Population Health

The ONC Town Hall event at HIMSS17 discussed the future health IT policy initiatives. With the release of Trump's new budget, many organizations believe the ONC budget cut will have a negative impact on innovation, among other things.

By Tom Sullivan 03:31 pm May 23, 2017
HIMSS, AHIMA, AMIA all say the drastic cuts to ONC and other agencies will hamper patient safety and new cures, send innovation in a downward spiral and slow down work toward a learning health system.
GE Women in Global Health

Global Health stats from the World Health Organization Assembly underway in Geneva, Switzerland.

By Bernie Monegain 03:20 pm May 22, 2017
The organizations are also releasing a documentary film about women making an impact at the grassroots level in traditionally under-represented communities. 
healthcare IT infrastructure big data

Big Data and Healthcare Analytics Forum was a two-day event held in San Francisco to identify opportunities and talk about the big shifts that need to happen in big data work, including what it means to manage infrastructure-as-a-service.

By Tom Sullivan 10:11 am May 19, 2017
Today’s IT infrastructures are not hearty enough to support the data needs of genomics and other emerging healthcare practices and capabilities,  HIMSS Analytics says.
Cerner, Truman Medical Center patient monitoring
By Bernie Monegain 03:20 pm May 17, 2017
Company’s population health management platform, HealtheIntent, serves as the system’s backbone.
Eric Dishman on Precision Medicine
By Gus Venditto 11:41 am May 17, 2017
An ambitious project aims to provide insight on “the most diverse collection of people in human history.”
IBM Watson fight opioid addition
By Bernie Monegain 10:03 am May 16, 2017
Partnership with MAP Health Management will help identify people at risk of relapse so healthcare providers can intervene sooner.
No women shaping Senate healthcare bill

President Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and lawmakers gathered in the White House Rose Garden on May 4 to celebrate passage of the House bill to replace Obamacare. Now the Senate goes to work on its version of the bill with a working group of 13 men. White House photo.

By Bernie Monegain 01:14 pm May 09, 2017
There are 13 men working on the new bill while Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins is writing her own legislation.

Photo illustration by Wendy Almeida

By Bernie Monegain 11:37 am May 09, 2017
Carolinas HealthCare wants patients to have no reason to go elsewhere.
doctors using technology with patients
By Tom Sullivan 11:29 am May 09, 2017
The American Academy of Family Physicians says that needs to change, and points to the kind of technology that actually enables better care.
Penn Medicine ECRI Institute award
By Bernie Monegain 10:19 am May 09, 2017
ECRI Institute award recognizes Penn for using platform to improve patient safety and reduce costs.

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