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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...

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...

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