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Weekly News Roundup: February 15, 2019

Clinical Workflow News Improving clinical workflows is always a hot topic, especially as pressure on clinicians continues to mount. This week’s roundup features healthcare workflow news, including ways to protect provider productivity, the importance of user feedback in software usability, how analytics, workflow, and physician education aids sepsis care at Allina Health, and how ACO measures performance improved with data and analytics. MedStar Launches EHR Usability Campaign, With Videos Showing UX, Workflow Challenges Effective software depends on user feedback, with developers rely on a culture of open communication …

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Weekly News Roundup: February 8, 2019

Healthcare Tech Funding in the News Healthcare tech companies have been capturing the attention (and pocketbooks) of investors this week. Namely, Health Catalyst (ahem) reached unicorn status with a $1 billion latest valuation, Devoted Health–a start-up selling health insurance to seniors–raised $300 million at a $1.8 billion valuation, healthcare startup Lytic got a funding boost to help patients pinpoint their health condition and get the next steps for obtaining care, and Healthy.io raised $18 million to bring smartphone urinalysis technology to the U.S. Cloud Unicorn: Health Catalyst Reaches …

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Weekly News Roundup: February 1, 2019

  Nearly half of all Americans use at least one prescription drug, and with high prescription usage comes medication-related problems. More than 1.5 million preventable medication-related adverse events occur each year, costing more than $177 billion in medication-related morbidity and mortality. This week’s news roundup covers medication-related patient safety news including a case for better after-hours palliative care, a success story featuring a significant cost of care reduction at Allina Health, a day in the life of a medication safety officer, and the terrifying story of an Ohio physician who …

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Weekly News Roundup: January 25, 2019

Addressing the Opioid Epidemic With Analytics With the opioid epidemic continuing to ravage the country, U.S. healthcare professionals are searching for answers. This week’s news roundup includes tools to help combat an epidemic, best practice opioid interventions, and recent news addressing the problem, such as how healthcare executives can use IT to stem the crisis, why it’s time to use machine learning to combat it, and a new study linking opioid deaths to painkiller marketing. How Top Healthcare Executives Can Use IT to Stem the Opioid Crisis …

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Weekly News Roundup: January 18, 2019

Healthcare Project Management in the News Project management is increasingly important to the healthcare industry because it can help control costs, manage risk, and speed improvement project outcomes. This week, we’re sharing news about healthcare project management, from the age-old debate of agile vs. waterfall methodologies to pragmatic approaches to project management in outcomes improvement projects.   Healthcare Project Management Techniques: A Pragmatic Approach to Outcomes Improvement Healthcare leaders are working hard to continuously refine and advance their processes in order to improve patient care, reduce costs, …

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Weekly News Roundup: January 11, 2019

Healthcare Trends to Watch in 2019 After ringing in the new year, it’s time to look forward to what 2019 will bring. This week we’re sharing news and resources that examine trends to watch out for this year, such as drivers of digital transformation in the next 12 months, an upcoming webinar that tackles such questions as what to expect from the new congress, as well as a look back to see how well we did with our predictions last year. Digital Healthcare Growth Drivers In 2019 The …

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Weekly News Roundup: December 21, 2018

  With the holiday season suddenly upon us, we wanted to share some of the biggest news stories from 2018. Amazon made headlines as it leapt further into the world of healthcare, healthcare became more precise, and payers made the news with mergers, acquisitions, and other shenanigans. We also share the six biggest problems with homegrown healthcare analytics platforms and a recent ONC report that examines the many different forms of exchanging healthcare data that hospitals are wrestling with. Five Ways Healthcare Became More Precise in 2018 From …

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Weekly News Roundup: December 13, 2018

Healthcare Data and Platforms in the News Healthcare data comes from many different types of sources. Could smart speakers be a new healthcare data source? Could the new iPad Pro help streamine both clinical and administrative workflows? This week, our news roundup includes some of the biggest stories about healthcare data-some of which may soon come from unlikely sources. We also share lessons from the last 20 years of enterprise data warehousing, a conversation with Dale Sanders, president of technology at Health Catalyst, about commercial vs. homegrown healthcare data platforms, …

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Weekly News Roundup: December 7, 2018

  NLP in healthcare has long been a challenge to gaining a complete analytics picture. This week, we’re featuring stories that show the advancements healthcare has made in NLP; Amazon Comprehend Health has announced a new NLP processing service for unstructured data. And some that show how far we have to go. Finally, we’re also sharing the four essentials of NLP and how text analytics can be used to improve patient outcomes. NLP evolving from legacy tech to interactive apps with text and speech for pop health and …

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Weekly News Roundup: November 30

Patient Safety In the News After another week of news moving at breakneck speed, here are some important stories about patient safety to keep your eye on. A large health system uses 15-minute huddles to keep 23 hospitals aligned; medical device companies are in the news, and no, not in a good way; breast implant manufacturers are allowed to report issues in bulk; and the FDA’s guidelines for reporting problem devices is vague. Then, some positives: a seven-step framework to create a culture of safety; a six-step evaluation procedure …

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