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New Data Shows Health Care Policy and Costs Top of Mind for Consumers Leading Up to 2020 Presidential Election

Sapphire Digital Survey Reveals Consumers’ View of Health Care Price Transparency and How Health Care Policy Will Influence Their Vote

Sapphire Digital, a leader in empowering consumers to make better choices that deliver health care savings, today announced survey results assessing consumer views on the health care system and health care policy leading up to the 2020 presidential election. The findings reveal health care policy will influence 79% of U.S. adults’ votes in the election, with 50% of those consumers reporting health policy will most influence or heavily influence their votes compared to other policy issues. Additionally, more than one-third (34%) of adults surveyed report they would like to see both presidential candidates prioritize lowering care costs leading up to the election.

For years, health care costs have been on the rise and the recent financial impact of COVID-19 has made cost concerns even more prominent. With consumers looking to

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Cerner CEO: Data Will Drive Global Health Care Transformation

Cerner Shares Insights at First-Ever Virtual Health Conference

Shafer Reveals Solutions to Reduce Clinician Burnout and Remove Barriers to Equitable Health Care

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 13, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — During his keynote at the Cerner Health Conference (CHC), Brent Shafer, chairman and CEO of Cerner Corporation (Nasdaq: CERN), today highlighted the company’s use of data to help resolve clinician burnout, improve health equity and enhance clinical, financial and operational outcomes.

This year’s global pandemic has underscored the increasing importance of providing a more complete picture and insights into patient care. Cerner’s sharp focus on intelligence and interoperability is not only delivering masses of data where it needs to go — regardless of its origination — but is also making it more usable to help solve challenges health care is facing today.

“Cerner has provided important insights and helped make clinical and operational decisions easier for more

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New global temperature data will inform study of climate impacts on health, agriculture

A seemingly small one-to-two degree change in the global climate can dramatically alter weather-related hazards. Given that such a small change can result in such big impacts, it is important to have the most accurate information possible when studying the impact of climate change. This can be especially challenging in data-sparse areas like Africa, where some of the most dangerous hazards are expected to emerge.

A new data set published in the journal Scientific Data provides high-resolution, daily temperatures from around the globe that could prove valuable in studying human health impacts from heat waves, risks to agriculture, droughts, potential crop failures, and food insecurity. 

Data scientists Andrew Verdin and Kathryn Grace of the Minnesota Population Center at the University of Minnesota worked with colleagues at the Climate Hazards Center at the University of California Santa Barbara to produce and validate the data set.

“It’s important to have this high-resolution

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Data Will Drive Global Health Care Transformation

Cerner Shares Insights at First-Ever Virtual Health Conference

Shafer Reveals Solutions to Reduce Clinician Burnout and Remove Barriers to Equitable Health Care

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 13, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — During his keynote at the Cerner Health Conference (CHC), Brent Shafer, chairman and CEO of Cerner Corporation (Nasdaq: CERN), today highlighted the company’s use of data to help resolve clinician burnout, improve health equity and enhance clinical, financial and operational outcomes.

This year’s global pandemic has underscored the increasing importance of providing a more complete picture and insights into patient care. Cerner’s sharp focus on intelligence and interoperability is not only delivering masses of data where it needs to go — regardless of its origination — but is also making it more usable to help solve challenges health care is facing today.

“Cerner has provided important insights and helped make clinical and operational decisions easier for more than 40

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Global Big Data Healthcare Market Growth, Trends, and Forecast Report 2020-2025

The “Big Data Healthcare Market- Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2020 – 2025)” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

Big data analytics in healthcare is the complex process of examining big data to discover information including hidden patterns, market trends, unknown correlations, and customer preferences, which can help organizations to make informed clinical and business decisions. It is a field that treats ways to analyze, systematically extract information from, or otherwise deal with data sets that are too large or complex to be dealt with by traditional data-processing application software.

Health related data is growing at a rapid pace driven by the government initiatives to promote the adoption of healthcare information system and introduction of cloud storage. Moreover, increasing adoption of mobile health apps and wearable devices, are further stressing on the need for managing large amount of data to obtain critical information, thereby driving the demand for big data

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Data issue that caused delay in COVID-19 case information fixed, DOH says

Florida health officials say they’ve fixed a data issue which caused a delay in case number information over the weekend.



a person in a car: A coronavirus test is administered at a drive-thru testing site


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A coronavirus test is administered at a drive-thru testing site

WESH 2 News spoke with Todd Husty, Seminole County’s medical director, about the tests.


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“It’s a lot of work. I’m not trying to let anybody off the hook. You shouldn’t have major errors like this. On the other hand, there’s a lot of data and some how it gets gummed up on the works,” Husty said.

Similar issues in Florida have happened before. This time The Florida Department of Health says a technical issue caused them to sort through 400,000 previously reported results by a private laboratory called Helix.

“I don’t think this causes any real concern at all. It’s just data, what do we really see? We’re seeing

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Tennessee Health Data Management Firm Agrees to $2m Data Breach Settlement

A Tennessee firm that provides health data management services has agreed to pay the United States Office for Civil Rights (OCR) $2.3m to settle charges related to a data breach. 

Charges were brought against Tennessee-based Community Health Systems (CHSPSC LLC) by 28 states after the personal health information (PHI) of millions of people ended up in the hands of cyber-criminals. 

In April 2014, CHSPSC was notified by the Federal Bureau of Investigation that Chinese advanced persistent threat group APT18 had gained access to the company’s information system and was exfiltrating PHI. The hackers continued to access and exfiltrate the PHI until August 2014, despite the notice’s being sent. 

CHSPSC provides a variety of business associate services, including IT and health information management, to hospitals and clinics indirectly owned by Community Health Systems, Inc., in Franklin, Tennessee. Community Health Systems owned, leased, or operated 206 affiliated hospitals at the time of

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Is Data The Answer To Scaling Compassion In Healthcare?

A community-based healthcare organization finds insights from the COVID-19 pandemic as clinicians use data to engage and support vulnerable members. Modern technology can help put human compassion front and center.

I completed my internal medicine residency at a large urban hospital system in Boston, Massachusetts. One particularly challenging day, I worked hard to arrange in-hospital dialysis for a patient—only to find out later that day that he left the hospital against medical advice and without receiving dialysis.

His reason for leaving was a complicated yet common social situation. Later, during rounds, I voiced my frustration about this patient’s actions. “He made the wrong choice,” I said. My attending (supervising) physician stopped mid-stride and said, “No,

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Priority Health first insurer in Michigan to offer provider-based incentives for tracking SDoH data

Priority Health announced today its plans to pilot new incentives for providers who screen patients and submit information on Social Determinants of Health (SDoH), making them the first insurer in the state to financially support this type of data tracking. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, SDoH are conditions in the places where people live, learn, work and play that affect a wide range of health and quality-of-life risks and outcomes. The new incentives for eligible providers will begin on January 1, 2021.

“We understand that to effectively manage the health and wellness of a patient population, you need to look outside of the clinic walls. Being able to reward providers who are identifying these specific needs based on social factors is a step in the right direction,” said Mike Jasperson, Senior Vice President of Provider Network Strategy at Priority Health. “Having access to this type of

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Why The New Apple Watch Series 6 Raises Questions Around Data Ownership And Healthcare Outcomes

In a year where healthcare and wellness took precedent in all of our lives, Apple’s
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September keynote – where the company reveals new products and services – had the same focus. The big news centered around two key announcements: the launch of the Watch Series 6 and a new fitness service called Apple Fitness +.

These announcements demonstrate Apple’s continued activity in the more than $4-trillion-dollar global wellness market. However, when examined as part of a series of investments in research and partnerships with healthcare organizations, Apple’s new products signal a bigger play. The company is poised to take a bite from an even larger industry slated to be valued at more than 10 trillion dollars by

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