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AMIA: NIH Should Focus on Data Exchange, Access in Science

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The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) has recommended that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) leverage its informatics programs and education efforts, support changes in academic promotion and tenure, and adjust its...

AMA, Google Launch Health Data Interoperability, PGHD Challenge

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The American Medical Association (AMA) and Google have announced an innovation challenge aimed at improving healthcare interoperability and developing new methods of collecting and managing patient-generated health data (PGHD). The...

ONC Health Data Resource Enhances Patient Data Sharing, Access

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ONC has released the ONC Guide to Getting and Using Your Health Records, an online resource that will inform patients, parents, and caregivers on how to access and share their health data and further promote patient-centered care. Patient...

Medical Imaging is Healthcare’s Artificial Intelligence Bellwether

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The healthcare industry has innumerable opportunities to leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning in pursuit of more accurate, proactive, and comprehensive patient care.  From reducing administrative burdens to...

The 7 Step Plan to Success with Big Data Analytics in Healthcare

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The healthcare industry may be going through a seemingly endless period of flux, but there are a few unchanging truths about big data analytics that can help guide executive leaders through troubled times. Planning, preparation, and a...

Partners Sets the Tone for Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

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Despite the fact that the healthcare industry hit its EHR saturation point some time ago, providers and vendors are still eagerly engaged in dialogue about the utilization and continued optimization of health IT tools. But the topics of...

Behavioral Health Homes Boost Patient Engagement, Self-Management

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The implementation of behavioral health home models could improve patient self-management, increase patient engagement, and enhance understanding of the connection between physical and mental health, according to a study published in...

Should Connectivity, Not Comprehensiveness, be the EHR Goal?

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The few electronic health record vendors that have risen to dominance in the past decade have done so by creating strong brand identities and targeting their offerings to specific segments of the health IT marketplace. Names like...

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...

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