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Northwest pediatrician group develops population health tool
By Bob Herman | August 01, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A group of independent pediatricians in Oregon and Washington has launched an analytical tool that will connect physicians with the full scope of a child's health history.

Webinar: Bringing Price Transparency to Healthcare | Tuesday August 26, 2014 | 1:00 PM CT | 2:00 PM ET
July 29, 2014
More consumers are finally asking for price transparency in healthcare, but most providers are still engrained in the pricing and billing practices they've always used. How can organizations take the lead on providing price transparency that will benefit all the stakeholders in healthcare?

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New England Quality Care Alliance pilots consumer data use for care management
By Darius Tahir | July 29, 2014
Michael Cantor, chief medical officer for the New England Quality Care Alliance, has a dilemma. Resources are scarce for care management of patients who the alliance would like to help with their weight, diabetes, or other complex or chronic conditions; and yet it's difficult to predict which...

Universal American's zeal for ACOs is fading
By Melanie Evans | July 29, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Insurer Universal American, the largest operator of Medicare accountable care organizations, has exited three ACOs and may drop more as the company sheds poorly performing or fringe businesses, said executives with the publicly traded insurer.

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Google's Baseline project could have big implications
By Darius Tahir | July 28, 2014
Google's latest healthcare research project, announced Friday, is so ambitious that even failure might represent an advancement over the status quo.

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Osteopathic group leader calls for more research, IT innovation
By Andis Robeznieks | July 28, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Dr. Robert Juhasz recently began his term as the 118th president of the American Osteopathic Association by issuing a challenge to the AOA House of Delegates to dramatically improve and increase their output of osteopathic research.

Google's new moonshot project: The human body
By Wall Street Journal | July 25, 2014
Google has embarked on what may be its most ambitious science project ever: a quest inside the human body. Called Baseline Study, the project will collect anonymous genetic and molecular data from 175 people—and later thousands more—and use Google's massive computing power to find...

Going public has its price for IMS, prompting Q2 loss of $220 million
By Rachel Landen | July 24, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Several one-time charges for IMS Health Holdings left the company with a $220 million second-quarter net loss despite a boost to revenue driven by double-digit growth in technology services.

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Big data helps unlock rare disease's secret, but cost could remain issue
By Darius Tahir | July 21, 2014
Seth Mnookin has received a lot of attention, and justly so, for his article in this week's New Yorker on rare genetic diseases. The piece is an illustration of effects, some good, some not so good, that digital health will have on healthcare.

Better regulation needed for data analytics, and more letters
By Modern Healthcare | July 19, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Regarding the article “Data collection could stump next wave of predictive analytics," it's a very good article, capturing many instances of data analytics that illustrate the benefits and the challenges in this...



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