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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

In Health Affairs Blog, DeSalvo, Washington Share Ambitions for an Interoperable Future

October 2, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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The immediate past and current National Coordinators for HIT co-author a commentary in Health Affairs online, touting the gains made in EHR adoption, and sharing thoughts on the elements needed to produce a more digitally interoperable healthcare system

A Look at Mayo Clinic’s Daring Enterprise Analytics Leap

September 30, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Leaders at the Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic have made tremendous progress around quality measures reporting, through an enterprise-wide strategic data analytics initiative, the health system’s director of enterprise analytics told Health IT Summit-New...

Uber, Circulation Collaborate on Hospital Pilot Program for Patient Transportation

September 28, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Boston-based startup Circulation, as Uber’s preferred healthcare platform partner, is launching a digital healthcare transportation platform as a pilot program at several East Coast acute care and children’s hospitals.

At New York HIT Summit, an MD Leader Outlines How HIT Can Enhance Patient Centered Medical Homes

September 27, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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At the Health IT Summit on Tuesday, Salvatore Volpe, M.D, chief medical officer at Staten Island Performing Provider Systems, urged physician leaders to adopt health IT to increase efficiency and improve patient care within Patient-Centered Medical Homes.

Study: Patient Identification Errors can Prove Fatal

September 27, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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While most patient identification errors are caught before patients are harmed, some wrong-patient events are fatal and many have the potential to cause harm. Technology, such as bar coding, can help to prevent these errors, according to an ECRI Institute report.

Making Sense of Data Analytics Development Now

September 26, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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The Chartis Group’s Mary Jo Morrison shares her perspectives on the current gaps in strategy and tactics around data analytics for accountable care and population health

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