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Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island offers providers platform to harness data

In an effort to improve care quality and coordination, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island plans to arm primary care providers with the power of data.

Health insurers: With great power over data comes great responsibility

Like many Americans, I have long since accepted that yes, Big Brother is watching and no, we can't really do anything about it. Those who still think otherwise, I've always figured, are...

House v. Burwell ruling could wreak havoc on ACA marketplace

A lawsuit brought by the House of Representatives that challenges the financing of the Affordable Care Act's cost-sharing reductions could put 7 million Americans' subsidies in jeopardy and therefore risk destabilizing the entire ACA marketplace, according to a report from The Commonwealth Fund.  

How a hospital's analytics department helps clinical staff build data skills

The homegrown data analytics department at Medical Center Health System (MCHS) in Odessa, Texas, aims to help clinicians drill down into data and answer the question of "why," according to an article at  HealthData Management.

How hospitals can use data to drive improvement initiatives

By Warren Strauss From required Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reporting to Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)...

Aetna merges iTriage with WellMatch

Aetna has merged its health app-maker subsidiary, iTriage, with its cost transparency business, WellMatch, to form one group, according to  MobiHealthNews.

Cigna exec: Quality metrics do more good than harm

Quality metrics are usually met with groans from physicians, but a Cigna executive tells  Medical Economics that  they play a vital role for commercial insurance companies that are trying to help doctors improve the care they provide patients.  

CMS changes will cut Medicare Advantage payments, report says

Recently proposed changes to Medicare Advantage payment rules will result in an estimated 0.5 to 3.9 percent cut on average to MA payments in 2017, according to a new report.  

Proposed framework focuses on electronic healthcare predictive analytic applications

A proposed framework focusing on development and application of electronic healthcare predictive analytic applications has been published this month in  eGEMs (Generating Evidence & Methods to improve patient outcomes).

CHIME CIO of the Year Craig Richardville: We want a 'panoramic view' of the patient [Q&A]

In an exclusive interview at HIMSS16, Carolinas HealthCare System CIO Craig Richardville spoke with FierceHealthIT about the importance of looking at patients through a panoramic lens.