Friday, October 24, 2014

Health Care Insights | Weekly Round Up

Health Care Insights brings you your weekly healthcare round up. Below you will find relevant articles on key industry topics that we thought our readers would benefit from - enjoy.

 Top Stories:

4 Principles Guiding Healthcare’s Age of Enlightenment
There are many emerging themes and movements driving healthcare innovation and evolution, which is comparable to the Age of Enlightenment with its new discoveries and ways of solving problems.

“There’s no mystery, no magic… you can access all patient data at the bedside“
 Katleen Smedts, Project Manager ICT at University Hospital Antwerp (UZA) and Bernard Algayres, GM Radiology IT EMEA, GE Healthcare, discuss how vendor neutral archiving can improve access to patient data, facilitate clinical collaboration and drive up quality of care.

Experts say Texas needs more than specialized centers to fight Ebola

Dr. Thomas Geisbert, a scientist at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, was at a conference in Germany in 2000 when he and a Canadian collaborator decided to work together on a vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus.

Avalere Analysis: Medicaid Managed Care Enrollment Set to Grow by 13.5 Million

A new analysis from Avalere Health projects that enrollment of Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) beneficiaries in managed care – i.e., state payment of private companies to provide benefits – will increase by 13.5 million individuals from 2013 to 2016.

CMS launches $840M effort to spur medical practice ‘transformation’

The effort, called the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative, is a first-of-its kind effort from the public sector and large-scale investment dedicated solely to sharing information among physicians. CMS estimates that only about 185,000 of the country’s doctors take part in similar programs that strive to transform industry practices through the use of collaboration and technology.

Relaunched health IT company offers MDs chronic condition patient data between visits

A health IT company that previously provided migraine patient data to pharmaceutical companies, Ubiqi Health, has relaunched as Klio Health. The new business, which CEO Jacqueline Thong started earlier this year,  aggregates data from patients with chronic conditions with the goal of assessing effectiveness of treatment between visits through a portal.

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