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Montefiore Leaders Share Insights on Care Coordination Gaps

John Morrissey
To succeed as an accountable care organization, care coordination has to be planned and executed well, with a big assist from healthcare IT, senior leaders from Montefiore Medical Center told their HIMSS15 audience

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

May 21, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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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
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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...

Can Middleware Technology Solve Healthcare’s Interoperability Problems?

May 20, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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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.

Allscripts Lays Off 250 Employees

May 20, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
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The Chicago-based electronic health records (EHR) vendor, Allscripts is laying off 250 employees, or 3.5 percent of its workforce.

Two Major Texas HIEs Planning Merger

May 19, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Two major health information exchanges (HIEs) in Texas are planning a merger that would bring together the electronic health records (EHRs) of millions of state residents, according to various news media reports.

Live from iHT2-Boston: Care Management In the Trenches: One MD Leader Shares a Success Story

May 19, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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In his keynote address at the Health IT Summit in Boston, David Ramirez, M.D. of the CareMore healthcare delivery system shared with his audience some of the secrets so far of his organization’s care management work

Survey: Underserved Populations Struggle with Patient Engagement, mHealth Adoption

May 18, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Urban and rural community health centers and clinics report that patient engagement has been challenging, particularly in areas related to the adoption of healthy behaviors and compliance with standard care recommendation and treatment protocols, according to a...

What Will CIOs Most Need for the Journey Ahead? Halamka and Branzell Urge CIOs To Be “Revolutionaries”

May 18, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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In opening addresses to the CHIME LEAD Forum Boston, John Halamka, M.D. and Russ Branzell urge their CIO colleagues to get the big picture and move forcefully and consistently towards it

Advisory Board Exec: ICD-10 Isn’t Getting Credit it Deserves

May 18, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Teaser: Twice in recent weeks, legislation regarding the transition to the ICD-10 coding set has been introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives. Executives from The Advisory Board Company adamantly disagree with those bills, and think it’s time for “...

What Federally Qualified Health Centers Can Teach their Provider Peers About Data and Population Health

May 17, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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As she prepares to participate in a panel at the Health IT Summit in Washington, DC, HRSA’s Suma Nair discusses the progress being made nationwide among federally qualified health centers in leveraging data and IT for population health

An Exclusive Interview with Robert Wachter, Author of Digital Doctor (Part 2 of 2)

May 15, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
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Part two of HCI's interview with Robert Wachter, M.D., author of Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype, and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine's Computer Age. He talks alert fatigue, Epic vs. athenahealth, and meaningful use.

Computerized Analysis of Patient Vitals During Trauma Transport Speeds up Diagnosis

May 15, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
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Researchers in Boston recently determined that automated analysis of vital signs in a patient being transported to a trauma center could speed up diagnosis and potentially save their lives.