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Yale New Haven’s Interim CIO: Laser-Focused on Right Data, Right People, Right Time

May 11, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Yale New Haven Health System's interim CIO Lisa Stump shares how the health system's thoughtful approach to deploying health information technology can transform data into meaningful information for clinicians to drive improved outcomes.

Walgreens, MDLive Partner on Behavioral Health Services as Part of Telehealth Platform

May 10, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Walgreens and MDLive, a virtual health vendor, have expanded their relationship to offer behavioral health services as part of the retail pharmacy’s telehealth platform.

Telemedicine Program Will Look to Extend Parkinson's Care Across New York State

May 9, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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A virtual program launched by neurologists at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) will aim to provide free care to as many as 500 underserved patients across New York state, according to a recent announcement.

Study Indicates Web-Based Tools Can Aid in the Prevention of Major Depressive Disorder

May 5, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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A study conducted by researchers in Germany and the Netherlands, and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), showed promising results for the use of web-based, guided self-help intervention for the prevention of major depressive...

Study: Teledermatology Can Improve Access to Medical Specialists

May 5, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Offering virtual dermatology care to Medicaid recipients can be one potential way to increase access to medical specialists who are in short supply, according to a new RAND Corporation study.

Yale New Haven Health System Shares Lessons Learned On its Value Journey

May 4, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Hospitals and health systems can glean significant lessons learned from Yale New Haven Health System's ongoing journey to improving quality and lowering costs, including the health system's willingness to openly share its challenges and best practices.

New Senate Bill Proposes Using Project ECHO as National Model for Rural Care

May 3, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) have introduced the Expanding Capacity for Health Outcomes (ECHO) Act with the aim of expanding New Mexico’s Project ECHO as a national model for using telehealth for rural care.

Healthcare Informatics Recognized with Four ASHPE Awards

April 29, 2016  |  the HCI editors
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Healthcare Informatics has been recognized by the American Society for Healthcare Publication Editors (ASHPE) with four awards as part of the ASHPE’s 2016 Awards Competition.

Health Leaders Talk Data Analytics, Precision Medicine and the Opportunities, and Challenges, for Patient Care

April 27, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Health leaders, legislators and technology innovators discussed the growing role that data analytics and precision medicine play in healthcare, cancer diagnosis and treatment and the implications going forward at an industry event in Washington, D.C. on...

AHA Brief: Coverage for Telehealth Services Not Keeping Pace with Care Delivery Innovations

April 26, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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There is a growing body of evidence that telehealth can not only expand access to services but also create cost savings, yet limited coverage impedes the expansion of telehealth services, the American Hospital Association wrote in a recent brief on telemedicine.

For Telemedicine Providers, the Policy Landscape Continues to Have Both Gains and Losses, Report Says

April 20, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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When it comes to telehealth laws and reimbursement policies, legislators and policy makers across the country seem to be taking one step forward and then one step back, according to a new report from The Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP).

Report: Health IT VC Funding Hit $1.4B in Q1 2016

April 14, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Venture capital (VC) funding in the health IT sector increased 27 percent quarter-over-quarter, coming in at $1.4 billion in 146 deals, compared to $1.1 billion in 145 deals in Q4 2015, according to a new report from Austin, Texas-based Mercom Capital Group.

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