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The dawn of precision medicine has begun, ONC says
By Tom Sullivan 11:15 am April 12, 2017
Agency says pilots at Harvard and Intermountain, as well as work with NIH and FDA, are already advancing the goal of accelerating scientific discovery for personalized treatment plans.
Trump effect on health IT

Seema Verma, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services with President Donald Trump, Tom Price, Secretary of Health and Human Services, and Vice President Mike Pence in the Oval Office of the White House.

By Henry Powderly 10:29 am April 12, 2017
Venrock 2017 Healthcare Prognosis finds industry is rankled by policy uncertainty, but that won’t stop companies from forming.
hospitals to adopt artificial intelligence
By Tom Sullivan 10:39 am April 11, 2017
A new Healthcare IT News and HIMSS Analytics survey found population health and precision medicine among the initiatives where health IT professionals expect AI to have the greatest impact.
Population health initiatives
By Tom Sullivan 01:25 pm April 07, 2017
Our top takeaways from the Pop Health Forum 2017 in Boston.
ONC health data provenance challenge

Steven Posnack, director of ONC's Office of Standards and Technology, has launched the challenge because the integrity of health data requires having a way to trace and verify the source of information and how it's been altered throughout its lifecycle.

By Mike Miliard 12:45 pm April 07, 2017
The contest seeks better ways to determine where data has come from, and whether it's reliable and trustworthy.
AI machine learning Moore's Law

Health Catalyst EVP Dale Sanders said the rate of machine learning advancement is faster than anything he's ever seen. 

By Tom Sullivan 06:42 am April 07, 2017
The technologies are enabling early-adopter hospitals to transition from the art of medicine to the science of medicine. 
Mass General population health

(L-R) Gregory Weidner, MD; Shafiq Rab, MD; Adrian Zai, MD; and Thomas Lundquist, MD, at the Pop Health Forum 2016.

By Mike Miliard 10:51 am April 06, 2017
IT-optimized changes created big improvements in chronic care management, hospital executive says.
To spot suicidal veterans, VA turns to predictive analytics tool

Audie L. Murphy Veterans Administration Hospital in San Antonio, TX (via Wikimedia Commons)

By Tom Sullivan 02:53 pm April 05, 2017
With as many as 20 veterans committing suicide a day, officials expect REACH VET to root out at-risk patients so doctors can intervene immediately.
Incentives will drive healthcare industry to share cyberthreat info

Denise Anderson, president of the National Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center, asked Tuesday that Congress create permanent cybersecurity liaisons.

By Jessica Davis 08:08 am April 05, 2017
As threats continue to plague the healthcare industry, Congress needs to financially support industries willing to share threat data, group says.
Leora Horwitz at Pop Health Forum Boston 2017

Leora Horwitz, MD, at the Pop Health Forum in Boston.

By Mike Miliard 03:15 pm April 04, 2017
New York University Langone Medical Center director says enlisting clinical champions and demonstrating value can help great ideas take root.

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