Debunking the top five healthcare automation myths

An explosion of data within healthcare coupled with new regulatory requirements are adding pressure to the already overworked medical industry. Automation can relieve many of these pressures – but some are hesitant to implement these solutions due to preconceived opinions. In this podcast, Dr…. Source: and Read More

LifePoint Health inks data deal with Health Catalyst

Brentwood, Tennessee-based LifePoint Health has entered a new collaboration with Health Catalyst and will use its analytics technologies to help bolster care quality, lower costs and improve population health management. WHY IT MATTERSLifePoint Health will integrate Health Catalyst’s data… Source: and Read More

PatientBond, Vizient team up for digital behavior change tools

Patient engagement SaaS provider PatientBond and healthcare performance improvement and analytics company Vizient are partnering up to provide Vizient member healthcare organizations with digital patient engagement and behavior change programs. WHY IT MATTERSPatientBond’s digital engagement… Source: and Read More

Mayo Clinic, Mercy working together on major 10-year data initiative

Mayo Clinic and Mercy this week announced what they’re calling a “first-of-its-kind alliance” between these two leading-edge IT and informatics pioneers. WHY IT MATTERSThe 10-year agreement will see Mayo and Mercy focus on data science for improved patient outcomes, using the troves of… Source: and Read More

How AI can power early detection of dementia

Biogen recently announced it is eliminating Adulhelm spending, which brings into question whether drugs are the only answer to Alzheimer’s – especially when advanced, IT-enabled early detection technologies and interventions are available. Cognitive screening methods supported by technology… Source: and Read More

HIMSSCast: What does the future of AI in healthcare look like?

The avenues of artificial intelligence and machine learning research are expanding widely and rapidly. Meta says it plans to tailor its AI explorations by analyzing the structures and networks of the human brain, hoping to map better deep learning algorithms by patterning them on the neural… Source: and Read More

NYC data consortium to expand with $8M in new PCORI funding

Nearly $8 million in renewed funding from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute is set to broaden and enrich the datasets of New York City-based INSIGHT Clinical Research Network over the next three years.   WHY IT MATTERSThe centralized database, which comprises deidentified… Source: and Read More

Advocate Aurora halfway to saving $500K this year on meds inventory optimization

A large, 27-hospital health system like Advocate Aurora Health always is seeking operational efficiency – with patient safety top of mind. Health systems always are trying to improve no matter where the baseline may be. THE PROBLEM Within a large health system, it’s essential to integrate… Source: and Read More

Merative, a new data company, formed from IBM’s healthcare analytics assets

Six months after scooping up the health analytics assets of IBM Watson Health, Francisco Partners announced this past week that it is using them to launch a new healthcare data company, called Merative. WHY IT MATTERSThe private equity firm says Merative will combine these assets to help… Source: and Read More