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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.

Within MACRA Proposed Rule, Health IT Leaders Ponder the Complexity of the “New” Meaningful Use

April 28, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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With the release of a proposed MACRA rule on April 27, the federal government announced changes to the existing MU program, leaving Medicare physicians with nearly 1,000 pages of reading to examine how the new program, called Advancing Care Information, and...

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.

Geisinger’s MyCode Genomic Study Hits Milestone of 100K Participants

April 26, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Geisinger Health System, based in Danville, Pa., announced this week that it has signed up 100,000 recruits for its major biobank and DNA sequencing study known as the MyCode Community Health Initiative.

AHIMA Releases Patient Portal Toolkit for Health Information Management Professionals

April 21, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) has developed a patient portal toolkit to provide guidance on the issues, latest regulatory requirements, opportunities and challenges of implementing a patient portal.

CMS Delays Release of New Hospital Star Ratings

April 21, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has delayed its plans to release its new quality star ratings for U.S. hospitals until July at the earliest.

Integra, UnitedHealthcare Launch Medicaid ACO in Rhode Island

April 19, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Integra Community Care Network, a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)-certified Accountable Care Organization (ACO) is partnering with UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Rhode Island to launch a Medicaid ACO entity.

Study: HIT Use and Participation in ACO, PCMH Initiatives Facilitates Advanced Care Delivery

April 19, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Physicians who adopted electronic health records (EHRs) in 2012 and participated in new models of payment and care delivery were more likely to perform care processes associated with improved care delivery, according to a recently published study.

Loyalty to Current EHR Vendors Among Hospital Users Declined in 2016

April 18, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Among hospital electronic health record (EHR) users and healthcare IT leaders, loyalty to inpatient EHR vendors decreased from 81 percent to 75 percent, according to a Black Book 2016 Inpatient EHR survey.

Survey: End-of-Life and Advance Care Plans Difficult to Access in Electronic Health Records

April 18, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Most physicians consider end-of-life and advance care planning conversations important, yet there are barriers to these discussions, and electronic health records are one obstacle, according to a recent survey.

Cleveland Clinic Partners with CVS Health on MinuteClinic Telemedicine Services

April 14, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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In a collaboration with CVS Health and American Well, Cleveland Clinic providers will now be available for on-demand visits with CVS MinuteClinic customers in Ohio through a new telemedicine platform.

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