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Morning Headlines 1/15/14

NantHealth Unveiled at J.P. Morgan 32nd Annual Healthcare Conference

Healthcare billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong, MD, launches his long awaited healthcare IT startup NantHealth. Soon-Shiong spent $800 million on 60 acquisitions in preparation for the launch. His company will focus on population health management, cancer care coordination, care transition management, in–home monitoring, and personalized wellness.

Navicure Announces Key Findings from Second ICD-10 Readiness Survey

A new ICD-10 readiness survey of physician practices finds that 74 percent have not started their ICD-10 preparations, with 27 reporting that they are unsure of how or where to start preparing for the transition.

Providers seeking more strategic integration of CDS tools

KLAS evaluates clinical decision support systems which survey respondents reported are not integrated enough with core EMR systems to deliver the kind of strategic direction providers are looking for.

New Peer-Reviewed Study Shows Mixed Results in ACO Medication Readiness To Achieve Quality, Cost Goals

A new study published by the Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy questions whether ACOs are ready to be held accountable for medication prescribing and adherence, as the report finds that most ACOs do not have policies in place to prevent duplicate medications from being prescribed, and do not have the ability to notify physicians once prescriptions have been filled.