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In Manhattan, One Radiology Group Pushes Ahead on Meaningful Use

Mark Hagland
As the meaningful use process evolves forward, many radiology group leaders continue to face questions around MU in the radiological context. But East River Medical Imaging in Manhattan is pushing ahead anyway.

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USDA Awards $8.6M for Rural Telehealth Initiatives

November 25, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development has awarded 31 grants totaling $8.6 million for rural telemedicine efforts across 34 states.

Advancing the Use of Data: Baylor Scott & White Plunges Into Population Health Management

November 24, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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The leading patient care organizations are adjusting to the new healthcare, with numerous IT indicatives to aid them along the way. In Texas, one large health system has advanced its use of data, leading to more successful population health management.

UCLA Web Tool Advances Goal of Democratizing Data

November 24, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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The UCLA Center for Health Policy Research has created a new web tool that will allow access to comprehensive California health statistics by ZIP code, city and legislative district.

EDITOR’S NOTES: Heading Towards That $5 Trillion Annual Price Tag on U.S. Healthcare Spending

November 24, 2014     Mark Hagland
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With U.S. healthcare spending now anticipated to rise from just over $3 trillion this year to nearly $5.2 trillion by 2023, such increases will have an impact on many areas of activity, including among many others, imaging informatics

Expert: Third-Party Telemedicine Services Can Complicate Care Management

November 21, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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Third-party telemedicine services are promising but may complicate the care management under new reimbursement models, says Ryan Spaulding, Ph.D., Director for the Center for Telehealth and Telemedicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

Survey: Patients Using Online Reviews to Find Providers

November 21, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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Significantly more patients are using online reviews to find a provider this year compared to last year, according to research from Austin, Tx.-based electronic health record (EHR) comparison site Software Advice.

Can the “Doctorless” Patient Model Be Effective?

November 20, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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Earlier this week at the NYeC 2014 Digital Health Conference, Eric Topol, M.D., gave a speech about using digital health tools in a push towards a “doctorless” patient model. After listening to the keynote, I wondered about the practicality of this approach.

Truman Medical Centers Recognized for HIT Excellence

November 20, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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The Kansas City, Mo.-based Truman Medical Centers has won two awards from the health IT community for using information technology to improve care.

Colorado's Health Technology REC Program Reaches EHR Goals

November 19, 2014     John DeGaspari
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The Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO) has announced today that the Colorado Regional Extension Center program completed its goal of helping 2,295 primary care providers and 33 rural and critical access hospitals adopt and meaningfully use...

Planning for Radiology CDS Technology

November 19, 2014     Cynthia E. Keen
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While federal requirements for a radiology CDS are still a few years off, there is a strong case for laying the groundwork for implementation, and physician buy-in, ahead of the mandate.

Achieving Connected Healthcare Through Greater Interoperability

November 18, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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On November 17, at the New York eHealth Collaborative's (NYeC) 2014 Digital Health Conference, a panel of interoperability thought leaders provided an insider’s view of which interoperability efforts are gaining traction, which challenges present the...

Information Requirements for the Competitive Healthcare Marketplace

November 18, 2014     Tonya D. Edwards, M.D.
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CIOs of eight leading healthcare organizations convened on Sept. 12 for the annual Scottsdale Institute CIO Summit. This year’s theme, Information Requirements for the Competitive Marketplace, yielded lively discussion. In the session, the group shared...