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As Deadline Nears, Healthcare Professional Associations Offer Comments to CMS on MACRA/MIPS

June 27, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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As the deadline neared for public comments on the proposed rule related to physician payment under MACRA/MIPS, a host of healthcare professional associations released public statements that encompassed their comments to CMS, with many connected to data and IT...

McKesson Considers Merging IT Unit with Change Healthcare, Media Report Says

June 22, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Health information technology (IT) vendor McKesson has held talks about merging its IT unit with healthcare technology company Change Healthcare, according to a Reuters article.

Northwell Health Leverages Health IT to Support Transparent, Patient-Centered Urgent Care

June 14, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Great Neck, N.Y.-based Northwell Health designed its network of urgent care centers with a focus on transparency and patient-centered care, with health IT and technology-enabled processes playing a large role in the design strategy.

Report: U.S. Still in Early Stages of Leveraging Connected Care to Promote Healthcare Integration

June 10, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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A new report indicates that the U.S. healthcare system does well when it comes to patient access to healthcare and connected care technology adoption, yet lags with regard to healthcare integration.

Department of Veterans Affairs Joins National Association for Trusted Exchange

June 10, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has become the newest member of The National Association for Trusted Exchange, and the VA will participate in the NATE Blue Button for Consumers (NBB4C) Trust Bundle.

Survey: Majority of Consumers Interested in Telehealth, Citing Convenience and Cost Savings as Top Benefits

June 8, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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New research released by Xerox indicates that 77 percent of consumers are open to and excited about the possibility of virtual healthcare services, yet only 16 percent have used virtual health.

Why Provider Leaders Need to Understand the Significance of PBGH’s Recent Foray into Care Management

June 8, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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The Pacific Business Group on Health, one of the most progressive purchaser alliances in healthcare, has been involved in an extensive care management initiative, one that provider leaders would do well to understand and reflect on

OpenNotes: What Members of the Northwest OpenNotes Consortium Have Learned So Far

June 6, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Homer Chin., M.D. has been helping to lead his colleagues in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area forward to implement OpenNotes in their patient care organizations. This month, he will share learnings from that experience with attendees at the AMDIS...

Lessons Learned from the Mississippi Delta, Tackling Chronic Disease Through Remote Monitoring Technology

June 6, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Following a successful remote patient monitoring pilot project for diabetes patients in rural Mississippi, the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) is now focused on improving care management for chronically ill patients across the Southeast.

Digital Health: Design for Patients, Not the Problem

June 3, 2016  |  Jamie Nicholson, Senior Design Strategist at Smart Design
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The good news: technology has enabled a burgeoning universe of digital solves to help patients manage their health. The bad news: the digital health universe is staggeringly fragmented and for the chronic disease sufferer, exceptionally overwhelming.

HHS Releases Online Resources Focused on Patient Engagement and Patients’ Rights Under HIPAA

June 2, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services developed a series of videos aimed at clarifying patients’ rights to see and get copies of their health information under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

DirectTrust Launches Patient-Centered HIE for Secure Sharing of Medical Records

June 1, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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DirectTrust announced the launch of the Partnership for Patients Program (P4PP) with the aim of improving the secure exchange of protected health information (PHI) between patients and providers.

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