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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.

McKesson, HealthQX Partner on Bundled Payment Technology Solutions

February 11, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Newton, Mass.-based McKesson Health Solutions and HealthQX, based in King of Prussia, Pa., this week announced an alliance designed to help payers quickly design and scale complex bundled payment models and then provide timely and accurate payment to providers.

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.

Cerner Opens Smart on FHIR Developer Website

February 10, 2016  |  David Raths
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Cerner, the EHR vendor that has been most enthusiastic about the draft open healthcare data standard FHIR, has opened up a “sandbox” to third-party developers to help them create Smart on FHIR applications.

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.

Senate HELP Committee Passes Health IT Bill

February 9, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee today unanimously passed the Improving Health Information Technology Act as well as six other biomedical innovation bills with bipartisan support.

Florida’s Statewide HIE Forges Ahead on Many Fronts

February 9, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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For the past five years, the Florida Health Information Exchange has steadily grown, while also continuously evolving to provide services that meet the changing health information technology needs of healthcare organizations throughout the state.

WellSpan Surgery and Rehabilitation Hospital Receives Stage 7 Award

February 8, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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York, Pa.-based WellSpan Surgery and Rehabilitation Hospital has reached Stage 7 on the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM), developed by HIMSS Analytics, the research arm of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).

Patient Engagement: Time to Shift from Tactical to Strategic

February 8, 2016  |  David Raths
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With healthcare at the start of the transition to value-based payment and population health, there is widespread agreement that better patient engagement is important. But that is probably where the agreement ends.

Study: Clinical Analytics Functionality Improves, but Workflow Integration is an Ongoing Challenge

February 5, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The development of robust data analytics capabilities that can provide comprehensive solutions for population health management is still likely several years away, but analytics vendors are rapidly improving technologies, a Chilmark Research study report says.

Moving From Talk to Action on Population Health

February 5, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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While 79 percent of healthcare organizations are in at least one payment arrangement with a payer that includes either upside gain or both upside and downside gain/risk, most organizations are still just testing the waters, according to a Numerof &...

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