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Google Uses Deep Learning, EHR Big Data to Predict Mortality

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A deep learning approach that incorporates big data from electronic health records (EHRs) was able to predict inpatient mortality, unexpected readmissions, and long length of stay more accurately than traditional predictive models,...

CMS Strategy to Focus on Rural Healthcare Access, Quality

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CMS has announced a new Rural Health Strategy, which will help ensure that the nearly one in five individuals living in rural areas have access to quality healthcare. “For the first time, CMS is organizing and focusing our efforts...

Early Adoption of Quality Measures Benefited Psychiatric Hospitals

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Hospitals that began reporting their inpatient psychiatric services measures early improved their performance over time and had a comparative advantage over their peers, according to a study conducted by The Joint Commission’s Health...

Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program Model Expands Nationwide

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) has expanded its Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) nationwide.  The program will now enroll both traditional healthcare providers and community-based organizations as Medicare...

Users Opt for Integrated EHR, Population Health, RCM Platforms

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Integrated electronic health record (EHR), population health management, and revenue cycle management (RCM) platforms are receiving top marks in user satisfaction from a growing number of organizations investing in all-in-one health IT...

Blockchain Offers to Solve Pain Points in Healthcare Data Management

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Blockchain may be able to significantly improve the way healthcare providers collaborate to manage data and participate in transactions across organizational lines, predicts a new report by Chilmark Research. The distributed ledger...

EHR Usability, Clear Benefits Drive Adoption in Behavioral Health

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To improve electronic health record (EHR) adoption among behavioral health clinicians, organizations must ensure high levels of EHR usability and share the clear benefits of EHR adoption, according to a study published in Perspectives in...

Machine Learning Can Quiet “Building Crescendo” of EHR Dissatisfaction

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The notion that electronic health records are difficult to work with and cumbersome to use has become a worryingly common theme across the healthcare industry.  Providers working in organizations of all sizes, settings, and...

New AHA Digital Tool Offers Chronic Disease Screening Services

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The American Heart Association (AHA) is working to improve community health with its Health Screening Services, which will allow consumers to identify potential chronic disease risks and inspire them to make necessary behavioral and...

AMA Invests $27M in Health2047 to Accelerate Value-Based Care

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The American Medical Association (AMA) has announced that it will help boost chronic disease reduction, productivity, and value-based care through a $27.2 million investment in Health2047, a Silicon Valley-based innovation enterprise that...

Top 12 Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Impact Healthcare

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The healthcare industry is ripe for some major changes.  From chronic diseases and cancer to radiology and risk assessment, there are nearly endless opportunities to leverage technology to deploy more precise, efficient, and impactful...

CMS Data-Driven Strategy Fuels Patient Data Access, Exchange

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CMS Administrator Seema Verma has announced the organization’s new Data-Driven Patient Care Strategy, which will enhance patient-centered care by improving patient data access and exchange. The strategy builds on CMS’s efforts...

BCBS Value-Based Care Programs Boost Quality, Reduce Costs

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The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) recently announced that its network of value-based care programs, including accountable care organizations (ACOs) and patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs), is outperforming other initiatives...

ONC: APIs Can Boost Interoperability, Healthcare Data Access

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ONC is working with innovators to develop application programming interfaces (APIs) that will create a robust health application ecosystem, improve interoperability, and increase healthcare data access, according to a recent HealthITBuzz...

AHIMA Releases New Clinical Documentation Improvement Toolkits

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AHIMA has released two new clinical documentation improvement (CDI) toolkits on outpatient documentation and denials management to support the exchange of complete and accurate data across the care continuum. “The documentation in a...

Humana Launches Value-Based Care Model for Expectant Mothers

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Humana has partnered with OB-GYN practices to introduce a national value-based payment model that will improve maternity care quality and reduce costs for Humana members with low- to moderate-risk pregnancies. “Because quality...

ACP Urges Social Determinants Data Collection, Education

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To address the care disparities associated with the social determinants of health, healthcare stakeholders must adjust data collection, medical education, and public policy, the American College of Physicians (ACP) has argued. Despite...

Lean Methodology Boosts EHR Documentation Quality, Efficiency

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Applying Lean methodologies to an inefficient, first-generation electronic health record (EHR) system could enhance EHR documentation quality and efficiency, increase patient care time, and improve both provider and patient satisfaction,...

Research Consortium Expands Clinical Trial Access, Participation

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Geisinger is one of six regional health systems announcing the founding of Partners in Innovation, Education, and Research (PIER Consortium), a streamlined clinical trial system that will expand clinical trial access and participation for...

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