This week, the CDC issued interim guidelines for antibody testing in clinical and public health settings, which will be used for monitoring and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. But, antibody tests may be raising more questions than they’re answering. In this week’s news roundup: why the CDC says “less than half” of antibody tests may be correct; why immunity to COVID-19 is so complicated; maps and dashboards show new coronavirus hotspots and reopening dates; and more.
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As states across the country ease stay-at-home orders, healthcare organizations look to restart elective procedures and develop financial recovery strategies. In this week’s news roundup: hospitals begin the road to recovery; understanding the implications of the stimulus relief package; how one health system used advanced analytics in their financial recovery plan; and more.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to threaten millions of lives around the world, new realities are significantly impacting every aspect of healthcare, from how care is delivered to how we work and communicate. In this week’s news roundup: using remote patient monitoring to drive pandemic communication; how virtual care analytics supports rapid change in ambulatory care delivery; remote healthcare work best practices; and more.
As the country moves toward the next phase of its COVID-19 response, leaders will need to leverage data analytics to stay ahead of the virus and safely reopen. In this week’s news roundup: how big data analytics will factor into the next phase of COVID-19; restarting elective surgery in the COVID-19 era; how one health system used analytics to understand the financial impacts of COVID-19 and aid their elective surgery restart; and more.
As health systems across the country scramble to respond to COVID-19, we’ve pulled together news and resources to help organizations and professionals prepare. In this week’s news roundup: steps healthcare facilities can take now to prepare for COVID-19, guidance from the CDC on preparing for community transmission, COVID-19 maps and visuals from the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, and much more.
As the transition of healthcare payment models from volume to value takes longer than expected, healthcare organizations are balancing fee for service (FFS) with value-based care (VBC). In this week’s news roundup: the role of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) in VBC; ten strategies for navigating the shift from volume to value; and where providers and payers stand on consumerism, value-based care, and healthcare transformation.
The journey for healthcare organizations to become data driven is complex but absolutely critical for success in today’s increasingly digitized environment. In this week’s news roundup: how data literacy plays a key role in becoming a data-driven healthcare organization; how the lack of data literacy costs employers five days of productivity per year; why data storytellers will define the next decade of data; and more.
As AI and ML are rapidly making their way to the forefront of the healthcare world, some leaders feel that advanced analytics isn’t gaining traction too quickly, while others are embracing its capabilities. In this week’s new roundup: how AI can help leaders drive systemwide outcomes improvement; four ways AI/ML will transform healthcare in 2020, health systems utilizing ML; the power of data and AI to improve the payer-provider relationship; and the benefits of AI in medical imaging.
Understanding the current healthcare climate and upcoming trends in 2020 can help healthcare organizations stay abreast of important changes and be prepared for the future. In this week’s news roundup: the top trends that will disrupt healthcare in 2020, seven trends impacting the design of healthcare environments, the main trends driving mergers and acquisitions, and more.
Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning will play an even bigger role in healthcare in 2020. In this week’s news roundup: AI and machine learning trends; why AI in healthcare is primarily a change management problem; how Christiana Care is personalizing the “black box” of machine learning; and much more.
Healthcare is moving towards an era of personalized medicine in which providers customize treatments for the individual patient. In this week’s news roundup: How data-driven precision medicine individualizes treatment; who will benefit from precision medicine; and the major barriers to implementing precision medicine programs.
With 2019 coming to a close, cutting costs will be top of mind in 2020 for most healthcare organizations. This week’s news roundup focuses on financial alignment: three strategies for healthcare financial transformation; managing the most expensive patients; tactics to drive revenue cycle efficiency; and healthcare’s pricing problems explained in four charts.
As the need for data-driven improvement becomes more urgent, health systems are finding that their current approaches to data management and analytics are failing to keep up. Organizations must evolve towards a broad data management solution to satisfy healthcare’s increasing demands for data storage and near-real time insights.
In this new, data-rich healthcare environment, clinicians have greater abilities than ever to provide tailored treatments for specific patients’s needs. However, personalized healthcare is easier said than done. In this week’s news roundup: how real-world data can help advance clinical trials; the power of analytics and AI in the new era of personalized medicine; four trends to make precision medicine possible; and more.
The healthcare industry is under scrutiny for its treatment of different groups including residents, women in leadership (or lack thereof), and the LGBTQ+ community. In this week’s news roundup: how health systems can leverage data to improve care delivery to the LGBTQ+ community; female residents report higher rates of discrimination leading to higher rates of burnout; how to improve the skewed ratio of entry level female employees to the number of women at the top in the healthcare industry; and a new alliance in the Northwest focuses on achieving health equity in seven states over the next two years.
Healthcare organizations increasingly rely on technology to help improve efficiency, reduce costs, and advance surgical outcomes. In this week’s news roundup: prehabilitation and the power of healthcare analytics; four things patients can do to make surgery go more smoothly; big data and healthcare decision making; and how prehabilitation can lower episode costs under bundled payment models.
Optimizing the patient experience and improving patient outcomes are two top priorities for many healthcare organizations in 2019. In this week’s news roundup: the top five recommendations for improving the patient experience; how technology is improving patient experiences; data-driven patient engagement solutions for payers; and more.
Health systems are facing increasing pressure to deliver cost savings. To build sustainability, healthcare organizations must identify waste and reduce the total cost of care. In this week’s news roundup: why activity-based costing is healthcare’s secret to doing more with less; why more hospitals are calculating actual cost of care; and more.
Healthcare data security is complex issue, and the industry has been slow in determining how to handle new technology. In this week’s news roundup: improving healthcare data security with AI; advertising, Amazon, and artificial intelligence; Google’s controversial takeover of DeepMind Health; and, confusing laws and bad actors just some of the challenges facing healthcare data safety and patient privacy.
Today’s healthcare CIOs risk becoming marginalized from other members of their organization’s leadership when they focus too narrowly on technology and don’t engage with their peers’ strategic goals. This week’s news roundup is about what the new healthcare CIO looks like: the new pressures and opportunities they face; five questions to improve strategic engagement; and, tough AI questions with surprisingly simple answers.
As value-based care continues to grow, driving innovations and new risk arrangements, population health remains a high priority. In this week’s news roundup: why the right tools matter for succeeding in population health management; uniting social determinants of health and data for population health; and how adult population health is being effectively addressed in pediatric settings.
In this week’s news roundup: six need-to-know guidelines for successful care management; the three must-have qualities of a care management system; and why skilled nursing facilities need to stop thinking of themselves as targets for cuts, and get creative.
This week’s news roundup is all about healthcare quality measures: how evolving CMS quality measures are moving towards patient-centered care; making alternative payment models truly value based; why the new CMS Primary Care Models have implications for serious illness care; and what changes medical groups want for the CMS Patients Over Paperwork program.
Academic medical centers (AMCs) are a triple threat on the healthcare court with their combined medical center, education, and research sections. With a unique set of resources, AMCs have the ability to take a comprehensive, holistic approach to patient care. However, one of the challenges they still face is effectively utilizing healthcare analytics. In this week’s news roundup: How AMCs can leverage three areas of healthcare analytics, boost population health management, and automate artificial intelligence for medical decision making. Plus, why AMCs are adapting new business models.
Data drives healthcare improvement and is an imperative resource for navigating a changing healthcare landscape. But healthcare data is complex, and it can be difficult to leverage. This week’s news roundup is all about healthcare data management: Three principles of using data to its full potential; how data ethics is now a strategic business weapon; what you need to know about “dark data”; and, four critical phrases of healthcare data governance.