Population Health

New BCBS Institute working with Lyft, CVS, Walgreens to tackle social determinants

Ridesharing is among the population health initiatives for Blue Cross Blue Shield Association to improve health access and outcomes by leveraging technology and strategic alliances.

By Mike Miliard 10:08 am March 16, 2018
With the new subsidiary, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association bets on technology and strategic alliances to help improve socioeconomic factors for health.
DrFirst join forces to fight opioid crisis in Nebraska

A screensnap of the e-prescribing software from DrFirst. Credit: DrFirst

By Bill Siwicki 01:35 pm March 15, 2018
E-prescribing vendor DrFirst is the first organization to deploy the cloud-based drug knowledge to support the Nebraska Health Information Initiative.
VA study of wearables, AI shows promise for heart failure patients
By Bill Siwicki 02:43 pm March 12, 2018
The research evaluated how AI-based personalized physiology analytics could be applied to wearable biosensor data to predict when a patient might be at risk of hospitalization.
Healthy Nevada Project precision medicine study
By Bill Siwicki 02:29 pm March 12, 2018
Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval will invite an additional 40,000 Nevadans on March 15 to enroll in the study and have their DNA sequenced for in-depth research.
HIMSS EHR Association
By Mike Miliard 08:19 pm March 08, 2018
Representatives from Epic, Cerner, Allscripts, Practice Fusion and Harris offered an update on EHRA's efforts to manage a variety of overlapping and complex imperatives at HIMSS18.
Digital pill

Credit: Proteus

By Dave Muoio 07:36 pm March 08, 2018
Speaking at HIMSS18, Proteus cofounder and CMO George Savage, MD, recalled the early development and regulation challenges in developing the novel drug delivery tech.
PointClickCare launches developer program aimed at LTPAC apps
By Mike Miliard 06:47 pm March 08, 2018
The new self-service program will offer robust APIs to encourage creation of new tools for a space that's often underserved by technology.
Economist Paul Krugman HIMSS18
By Jessica Davis 08:27 pm March 07, 2018
Economist says more scrutiny on elective procedures could contribute to a long-term solution.
Population health initiatives
By Mike Miliard 02:15 pm March 07, 2018
Terri Steinberg, MD, chief health information officer at Christiana Care, said the health system has notched some big wins in a short time through smart use of technology, care coordination and analytics.
CMS FHIR-based API
By Bill Siwicki 12:35 pm March 06, 2018
The new API, debuted at HIMSS18, enables patients to securely share their Medicare claims history using a new HL7 FHIR standard.

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