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Documenting the Cost Benefits of Care Management: One Care Management Organization’s Experience

May 26, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Leaders at AxisPoint Health, a Colorado-based company that provides care management services to a variety of insurers, including to state Medicaid programs, recently conducted a study to assess the potential cost savings of care management programs

Special Report on Data Security: With the Ransomware Crisis, the Landscape of Data Security Is Shifting

May 26, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Cybersecurity was already a major concern in healthcare—and that was before a string of ransomware attacks this spring shifted the landscape in this critical area. Now, industry experts are weighing in on the fundamental issues that face the healthcare...

Healthcare Leaders Look to Make True Interoperability More than Just a Dream

May 26, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Experts will agree that while “true” interoperability is taking place in certain pockets of U.S. healthcare, and while at least some progress has been made in other areas, several significant and core challenges remain.

Multiple Best-of-Breed Applications Make Up Population Health Stack, Execs Say

May 26, 2016  |  David Raths
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Shawn Griffin, M.D., chief quality and informatics officer for Houston-based Memorial Hermann Physician Network, and Tricia Nguyen, M.D., executive vice president for population health, Texas Health Resources, share their perspective on population health trends.

Health IT Leaders Address Cybersecurity Responsibilities at HHS during Congressional Hearing

May 25, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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During a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health hearing, healthcare IT leaders and security experts testified in support of proposed legislation to elevate and empower the CISO at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Study: Automated, Real-Time Surveillance Significantly Reduced Sepsis Mortality

May 25, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Automated surveillance and real-time analysis led to a significant reduction in sepsis mortality at Alabama’s Huntsville Hospital, according to research recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA).

Taking a Deeper Dive into the Healthcare Informatics 100

May 25, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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As of Monday, May 23, all Healthcare Informatics 100 company listings have been made public on our website. Now, let’s dive into some of the details of this year’s compendium.

Most Interesting Vendors 2016: athenahealth: Accelerating its Growth in Hospital IT

May 25, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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In early 2015, the Watertown, Mass.-based athenahealth, the provider of ambulatory cloud-based electronic health record (EHR) systems, made quite a splash when it jumped into the hospital market with two strategic acquisitions of inpatient EHR systems.

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.

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Awards $3M to Regional Telemedicine Programs

May 24, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Baltimore-based CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield plans to award nearly $3 million to ten healthcare organizations to help develop or expand existing regional telemedicine initiatives.

Most Interesting Vendors 2016: Nuance Communications: The Power of Clinical Language

May 24, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Developing voice dictation software is what many people know Nuance for, but the company’s senior executives and end user health system clients say that’s not what makes Nuance so special.

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

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