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Optum Labs Adds Four Partners for Big Data Research

David Raths
Optum Labs, a research center co-founded by Optum and Mayo Clinic, has added four new partners: Harvard Medical School Department of Health Care Policy, Medica Research Institute, pharmaceutical company Merck and the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

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CHIME’s Branzell: “A Good Chance” That MU-Related Bill Might Pass

September 17, 2014     Mark Hagland
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In an interview with Healthcare Informatics, CHIME president and CEO Russell P. Branzell expressed hope that a bill introduced on Sep. 17 in the U.S. House of Representatives might change the timeframes around Stage 2 meaningful use reporting

At Geisinger, the Path is Paved to Patient Empowerment

September 17, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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On September 16, at the iHT2 Health IT Summit in New York City, Geisinger’s Gregory Moore, M.D., Ph.D., presented on how the integrated health system is transforming care through patient analytics and engagement.

More Accurate Insights Into What Drives Readmissions

September 17, 2014     David Raths
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Carolinas Healthcare's Patient Centered Point of Care Clinical Decision Support tool segments hospital patients into four readmission risk groups and provides case managers with recommended interventions. More than 200 case managers are using the tools and...

‘Just in Time’ Method Cuts Wait Times to See the Doctor

September 16, 2014     John DeGaspari
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Using a pain clinic as a testing ground, researchers at Johns Hopkins have shown that a management process first popularized by Toyota in Japan can substantially reduce patient wait times and possibly improve the teaching of interns and residents.

Majority of U.S. Physicians are Over-Extended or at Full Capacity: Survey

September 16, 2014     John DeGaspari
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U.S. patients are likely to face growing challenges in access to care if shifting patterns in medical practice configurations and physician workforce trends continue. This is one of the key findings of a survey of 20,000 physicians that was commissioned by The...

Texas Health Resources COO Talks Innovation, Strategy—and Faith

September 16, 2014     Mark Hagland
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Jeffrey Canose, M.D., who in early September was named senior executive vice president and COO of the vast Texas Health Resources integrated health system, shares his perspectives on his organization’s assertive push into the future of healthcare

CHIME and 16 Other Healthcare IT Associations Call for “Immediate Action” to Amend 2015 EHR Reporting Period

September 16, 2014     Mark Hagland
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In a letter to HSS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell, CHIME, AMDIS, and 15 other healthcare associations and organizations asked for an immediate adjustment to the 2015 EHR reporting period embodied in the current meaningful use requirements

ONC Announces New Blue Button Toolkit

September 16, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) has launched a new toolkit designed for organizations that want to use Blue Button technology to help consumers get access to their digital health information.

Hospital for Special Surgery Launches Innovation Center for New Medical Technologies

September 15, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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The Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City has launched the HSS Innovation Center, with the aim to identify and support medical and scientific technological breakthroughs in musculoskeletal care.

KentuckyOne Health to Connect Psychiatric Patients With Telemedicine Program

September 15, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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Patients who visit the Louisville, Ky.-based Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital emergency department with a mental health or psychiatric condition will now be able to take advantage of KentuckyOne Health’s new telemedicine program which includes the expertise of...

Two Large Health Systems in Chicago Metro Area to Combine to Become Area’s Largest

September 13, 2014     Mark Hagland
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Advocate Health Care and NorthShore University Health System announce a merger that will bring together two large, integrated health systems in Chicago into what will be the largest integrated health system in Illinois

Another Group Weighs in on Full-Year Reporting Requirement

September 12, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) is the latest advocacy group in health IT to share its displeasure with the full-year reporting requirement for Stage 2 of meaningful use.