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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 To 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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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
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