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Premier: In Uncertain Healthcare Moment, System Leaders Focused on Costs, Data

March 22, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Despite industry uncertainty about the future healthcare under the Trump administration and a Republican Congress, health system leaders are preparing for the changes ahead in five key areas, most of which involve health IT,

AHIMA Issues Guidelines to Enhance HIM Practices for LGBT Populations

March 19, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
The Chicago-based American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) has issued a practice brief that offers guidelines and recommendations for healthcare professionals and health information management (HIM) professionals to implement inclusive HIM...

GAO Report: HHS Needs to Step Up Efforts to Encourage Patient Access, Use of EHRs

March 17, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Health care providers that participated in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s (HHS) Medicare Electronic Health Record Incentive Program offered nearly 9 out of 10 patients the ability to access their health information online. However, a recent...

UCHealth’s OpenNotes Journey: From a Few Docs to Enterprise-Wide Acceptance

March 16, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Although the OpenNotes initiative—designed to give patients access and ability to read visit notes online—has now reached 12 million patients in the U.S. alone, there has been plenty of pushback along the way, dating back to the beginning of the movement.

Study: Patients Typing Visit Agendas into EHRs Improves Communication with Physicians

March 15, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Patients attending a safety-net primary care clinic in Seattle were interested and able to type their agenda into the electronic health record (EHR) visit note, and as a result, both patients and clinicians felt improved communication.

Digital Health Startup Leverages IT with Eyes on Reversing Type 2 Diabetes

March 13, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
San Francisco-based digital health startup Virta Health is leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) and personalized care treatment plans to reverse type 2 diabetes, the company stated last week in an announcement.

Autonomous Driving: What’s Next, Autonomous Healthcare?

March 12, 2017  |  Joe Marion
commentary
Autonomous cars are coming. Will healthcare follow suit?

Online Tool Helps Patients Comprehend their EHR Notes

March 10, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
A team of researchers set out to create an online tool that simplifies the complex medical terms that appear in clinical notes by replacing it with simple, user-understandable terms.

IBM Teams Up with Salesforce on Artificial Intelligence

March 7, 2017  | 
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IBM and Salesforce, a customer relationship management provider, have announced a strategic partnership to deliver joint solutions designed to leverage artificial intelligence.

Report: By 2020, Patient-Generated Health Data Use Expected to Soar

March 3, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
The U.S. could reach a “critical mass” of physicians using patient-generated data from devices such as wearables by 2020, according to new research released by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA).

Survey: Patients Becoming More Engaged with their Healthcare

February 28, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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A survey of 200 patients and 200 healthcare providers reveals that most patients have become more engaged with their healthcare during the past two years, a change that’s been noticed by providers.

On the Way Home from Orlando: My HIMSS17 Takeaways

February 23, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
commentary
What were the biggest lessons learned at HIMSS17?

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