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Study: Sharing Visit Notes with Patients Improves Patient Satisfaction, Trust and Safety

May 24, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Improving transparency between physicians and their patients by allowing patients to view their visit notes in their health records can improve patient satisfaction, trust and safety, according to a recently published study.

Geisinger CIO John Kravitz: IT Facilitating Continuous Care Delivery Transformation—In Real Time

May 24, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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John M. Kravitz, who became CIO of the Geisinger Health System about four months ago, has a broad strategic vision for what IT can do to facilitate continuous transformation in care delivery at the already-pioneering integrated health system

MUSC Health Invests $36M in Patient Monitoring Technology Partnership

May 20, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Charleston-based Medical University of South Carolina Health (MUSC Health) announced an 8-year, $36 million strategic partnership with Philips to implement integrated patient monitoring technologies.

Survey: Patient-Provider Relationship is Strong, but High Costs Remain a Concern

May 19, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Patient engagement and an enhanced patient experience has been a challenge for providers to date, but a new survey from the Physicians Foundation has found that the physician-patient relationship remains strong, with nine out of 10 U.S. adults noting high levels...

At UPMC, Physician Documentation Reform as an Evolving Process

May 17, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Vivek Reddy, M.D., CMIO at the 20-plus-hospital UPMC in Pittsburgh, shares his perspectives on the long journey towards optimized physician documentation—and what he and his colleagues have learned so far

Intermountain and Stanford Medicine: Taking Precision Medicine from the Bench to the Bedside

May 16, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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A new collaboration between Intermountain Healthcare's Precision Genomics program and Stanford Genome Technology Center is pushing forward to the actual clinical application of precision medicine principles.

What Do the Latest Survey Results about Consumer Interest in Wearables Really Mean—for Providers?

May 15, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
blog
A new study by analysts at PriceWaterhouseCoopers finds that healthcare consumers are very interested in wearable devices—and also that providers have a real opening for patient engagement around those wearables

Survey: Nearly Half of Consumers Report Data from Digital Health Tools Not Incorporated into Their Healthcare

May 13, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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While there is rapid growth in the use of digital health tools, such as activity trackers and health apps, a survey found that nearly half of consumers (46 percent) say their physician is not incorporating self-collected health data in guiding their healthcare.

A New PwC Survey Looks at the Explosion in Consumer Adoption of Wearables—Now, What Are the Implications for Providers?

May 12, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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What are the implications for healthcare and healthcare IT leaders of the surging interest among consumers in wearable devices? PriceWaterhouseCoopers’ Vaughn Kauffman discusses the results of a just-released PwC survey of consumers

Survey: A Quarter of Healthcare Providers Making Strides with Virtual Care Programs

May 12, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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About a quarter of healthcare providers report that their telemedicine and telehealth programs are financially sustainable and are improving efficiency, patient volumes and loyalty by filling gaps in medical specialties or helping chronically ill patients,...

Yale New Haven’s Interim CIO: Laser-Focused on Right Data, Right People, Right Time

May 11, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Yale New Haven Health System's interim CIO Lisa Stump shares how the health system's thoughtful approach to deploying health information technology can transform data into meaningful information for clinicians to drive improved outcomes.

Walgreens, MDLive Partner on Behavioral Health Services as Part of Telehealth Platform

May 10, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
Walgreens and MDLive, a virtual health vendor, have expanded their relationship to offer behavioral health services as part of the retail pharmacy’s telehealth platform.

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