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What Are Keys to Successful Portal Engagement?

David Raths
Are people eager to use patient portals but stymied by providers who aren’t doing a good job of making them available and explaining their value? Or are providers struggling to get even 5 percent of their patients to view, download and transmit health information in order to meet meaningful use goals, despite their best efforts?

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Innovation on the Plains: Hutchinson Clinic’s Bold Data Moves

December 16, 2014     Mark Hagland
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Leaders at Hutchinson Clinic in south-central Kansas have been innovating with data analytics and other activities—even in a still-largely-fee-for-service environment

Real-World Trial of Impact of Patient-Controlled Access to EMRs

December 16, 2014     John DeGaspari
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In what is described as the first real-world trial of the impact of patient-controlled access to electronic medical records, almost half of the patients who participated withheld clinically sensitive information in their medical record from some or all of their...

Identity and Access Management: HCA Healthcare’s Big-Scale Approach

December 15, 2014     Mark Hagland
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At the vast HCA Healthcare, a focus on deploying comprehensive, manageable identity and access management solutions across 165 hospitals

American Telemedicine Association Launches Program to Accredit Online Healthcare Services

December 15, 2014     John DeGaspari
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The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) has launched an accreditation program for online, direct-to-consumer healthcare consultations. The program will accredit U.S. healthcare entities providing real-time, online consultations directly to the patient that...

In Toronto, a Transnational Discussion on Data Analytics in Healthcare

December 15, 2014     Mark Hagland
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At the Third National Summit on Data Analytics for Healthcare, held Dec. 2-3 in Toronto, Canadian and American healthcare leaders shared broadly around a range of data analytics-related topics

Building a Data Governance Team with a Eye on Information Security

December 12, 2014     John DeGaspari
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At a time when vast amounts of data are improving the quality of care in remarkable ways, the provider organizations that are charged with obtaining, storing and exchanging that data are facing a very high bar when it comes to keeping that data secure. For that...

Patients Value Online EHR Access, Trust Tech Over Paper

December 11, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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A growing number of consumers are embracing electronic health records (EHRs), and the significant boost in online access to health information is increasing patient engagement, according to findings from a study released by the Washington, D.C.-based National...

HIMSS Analytics Report: mHealth Devices Growing in Healthcare

December 11, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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Approximately one quarter of U.S. hospitals reported that smartphones are in use at their organization, and on average, 169 devices are deployed per hospital, according to the 2014 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Analytics Mobile...

At iHT2-Houston, Some Consensus on Data Security and the Cloud

December 10, 2014     Mark Hagland
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As providers move more and more into cloud-based computing, strong data security and data privacy regimens are possible, say panelists at iHT2’s Health IT Summit in Houston

Twitter Posts May Shine a Fresh Light on Mental Illness Trends

December 9, 2014     John DeGaspari
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Johns Hopkins computers scientists say their techniques to analyze Twitter posts promise as a tool to gather important information about some common mental illnesses.

Mac McMillan’s Clarifying Moment on Data Security

December 9, 2014     Mark Hagland
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As always, Mac McMillan laid it on the line on the rising threats to data security, in his keynote address at the CHIME-iHT2 forum on data security currently being held in Houston

University of Chicago, National Cancer Institute Partner on Big Data

December 9, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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The University of Chicago has announced that it is collaborating with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to create a comprehensive computational facility, which stores and harmonizes cancer genomic data generated through NCI-funded research programs.