Data, care communication tools win at Microsoft Health Innovation Awards; Scientists, entrepreneurs turn to analytics to predict risk of breast cancer;

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> A tool that can collect and analyze data in real-time, a mobile platform for team-based care coordination and a software-based platform to assist with physical and cognitive rehabilitation were just some of the designs that won the 2015 Microsoft Health Innovation Awards. The awards were announced at last week's Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society annual conference in Chicago. Announcement

> Research scientists from Penn Medicine and a group of entrepreneurs made use of predictive analytics to create a platform that could help predict the risk of breast cancer. The tool came together over a period of 48 hours at a StartUp weekend for healthcare in Philadelphia, according to a MedCity News post. Team AlgoRhythm Diagnostics created an algorithm that combined with ultrasound images could reduce unnecessary biopsies. Article

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> To tackle the ongoing threat of sepsis--which contributes to as many as 50 percent of all U.S. hospital deaths--the medical community must change the way it responds to this life-threatening condition, according to a commission published in The Lancet. Article

> As accountable care gains momentum in healthcare, one hospital isn't just focused on the general health of the population it serves. Instead, It is primarily concerned with the health of its employees. Article

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> Sometimes the best a primary care physician can do for a patient is simply to have a conversation, according to Andy Lazris, M.D. Article

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