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15 Blockchain Whitepapers Awarded Winners of US Department of Health and Human Services Challenge

Luke Parker | Brave New Coin | August 30, 2016

A challenge held by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)  to encourage Blockchain use in the Health Information Technology field resulted in 15 winning whitepapers. The Department’s Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) first announced the “Use of Blockchain in Health IT and Health-Related Research” challenge in July...

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A Chat with CommonWell’s Executive Director: Interoperability’s Next Steps, Data Blocking, and Epic

Rajiv Leventhal | Healthcare Informatics | July 12, 2016

It’s been a little over three years since the CommonWell Health Alliance, an industry trade group made up of many of the largest electronic health record (EHR) systems vendors and other health IT companies, formed at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual conference with the goal to greatly enhance health data exchange. And, it’s been a little over a year since the Alliance tapped Jitin Asnaani as its founding executive director...

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Africa Healthcare Set to Boom in 2014: Improving Africa's Future [UK]

Press Release | Africa Healthcare Summit | September 12, 2013

The Africa Healthcare Summit 2014 is the only event of its kind to bring large delegations of government ministers, senior hospital directors and healthcare professionals to Europe to network with international healthcare experts, investors and solution providers. Read More »

Biden Announces Major Open Initiatives At Cancer Moonshot Summit

Press Release | The White House | June 28, 2016

Today, the Cancer Moonshot is hosting a summit at Howard University, in Washington, D.C. as part of a national day of action that also includes more than 270 events in communities across the United States.  Vice President Joe Biden will join over 350 researchers, oncologists and other care providers, data and technology experts, patients, families, and patient advocates, among others, will come together at Howard University.  They will be joined by more than 6,000 individuals at events in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and Guam.  This is the first time a group this expansive and diverse will meet under a government charge is to double the rate of progress in our understanding, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and care of cancer...

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Blockchain's Potential Use Cases for Healthcare: Hype or Reality?

Mike Miliard | Healthcare IT News | February 22, 2017

At HIMSS17 on Wednesday, IEEE Computer Society and the Personal Connected Health Alliance hosted a day-long event focused on the potentially transformative promise of an intriguing innovation: Blockchain. Kicking off the symposium, "Blockchain in Healthcare: A Rock Stars of Technology Event," Tamara StClaire, previous chief innovation officer at Conduent Health (formerly known as Xerox Healthcare), made the case that the bitcoin-derived secure digital ledger technology could just maybe offer the answer to an array of vexing healthcare challenges – not least of which is interoperability...

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ConvergeHEALTH By Deloitte And Regenstrief Institute Announce Collaboration To Accelerate The Use Of Real World Evidence In Health Care

Press Release | Regenstrief Institute, ConvergeHEALTH | June 17, 2014

ConvergeHEALTH by Deloitte and the Regenstrief Institute, Inc. are announcing that Regenstrief, an internationally recognized informatics and health care research organization, has become a member of ConvergeHEALTH's real-world evidence and analytics consortium...

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Deloitte Continues Its Support Of TranSMART Foundation As Gold-Level Sponsor And Will Join Board Of Directors

Press Release | tranSMART, Deloitte | February 5, 2014

Deloitte has announced today the gold-level sponsorship of the tranSMART Foundation.  As a part of Deloitte's sponsorship, Brett Davis, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP, will join the Foundation's board of directors. Read More »

Intermountain, Deloitte Launch Comparative Effectiveness Tool

Dan Bowman | FierceHealthIT | June 25, 2013

Intermountain Healthcare, in collaboration with consulting firm Deloitte, unveiled a data analytics tool this week that will leverage information from electronic health records improve patient treatment efforts via comparative effectiveness research. Read More »

Life Science and IT Organizations Invest in the tranSMART Foundation to Advance Translational Medicine Research

Press Release | The tranSMART Foundation | January 14, 2015

The tranSMART Foundation, a non-profit organization providing a global, open-source knowledge management platform for scientists to share pre-competitive translational research data, today announced that 20 life sciences and technology organizations have made substantial commitments by joining its Membership Program. Read More »

Population Health Management Becoming a Priority for Providers, but Many Struggle With Stop-Gap Solutions and Lack of Infrastructure, Says Latest Black Book Survey

Press Release | Black Book Market Research | January 30, 2017

Black Book’s most recent report on the state of population health management (PHM) reveals that it is among the fastest-growing areas in the healthcare IT space and several effective end-to-end solutions emerging. Record PHM spending underscores its increasing importance with a reported $8B invested in digital health in sum in 2016, with the majority going to population health and patient experience tools. But even as PHM solutions are quickly becoming a priority for healthcare organizations, in Q1 2017, 81% of providers are tackling population health projects without a strategic technology purchase that meets all their needs...

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South Carolina Awards BIS Contract: the First Multimillion-Dollar Opportunity of Many

On December 30th, the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) indicated its intent to award the SAS institute with a substantial contract to furnish a new Business Intelligence System (BIS). The contract, finalized on January 10th, represents a $45 million dollar, seven-year commitment on behalf of South Carolina. Other bidders on the contract included Truven Health Analytics, Deloitte, Optum, and Elder Research. James Samimi-Farr. This business intelligence platform constitutes part of South Carolina’s overall Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) replacement project.

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Take Two 'Medtech' Apps & Call Me In The Morning

Adrian Bridgwater | Open Source Insider | January 7, 2015

Your technology term of the day is "medtech".  Obviously not too hard to work out, medtech (possibly sometimes 'meditech' or 'medetech') is the slightly less than fluid portmanteau of 'medicine' and 'technology' coming together...

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The New Health IT Arms Race Between The US And EU

Nicole Fisher and Ben Heubl | Forbes.com | March 10, 2014

If you were to ask anyone in the United States what “health access” meant to them, you would get a different answer. In the UK, for most people, it means the ability to access National Health Service (NHS) amenities.

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The tranSMART Foundation To Present Its Open-Source Knowledge Management Platform At Bio-IT World Conference & Expo

Press Release | tranSmart Foundation | April 10, 2014

The tranSMART Foundation, a non-profit organization providing a global, open-source knowledge management platform for scientists to share pre-competitive translational research data, today announced its program for participation at the Bio-IT World Conference & Expo in Boston, Mass. on April 29 – May 1, 2014.

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What's wrong with IT at Veterans Affairs?

Frank Konkel | FCW | May 1, 2013

Projects are stalled, and top leaders have departed. Investigations and agency sources paint a bleak picture inside VA's IT office. Read More »