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Improving the Health of Communities in Haiti

Mark Hagland
A healthcare IT vendor-sponsored non-profit organization is helping to facilitate improved, health record-facilitated healthcare delivery in rural Haiti

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Live from the CHIME Fall Forum: Dr. Steele's Message from the Future to Healthcare Leaders Living in the Present

October 30, 2014     Mark Hagland
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Glenn Steele’s message to CHIME Fall Forum attendees was surprising, in the very best way—and offers a doorway of hope for the future of U.S. healthcare

CIO Survey: EHRs are Still Slow, Time-Consuming

October 30, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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Despite significant progress in electronic health record (EHR) adoption, the road is still paved with pitfalls for many providers, according to new analysis from research firm Frost & Sullivan.

Big Data and Positive Deviance: Can it Work?

October 30, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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Currently, the U.S. healthcare system values learning from the sick more than learning from the healthy. But with a mix of big data and positive deviance, a new way of thinking has potential to solve some major problems.

Live from the CHIME Fall Forum: CEO Glenn Steele, M.D. on Transformational Change: What Geisinger Has Achieved Is Replicable

October 30, 2014     Mark Hagland
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Glenn Steele, Jr., M.R., Ph.D., president and CEO of the Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger Health System, offered CHIME Fall Forum attendees a prescription for transformational change in healthcare

Live from the CHIME Fall Forum: CHIME and KLAS Enter Into Research and Benchmarking Partnership

October 30, 2014     Mark Hagland
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On Thursday, Oct. 30, during the CHIME Fall Forum being held at the J.W. Marriott Resort and Spa in San Antonio, the leaders of the Ann Arbor, Mich.-based College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and the Orem, Ut.-based KLAS Enterprises...

Live from the CHIME Fall Forum: One Health IT Consultant’s Perspective on the Coming Data Security Crisis

October 29, 2014     Mark Hagland
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Chris Van Pelt, a principal in the healthcare IT practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers, warns that what we’ve seen so far in terms of healthcare data security breaches is nothing compared to what’s looming on the horizon

Live from the CHIME Fall Forum: Intermountain’s Probst Says It's Time to Declare MU Victory and Move On

October 29, 2014     Mark Hagland
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At the CHIME Fall Forum, being held in San Antonio, Marc Probst, vice president and CIO at Intermountain Healthcare, shares his perspectives on the meaningful use process, and the recent departures at ONC

IBM and Cleveland Clinic Use Watson to Advance Genomic Research for Cancer Care Pilot

October 29, 2014     John DeGaspari
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IBM today announced an initiative to accelerate the adoption of genomic based medicine at Cleveland Clinic. Researchers at Cleveland Clinic will use IBM Watson technology in the area of genomic research to help oncologists deliver personalized medicine by...

ONC: DeSalvo Will Maintain Leadership at Agency, Focus on Ebola

October 29, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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Despite stepping away from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) to be part of the Ebola response team, Karen DeSalvo, M.D. will maintain her leadership at the agency, according to an ONC blog post on Tuesday afternoon.

Why Big Data in Healthcare is Still Moving So Slowly

October 28, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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Most patient care organizations are struggling to use big data and analytics at the point of care. Why is that so? West Monroe Partner’s Munzoor Shaikh discusses what is holding back the power of big data in healthcare.

UCSF Researchers Log 2.5M Patient Alarms in One Month

October 28, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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With the goal to define the detailed causes as well as potential solutions for the widespread issue of alarm fatigue in hospitals, researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) studied 2.5 million patient monitoring alarms in just one month.

Geisinger, NIH Launch Genomic Patient Portal

October 24, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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Investigators at the Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger Health System have launched an online portal allowing patients to enter their data from clinical genetics tests for analysis by the Clinical Genome Resource.