Consortium News

  • 07 Jan 2019 9:47 AM | Denny Brennan (Administrator)

    Healthcare Finance | January 4, 2019

    With the increasing volume and complexity of data in clinical situations, artificial intelligence can help support and guide care providers' decision-making processes, says Dimitri Fane, director of product management of TrakCare at InterSystems.

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  • 04 Jan 2019 2:29 PM | Denny Brennan (Administrator)

    The model has resulted in just over a 3 percent reduction in costs, and analysts forecast this will increase as the model matures.

    Healthcare Finance | January 4, 2019 | Jeff Lagasse, Associate Editor

    Medicare's randomized trial of a new bundled payment model for hip and knee replacement surgeries led to $812 in savings per procedure, or a 3.1 percent reduction in costs, when compared with traditional means of paying for care, finds new research.

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  • 04 Jan 2019 1:39 PM | Denny Brennan (Administrator)

    REUTERS | HEALTH NEWS | JANUARY 3, 2019 / 12:38 PM

    Most people in the U.S. with health insurance don’t use the patient portals that are increasingly provided by doctors for online communication, a new study suggests.

    In a nationally representative survey, researchers found that nearly two-thirds of insured participants had not used an online medical portal in the past year.

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  • 04 Jan 2019 11:17 AM | Denny Brennan (Administrator)

    AI in Healthcare | January 03, 2019 | Danielle Brown | Business Intelligence

    The AI in healthcare market is expected to grow from $2.1 billion in 2018 to $36.1 billion by 2025, according to a report by Markets and Markets.

    The forecasted period is expected to see a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 50.2 percent. North America is expected to see the highest CAGR between 2018 and 2025 thanks to the United States, which is considered one of the major contributors in the North American AI in healthcare market.

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  • 03 Jan 2019 11:45 AM | Denny Brennan (Administrator)

    AI in Healthcare | January 02, 2019 | Danielle Brown | Research

    The protected health information of deidentified individuals may not be private after researchers used machine-learning techniques to reidentify the health data of some children and adults. The findings could signal a need for legislation that protects and ensures the privacy of people’s health data.

    “The findings of this study suggests that current practices for deidentifying physical activity data are insufficient for privacy and that deidentification should aggregate the physical activity data of many people to ensure individuals’ privacy,” a study published in JAMA said. The study was authored by Liangyuan Na, a graduate student researcher for the Operations Research Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, et al. 

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  • 03 Jan 2019 11:39 AM | Denny Brennan (Administrator)

    Healthcare Informatics, January 3, 2019 by Heather Landi, Associate Editor

    Standards organization Health Level Seven (HL7) has published Release 4 of its Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) Standard, marking the first release with normative content.

     “R4 is the culmination of 18 months of extensive work to finalize the base parts of the specification, and incorporate changes and enhancement requests received from implementation partners across the world,” Grahame Grieve, HL7 FHIR Product Director, wrote in a blog post.

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  • 27 Aug 2018 4:30 PM | Brian Kelley

    FUNdamentals of Data Analysis and Statistics

    for Healthcare Professionals

    health data viz


    Kathy Rowell and her team put on some great events at the Consortium! 

    Here's one you should not miss, at her own office at HealthDataViz. 

    This is a full-day workshop ... see below for details.





    As you can see from the photos above, we put the fun back in 

    FUNdamentals of Data Analysis and Statistics!

    And why shouldn't this one-day workshop be fun? It's for healthcare 

    professionals, not healthcare statisticians!

    Most of all, it's about learning how to use the kind of fundamental 

    statistics encountered by health and healthcare professionals 

    every day (sometimes twice a day).

    And it even includes a special segment with Claire Kelley, 

    a guest lecturer from American Institutes for Research

    who will be discussing Data Science and Artificial Intelligence.

    Click here for complete details and registration




    Fundamentals of Data Analysis and Statistics for Healthcare Professionals


    September 19, 2018 | Wellesley, MA. Featuring a special segment with Claire Kelley, 

    guest lecturer from American Institutes for Researchwho will be discussing 

    Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, this effective one-day workshop will 

    cover exploratory, confirmatory, and qualitative data analysis, and their use with 

    the fundamental statistics healthcare professionals encounter every day. 

    The workshop will enable you to understand about how your data was developed; 

    confer both the ability and the confidence to challenge it when necessary; 

    and give you the skills to interpret it correctly and present it in a 

    clear and compelling way.




    Kathy Rowell
    Co-Founder and Principal
    HealthDataViz, LLC



  • 13 Aug 2018 11:45 AM | Brian Kelley

    Logan Data currently has two (2) job openings available.  They include a Senior ETL Developer and  an Integrations Lead.  See the full specifications below

    For Members who would like to post job openings, please contact Arleen!

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    Senior ETL Developer

    Job Description

    The Senior ETL Developer will be responsible for the following:

    • Handle end-to-end process integrations, customization, maintenance and deployment of Cloud components
    • Oversee developers in unit testing.
    • Support system integration and quality assurance testing
    • Perform product technical deployment ETL Cloud platform
    • Ensure technical standards and architectural best practices are consistently followed by all team members and 3rd party vendors.
    • Ensure code base traceability to design, development; dependencies are met and proper packaging and deployment strategies are followed.

    Must Haves:

    Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, MIS, or Information Technology

    • 10+ years of IT experience
    • 10+ years of experience using ETL, SOA & SaaS Integrationtechnologies with solid understanding of hybrid integration architecture to identify, analyze and develop interfaces and integration flows both on premise and on iPaaS
    • 5+ years of experience in iPaaS integration technologies. Experience working in a cloud/Saas project delivery model, cloud automation solutions, APIs
    • Experience with REST and other APIs, Saas, Paas, ETL, and iPaas services like Informatica cloud, Dell Boomi, SnapLogic, or Talend
    • Experience with agile or scrum development methodologies
    • Experience with ETL tools with multiple databases systems (SQL Server, Oracle, Netezza or Teradata )
    • Experience with SaaS based products and technologies (SOAP, REST, XML, WSDL, XSD, UDDI, JSON)
    • Job Type: Full Time, Local Candidates Only
    • Work Authorization: H1B ( sponsorship available ), Green Card or US Citizen


    Integrations Lead

    Job Description

    The Integration Technical Lead will be responsible for the following:

    • Handle end-to-end process integrations, customization, maintenance and deployment of Informatica Cloud components
    • Oversee developers in unit and string testing.
    • Support system integration and quality assurance testing
    • Perform product technical deployment and upgrades of Informatica Cloud platform
    • Ensure technical standards and architectural best practices are consistently followed by all team members and 3rd party vendors.
    • Ensure code base traceability to design, development; dependencies are met and proper packaging and deployment strategies are followed.

    Must Haves:

    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, MIS, or Information Technology
    • 8+ years related technical experience (or equivalent combination of education and experience)
    • 5+ years of experience using ETL, SOA & SaaS Integration technologies with solid understanding of hybrid integration architecture to identify, analyze and develop interfaces and integration flows both on premise and on iPaaS
    • 5+ years of experience in iPaaS integration technologies. Complete implementation experience of Informatica Cloud Application and Data Integration with Salesforce platform (or other major cloud based platforms)
    • 3+ years of experience Informatica Cloud application integration (Real Time edition) and data integration products
    • Experience with Informatica PowerCenter with multiple databases systems (SQL Server, Oracle and various Cloud technologies)
    • Experience with SaaS based products and technologies (SOAP, REST, XML, WSDL, XSD, UDDI, JSON)
    • Informatica Cloud Data Integration Specialist Certification (including Cloud Real Time) is a plus
    • Job Type: Full-time


  • 25 Apr 2018 11:17 AM | Brian Kelley

    Please note Argyle's 2018 Chief Information Officer Leadership Forum taking place on May 2, 2018 in Boston's Seaport District. The event will bring together leading IT executives from a variety of industries to discuss best practices and top-of-mind concerns. 

    For full event information and registration, visit the Argyle Executive Forum website.

    Participation is reserved for:

    -Director level or higher executives with $100MM or greater in annual revenues.

  • 17 Apr 2018 1:30 PM | Brian Kelley

    2018 Patient Safety Forum –Accelerating Improvement

    May 4, Sheraton Framingham

    7:30 AM Breakfast and Registration

    8 AM – 2: 30 PM Program (including buffet lunch)

    Co-provided by the Massachusetts Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors and Healthcentric Advisors.

    The Patient Safety Forum is focused on accelerating improvement in patient safety, including both organizational strategies that drive improvement broadly, as well as initiatives on specific processes and clinical goals. The Forum will share lessons learned from successful initiatives related to improving effectiveness of clinical teams, reducing ED boarding, improving safety culture through staff engagement, engaging the entire organization in improvement through daily huddles, and more.

    See agenda, get more info and Register here.

    Notes:

    • Is there a member discount available?

    Yes, coalition members receive a $20 discount on ticket prices. Please contact Amelia at acook@macoalition.org or 781-262-6080 for more information

    • How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

    Please contact Amelia DeFelice, Program Manager, at acook@macoalition.org or 781-262-6080 with any questions.


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