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CMS Looks to Increase Patient Engagement with New Models

The Centers for Medicare & and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced two new models from the CMS Innovation Center (CMMI) that will aim to increase patient engagement in care decisions by putting more information in the hands of Medicare beneficiaries.

Medtronic, Fitbit Integrating Health and Activity Data for Diabetes Management

Fitness wearables company Fitbit, based in San Francisco, and Dublin, Ireland-based Medtronic, a medical device company, have teamed up to integrate health and activity tracking for patients living with diabetes and their physicians and care teams.

UC San Diego Health Offering EHR, iPad Access to Patients

Patients at the recently-opened Jacobs Medical Center at UC San Diego Health can be in more command with their own experience by assessing their own medical information, controlling room features and more.

Texas Medical Center, Australia Form BioBridge to Develop Health Innovation

Houston-based Texas Medical Center (TMC) and the Melbourne-based Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA) are collaborating on a health startup exchange program.

Teladoc Hits 101K Patient Visits in November

Telehealth vendor Teladoc announced this week that it totaled 101,600 e-health patient visits in November, setting a company record.

Research of mHealth Apps Reveals Significant Gaps in Quality

An evaluation of 137 patient-facing mobile health apps revealed that few apps address the needs of the patients who could benefit the most, according to research in December’s issue of Health Affairs.

Powering patient engagement with healthcare CRM

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ScienceSoft interprets patient engagement from the IT side and explains why CRM is at the core of patient-caregiver cooperation. As there is no established definition of patient engagement, contradictory opinions clash with common points of view all the time....

In Canada, a Specialist Care Provider Harnesses Digital Health to Advance Diabetes Management

December 8, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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In Canada, healthcare providers are challenged with the diabetes epidemic, as 3.4 million people have diabetes, close to 10 percent of the population, and close to 6 million people have pre-diabetes, according to the Canadian Diabetes Association.

Cancer Treatment Centers of America’s Precision Medicine Journey

December 7, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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At the New York eHealth Collaborative's (NYeC) Digital Health Conference, Susan Zook, an executive leader at Cancer Treatment Centers of America, discussed the organization's efforts to more effectively share aggregated cancer genomics data.

Aligning Strategy and Tactics: Dallas CHIME LEAD Forum Experts Tackle the Issues

December 6, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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In a series of lively discussion panels on December 6 at the CHIME LEAD Forum in Dallas, healthcare IT and healthcare IT security leaders looked at some of the core challenges facing the leaders of U.S. patient care organizations

The Age of Miracles

December 6, 2016  |  Dave Levin, M.D.
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We live in an age of modern miracles that we too often take for granted. I experienced one recently: routine cataract surgery. I also witnessed the role that healthcare IT plays and was reminded in a vivid way how far we have come and where we need to go.

Washington Debrief: Health IT Provisions Included in 21st Century Cures Bill Passed by the House

December 5, 2016  |  Leslie Kriegstein, Vice President of Congressional Affairs, CHIME
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Last week, healthcare took center stage yet again as the House of Representatives passed a significant piece of legislation that will greatly impact health IT.

Imaging Informatics: The Keys to Launching Vendor-Neutral Data

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As healthcare organizations see their troves of imaging data grow exponentially, many are concerned about how to leverage that data to their best advantage. The restructuring of processes and image metadata practices are a must as healthcare providers...

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s… an Automated Flying Ambulance? Inspiration and Our Innovator Awards

December 3, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Innovation is taking place across the U.S. healthcare system these days. Is your team creating recognition-worthy innovation in your organization? If so, it’s time to submit an entry to the Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards Program, and let us know about it!

Farewell to RSNA 2016, Hello to the Future of Radiology

December 2, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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The clinical practice of radiology is on the verge of transformation—and so is the policy, payment, business, and operational landscape of radiologic practice in the U.S., as radiologist thought leaders noted during RSNA 2016

AHA Outlines Healthcare Policy Priorities in Letter to President-Elect Trump

December 2, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The American Hospital Association (AHA) has written a letter to President-elect Donald Trump outlining the organization’s public policy priorities for the new administration—including reducing regulatory burden for providers and continuing to advance health...

Is Parkinson’s Disease Ready for Precision Medicine?

December 1, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Todd Sherer, Ph.D., CEO of The Michael J. Fox Foundation, talks about strategies on how to advance precision medicine in Parkinson’s disease (PD).

At Aurora Health Care, Telehealth Use is Improving ER Patient Flow

December 1, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Challenged by long wait times in its emergency rooms, Milwaukee, Wis.-based Aurora Health Care deployed a telemedicine solution in one of its hospitals with the aim of improving ER patient flow and has seen a 75 percent reduction in door-to-doctor wait times.

Revamping Radiology Workflows for Improved Billing Accuracy: A Large Hospital’s Experience

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After multiple delays, healthcare organizations across the country are now required to code diagnoses and procedures using the 10th revision of International Statistical Classification of Disease and Related Health Problems, better known as ICD-10....

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