By Jessica Davis 09:41 am June 09, 2016
There are two major roadblocks for analytics in healthcare, says Sriram Vishwanath, professor of engineering and data science at University of Texas, Austin. They have to do with two different mindsets: "the analytics is a commodity" and "it's my data and I won't share."
By Jessica Davis 09:16 am June 09, 2016
Fewer than half of healthcare organizations participating in a recent survey are currently using C&BI tools. But HIMSS Analytics anticipates that the shift to value-based care and advances in predictive and prescriptive analytics technologies could change that in the near-term.

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By Jessica Davis 04:54 pm June 08, 2016
The research and advocacy group is calling upon data scientists and computational analysts to leverage its database to expand understanding of the disease.
By Tom Sullivan 04:42 pm June 08, 2016
The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs formally removed three senior officials on Wednesday and said doing so sets the stage for moving forward. 
By Susan Morse 01:39 pm June 08, 2016
The first rebid for durable medical equipment such as orthotics and prosthetics reduced the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services budget by $580 million. The second phase cut it by $3.6 billion. 

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By Bernie Monegain 11:26 am June 08, 2016
Healthcare organizations can better prepare for – and respond faster to – new and emerging cyber threats when improved information sharing plays a bigger role in their cyber defense strategies, according to HITRUST.
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Virginia Long, a predictive analytics scientist at MedeAnalytics, said the industry is at a tipping point where payers and providers can use data in new ways to visualize trends, target intervention programs, or help adjust public policy.

By Mike Miliard 11:22 am June 08, 2016
The confluence of new care models and technology are enabling data scientists to pinpoint gaps in access to care, address social determinants of health, and map data that informs tactics to improve outcomes at the patient and population level.
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By Tom Sullivan 10:45 am June 08, 2016
The infrastructure and consulting services can enable healthcare providers to build out telehealth strategies and design tools that address interoperability challenges and improve the patient experience. 
By Jessica Davis 04:39 pm June 07, 2016
The pediatric endocrinologist at Stanford University's Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital is known for his HealthKit pilot study on Type 1 diabetes patients.
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Call her the convener-in-chief: Michelle Obama has organized a summit of 5,000 people to tackle gender inequality.

By Bernie Monegain 03:42 pm June 07, 2016
The White House event on June 14 convenes to gauge the state of gender equality around the world with a look into the range of issues including economic empowerment, health and wellness, the Affordable Care Act and changing care delivery.

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