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  • 10 Jan 2019 10:25 AM | Denny Brennan (Administrator)

    Healthcare Finance | Susan Morse | January 10, 2019

    The digital offerings focus on chronic back and joint pain and cancer care.

    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts has added two new digital health programs to its emerging solutions portfolio.

    Hinge Health for musculoskeletal conditions is a preventive pain management program that helps adults manage chronic back and joint pain through a 12-week, coach-led, digital experience. It is available to self-insured accounts with 1,000-plus employees.

    Robin Care provides support for cancer care. It offers information on managing symptoms, improving care coordination and addressing costs. Robin Care is available to self-insured accounts with 500- plus subscribers.

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  • 09 Jan 2019 1:43 PM | Denny Brennan (Administrator)

    Healthcare Technology | Diana Manos | January 09, 2019

    The medical device integration tool can deliver data to clinicians within Epic’s workflow.

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  • 09 Jan 2019 1:38 PM | Denny Brennan (Administrator)

    CNBC.com | Elizabeth Gurdus | @lizzygurdus

    • Apple CEO Tim Cook says his company will "announce new services" in 2019 that expand on its health-care portfolio in an interview with CNBC's Jim Cramer.
    • "If you zoom out into the future, and you look back, and you ask the question, 'What was Apple's greatest contribution to mankind?' It will be about health," Cook tells the "Mad Money" host.

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  • 07 Jan 2019 2:24 PM | Denny Brennan (Administrator)

    Healthcare Informatics | January 7, 2019 by Josh Gluck

    Artificial intelligence (AI) is moving from hypothetical to business critical in healthcare. The global healthcare A I market is expected to reach $6.16 billion by 2022. Experts have estimated that AI applications can potentially create $150 billion in annual savings for the U.S. healthcare economy by 2026, and AI can address an estimated 20 percent of unmet clinical demand. As the statistics pile up, implementing AI may seem like a cure-all to every hospital woe, from data entry to population health to imaging, and it would be easy to get overwhelmed.

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  • 07 Jan 2019 9:47 AM | Denny Brennan (Administrator)

    Healthcare Finance | January 4, 2019

    With the increasing volume and complexity of data in clinical situations, artificial intelligence can help support and guide care providers' decision-making processes, says Dimitri Fane, director of product management of TrakCare at InterSystems.

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  • 04 Jan 2019 2:29 PM | Denny Brennan (Administrator)

    The model has resulted in just over a 3 percent reduction in costs, and analysts forecast this will increase as the model matures.

    Healthcare Finance | January 4, 2019 | Jeff Lagasse, Associate Editor

    Medicare's randomized trial of a new bundled payment model for hip and knee replacement surgeries led to $812 in savings per procedure, or a 3.1 percent reduction in costs, when compared with traditional means of paying for care, finds new research.

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  • 04 Jan 2019 1:39 PM | Denny Brennan (Administrator)

    REUTERS | HEALTH NEWS | JANUARY 3, 2019 / 12:38 PM

    Most people in the U.S. with health insurance don’t use the patient portals that are increasingly provided by doctors for online communication, a new study suggests.

    In a nationally representative survey, researchers found that nearly two-thirds of insured participants had not used an online medical portal in the past year.

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  • 04 Jan 2019 11:17 AM | Denny Brennan (Administrator)

    AI in Healthcare | January 03, 2019 | Danielle Brown | Business Intelligence

    The AI in healthcare market is expected to grow from $2.1 billion in 2018 to $36.1 billion by 2025, according to a report by Markets and Markets.

    The forecasted period is expected to see a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 50.2 percent. North America is expected to see the highest CAGR between 2018 and 2025 thanks to the United States, which is considered one of the major contributors in the North American AI in healthcare market.

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  • 03 Jan 2019 11:45 AM | Denny Brennan (Administrator)

    AI in Healthcare | January 02, 2019 | Danielle Brown | Research

    The protected health information of deidentified individuals may not be private after researchers used machine-learning techniques to reidentify the health data of some children and adults. The findings could signal a need for legislation that protects and ensures the privacy of people’s health data.

    “The findings of this study suggests that current practices for deidentifying physical activity data are insufficient for privacy and that deidentification should aggregate the physical activity data of many people to ensure individuals’ privacy,” a study published in JAMA said. The study was authored by Liangyuan Na, a graduate student researcher for the Operations Research Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, et al. 

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  • 03 Jan 2019 11:39 AM | Denny Brennan (Administrator)

    Healthcare Informatics, January 3, 2019 by Heather Landi, Associate Editor

    Standards organization Health Level Seven (HL7) has published Release 4 of its Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) Standard, marking the first release with normative content.

     “R4 is the culmination of 18 months of extensive work to finalize the base parts of the specification, and incorporate changes and enhancement requests received from implementation partners across the world,” Grahame Grieve, HL7 FHIR Product Director, wrote in a blog post.

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