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Predictive analytics in healthcare
By Mike Miliard 03:20 pm August 23, 2017
Engaging with different stakeholders and coaching care teams has helped the health system realize a 40 percent improvement in 30-day readmissions.
EHR vendors
By Bill Siwicki 03:11 pm August 23, 2017
Netsmart Technologies, eHana, PsyTech Solutions and Qualifacts Systems get nearly $200,000 to build pathways for Massachusetts behavioral health providers to electronically submit reportable data.
New Jersey technology incubator

Hackensack Meridian Health in New Jersey

By Mike Miliard 02:53 pm August 23, 2017
Agile Strategies Lab is billed as a Shark Tank-like initiative to help startups gain viability and attract VC funding. Early pitches include surgical devices and wearable monitors.
Karen DeSalvo Public Health 3.0

Karen DeSalvo, MD, is the former National Coordinator for Health IT.

By Mike Miliard 02:11 pm August 23, 2017
The former national coordinator says addressing social determinants is critical to the success of value-based care and that big infrastructure investment will enable localized approaches to public health.
cryptography to protect genomic sequencing
By Jessica Davis 01:56 pm August 23, 2017
By using cryptography to hide almost 99 percent of genetic information, researchers can ensure only patients have access to their complete genomic sequence.
autoimmune diseases technology

A bacteria being devoured by a blue-colored human white blood cell. Photo via cdc.gov

By Bernie Monegain 12:07 pm August 23, 2017
The $50 million Microbiome Immunity Project to examine bacteria in the body to better understand how they contribute to illnesses
value-based healthcare

Using one central application streamlines the process of duplicating work in different venues for solo doctor practices.

By Bill Siwicki 09:44 am August 23, 2017
Arkansas physician says he would be struggling to keep up with the rapid payment model changes without the ACO affiliation.
EHR vendor CliniComp sues government over no-bid VA contract with Cerner
By Jessica Davis 03:39 pm August 22, 2017
The San Diego-based vendor scorned the VA for not conducting a competitive bidding process and alleged there is ample time for other EHR vendors to compete for the contract.
Former 23andMe president joins Livongo
By Bernie Monegain 02:29 pm August 22, 2017
Glen Tullman’s digital health startup, which helps people manage diabetes, has hired Any Page as CFO.
patient identity
By Mike Miliard 02:15 pm August 22, 2017
Innovations that could solve the longstanding problem of patient ID included neural networks and facial recognition, AHIMA research suggests.

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