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Navigating healthcare's vast data troves via machine learning

Navigating healthcare's vast data troves via machine learning

By Beth Kutscher  |  April 30, 2016

Ayasdi, a tech company in Menlo Park, Calif., uses an applied math concept known as topological data analysis, which finds patterns in vast and complex data sets. The technology has applications in population health, drug discovery and revenue-cycle management.

Inside North America's first all-digital hospital

Inside North America's first all-digital hospital

By Beth Kutscher  |  April 30, 2016

The digital experience at Humber River Hospital in northwest Toronto begins the moment patients arrive. The sleek, square building feels like a small airport, with each registration area designated with a letter. Before arriving, patients look online to find out their check-in zone.

Medicaid's unmanaged managed care

By Bob Herman  |  April 30, 2016

A new federal rule will encourage states to ramp up auditing of Medicaid managed-care insurers, many of which keep their medical spending hidden from public view.

Prime takes the backburner in Petaluma Valley deal talks

By Beth Kutscher  |  April 30, 2016

Petaluma Valley Hospital in California's Sonoma County suspended talks last week with Prime Healthcare Services while it attempts to solidify a deal with first-choice buyer St. Joseph Health.

UCSF receives $185M for new neurosciences institute

By Michael Sandler  |  April 30, 2016

The University of California at San Francisco announced last week that it has received a $185 million donation from Sanford and Joan Weill to help build the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences and to advance other projects.

Covered California to exclude hospitals with high C-section rates

By Maria Castellucci  |  April 23, 2016

Covered California, the state’s insurance exchange, will exclude hospitals with high rates of C-sections in an effort to reduce the number of medically unnecessary cesarean births, which can be costly and carry higher risks for mother and baby.

Anthem, Aurora Health Care plan joint insurance venture

By Bob Herman  |  April 23, 2016

Roughly 18 months after Anthem rocked the healthcare business community with a new provider-insurance alliance in California, the insurer has formulated another similar project. Anthem and Milwaukee-based Aurora Health Care will co-own a new health insurance company.

Michael Garfield named CEO at Mercy Health Cincinnati

Michael Garfield named CEO at Mercy Health Cincinnati

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 23, 2016

Michael Garfield has been named senior VP and CEO at Mercy Health Cincinnati. He takes over for John Starcher, who last month was named incoming president and CEO for parent system Mercy Health, also in Cincinnati.

Orcas swimming into health IT with EHRs

Orcas swimming into health IT with EHRs

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 16, 2016

Researchers studying the pods of killer whales that arrive each spring in Washington's Puget Sound want a new tool for their scientific arsenal: electronic health records.

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