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HHS Plans to Strengthen Adult Immunization Health IT Infrastructure

February 12, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) plans to improve adult vaccination rates through its National Adult Immunization Plan, which includes plans to improve the health IT infrastructure behind adult immunization registries.

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

February 12, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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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.

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.

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...

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.

Proposed 2017 Federal Budget Includes $82M for ONC, $51M for Healthcare Cybersecurity

February 10, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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President Barack Obama this week presented his last budget proposal to Congress for fiscal year 2017 and it includes a $22 million funding boost for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) to support health IT interoperability programs and $51...

Washington Debrief: Bipartisan Bill Would Expand Access to Telehealth under Medicare

February 10, 2016  |  Leslie Kriegstein, Interim Vice President of Public Policy, CHIME
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The bipartisan, bicameral legislation introduced last week would begin to expand Medicare reimbursement for telehealth services.

The Complicated User Experience of Genomic Discovery, and What’s Next

February 10, 2016  |  Rebecca Lord, vice president of user experience, Medullan
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As physicians are approached more frequently than ever before about genetic counseling, what education tools do we have in place to keep them up-to-date on the newest genetic research?

Crisis Care Support: The Behavioral Health Information Network of Arizona Breaks New Ground

February 10, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Major strides forward in caring for the seriously mentally ill in crisis are being facilitated by new advances taking place at the Behavioral Health Information Network of Arizona, the first statewide behavioral HIE

Harnessing the Power of Mobile

February 9, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Leading integrated health systems are moving beyond mobile deployment to the bigger picture of using mHealth solutions data to improve healthcare delivery.

Obama Administration Asks Congress for $1.8B in Emergency Zika Virus Funding

February 9, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The White House this week requested Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funding to enhance ongoing efforts to prepare for and respond to the Zika virus, both domestically and internationally.
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