Technology

Study: Low-Income Patients Prefer Texting With Providers

September 16, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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A new pilot study among low-income African-Americans in Detroit suggests that they want healthcare providers to communicate with them by texting.

‘Just in Time’ Method Cuts Wait Times to See the Doctor

September 16, 2014     John DeGaspari
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Using a pain clinic as a testing ground, researchers at Johns Hopkins have shown that a management process first popularized by Toyota in Japan can substantially reduce patient wait times and possibly improve the teaching of interns and residents.

Texas Health Resources COO Talks Innovation, Strategy—and Faith

September 16, 2014     Mark Hagland
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Jeffrey Canose, M.D., who in early September was named senior executive vice president and COO of the vast Texas Health Resources integrated health system, shares his perspectives on his organization’s assertive push into the future of healthcare

Report: Stanford and Duke Hospitals Working with Apple for Pilots

September 16, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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Stanford University and Duke University Hospitals are working with Apple to test out the consumer tech company's HealthKit service for pilot projects, a report from Reuters indicates.

CHIME Panel Sounds Off on Cyber Crime

September 16, 2014     John DeGaspari
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How secure are provider organizations from cyber crime? That was the focus of a lively panel discussion on Monday, September 15, in New York, which was part of the Health Information Executive’s Guide to Cyber Security, presented by the College of Healthcare...

CHIME and 16 Other Healthcare IT Associations Call for “Immediate Action” to Amend 2015 EHR Reporting Period

September 16, 2014     Mark Hagland
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In a letter to HSS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell, CHIME, AMDIS, and 15 other healthcare associations and organizations asked for an immediate adjustment to the 2015 EHR reporting period embodied in the current meaningful use requirements

ONC Announces New Blue Button Toolkit

September 16, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) has launched a new toolkit designed for organizations that want to use Blue Button technology to help consumers get access to their digital health information.

Hospital for Special Surgery Launches Innovation Center for New Medical Technologies

September 15, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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The Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City has launched the HSS Innovation Center, with the aim to identify and support medical and scientific technological breakthroughs in musculoskeletal care.

How Apple Shames the Healthcare IT Market

September 15, 2014     Pete Rivera
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We tend to move along our technology advancement in healthcare as if we are really making great strides. But the reality is that so far, the government has had to incentivize the market into adopting technology or embracing change.

Hacking in Healthcare: Don’t Get Caught in the Hype, Warns Consultant

September 12, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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The Healthcare Informatics podcast welcomes back Impact Advisors’ Rob Faix to talk about hacking threats in healthcare. In August of this year, Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems, Inc., one of the largest health systems in the U.S., got hacked and...

Clearing the Air on the ICD-10 Transition: AHIMA’s Policy and Coding Leader Speaks Out

September 12, 2014     Mark Hagland
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Sue Bowman, Senior Director, Coding, Policy, and Compliance, at the American Health Information Management Association, shares her perspectives on the current moment in the journey towards the ICD-10 transition

Challenges for Population Health: A Clinical and Technology Approach

September 10, 2014     Dave Levin, M.D. and Pete Rivera
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Now with Patient Centered Medical Home, Meaningful Use and Accountable Care we are seeing a shift in how we view this information. Data is now a valuable asset to be used as a patient health tool, not just for payment and operations.
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