Search Results for "Harvard"

September 12, 2013
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Board of Governors selected a consortium led by the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute to serve as the coordinating center for a new national data network designed to enhance the nation's ability to conduct patient-centered comparative effectiveness research.
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August 26, 2013
As the federally-funded Beacon Community Program draws to a close, project leaders look back on their struggles and accomplishments -- and focus on what's ahead.
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August 07, 2013
After an eventful two-year stint as deputy national coordinator, Farzad Mostashari, MD took the helm at ONC just as the meaningful use program began to gather steam. His tenure will be remembered as one of unprecedented change for the industry. Here's a look back at some of his star turns in Healthcare IT News over the years.
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August 05, 2013
Medicare will levy $227 million in fines against hospitals in every state but one for the second round of the government's campaign to reduce the number of patients readmitted within a month, according to federal records released Friday.
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July 14, 2013
National Coordinator for Health IT Farzad Mostashari, MD, launched his talk about the Beacon Communities at a meeting last May by talking about Thomas Frieden, MD, a former colleague in New York City, now director of the Centers for Disease Control.
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July 14, 2013
As Asaf Bitton, MD, views the Beacon Communities across the country as having provided serious community change in how care is delivered.
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July 09, 2013
The HITECH Act has had its desired effect so far, according to the latest annual report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which finds heartening adoption levels of health IT across the board, from small physician practices to academic medical centers, over the past three years.
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June 18, 2013
Technology could be the prescription for improving treatment outcomes, while reducing costs, for children suffering from chronic illnesses such as asthma and diabetes, according to a new report released on Tuesday (June 18) by the Verizon Foundation and Boston Children's Hospital.
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June 18, 2013
ONC has a real understanding of the importance of consumer engagement, the head of the ONC's Office of Consumer eHealth, says. When ONC was originally created and even when HITECH passed, there was a lot of emphasis on providers and hospitals. But it's only in more recent years that it's become more generally understood that patients and consumers play a critical role, too.
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June 14, 2013
Atul Gawande, MD, professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School and staff writer at The New Yorker, offered a reflective presentation earlier this month at Health Datapalooza IV, taking the audience back through what the healthcare system used to look like, and showing and how data innovations have helped set the stage for big transformations.
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May 03, 2013
Cambridge Health Alliance and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center inked an agreement Thursday to form a clinical and academic affiliation with the aim of enhancing care provided by both institutions.
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May 03, 2013
Patient Privacy Rights announced Friday the appointment of Adrian Gropper, MD as its first chief technology officer. Gropper has worked with federal initiatives and the Markle Foundation to help create the Direct Project's secure email system and Blue Button technologies.
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May 02, 2013
Harvard Medical School has licensed big data analytics technology from GNS Healthcare in a bid to better understand signaling and transcriptional events in biological systems.
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April 17, 2013
CIOs from three of Boston's elite hospitals discuss the role health information technology has played in responding to the two-part bombing that stopped the Boston Marathon in its tracks on April 15. The horrific tragedy sent hundreds of gravely wounded runners and bystanders to hospitals, where communication and coordination proved critical to ensuring top patient care.
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April 03, 2013
For 15 years, Congress has bestowed special privileges to some small remote hospitals, usually in rural areas, to help them stay afloat. Medicare pays them more than it pays most hospitals and exempts them from financial pressure to operate efficiently and requirements to reveal how their patients fare. Nearly one in four hospitals qualifies for the program. Despite these benefits, there's new evidence that the quality of many of these hospitals may be deteriorating.
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March 29, 2013
Omada Health, a start-up company based in San Francisco, has launched its flagship online product, called Prevent, which is aimed at tackling diabetes, a disease that affects 43 percent of Americans and, according to the American Diabetes Association, cost America $245 billion last year.
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February 14, 2013
Since its launch in 2011, Rock Health has made its mark in the healthcare field by ushering a number of innovative ideas from the drawing board to the marketplace. The digital health startup incubator has been a fixture at the past two mHealth Summits, and is part of the reason that funding for digital health companies jumped some 45 percent in the past year.
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January 30, 2013
Healthcare's clinical community should view population health as a frontier for deepening understanding about the nature of disease, providing incisive clues about patient demographics, behavior patterns and physiological makeup. Large group samples hold the potential to unlock mysteries that physicians may not even realize exist, says Jonathan Teich, MD, chief medical information officer for Amsterdam-based Elsevier.
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January 14, 2013
TEDMED, www.TEDMED.com, the annual multi-disciplinary gathering where leaders from all sectors of society come together to explore the promise of technology and potential of human achievement in health and medicine, has announced the first 10 of its speakers and two new collaboration and innovation initiatives for 2013.
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January 01, 2013
ACOs are an idea whose time has come, according to Gene Lindsey, MD, president and CEO of Newton, Mass.-based Atrius Health.
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