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Philips Texas A&M pop health
By Bernie Monegain 11:00 am June 14, 2016
The goal is to rapidly design, develop, prototype, and showcase new healthcare solutions.
UPMC invests in precision medicine company Omicia
By Bernie Monegain 10:14 am June 14, 2016
Omicia to expand HIPAA-compliant, cloud-enabled platform for research, population health, clinical trials.

Three teams of health care entrepreneurs were selected to share $50,000 in prizes awarded by the AMA’s Healthier Nation Innovation Challenge.

By Bill Siwicki 04:10 pm June 13, 2016
Examples of innovation that can help shape 21st century medicine were recognized by the American Medical Association at its annual meeting this week.

"American physicians have become the most expensive data entry workforce on the face of the planet," said American Medical Association Executive Vice President and CEO James L. Madara, MD.

By Jessica Davis 03:30 pm June 13, 2016
James L. Madara, MD, addressed the 2016 AMA Annual Meeting, stressing the need to weed out electronic products that waste providers’ time and confuse patients.

"By combining the association's enormous body of valuable data with Watson's cognitive computing capabilities, we’ll empower people living with diabetes, clinicians and researchers with better data and better insights, which ultimately can lead to better outcomes."

By Jessica Davis 11:33 am June 13, 2016
The company is joining with the American Diabetes Association to improve patient outcomes through the cognitive computing of Watson and the association’s diabetes database.

“We have a moral obligation to help bring healthcare to all Americans because the core of our product was started from something funded by American taxpayers," said Irv Lichtenwald, president and CEO of Medsphere Systems Corp.

By Bill Siwicki 11:14 am June 13, 2016
Even if the Department of Veterans Affairs were to switch from its Vista system, the basis of Medsphere’s OpenVista EHR, Medsphere would continue to thrive, Irv Lichtenwald said.
By Tom Sullivan 08:18 am June 13, 2016
New research from Healthcare IT News and HIMSS Analytics determined that precision medicine programs are rolling, albeit slowly, while early focus areas are on chronic diseases, cancer, neurology and pediatrics. 
EHR data blocking ONC

Center for Medical Interoperability vice president Kerry McDermott says data blocking is a systemic issue because information sharing is a new practice in healthcare. 

By Diana Manos 07:59 am June 13, 2016
The consensus that EHR vendors and profit-hungry hospitals are intentionally making it hard for patients and outside providers to access information is based on evidence – much of it put forth by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT – that is primarily anecdotal. 
iHealth Justin Barnes
By Tom Sullivan 07:32 am June 13, 2016
The newly formed company aims to help providers navigate from fee-for-service to value-based care and offer revenue cycle and analytics tools to make the transformation more effective.    
Big Data Healthcare Analytics
By Jessica Davis 10:38 am June 11, 2016
Leveraging data with key technology partners pays off for St. Joseph Healthcare, UnityPoint and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburg to improve clinical effectiveness.

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