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Janssen Healthcare Innovation, a team within Janssen Research and Development, LLC (Janssen), today announced Discharge Decision Support System (D2S2) is the winner of the crowdsourcing-inspired Janssen Connected Care Challenge and the $100,000 prize. D2S2 is a discharge decision support system that uses a proprietary algorithm to assemble and score key data upon hospital admission in order to identify patients who should be referred to post-acute care services to reduce the risk of 30-day readmissions.
Yesterday, May 22, 2012, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors approved the final version of its National Priorities for Research and Research Agenda, a framework to guide the funding of comparative clinical effectiveness research that seeks to give patients and those who care for them the ability to make better-informed health decisions.
Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 5652, the Sequester Replacement Reconciliation Act. The bill is a Republican led measure to avert deep cuts in defense spending that are scheduled to go into effect in January of 2013, as well as make additional spending cuts to reduce the deficit.
The Department of Health and Human Services has announced the first round of organizations to receive funding through the Health Care Innovation Awards.