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"Our organizations agree that patients should be at the center of their health care and that their providers can be empowered to deliver care that is informed by secure and authorized access to that patient's data, no matter where care has occurred,"  says Nick Knowlton, CommonWell's membership committee chair.

By Mike Miliard 03:45 pm May 03, 2016
The National Association for Trusted Exchange and CommonWell Health Alliance are teaming up to keep momentum on interoperability, with each becoming a member of the other's organization. Members of the two groups will begin working together immediately.
By Susan Morse 02:44 pm May 03, 2016
McKesson and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona are partnering to create a new service that helps physician practices that may not be part of a value-based network take on risk as traditional accountable care organizations do.
By Susan Morse 02:16 pm May 03, 2016
As physicians study the Merit-based Incentive Payment System and Advanced Alternative Payment Models outlined in the newly proposed MACRA rule, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has released its finalized Quality Measure Development Plan in support of the new payment structure.

Flint, Michigan

By Jessica Davis 11:28 am May 03, 2016
In response to the ongoing water crisis in Flint, Michigan, Google.org, the company's charitable arm, is donating $250,000 to provide technical resources to help resolve the water issues now and in the future.

John Showalter, chief health information officer at University of Mississippi Medical Center, with members of his analytics team: Clinical Intelligence Manager Keith Hodges (left) and Research Informatics Manager Alex Castillo. (Photo courtesy UMMC)

By Mike Miliard 11:22 am May 03, 2016
UMMC CHIO John Showalter, MD, describes what associative data lakes, honest brokers and more mean to becoming a learning health system.
By Tom Sullivan 11:06 am May 03, 2016
IBM Watson said it will provide free storage to nonprofit organizations and academic medical center researchers using Apple’s ResearchKit. But developers looking to tap into the supercomputer's analytics will have to pay.
By Bernie Monegain 09:56 am May 03, 2016
The health system’s CIO said implementing the platform will enable it to improve care while reducing cost and risk.

Building 17 on Microsoft's Redmond, Washington, headquarters campus. 

By Tom Sullivan 09:23 am May 03, 2016
SQL Server 2016 will bring new functions for protecting data in motion and at rest, visual reporting, cloud-first features and big data analytics tools.
By Bernie Monegain 09:05 am May 03, 2016
The funding will span more than 20 projects to address several of healthcare’s biggest burdens, according to the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.
By Jeff Lagasse 03:47 pm May 02, 2016
Only 30 percent of respondents to a recent poll want the Affordable Care Act repealed, as Republican contenders Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are promising. Another 30 percent support expanding the law, which Democrats Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton have said they will do. 

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