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Top 5 Collaborative Tasks for Population Management, Public Health

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Promoting and maintaining population health has always required combined effort from public health offices, private healthcare entities, and social service organizations. Each sector plays its own distinct role in addressing the community,...

The Sequoia Project Updates Patient Matching Framework

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Improving data integrity, standardizing electronic health record (EHR) practices, and enhancing workflows will reduce the number and severity of patient matching issues, according to a recently released white paper from The Sequoia...

NIH Data Science Plan Aims to Boost Data Analytics, Access

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has released the final draft of its Strategic Plan for Data Science, which seeks to enhance biomedical research by boosting healthcare data analytics capabilities, data access, and data sharing. In...

NCQA Project Promotes Patient-Centered, Quality Care

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The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) recently announced that it will launch the Person-Driven Outcome Measures Project, an endeavor to enhance care quality and promote patient-centered care by helping older individuals with...

Costs Fell by 11% When Payer Addressed Social Determinants of Health

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Organizations that account for the social determinants of health and connect patients to services that meet their social needs could reduce spending by approximately 11 percent within a year, according to a recent study....

Deep Learning Tool Tops Dermatologists in Melanoma Detection

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A deep learning tool identified melanoma in dermoscopic images with more accuracy than dermatologists, according to a study published in the Annals of Oncology. The convolutional neural network (CNN) scored ten percent higher in terms of...

ONC Offers $80K for Tools to Improve EHR Reporting for Patient Safety

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ONC is offering $80,000 in prize money to developers who can create a simple, intuitive method for reporting patient safety concerns through the electronic health record.   “Reporting on the safe use of health IT –...

NIH Recommends Precision Medicine Approach to Treat Alzheimer’s

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Precision medicine, big data analytics, and stakeholder collaboration could improve treatment and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, according to recommendations from the National Institutes of Health...

Anthem’s HealthCore Offers Big Data Access for Healthcare Analytics

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HealthCore, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Anthem, has announced that life sciences companies can now access its big data assets to leverage for analytics. The datasets longitudinal medical and pharmacy claims data from over 48 million...

Machine Learning, EHR Big Data Analytics Predict Sepsis

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Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University’s (CMU) Heinz College are applying a machine learning algorithm to big data in the electronic health record (EHR) to more accurately predict sepsis, one of the most dangerous and insidious...

Why Healthcare Should Study Up on Lessons Learned in Fintech

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The healthcare industry’s slow but steady transition from volume to value is about much more than reshaping the delivery of clinical care.  While improving quality is certainly a daunting challenge in and of itself,...

Natural Language Processing, Voice Tools Offer Solutions to EHR Woes

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Artificial intelligence and machine learning are relatively new additions to the tools and applications that now power a large portion of the healthcare industry, but some providers have been using aspects of these strategies for much...

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...

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