Capitol Hill
By Mike Miliard 10:09 am October 27, 2015
Nearly 200 medical associations, providers and other healthcare groups have implored the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives to preserve support for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, which has been threatened with defunding.
Elderly couple and laptop
By Eric Wicklund 10:13 am October 09, 2015
A federal partnership with seven health systems is testing whether a new payment model that supports telemedicine can be used to reduce hospitalizations of long-term residents in nursing homes.
By Erin McCann 10:08 am October 01, 2015
Looking to slash your readmission rates using big data but not sure where to start? It's best to hear the stories from the folks who have done it successfully. UPMC's analytics team is ahead of the curve.
By Tom Sullivan 08:00 am September 02, 2015
With an eye on patient relationship management and 'precision healthcare' the cloud-based CRM stalwart released a set of services to offer a comprehensive view of health data.
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
By Bernie Monegain 09:37 am July 15, 2015
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC's electronic surveillance framework for hospitalized kids is poised to significantly reduce false-positive identification of serious health conditions.
By Kaiser Health News 02:22 pm June 24, 2015
Telemedicine can be "so easy." For Medicare patients, it’s also incredibly rare. Nearly 20 years after such videoconferencing technology has been available for health services, fewer than 1 percent of Medicare beneficiaries use it.
Wall Street
By Bernie Monegain 10:13 am June 08, 2015
Healthcare is flying high these days, with analytics seen as the next big wave on both the business and clinical sides of the industry. Two companies that just went public -- and one that has filed its intent to do so -- make for interesting indicators of changes to expect in the industry.
By Bernie Monegain 10:32 am May 26, 2015
Oncology focused health IT companies Varian Medical Systems and Flatiron Health have forged an alliance aimed at eradicating cancer sooner rather than later.
Analytics and mobile devices
By Mike Miliard 10:12 am May 12, 2015
Signs are everywhere that healthcare is finally starting to see the transformative potential of analytics, just as many other industries have for years. Nonetheless, "there are a lot of challenges. And part of that is just: 'Who's going to do the heavy lifting on this?'"
Columbia photo by Pedro Szekely via Flickr.
By Bernie Monegain 10:15 am April 30, 2015
In what UPMC executives call a significant expansion of its long-time partnership in Colombia, they announced today a 10-year agreement with the Fundación Cardiovascular de Colombia to develop and co-manage an oncology center in the South American country.

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