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A Generation of Digital Patients is Coming: Is Healthcare Ready?

September 22, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
blog
I recently had a captivating conversation with Anil Jain, M.D., of the Watson Health business unit, about the next generation of healthcare consumers and what it means for the industry going forward.

Provider Associations Laud Bipartisan, ACO-Focused Legislation

September 22, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
news
Four major healthcare professional associations on Thursday publicly expressed support for legislation aimed at modifying the Medicare Shared Savings Program for ACOs in order to ease providers’ concerns

At iHT2-Toronto, a Strategic Leader Calls on Healthcare Executives to Rethink the Consumer

September 21, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Anne Snowdon, R.N., Ph.D., a professor of strategy and entrepreneurship at the University of Windsor’s Odette School of Business, urged attendees of the Health IT Summit in Toronto to reimagine the consumer-driven future of healthcare

Catching Up with Tim Zoph, and Parsing the Current Inflection Point in U.S. Healthcare

September 19, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Tim Zoph, who has spent decades as a leader in healthcare and healthcare IT, shares his perspectives on where things are headed next in U.S. healthcare—in both the healthcare IT and facilities development spheres, and beyond

Washington Debrief: House Committee Leaders Pledge Heightened Attention to Health IT in 2017

September 19, 2016  |  Leslie Kriegstein, Vice President of Congressional Affairs, CHIME
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A key House Committee held a hearing last week to explore how healthcare technology can create efficiencies in care delivery, improve outcomes and reduce cost.

Study: Six in 10 Patients Have Shared Medical Information via Mobile Device

September 15, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
One in four patients in the U.S. have emailed or texted a photo of a medical issue to a physician, according to survey findings from San Francisco-based Ketchum Global Research & Analytics.

CMS Announces New Funding Opportunity for Accountable Health Communities Model

September 14, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
With a focus on addressing the health-related social needs of Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced modifications to its Accountable Health Communities (AHC) Model to make it more accessible to a...

Diving Into the Deep End of the Pool: A Look at Physician Groups and Risk

September 14, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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As large medical groups from across the U.S. plunge into risk-based contracting, their leaders are finding that success depends on a combination of strategic prowess and the ability to skilfully leverage data analytics and information systems

Almost 70 Percent of Hospitals Provide Patients View, Download and Transmit Access to Health Information

September 13, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Seven out of 10 hospitals in the U.S. (69 percent) now provide their patients with the ability to view, download and transmit their health information electronically, an almost seven-fold increase since 2013, according to an ONC data brief.

How Digital Health Is Improving End-of-Life and Advance Care Planning

September 13, 2016  |  Heather Landi
blog
Healthcare provider organizations are deploying digital health technologies to improve end-of-life care, and it’s an area that is long overdue for modernization and innovation.

Study: Diabetes Prevention Mobile App Can Help Patients with Prediabetes with Weight Loss

September 12, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
A mobile platform delivering the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) intervention, combined with coaching, helped patients diagnosed with prediabetes with weight loss, comparable to traditional in-person programs, according to a recent study.

Louisiana Clinical Research Network Deploys Tablet-Based Application to Recruit 5,000 Patients

September 9, 2016  |  David Raths
news
A Louisiana clinical research network has been able to recruit more than 5,000 patients using a tablet-based application presented to patients in their physician's examination room.

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