinical trial innovation by enhancing patient participation and optimizing efficiency, but organizational resistance and underdeveloped data analytics are barriers to...

Roche Buys Flatiron Cancer Analytics, EHR Tools for $1.9B

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Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche will purchase Flatiron Health’s cancer analytics assets for $1.9 billion in an effort to enhance the drug development process and further the progress of precision medicine. Flatiron Health, backed...

HIMSS18 Is All About Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

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The 2018 HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition will be opening in Las Vegas in just a few weeks’ time, bringing more than 40,000 of the nation’s healthcare IT vendors, providers, executives, educators and press together to...

Geisinger Aids Diabetes Care with Community Food Initiative

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Geisinger’s Fresh Food Farmacy program, which provides diabetic adults with access to free, nutritious food and comprehensive health behavioral services, has proven more effective and less costly than other methods of treatment. The...

Change Healthcare Pushes Scale, Finds Value in Blockchain

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Blockchain has quickly risen to become one of the most talked-about technologies in the healthcare sector and elsewhere, dangling a tantalizing “chain of trust” in front of an industry yearning for easier, more secure, and more...

Health Information Exchange Brings Higher Quality, Lower Costs

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Health information exchange (HIE) continues to improve care quality, enhance patient safety, and reduce healthcare costs, but more providers need to employ HIE to maximize its potential, according to a report to the community from...

With New Players Looming, Healthcare Needs Big Data to Support Scale

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The healthcare industry is no stranger to changes.  Its history is one of evolution, progression, discovery, and invention.  Challenges are a constant, but so too have been solutions.  From antibiotics and keyhole surgery to...

CVS Health to Bulk Up Big Data Analytics Ahead of Aetna Deal

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Solid growth in the fourth quarter of 2017 and a massive income tax break are allowing CVS Health to invest in more big data analytics technologies ahead of its proposed acquisition of Aetna, the company said in its latest earnings...

Liquid Biopsy, Machine Learning Can Detect Multiple Cancers

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A liquid biopsy test supported by a machine learning algorithm can accurately detect the presence and origin of several different cancers, opening up the possibility of less invasive and more precise testing, according to a blog post from...

As Imaging Analytics Grows, Healthcare Orgs Should Proceed Cautiously

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Imaging analytics aided by artificial intelligence is rapidly expanding within the health IT sphere, but providers must assess their organizations and understand exactly how this technology will enhance the patient experience and reduce...

Health Data Exchange, Interoperability Can Aid Antibiotic Stewardship

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To effectively implement antibiotic stewardship programs, hospitals should boost operations with health IT tools, improve data interoperability and data resources, and expand beyond traditional stewardship organizational models, according...

Can Healthcare Avoid “Black Box” Artificial Intelligence Tools?

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Artificial intelligence is taking the healthcare industry by storm as researchers share breakthrough after breakthrough and vendors quickly commercialize advanced algorithms offering clinical decision support or financial and operational...

KLAS Names Best Vendors for EHRs, Business Intelligence, Analytics

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The 2018 Best in KLAS health IT rankings revealed few surprises in the electronic health record categories as Epic Systems received its eighth consecutive crown for Overall Software Suite – but companies vying for additional titles...

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