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Inland Empire Health Plan’s Clear-Eyed HIE Strategy

January 13, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Bradley Gilbert, M.D., CEO of the Inland Empire Health Plan, and also chairman of the board of the Inland Empire HIE, shares his perspectives on the importance of health information exchange to good care management

From Sydney, Australia, Emory Healthcare Leverages Tele-ICU to Address Specialist Shortages

December 27, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Emory Healthcare is collaborating with Sydney-based Macquarie University’s MQ Health program on a pilot project that enables Emory's critical care specialists stationed in Sydney to deliver remote intensive care services to Atlanta-based patients.

Report: States Should Mandate Prescriber Use of PDMPs to Combat Opioid Misuse

December 16, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Mandating that prescribers use prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) is the single most effective way to increase prescriber use of the tool, which can play a critical role in curbing prescription opioid misuse, according to a report by Pew Charitable...

For Hospitals, Patient Misidentification Impacts Patient Safety, Productivity and the Bottom Line

December 14, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Patient misidentification costs clinicians close to 30 minutes in wasted time per shift and contributes to 35 percent of all medical claims being denied, according to a recent survey of care providers compiled by The Ponemon Institute.

HHS: Hospital-Acquired Conditions Have Dropped 21 Percent Since 2010

December 13, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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A new report released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) indicates that national patient safety efforts have helped to reduce hospital-acquired conditions by 21 percent since 2010, with hospital patients experiencing 3 million fewer...

One Expert’s Insights into Reducing Unwarranted Clinical Variation

December 12, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Nancy Lakier, R.N., the founder and CEO of Novia Strategies, discusses her decades-long work around uncovering and eliminating unwarranted variation in clinical care—and what healthcare IT leaders need to know about their role in this work

Cancer Treatment Centers of America’s Precision Medicine Journey

December 7, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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At the New York eHealth Collaborative's (NYeC) Digital Health Conference, Susan Zook, an executive leader at Cancer Treatment Centers of America, discussed the organization's efforts to more effectively share aggregated cancer genomics data.

Farewell to RSNA 2016, Hello to the Future of Radiology

December 2, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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The clinical practice of radiology is on the verge of transformation—and so is the policy, payment, business, and operational landscape of radiologic practice in the U.S., as radiologist thought leaders noted during RSNA 2016

At Aurora Health Care, Telehealth Use is Improving ER Patient Flow

December 1, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Challenged by long wait times in its emergency rooms, Milwaukee, Wis.-based Aurora Health Care deployed a telemedicine solution in one of its hospitals with the aim of improving ER patient flow and has seen a 75 percent reduction in door-to-doctor wait times.

LIVE from RSNA 2016: An Oklahoma HIE Powers the Diagnostic Image

December 1, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Brian Yeaman, M.D., chief administrative officer of Coordinated Care Oklahoma, discusses the journey that he and his colleagues have been on, around powering the image within their HIE

LIVE from RSNA 2016: Joe Marion Considers the Present—and the Future

November 29, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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One of the most respected consultants in the imaging and informatics industry, Joe Marion, sat down at RSNA 2016 to discuss the big trends shaping the radiological world right now

LIVE from RSNA 2016: Radiology Thought-Leader Eliot Siegel, M.D., on What Value Really Means

November 28, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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At RSNA 2016, Eliot Siegel, M.D., one of the leading lights in the imaging informatics world, shares his perspectives on the broad question of value in radiological practice—and what healthcare IT leaders can to do help move the needle

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