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Reform Update: Hospitals see more paying patients, but there's a hitch
By Beth Kutscher | August 20, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Insurance expansion under healthcare reform is starting to yield patient volume for hospitals, but the costs of staffing up for more patients are eclipsing the additional revenue.
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Dignity Health teams with SAS for analytics to address Medicare penalties
By Joseph Conn | August 19, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Dignity Health is jumping into predictive analytics with a new tech partner, analytics firm SAS. Initially, Dignity will be targeting what many other healthcare organizations have been aiming at in a recent wave of projects involving predictive analytics, namely to reduce readmissions subject to...
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Intel explores wearable devices for Parkinson's disease research
By Reuters | August 15, 2014
Intel Corp. plans to use wearable gadgets such as smart watches to monitor patients with Parkinson's disease and collect data that can be shared with researchers.
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California launches new public health data portal
By Sacramento (Calif.) Business Journal | August 14, 2014
State public health officials have launched an internet portal that provides access to data it collects about important public health issues. Accessible from the website for the California Department of Public Health, the portal seeks to improve access to information so researchers, policymakers,...
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Webinar: Health Reform's Impact on Your Hospital's Financial Future | Thursday, September 25, 2014 | 12:00 PM CT | 1:00 PM ET
August 13, 2014
Health reform has introduced significant changes that are all expected to deliver greater efficiency to the system over time. However, this transition to a new way of doing business can seriously disrupt a provider's financial health. This webinar will cover the various ways the revenue cycle will...
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MedAssets buying analytics firm Sg2 in first deal since 2010
By Jaimy Lee | August 13, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
MedAssets, one of the nation's largest group purchasing organizations, said it will spend $142 million to acquire Sg2, a Skokie, Ill.-based healthcare analytics, market intelligence and clinical consulting firm.
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Webinar: Future-Proofing Clinical and Financial Outcomes: Understanding the “Mid-Cycle” as a Critical Performance Driver | Tuesday, September 16, 2014 | 1:00 PM CT | 2:00 PM ET
August 12, 2014
As the healthcare industry moves away from fee-for-service and toward fee-for-value, clinical outcomes and related documentation are becoming the foundation for a health system's financial well-being. The Mid-Cycle is the pivotal intersection that helps define financial and clinical performance.
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U.S. bots flagged Ebola before outbreak announced
By Associated Press | August 11, 2014
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is focusing a spotlight on an online tool run by experts in Boston that flagged a "mystery hemorrhagic fever" in forested areas of southeastern Guinea nine days before the World Health Organization formally announced the epidemic.
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VA puts the 'big' in big data predictive analytics
By Joseph Conn | August 05, 2014
In looking for examples of real-time predictive analytics using big data, I was forewarned by physician informaticist Dr. William Bria that I shouldn't expect too much.
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Webinar: Untangling Interoperability Challenges: Key Strategies for More Efficient Care Transitions | Wednesday, September 10, 2014 | 11:00 AM CT | 12:00 PM ET
August 04, 2014
Transitions of care are too often costly and time intensive due to lack of care coordination. This webinar offers key interoperability strategies to solve workflow and technology challenges facing healthcare providers.
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