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Could Smart Devices Alert Children About Asthma Triggers?

November 30, 2015  |  David Raths
Researchers from UCLA and the University of Southern California are developing a technology platform designed to enable users’ smartphones and smart watches to notify them of their unique triggers for asthma attacks.

ONC Report: Personal Health Records Should be Integrated into HIEs

November 30, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
A report from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) recommends that patients’ personal health records (PHRs) be implemented in health information exchanges (HIEs).

What New Orleans Healthcare Leaders Understood—and What HCI’s Innovator Awards Winners Are All Doing

November 24, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
The Louisiana Public Health Institute’s leaders went full-bore to create strong connections around care management for providers and patients—and won second place in our Innovator Awards Program as a result

The Soft Underbelly of ACO Development: PCP Office Processes?

November 21, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
A recent online American Managed Care Journal article, based on a conference presentation, points out some of the operational challenges ACO leaders face, around primary care physician participation

Geisinger Health System Launches Patient Refund App

November 20, 2015  |  Heather Landi
Geisinger Health System unveiled last week its ProvenExperience pilot program, which will offer refunds to dissatisfied patients.

Can Digital Health Tools Help People with Mental Illness Manage Chronic Conditions?

November 19, 2015  |  Heather Landi
Dartmouth Centers for Health and Aging has partnered with Boston-based digital health startup Wellframe to examine the use of mobile technology to help older adults with serious mental illness, such as schizophrenia, self-manage chronic medical conditions.

CVS Health Launches Digital Tools Aimed at Increasing Medication Adherence

November 19, 2015  |  Heather Landi
CVS Health, based in Woonsocket, R.I., has released a suite of new digital tools to assist consumers with managing their health and increasing their medication adherence.

Centura Health Named HIMSS Davies Award Recipient

November 19, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
The Englewood, Colo.-based Centura Health has been named a 2015 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award recipient for its use of IT to reduce hospitalizations associated with chronic disease management.

The Physician Waiting Game (Room): Documentation Burdens Mount for Clinician Leaders

November 17, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Clinical documentation remains a huge burden for practicing physicians, years after the vast majority of them signed onto and into EHRs. But industry leaders are proposing some solutions to the conundrums.

Research: Hospital EHR Adoption Increases, but Challenges Continue

November 12, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
While electronic health record (EHR) adoption has increased steadily in U.S. hospitals since 2010, challenges—such as getting small and rural hospitals to adopt the technology—do remain, according to new research published in Health Affairs.

Live from the HIMSS Connected Health Conference: Steward Health Care Drops from Pioneer ACO Program, but Forges Ahead into Population Health World

November 11, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
For effective population health management at Steward Health Care, it's about putting data and analytics to work to change patient behavior.

Live from the HIMSS Connected Health Conference: Innovation Leaders Push for a More Connected Healthcare—and the Need for Better Data Protection

November 9, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
On the first day of the HIMSS Connected Health Conference, leaders from various healthcare segments came together to push towards a unified goal: to better connect systems and people, and better protect patients' health information.


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