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NewYork-Presbyterian Taps into Tech Community for Pediatric App Challenge

February 12, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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NewYork-Presbyterian, which launched the first hospital hackathon two years ago, is again engaging the tech community with its InnovateNYP: Pediatric App Challenge to develop apps and tools to advance pediatric healthcare.

Great Lakes Health Connect Invests $250K to Build Up Flint Michigan’s Health IT Infrastructure

February 12, 2016  | 
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Great Lakes Health Connect (GLHC) and regional partners this week announced a $250,000 investment to build up information exchange to help address and mitigate the longer term health effects that may arise after lead exposure related to the Flint water crisis.

Join Us: HCI, UT Southwestern CIO to Host Tweet Chat on Feb. 18

February 12, 2016  |  the Editors of HCI
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The editors of Healthcare Informatics will be hosting their fourth tweet chat on Thursday, February 18th at 4 P.M. EST. The tweet chat will have special guest Mark Rauschuber, CIO at UT Southwestern Medical Center, our #1 Innovator Awards Program winning team.

CommonWell Adds HIMSS, eClinicalWorks, Others to its Growing Alliance

February 12, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The CommonWell Health Alliance is continuing its growth, recently announcing that seven new members are joining its effort to enhance nationwide health data exchange.

Health Insurer Centene Reports Finding Six Lost Hard Drives

February 11, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Centene Corp., the St. Louis, Mo.-based health insurer, has recovered the six missing computer hard drives that contained personal health information (PHI) of approximately 950,000 individuals.

At Stanford Health Care, a Virtual Primary Care Clinic Designed Around the Patient

February 11, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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At the Calif.-based Stanford Medicine & Stanford Health Care, ClickWell Care (CWC), a telemedicine primary care delivery model, was developed and implemented to better address the needs of Stanford Medicine’s current population of accountable care...

Recent Healthcare Data Breaches Due to Stolen Laptops, Unauthorized Employee Access

February 11, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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There were a number of reported healthcare data breaches this week, including Miami-based Jackson Health System reporting that a “rogue” hospital employee may have stolen confidential patient information affecting more than 20,000 patients.

McKesson, HealthQX Partner on Bundled Payment Technology Solutions

February 11, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Newton, Mass.-based McKesson Health Solutions and HealthQX, based in King of Prussia, Pa., this week announced an alliance designed to help payers quickly design and scale complex bundled payment models and then provide timely and accurate payment to providers.

Study: Patients with Electronic Health Records Experience Fewer In-Hospital Adverse Events

February 11, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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A recent study funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) indicates that patients exposed to a fully electronic health record (EHR) were between 17 and 30 percent less likely to experience in-hospital adverse events.

Cerner Awarded $50.7m DoD Data Hosting Contract

February 11, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Kansas City-based Cerner Corp. has been awarded a $50.7 million sole source data hosting add-on to the massive Department of Defense Healthcare Management Systems Modernization (DHMSM) electronic health record (EHR) contract that it won last year.

Blogs

Does Your Health System Have a Chief Learning Officer?

February 10, 2016     David Raths
As health systems grow larger through mergers and acquisitions, providing training and keeping track of training requirements has become a greater challenge. As in other industries, organizations are starting to hire chief learning officers to oversee implementations of learning management systems.

Vermont HIE Focuses on Data Quality to Power ACOs

February 7, 2016     David Raths
The Vermont HIE, has made a concerted effort to improve data quality and to be a more valuable source of analytics data for the state’s three accountable care organizations.

MU Lifespan: Good or bad news for imaging?

February 4, 2016     Joe Marion
Will changes in ARRA MU impact efforts to expand image accessibility by the patient, and why this would be a bad thing.

Data Warehouse Field of Dreams

February 4, 2016     Pete Rivera
The CIO then steps back, arms spread and announces that they have built a data warehouse. The problem is that no one really knows how to use it. At least in the movie “Field of Dreams,” they build a baseball field for people that already knew how to play. By building it the players came and you can...

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