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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.

Brookings Fellow on MIPS: “It’s an Open Invitation to Cheating”

October 12, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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As the healthcare industry continues to await the MACRA final rule, expected to drop any day now, discussion around some of the proposed rule’s core health IT elements, and how they will affect participating physicians, have begun to heat up.

Diving into Healthcare’s Data Blocking Enigma

October 11, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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A recent conversation with the notable Dr. Farzad Mostashari left me further pondering one of the core issues in health IT right now.

Survey: Most Vendors Not Prepared to Comply with Data Protection Standards

October 10, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Two thirds of healthcare industry vendors report they are not prepared to comply with HITRUST healthcare data protection standards, according to a survey by New York City-based advisory firm KPMG.

Physicians Frustrated with EHRs, but Most won’t Replace Systems

October 10, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Another report on physicians’ frustrations with EHRs points to challenges with the systems’ usability and functionality. However, providers don’t see great alternatives on the market.

UPMC Enterprises Invests in Predictive Analytics Startup RxAnte

October 7, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Portland, Maine-based predictive analytics company RxAnte has received a growth equity investment from UPMC Enterprises, the commercialization arm of the UPMC health system in Pittsburgh.

Patient Engagement Technology: Moving Beyond Patient Portals?

October 6, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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As healthcare organizations move towards coordinated care, one health IT analyst says healthcare leaders to think past the patient portal and focus on broader patient engagement technology models.

Working Group Forms to Study Blockchain in Healthcare

October 6, 2016  |  David Raths
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The Hyperledger Project has established a healthcare working group to house and foster technical and business-level conversations about blockchain applications.

2016 On Track to be Biggest Year for Digital Health Funding

October 4, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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2016 is on track to be a big year for digital health funding with almost $2.4 billion in deals in the third quarter alone and funding to date already surpassing 2015’s total funding of $6.1 billion, according to a report from StartUp Health.

At St. Louis’s Mercy Health, an Analytics-Driven Performance Push

October 3, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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The CIO and the vice president of integrated performance solutions at the St. Louis-based Mercy Health share the story of their organization’s enterprise-wide, data-driven performance improvement initiative

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