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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.
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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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Vital Signs
AAFP's Center for Health IT to focus on improving EHR use
By Andis Robeznieks | July 17, 2014
The American Academy of Family Physicians will be shifting the focus of its Center for Health Information Technology from promoting IT adoption to refining the use of electronic health records. Roughly 80% of its almost 116,000 members now are using an EHR.
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Webinar: 5 Consumer Engagement Strategies for Health Care Providers | Thursday, August 21, 2014 | 2:00 PM CT | 3:00 PM ET
July 16, 2014
As physicians assume greater clinical and financial risk from payers, they are requesting accountability from consumers. These providers need engagement strategies that empower consumers to make educated health choices and become partners in their own wellness.
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Reform Update: CMS creates fund to seed state-based Medicaid innovation
By Virgil Dickson | July 15, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The CMS is setting aside more than $100 million over the next five years to help states develop and test new Medicaid payment and delivery models.
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Claims databases help docs boost quality, lower costs, paper argues
By Darius Tahir | July 14, 2014
A paper in the most recent issue of Healthcare argues that claims databases in California and Wisconsin have allowed providers in those states to improve quality while lessening costs. The authors, led by Dr. John Toussaint of the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value, believe that the databases...
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Reducing Readmissions – the CXO Perspective
July 14, 2014
Addressing the challenge of reducing hospital readmissions using manual processes is not a viable long-term solution. With other IT mandates demanding time and attention, your readmissions initiatives may suffer. However, with the right health information technology (HIT) platform, you can sustain...
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News
For most, health is not a priority
July 10, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Regarding “Report looks at what drives healthcare analytics”: The authors of the article need to get their heads out of the clouds and get into clinical practice.
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Vital Signs
Report looks at what drives healthcare analytics
By Joseph Conn | July 08, 2014
The big hope for proponents of computer-enabled predictive analytics in healthcare is to one day see it in widespread use, at the point of care, in actionable form, to aid in real-time clinical decisionmaking.
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Vital Signs
CDC effort to target antibiotic resistant outbreaks
By Steven Ross Johnson | July 07, 2014
A new government initiative beginning this month looks to create the first nationwide prescribing index to allow healthcare providers to monitor the use of antibiotics among various facilities and identify areas where a potential outbreak of antimicrobial resistant bacteria is likely to...
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