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By Anthony Vecchione 11:08 am September 15, 2014
The challenge for the Carolinas Healthcare System was to reduce the readmission rate for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The solution: predictive analytics.
By Mike Miliard 10:17 am September 10, 2014
Optum Labs, which was launched by UnitedHealth and the Mayo Clinic to mine deidentified patient data for innovative healthcare research, has four new members.
Watson
By Mike Miliard 10:59 am September 08, 2014
In their latest collaboration, Mayo Clinic will enlist IBM's Watson cognitive computing technology to help match patients more quickly with appropriate clinical trials.
By Mike Miliard 03:13 pm August 27, 2014
The feds have been taking a bit of a drubbing lately, what with the paltry early returns for Stage 2 meaningful use attestations.
Growing money
By Bernie Monegain 10:41 am August 27, 2014
A Mississippi health system and three hospitals in Texas, Indiana and Alabama are illustrating how hospitals can thrive, even in a tough economic environment. One hospital increased its revenue by $8.2 million after improving clinical documentation. Another changed the way it collected for services and boosted revenue by $6.1 million.
Data
By Anthony Vecchione 10:48 am August 25, 2014
The recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa has raised public awareness about the risks of healthcare associated infections, as U.S. healthcare workers in Africa acquired Ebola while working in a healthcare setting. Here in the U.S., data mining technology is a valuable weapon for combating HAIs.
Doctor and patient
By Neil Versel 10:19 am August 22, 2014
Stage 2 of meaningful use requires at least 5 percent of a given provider's patients to be engaged in their own care either through an online portal or an electronic personal health record. The threshold seems low, but it is the first time that achieving meaningful use is dependent on patient behavior.
Stars
By Mike Miliard 11:23 am August 19, 2014
When you picture the first handful of providers able to successfully attest to the rigors of Stage 2 meaningful use, a place like tiny Cottage Hospital might not be the first that leaps to mind.
Susan DeVore
By Mike Miliard 11:15 am August 05, 2014
Premier Inc. on Tuesday announced an agreement to acquire Salt Lake City-based TheraDoc, a Hospira subsidiary that develops clinical surveillance technology, for $117 million in cash.
Man holidng lightbulb with sprout inside
By Mike Miliard 10:30 am August 05, 2014
Healthcare technology is hot stuff, with startups and investors from Silicon Valley to the Charles River chasing after the next paradigm-shifting blockbuster innovation. Each passing quarter sees an ever-increasing tally of eager rounds of funding. But what will be the lasting impact of some of these products?

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