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NewYork-Presbyterian Collaborates with American Well on Virtual Doctor Visits

November 8, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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NewYork-Presbyterian (NYP) is using Boston-based American Well’s telehealth mobile software development kit to make online visits an integrated part of the health system’s digital health platform, NYP OnDemand.

Pew Analysis: Despite ONC’s EHR Oversight, Patient Safety Issues Persist

November 8, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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According to a new analysis from the Pew Charitable Trusts, despite the ONC's new regulations on electronic health record (EHR) oversight, gaps will persist that could put patients at risk.

Bone Deep CX: Leveraging Customer Experience Technologies across Healthcare Organizations

November 4, 2016  |  Will Hinde and Chris Althoff, West Monroe Partners
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Improved customer experience drives down care delivery costs, reduces administrative expenses and improves patient and member retention. The key is a bone deep CX vision that leverages customer experience technologies across healthcare organizations.

Live from CHIME16: Banner Heath's Prosperous Story on Aligning IT and Business

November 3, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Banner Health’s senior vice president of IT and CIO delivered a key message to healthcare attendees at the CHIME16 CIO Fall Forum who are still using traditional IT project management approaches.

Vocera to Acquire Extension Healthcare for $55M

October 28, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Vocera Communications, the San Jose, Calif.-based healthcare communications company, has announced that it has acquired Extension Healthcare for approximately $55 million in an all-cash transaction.

FDA, Hospitals Work to Improve Data Collection about Medical Devices

October 25, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is looking to improve the way it works with hospitals to modernize and streamline data collection, specifically safety data, about medical devices.

Don’t Leave Change to Chance when Implementing an EHR

October 21, 2016  |  Jay Eisenberg, M.D., CMIO, PeaceHealth; Keely Killpack, PhD, Change Management Strategist and Author; Marie Weissman, Senior Advisor, The Chartis Group
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The implementation of an EHR is one of the most significant cultural changes a health system can experience because it fundamentally alters the work processes and habits of nearly every individual in the organization.

Industry Stakeholders React to ONC Health IT Certification Program Final Rule

October 19, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The American Medical Association (AMA) has released a statement applauding the steps taken by the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) to strengthen the monitoring and testing of certified electronic health records (EHRs).

In MACRA Final Rule, Health IT’s Role Looms Large

October 18, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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With the release of the MACRA final rule last week, healthcare leaders quickly turned to look at the regulation’s many provisions that directly relate to the use of certified EHR technology and more broadly, health information technology.

Mount Sinai Hospital Announces Digital Health Partnerships

October 17, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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New York City-based Mount Sinai Hospital announced last week two partnership with digital health and health IT companies aimed at improving care management for chronic disease patients and improving the patient experience.

ONC Issues Final Rule to Modify EHR Certification Program, Creates More Direct Oversight

October 14, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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ONC issued a final rule today that updates the ONC Health IT Certification Program which sets up a regulatory framework for ONC to directly review certified health IT products and gives the agency more direct oversight of health IT testing labs.

Survey: Many Nurses Still Use Manual-Based Staffing, Scheduling Tools

October 13, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Eighty percent of nurse managers are not aware of technology-enabled solutions designed to help with managing and solving scheduling and staffing problems, according to a recent survey conducted by AMN Healthcare.

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