HHS announces interoperability innovation awardees for FHIR scalability, patient engagement

Two interoperability projects will get a funding boost from the Leading Edge Acceleration Projects in Health Information Technology, or LEAP in Health IT program, launched by the The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information IT. WHY IT MATTERS The LEAP in Health IT awardees will get address fast emerging and future challenges to advance the development and use […]

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Implementation best practices: Getting pop health off the ground

Increasingly, healthcare provider organizations across the country are launching population health management programs to improve health, enhance care delivery, trim costs and contend with the growing demands of value-based care. But healthcare leaders cannot begin to get into population health without their CIOs and other health IT professionals effectively deploying information technology to support these programs. There’s a lot of […]

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Intermountain launches new spinoff with focus on value-based care

Intermountain Healthcare has launched a new healthcare company with the aim of helping providers, payers, accountable care organizations and others manage the challenges of value-based reimbursement. WHY IT MATTERS The new company, named Castell, seeks to help these organizations speed their transition from volume to value-based care, with analytics, decision support and other innovative tools hatched at Intermountain. Rajesh Shrestha, […]

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Clarigent, Children’s Home partner on AI-based decision support app

Health application developer Clarigent Health is teaming up with The Children’s Home of Cincinnati to complete a pilot study using Clarigent’s artificial intelligence powered mobile decision support app. The platform works by analyzing linguistic and vocal characteristics of sessions between therapists or physicians, and patients to provide a near real-time assessment of a patient at risk for suicide or mental […]

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For HIMSS19, Lightbeam Health Solutions debuts new pop health platform

Today, in advance of HIMSS19, Lightbeam Health Solutions is debuting Lightbeam 3.0, a new and what it labels improved population health management platform. “Version 3.0 represents the full end-to-end nature of population health management that we’ve always been working toward,” said Jorge Miranda, executive vice president at Lightbeam Health Solutions. “This release focuses on extending capabilities and ease of use […]

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UPMC's data mission: balance population health and precision medicine

As both provider and payer, UPMC is not just an IDS, it’s an IDFS – what Chief Innovation Officer Dr. Rasu Shrestha describes as an “integrated delivery financial system.” Managing those twin imperatives at such as high level means lots and lots of data. “We have a lot of data across the health services group,” said Shrestha. “Clinical data, a […]

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