Sutter Health in California and Geisinger Health System in Pennsylvania will join with IBM Corp. to develop data analytics technology that will pull information from electronic health records systems to detect heart failure years sooner than now possible.

The program is funded under a $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. Sutter Health and Geisinger Health both use EHRs from Epic Systems Corp. In addition to learning how data within the EHR can help detect patters indicative of heart failure years in advance, the program will identify best practices for providers across the nation to integrate data analytics into primary care and develop personalized treatment plans.

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