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Blog

A warm welcome to ZirMed clients and staff

We’ve kicked off a deeper relationship with ZirMed Inc. that brings us a wonderful new group of clients, talented staff and powerful technology.

Honored to welcome CHRISTUS Health

We’re very excited about our new relationship with CHRISTUS Health—the international Catholic not-for-profit health system based in Dallas.

We’re expanding our relationship with CHA ACO

We’re excited to be working even more closely with CHA ACO—the federally recognized accountable care organization owned by Beacon Health System in South Bend, Ind.

News

ONC posts patient-data matching best practices framework

healthcare informatics

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT published the Patient Demographic Data Quality Framework of best practices for data management processes that enable hospitals to more effectively match patient records. Developed in conjunction with Pittsburgh-based CMMI Institute and the Department of Health and Human Services, the tool arrives after CHIME announced in November it would abandon its two-year effort to resolve this issue with its National Patient ID Challenge.

AHIMA releases 17 steps to cybersecurity as attacks increase

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In response to an ever-worsening cybersecurity environment in healthcare, with an increasing number of cyberattacks on hospitals, health systems and clinics, the American Health Information Management Association has issued new cybersecurity guidelines for healthcare professionals to reference as they seek ways to implement cybersecurity prevention measures.

Siemens Healthineers buys Fast Track Diagnostics for precision medicine tech

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Siemens Healthineers bought Fast Track Diagnostics to build out its precision medicine technologies. Adding Fast Track Diagnostics molecular-testing technologies enables hospitals to target conditions such as respiratory infections, gastroenteritis, meningitis, hepatitis, infections of the immunosuppressed, tropical diseases, sexually transmitted diseases, and early childhood diseases.

Salesforce, Geneia release app for population health, value-based care

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Salesforce continued its march into healthcare this week when, along with analytics specialist Geneia, it unwrapped an app for population health and value-based care. The jointly developed tool, which the companies announced at Dreamforce in San Francisco, combines Geneia’s Theon analytics with the Salesforce Health Cloud’s communications services and workflows for hospitals, health plans and employers.

AMIA, Pew: Congress must fund ONC EHR reporting program

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The informatics group also sent a letter to Congress earlier in the week about its concern the tax bill will slash the stipend for graduate students studying health informatics.

White papers

Advancing Healthcare Value

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ACOs Flying Blind

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Speakers bureau

Koan Health co-founders DT Nguyen and Jeff Hayes are healthcare experts who are frequent presenters at corporate and industry meetings and conferences. Get in touch if you’d like them to share insights about healthcare’s analytics-powered value revolution with your staff or event attendees.

TOPICS

  • Population health analytics, technology and services
  • Hospital employee health management trends
  • How big data is changing the healthcare landscape
  • Healthcare revenue cycle management
  • Accountable care management