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Cambia Health, Mosaic Partner to Launch Echo Health Ventures

November 17, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
Durham, N.C.-based Mosaic Health Solutions and Portland, Ore.-based Cambia Health Solutions announced the development of Echo Health Ventures, a healthcare investment company.

AMA Adopts Principles to Support Use of mHealth Apps

November 17, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
During its interim meeting in Orlando this week, the American Medical Association (AMA) approved a list of principles guiding coverage and payment policies concerning mobile health apps and devices.

Coming Back From a Hiatus

November 15, 2016  |  Tim Tolan
commentary
I recommend several steps in explaining a hiatus and a big absence from the HCIT workforce.

Flatiron, Foundation Partner on Clinico-Genomic Database

November 15, 2016  |  David Raths
news
Flatiron Health and Foundation Medicine have partnered to launch a clinico-genomic database that combines Foundation’s genomic profiling data with annotated longitudinal clinical and outcomes data developed by Flatiron from electronic health records.

VA to Launch Online Medical Appointment Scheduling Next Year

November 14, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) plans to launch online medical appointment scheduling nationwide in January, according to a report in The San Diego Union-Tribune.

Tailoring Healthcare Analytics to a Value-Based Future

November 14, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
Leonard D’Avolio, Ph.D., speaks to Healthcare Informatics about what needs to change in approaches to leveraging analytics in healthcare’s value-based future.

Open Source Health IT Platforms Join Forces to Form LibreHealth

November 12, 2016  |  David Raths
news
Leaders from OpenMRS and OpenEMR, two leading open source health IT platforms, have joined forces to announce the formation of LibreHealth, a new initiative to expand on years of work by those communities’ volunteers.

Survey: 20 Percent of Healthcare Providers Looking to Replace Enterprise Analytics Solution

November 8, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
The majority of healthcare IT leaders at provider organizations want a single enterprise analytics solution as their organizations move forward with analytics initiatives, according to a Peer60 survey report.

Why Leadership and Alignment are Crucial to Success in the New Healthcare

November 8, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
commentary
CIOs at CHIME16 noted the importance of healthcare C-suite leadership and the alignment of business and information technology goals.

NewYork-Presbyterian Collaborates with American Well on Virtual Doctor Visits

November 8, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
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
news
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
article
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.

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