Searching for Value-based Care Solutions in Rural Pennsylvania
A CMMI-backed program transitions rural hospitals to a value-based, global budgeting model to evaluate outcomes and cost savings.
Penn Researchers Continue to Beat the Drum for Bundled Payments
Mandatory bundled payments, in particular—which they say hold greater potential for research and savings.
Medicare Substance Abuse Data Redacted for 4 Years, Fueling Flawed Research
It led to “missed opportunities” during the ACA rollout and a key time in the opioid epidemic.
GAO Report on VA Choice Program: Long Wait Times, Bad Data
The oversight agency found a slew of deficiencies as the temporary program is set to be replaced by a permanent incarnation.
Mount Sinai Announces Partnership to Launch Renal Disease-Fighting AI System
Additional major US-based healthcare systems are also expected to participate in the RenalytixAI collaboration.
Telehealth Might Democratize Genetic Counseling (and Testing)
When offered remote counseling, patients were far more likely to be tested...and to have their potentially-risky variants identified.
A Generalizable Infection Risk Predictor Based on EHR Data
No 2 hospitals are alike, and their predictive analytics tools should probably reflect that.
Health Information Exchanges Improve Both Care and Costs, Review Finds
Just 3 years ago, the same authors found “little generalizable evidence” of HIE benefits.
FDA Challenges Digital Health Innovators to Join Fight Against Opioid Abuse
The goal? New tech tools to fight the opioid crisis. The prize? A shot at expedited review.
6 Hot Tech Takes from the Week in Healthcare
The insights you need to advance medicine’s digital transformation.
3 Big Issues Facing Healthcare for Veterans
Divisions over the VA’s role and its performance in recent years have started to spawn policy changes, and the process seems to be accelerating.
Hospitals, Opioids, and Facebook: The Week's Top 5 Health-Tech Stories
What you need to know to succeed in health IT and beyond.
For Hypertension Patients, Virtual Visits Might Be as Effective as In-Person Care
And they take physicians one fifth the amount of time to document that in-person appointments do.
Researchers Develop New Suicide Risk Prediction Model from Massive Cohort
"We demonstrated that we can use [EHR] data in combination with other tools to accurately identify people at high risk."
Social Media as an Intervention: There's Plenty of Smoke, but Can It Help People Quit?
New social media studies come out daily. A conflicting report from UCSF researchers claims to show that Facebook can be a smoking intervention...maybe.
Referential Matching: The Solution to Our Patient Matching Challenges
How these technologies can solve common data problems.
Electronic Health Records are Broken, But They Might be Fixable
In a new commentary, Penn Medicine experts suggest how they can be taken from static documents and made into intuitive tools.
Heal Hauls in Another $20M to Fuel Further Growth
The Series C round is the latest in a string of successful funding drives for the tech-driven, on-demand doctor home visit company.
Jennifer Sun, MD: Why Ophthalmology Needs Machine Learning
Burden of disease is growing, and ophthalmology's people power may not be able to keep up. Healthcare must turn to machine learning to fill the gap.
Why Experts Are Developing AI, Medical Imaging Standards
How a data-driven “diagnostic cockpit” could help health systems.
Cerner President Disputes Characterization of DoD Implementation Problems
In a recent shareholder meeting, Zane Burke used the term "fake news" and insinuated that negative stories may have been influenced by the company's competitors.
Hospitals Are All Over Facebook, But What Are They Posting About?
In a new JMIR study, a pair of PhDs set out to categorize how some of the country's top hospitals were using the social media platform.
192K EMRs Suggest Link Between Inpatient and Outpatient Opioid Use
Patients who didn’t wean off opioids were more likely to obtain a prescription after discharge.
UK PM Says Cancer-Detecting AI Could Save 22,000 Lives
The country is committing billions into artificial intelligence research and plans to focus some of its efforts on earlier cancer detection.
7 Hot Takes From the Week in Health Tech
From the $30B EMR market to physician burnout, these topics yielded great healthcare opinions and analyses.
Medicare Advantage Data Could Strengthen Outcomes, Spending Research
CMS Administrator Seema Verma, MPH, is working to further expand access to health data.
VA, Cerner Top the Week's Biggest Health-Tech Stories
The EMR deal is done. What does it mean for medicine?
UCLA Researchers Develop a Better Heart Failure Algorithm
"Our work suggests that more lives could be saved with the application of this new machine-learning-based algorithm," Mihaela van der Schaar said
Genomind Says Its Pharmacogenetic Testing Could Save Healthcare Thousands
The company just published new study results about the 6-month cost savings associated with a mental health drug efficacy assay.
The Chasm Between Public Perception and Clinical Reality at the VA
The VA has flaws. But Andrew Cohen, MD, thinks US healthcare has more to learn from VA than VA does from the rest of US healthcare.
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