Vendor News: Alere Sells Off Analytics; WellTok Makes Acquisition

May 22, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
news
Alere, a Waltham, Mass.-based diagnostics vendor, continues to sell off its analytics and population health products, unloading Alere Analytics to Lowell, Mass.-based Persivia.

Study: Telemedicine Consults Reduce Costs for Pediatric Rural Patients

May 22, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
news
Telemedicine could be an effective cost-savings tool in bringing care to rural pediatric patients, according to the findings of a study from the University of California - Davis Health System.

Applauding Organizational Bravery

May 22, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
blog
It takes a lot of guts for an organization to raise their hand, admit they screwed up, and talk about that mistake at length. Here's to one organization that recently did that AND more.

PODCAST: Experts Dr. Thomas Hill, Dr. Wes Valdes and Dr. Eric Henley Discuss Tech-Enabled Strategies to Reduce Hospital Readmissions

WHITEPAPER: Big data analytics transforms the operating room

New York City HHC Former Employee Inappropriately Accesses PHI

May 22, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) has notified approximately 90,000 patients that one of the medical organization's former employees inappropriately accessed their protected health information (PHI).

Survey: Usual Suspects Dominating EHR Vendor Market for Larger Practices

May 21, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
news
A select few companies are dominating the large practice electronic health record (EHR) vendor market, according to a recent survey of clinicians.

Amid Mixed Reactions, 21st Century Cures Act Passes Committee Unanimously

May 21, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
news
The 21st Century Cures Act, which would overhaul how innovative medical technologies are regulated by the federal government, made its first step towards legality today when it was unanimously passed by the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

At iHT2-Boston, HealthInfoNet’s Dev Culver Offers a Success Story Around Predictive Analytics for Population Health

May 21, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
article
Innovation is proceeding apace in Maine, where HealthInfoNet, Maine’s statewide HIE, is now leveraging predictive analytics to support care management for its stakeholder provider organizations

Report: Global Telemedicine Market Poised for Significant Growth

May 21, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
The global market for telemedicine technologies, including hardware, software, and services, stood at $17.8 billion in 2014, and is anticipated to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 18.4 percent through 2020, according to a new report from Research and...

Cyberattack on Health Insurer CareFirst Affects 1.1M Members

May 20, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, a Washington, D.C.-based health insurer, has acknowledged a cyberattack on its company where approximately 1.1 million current and former members had their data compromised.

Starting Young: Ohio-Based Pediatric ACO Shows Promise in Population Health

May 20, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
article
Partners for Kids, a physician hospital organization that manages care for at-risk children in Ohio, originally began as a contracting strategy. It’s since evolved into something that may be looked at as a model for future pediatric care endeavors.

Can Middleware Technology Solve Healthcare’s Interoperability Problems?

May 20, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
A recent Black Book survey found that the healthcare industry appears a ways away from achieving meaningful interoperability. However, one medical expert says there is a technological answer that solves this problem.

Blogs

Applauding Organizational Bravery

May 22, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
It takes a lot of guts for an organization to raise their hand, admit they screwed up, and talk about that mistake at length. Here's to one organization that recently did that AND more.

The Emergency Room Conundrum: We Can Do Better

May 14, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
Being sick made me realize the enormity of one of our foremost challenges in reforming the healthcare system: reducing usage of the emergency room. How do we get our head to win over our heart?

An Appreciation for the Evolving Role of Nurses in Health IT

May 12, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
National Nurses Week (May 6-12) is a great yearly reminder about how valuable nurses are to healthcare organizations, and how they are continuing to become fantastic clinical informatics leaders.

Looking at the Lessons of McAllen in a New ACO Context: What's Changed

May 9, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
The Commonwealth Fund blog this past week by Dominique Hall and Mark A. Zezza, Ph.D. speaks to the revolutionary changes—many of them data-fueled—that are changing healthcare delivery and payment these days

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