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Today’s Rundown

  1. OIG’s chief data officer explains how analytics uncovered a $1B fraud scheme
  2. Cerner, Epic lead the charge with sepsis solutions
  3. AI’s biggest challenge will be getting along with physicians
  4. Report: Insurers use data to drive value-based contracts, identify gaps in care

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OIG’s chief data officer explains how analytics uncovered a $1B fraud scheme

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 Getty/DevonyuTo hear one Department of Health and Human Services senior official tell it, a $1 billion Medicare fraud scheme was “hiding in the data.” All it took was some targeted analytics to tease it out. The OIG has increasingly relied on data to improve fraud detection, but last year’s massive bust was a moment of clarity for the OIG’s Chief Data Officer Caryl Brzymialkiewicz.

Top Stories

Cerner, Epic lead the charge with sepsis solutions

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 Searching for ways to improve outcomes and reduce mortality associated with sepsis, health systems are utilizing solutions built into their EHR systems, and two vendors have set themselves apart from the rest of the industry. More providers adopted sepsis tools from Cerner and Epic than all other EHR vendors combined, according to a report released by KLAS based on interviews with 95 providers.

AI’s biggest challenge will be getting along with physicians

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 As artificial intelligence becomes more powerful and more ingrained in healthcare, the new technology will have to find ways to fit into an industry that has long relied on human judgment. Venture capitalists should be particularly mindful of this intensifying dynamic that will influence AI adoption in the clinical environment, according to Kapila Ratnam, a partner at NewSpring Capital.

Report: Insurers use data to drive value-based contracts, identify gaps in care

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 Health plans are taking a broad approach to health data, using a massive repository of digital records to drive value-based contracts, predict patient conditions and improve population health. A new report released by the National Pharmaceutical Council and Avalere identified seven ways health insurers are using patient data and analytics.

News of Note

This story might sound familiar. A billionaire investor is leading the charge for a new handheld blood-testing device in the wake of the Theranos debacle. Forbes article | FierceBiotech article The Mayo Clinic is embedding health information into Epic apps to offer evidence-based clinical information to patients. The apps can be accessed through Epic’s MyChart portal. Release Two U.S. representatives have introduced a bill that would allow VA physicians to practice telemedicine across state lines to provide additional access to virtual services for veterans struggling with mental health conditions. Release Not sure what digital health has done to improve care? The Medical Futurist has 60 answers. The Medical Futurist post

Resources

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[Whitepaper] 5 Supply Chain Leader Traits and Why You Need Them to Survive in Today’s Evolving Healthcare Landscape

Presented By: Cardinal Health Industry trends like personalized medicine and healthcare consumerism are changing how care is delivered and received, which will continue challenging the healthcare supply chain. Download this complimentary Whitepaper to learn five traits that supply chain professionals must develop in order to succeed.  

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Sponsored By: DocuSign The U.S. Department of Justice has collected upwards of $17 billion in settlements from the healthcare industry since 2009, including more than $2 billion from a single life sciences company.

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