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Health IT shouldn't replace people but augment them, said D.J. Patil, PhD, the White House’s chief data scientist, speaking at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT’s fifth annual Consumer Health IT Summit on Oct. 1.

An online risk model using data from Maine's statewide health information exchange (HIE) predicted the healthcare utilization and needs of patients for a six-month period.

With all the cutting-edge software programs designed to help providers track trends, it seems the relatively simple concept of transparency is driving significant change. 

Researchers from the Cincinnati Children's' Hospital Medical Center teamed up with ImproveCareNow Network to create a proof-of-concept architecture for a network-based learning health system to integrate chronic care management, quality improvement and research.

The pressure to deliver high-value care has led to massive growth in understanding the need for transparency, said Robert Wachter, MD, professor and interim chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, speaking at the Aug. 20 installment of the HIT Safety Webinar Series. 

In response to its charge to provide a set of recommendations regarding clinical quality measurement (CQM) provisions in Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services payment rules, the Health IT Policy Committee’s Quality Measurement Task Force focused on three areas.

Sports apparel maker Under Armour is continuing its push into the quantification of fitness and health with the acquisition of fitness apps MyFitnessPal for $475 million and Endomondo for $85 million.

Iodine, a new company slated to launch next week, will harness Google Consumer Surveys to provide an online service with tailored drug-taking information and advice, reports The New York Times.

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Two different companies announced that they are recalling all lots of the medication. 

CardioSmart, an online resource for both patients and clinicians, has a new editor. 

The funding includes $8.5 billion in American Rescue Plan resources for providers who treat Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance Program and Medicare patients.

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