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Study: Integrating Mental and Physical Healthcare Services Leads to Better Outcomes, Lower Costs

August 29, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Patients receiving healthcare services in team-based practices that integrated mental and physical healthcare services used fewer healthcare services, had lower total costs and better clinical outcomes, according to an Intermountain Healthcare study.

athenahealth Acquires Care Coordination Platform Patient IO

August 29, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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athenahealth has acquired Austin-based care coordination platform Patient IO (officially known as Filament Labs, Inc.) and the mobile solution will form the basis for athenahealth’s patient-facing mobile app, athenaWell.

CommonWell Members Give Patients Access to their Health Data

August 23, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The CommonWell Health Alliance announced today that members will be giving patients access to their health data for the first time via the CommonWell network.

Apple Has Acquired Personal Health Data Startup Gliimpse

August 22, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Apple has expanded its investment in digital health with the acquisition of personal health data startup Gliimpse, which occurred earlier this year, according to Fast Company reports.

Study: Socioeconomic Digital Divide Remains in Personal Health Record Use

August 19, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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More patients are using personal health records (PHRs), yet there are socioeconomic disparities in the adoption of PHRs and patient portals to access health records, according to a study published in the American Journal of Managed Care.

NIH Survey Respondents Give Positive Feedback to Precision Medicine Cohort Program

August 19, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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A majority of respondents to a recent National Institutes of Health (NIH) survey said they would likely participate in the NIH's Precision Medicine cohort program.

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Deploys Text Messaging Platform To Enhance Patient Communication, Engagement

August 19, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has partnered with digital health startup Well on a secure text messaging platform that will enable front office staff to more effectively communicate with patients.

Walgreens Launches Digital Platform Utilizing Gamification to Boost Medication Adherence

August 18, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Walgreens has partnered with HealthPrize Technologies to offer a digital patient engagement and medication adherence platform for patients filling certain brand-name prescriptions on the Walgreens website.

At iHT2-Seattle: Leadership, Culture as Keys to the Success of IT and Innovation

August 18, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Suzanne Anderson of Seattle’s Virginia Mason Health System, and Sajid Ahmed of the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital in Los Angeles, shared with iTH2-Seattle attendees some lessons learned around leadership

Study: Digital Health Technology Use Very Low Among Seniors

August 17, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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While digital health technology has been advocated as a tool to improve healthcare quality and cost, a study by Boston-based Partners Healthcare finds low use rates of digital health tools among seniors.

Research: Patients, Healthcare Professionals Disconnected on Key Healthcare Issues

August 16, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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New research released from Xerox shows large disconnects between patients and the healthcare professionals providing and insuring their care.

Survey: Workflow Design is Key to Improving the Quality of Health IT Implementation

August 12, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Healthcare quality leaders say improving workflow efficiency should be a top priority to help healthcare organizations strengthen the quality of their technology implementation, according to a survey by the American Society for Quality (ASQ).

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