Technology

Reducing Readmissions via “Safe Transitions” at URMC

January 29, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
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As a follow-up to one of our Top Ten Tech Trends, HCI takes an extended look at a readmissions reductions program that is centered around following the patient along the care continuum.

Editor’s Notes: The LEGO Solution: Who Will Be Agile Enough to Master the New Environment?

January 28, 2015     Mark Hagland
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What the executives at LEGO did when they found their computers had been hacked speaks to strategic agility in healthcare—yes, really

Patient-Generated Data: Glass Half Empty or Half Full?

January 28, 2015     David Raths
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Some clinicians are already taking advantage of patient-generated health data in their practices, but they are outliers. How long will it be before that type of integration is a regular aspect of clinical work flow? And what will it take to get there?

Building a Sustainable HIE Model in The Sunshine State

January 27, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
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In Pensacola Fla., HIE presents an array of unique challenges, but one healthcare organization in the area is holding its own.

Top Ten Tech Trends: "Survivor: Edition HIE"--Can Statewide HIEs Achieve Sustainability?

January 26, 2015     Mark Hagland
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The answer is a qualified ‘yes,' statewide HIEs can achieve sustainability--but, say those in the know, it will take business realism and a strong dose of ingenuity

Washington Debrief: President Outlines Vision for Stronger Cybersecurity

January 26, 2015     Jeff Smith, Vice President of Public Policy at CHIME
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During his State of the Union address, President Obama called on lawmakers to pass comprehensive cybersecurity legislation that would focus on: increased information sharing, modernization of law enforcement agencies, and national data breach reporting. The...

Paul Tang’s New-Century Challenge: Time to Start Treating Patients Like People

January 26, 2015     Mark Hagland
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At iHT2-San Diego, an appeal to healthcare leaders to begin thinking about person-centered healthcare—and to begin to think about the implications of the concept for care delivery going forward

Top Ten Tech Trends: "Clinical Informaticists 2.0"

January 23, 2015     Mark Hagland
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What will senior clinical informaticists need going forward? Rock-solid skills and big-picture understandings and leadership capabilities, that’s for certain

Top Ten Tech Trends: Taking Consumer-Generated Health Data to the Next Level

January 22, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
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We have now entered the world of patient-generated health data (PGHD), an emerging concept that was covered in last year’s Top Ten Tech Trends, but has since evolved. The question is, is the healthcare industry ready to take PGHD to the next level?

AAFP Responds to ONC’s Federal Health IT Plan, Offers Suggestions for Improvement

January 22, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
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In a letter addressed to the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health IT, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) supported the federal government’s strategic plan for health IT, but urged the agency to ease burdens on physicians.

Healthcare Data Security: Battles are Being Lost, But the War Can Still be Won

January 21, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
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Right now, the healthcare industry is clearly losing the battle when it comes to data breaches. But as the old saying goes, you can lose battles and still win the war.

Top Ten Tech Trends: Making Sense of an Onslaught of Data in Public Health

January 21, 2015     John DeGaspari
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Historically, public health has been viewed as something of a poor stepchild when it comes to the billions of dollars in investments that have been aimed at transforming clinical care. Public health funding continues to be an issue, and the capabilities of...
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