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At The HIT Summit-Washington, DC, a Robust View of Population Health

October 27, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
A lively discussion ensued at the Health IT Summit in Washington, D.C., when panelists parsed the meanings and complexities of the population health concept—and considered challenges around data usability and physician culture

A Web Services Approach to Public Health Clinical Decision Support

October 22, 2016  |  David Raths
Could clinicians subscribe to real-time public health clinical decision support 'knowledge nuggets' from within their EHR workflow?

Healthcare Organizations Again Go to Bat for AHRQ

October 19, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Healthcare organizations are once again urging U.S. Senate and House leaders to protect the Department of Health and Human Services’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) from more budget cuts for 2017.

ONC Issues Final Rule to Modify EHR Certification Program, Creates More Direct Oversight

October 14, 2016  |  Heather Landi
ONC issued a final rule today that updates the ONC Health IT Certification Program which sets up a regulatory framework for ONC to directly review certified health IT products and gives the agency more direct oversight of health IT testing labs.

Building a Digital Bridge to Public Health Agencies

October 12, 2016  |  David Raths
Representatives from public health, health delivery systems and health information technology are working on a project with an ambitious timeline to create bidirectional information flow between public health and healthcare.

Study: mHealth Program Improves Mental Health Outcomes for Veterans

October 6, 2016  | 
A mobile and web-based wellness program employed by military veterans who had been deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan had a positive impact on mental health and wellness outcomes, according to study by researchers in the department of psychiatry at the University...
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