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A group of six social enterprises have signed an interoperability commitment from the Michigan Health Information Network. Through this commitment, the six organizations—CareAdvisors, findhelp, PCE Systems, RiverStar, Unite Us, and WellSky—commit to breaking down information silos and improving collaboration around the social determinants of health initiatives through the use of open standards and data transparency.
The latest report from cloud security provider Barracuda Networks reveals that only one in six healthcare organizations have completed security implementations related to the Internet of Things (IoT) or operational technology. Taking action can significantly improve safety; Across all industries, 75% of companies that have completed these types of security projects reported no impact on business operations.
Polygenic scoring of cardiovascular disease risk could reduce healthcare costs by more than $300 million a year, according to research from genomics software company Allelica. The study found that for every 10,000 patients screened, risk scoring can prevent a diagnosis of coronary heart disease or stroke in 29 patients. Cost savings average $40 per person screened, or $1.6 billion over a five-year period.
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