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Partners Healthcare Makes EHR Data Available

Welcome to the latest #DataRX Report, a weekly digest of interesting news and trending topics in the healthcare industry. Every Friday we're pulling together the best articles and insights to keep payors and providers informed, engaged and up to date on the headlines that are impacting the industry. 


Close up low angle view of a man working from home on a laptop computer sitting at a desk surfing the internetPartners HealthCare Makes EHR Clinical Data Publicly Available
Partners HealthCare built a tool in their system's Epic EHR that allows them access to information logged by clinicians into the system. EHR data is a better representation of care with much less limitations than claims data. Partners is the first in the country to make clinical data from EHR available for consumers. Although they are the first they hope other health systems will follow.

Prescription for Payors

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New Blue Cross Blue Shield Association initiative takes aim at social determinants of health
Blue Cross and Blue Shield serves nearly one in three Americans across the country and knows that health is often indicated by ZIP code and not on genetic code. Here's more info about how they're using the data to improve outcomes. 

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JP Morgan: Value-Based Care Will Guide Amazon, Berkshire Work
JP Morgan, Berkshire Hathaway and Amazon shocked the healthcare world when they announced they were creating a healthcare company. As details of their plans begin to emerge, the picture of how this is actually going to work is getting clearer.

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BCBS of MI Launches Bundled Payments for Hip, Knee Replacements
The variation of costs across hospitals is huge. BlueCross BlueShield of Michigan aims to save 10% on hip and knee replacements, while also helping to improve patient outcomes by using value-based care and bundled payments. 

Prescription for Providers

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6 things keeping CIOs up at night
Keep your eye on these six major trends CIOs are focused on for 2018. Why?



Bad Doctors Aren’t Necessarily Bad Doctors
As healthcare becomes more consumer-oriented, (like it or not!) providers have to start focusing on the whole patient experience.

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Blockchain, Bitcoin And The Electronic Health Record
Doctors have a love-hate relationship with EHR, here's out why and a possible solution to the problem.

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