Population Health

Epic EHR UNC Health

Caldwell Memorial Hospital in Lenoir is among the hospitals in the UNC Health Care system. Credit: Google Maps

By Bill Siwicki 09:37 am April 27, 2018
Using the company's "Happy Together" tool, UNC was able to document 12 percent of A1c test completions and 8.1 percent of flu shot completions from external data sources.
epic EHR

Cape Fear Valley Health in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Credit: Google Maps

By Mike Miliard 02:12 pm April 26, 2018
By replacing two Cerner systems, the North Carolina health system aims for a broader view, helping its physicians, nurses and IT staff work more collaboratively to serve patients with what it described as a comprehensive health record.
population health HIE

Prince George's County Health Department in Cheverly, Maryland. Credit: Google Maps

By Bill Siwicki 01:23 pm April 25, 2018
Maryland's Prince George County integrated Chesapeake Regional Information System's patient data into a single population health management platform to improve outcomes and lower costs.
AI machine learning healthcare

A discussion during Genius Bar panel at the 2017 Big Data event. This year's event will be held in San Francisco June 13-14. 

By Mike Miliard 08:54 am April 23, 2018
Nationwide Children’s Hospital Chief Research Information Officer Simon Lin says applying artificial intelligence to patient data enables efficiencies and better outcomes for its Medicaid patients.
DEA prescription data opioids
By Jessica Davis 01:43 pm April 19, 2018
The latest federal move in the fight to combat opioid abuse will have states sharing PDMP data with the DEA.
mount sinai research

Skyline view of Icahn School of Medicine in New York. Credit: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

By Bernie Monegain 12:45 pm April 19, 2018
Millions of Americans are struggling with life expectancy rates, and a Mount Sinai task force says other countries hold the key to making vast improvements.
KLAS report
By Mike Miliard 04:32 pm April 18, 2018
The new study takes a broad view of dozens of healthcare market segments, from acute EHRs to virtual care platforms, and assesses how providers choose vendor partnerships.
apple health records EHR

A screensnap of Apple's personal health record feature with iOS 11.3.

By Mike Miliard 09:46 am April 18, 2018
Dignity Health's chief digital officer explains why he thinks Apple can succeed for population health and precision medicine efforts where other PHR launches have not.
DARPA Kryptowire smartphone-based health tracking
By Mike Miliard 03:58 pm April 17, 2018
The defense agency wants to assess service members' health using mobile device sensors for its Warfighter Analytics using Smartphones for Health program, but some privacy advocates are concerned.
HIMSS Big Data and Healthcare Analytics Forum

Anthony Naoum speaking at the 2017 event. This year, Cleveland Clinic CIO, Ed Marx, will offer the day-two keynote address about setting a strategic course and leading through innovation and transformation.

By Mike Miliard 09:35 am April 13, 2018
Expert speakers will exchange tips for turning troves of complex information into lasting clinical, financial and operational improvements at the June 13-14 event in San Francisco.

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