App helps ACOs ID opportunities for improved care; NIH, National Cancer Institute to fund development of IT tools for cancer prevention;

> Press Ganey Associates and the American Medical Group Association have collaborated on the creation of an app--the Coordinated Care Solution--that helps accountable care organizations assess patient and provider engagement with an eye on improving quality, Health Data Management reports. The tool has been piloted at Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger Health System. Post

> The National Institutes of Health, the National Cancer Institute and the National Library of Medicine will fund development of health IT tools geared toward preventing or reducing the risk of cancer, improving patient-provider communication and improving disease outcomes, according to a Funding Opportunity Announcement posted on June 5. The grants will be worth as much as $1.15 million each. Announcement

> Electronic processing of billing by hospitals and health insurance companies could help save up to $160 billion in annual healthcare costs, according to a recently published report from the Center for American Progress. Report (.pdf)

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