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    1. Measuring value — How to harness data in an outcomes-driven paradigm

      Measuring value — How to harness data in an outcomes-driven paradigm Written by Megan Wood Value-based care arrangements are placing healthcare institutions in unfamiliar situations, introducing most providers to risk for the first time. As providers begin to shoulder risk, it is critical hospital leaders determine the appropriate metrics to measure physician performance, track costs and use data to bring about continuous quality improvement and other operational enhancements.

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    2. 5 questions with Upmc Cio Ed McCallister

      5 questions with UPMC CIO Ed McCallister Written by Julie Spitzer After nearly 30 years of experience in healthcare — an era that saw the advent of the internet, the beginning of wireless communications and the mass implementation of EHRs — Ed McCallister, senior vice president and CIO of Pittsburgh-based UPMC, believes now is the most transformative time for IT.

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    3. 9 AI terms to know

      9 AI terms to know Written by Julie Spitzer The future is robotic; at least that's what some healthcare technology leaders believe. Take doc.ai, for example. This Palo Alto, Calif.-based startup has engineered a platform where patients can discuss their medical data with an artificially intelligent physician robot. IBM Watson uses AI to interpret genomic data in just 10 minutes, a task that takes human experts 160 hours.

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    4. 6 thoughts on population health with Allscripts Analytics CMO Dr. Fatima Paruk

      6 thoughts on population health with Allscripts Analytics CMO Dr. Fatima Paruk Written by Jessica Kim Cohen About three years ago, Allscripts decided to ramp up its position in the population health space, acquiring health analytics firms like dbmotion and hiring public health experts like Fatima Paruk, MD, who serves as CMO of what is now Allscripts Analytics.

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    5. 8 recent vendor contracts, go-lives

      8 recent vendor contracts, go-lives The following health IT vendor contracts and go-lives were reported during the past week. Calhoun, Ga.-based Gordon Hospital launched remote monitoring services in its intensive care unit through an agreement with Advanced ICU Care . Huntington's Disease Society of America launched free online therapy services via American Well's telehealth platform.

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    6. GE Healthcare CEO to head GE in August; Weirton Medical Center sues Cerner for breach of contract & more — 16 health IT key notes

      GE Healthcare CEO to head GE in August; Weirton Medical Center sues Cerner for breach of contract & more — 16 health IT key notes Written by Jessica Kim Cohen Here are 16 recent news updates on health IT companies. Sumbul Desai, MD, executive director of the Stanford (Calif.) Medicine Center for Digital Health, will reportedly join Apple in a senior role to promote health uses for its Apple Watch.

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    7. 13 medtech leaders on the role of artificial intelligence in healthcare

      Written by Laura Dyrda ( Twitter | Google+ ) | May 12, 2017 | Print | Email Artificial intelligence is making its way into healthcare with clinical applications such as diagnostics support as well as operational efficiency applications to upgrade practice workflows and supply chain management. Twenty years from now, AI could make healthcare more precise and deliver better outcomes; however, it's unlikely machines will completely replace physicians and nurses at the point of care.

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    8. 110 women in medtech to know | 2017

      Written by Laura Dyrda ( Twitter | Google+ ) | May 08, 2017 | Print | Email Women are leaving their mark on the medtech field in health IT, medical devices and technology and revenue cycle management. Contact Laura Dyrda with questions or comments on this list at ldyrda@beckershealthcare.com. Here are 110 women executives and leaders to know. Amy Baxter, MD. Founder and CEO of MMJ Labs (Atlanta).

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    9. How the right data analytics diminish administrative burden on clinicians

      How the right data analytics diminish administrative burden on clinicians Written by Megan Wood | March 30, Data flooding the healthcare industry has the potential to completely revolutionize patient care and drive improved health outcomes. Yet when left inadequately structured or under-automated, the deluge of data is one contributing factor to administrative burden — a pervasive issue affecting clinicians across most specialties.

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    10. 8 CMIOs weigh in on progress, prospects of data analytics

      8 CMIOs weigh in on progress, prospects of data analytics Written by Brooke Murphy | March 30, In the coming year, both the opportunities and challenges for predictive analytics will likely increase. The statistical and predictive data analyst role is slated as one of the top 10 most in demand — yet hardest to fill — this year, according to Forrester.

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    11. 12 recent vendor contracts, go-lives

      Written by Erin Dietsche ( Twitter | Google+ ) | March 03, The following health IT vendor contracts and go-lives were reported within the past week. 1. Cigna is utilizing Microsoft's technology to develop BioBall, a device that helps conduct health screenings. 2. Varian Medical Systems, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based medical device and software manufacturer, is integrating natural language processing technology into its Varian 360 Oncology care management platform. 3.

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    12. Mayo Clinic Constructs Pioneering Health Information Exchange

      Mayo Clinic Constructs Pioneering Health Information ExchangeBecker's Hospital Reviewbased Mayo Clinic is building a health information exchange using open-source natural language processing software to create new methods of mining patient data, according to an InformationWeek report. According to a Mayo news release, the hospital is ...and more »
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