At Mount Sinai, Changing the Way Referrals are Managed

July 29, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
In the changing healthcare landscape, now centered around accountable and value-based care, effective referrals have undoubtedly become more important. New technology at Mount Sinai Health System is making that process smoother and faster.

Is It Time to Encrypt Data Even Inside the EHR? Maybe So, Says Mac McMillan

July 28, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
In the wake of the data breach at UCLA Health and other recent data breaches, data security guru Mac McMillan says it’s time to think about internal data encryption inside the EHR

At iHT2-Denver, a Broad Look at an Inflection Point in Telehealth Expansion Nationwide

July 23, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
In a wide-ranging discussion on Wednesday as part of the Health IT Summit in Denver, experts parsed the challenges and opportunities facing telehealth expansion nationwide

MOST INTERESTING VENDORS: eClinicalWorks: Riding a Wave of Innovation

July 21, 2015   |  David Raths
This week, we present profiles of our "Most Interesting Vendors," healthcare IT vendor firms making waves in the industry, and whose trajectories speak to broader trends. eClinicalWorks was chosen both because of what it has accomplished over the...

At iHT2-Denver, Discussion of HIE Turns to Cultural and Business Issues

July 21, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
At the Health IT Summit in Denver, discussion of health information exchange inevitably turned to the cultural, strategic, and business issues around data exchange

Washington Debrief: “Information Blocking” Subject of Congressional Hearing This Week

July 21, 2015   |  Leslie Kriegstein, Interim Vice President of Public Policy, CHIME
Congressional attention to health IT and EHR issues continues this week with another hearing in the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP).

Debe Gash’s Midwestern Common Sense and the Ubiquity of Images

July 19, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
The success of the cloud-based information exchange for diagnostic images at Saint Luke’s Health System in Kansas City shows that HIE with a vision grounded in reality can work wonderfully well

Industry News: NantHealth Acquires Harris Healthcare Solutions’ Commercial Healthcare Solutions Division

July 17, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
On July 15, NantHealth, a Culver City, Calif.-based subsidiary of NantWorks, LLC, announced that it has completed the acquisition of the Commercial Healthcare Solutions business of Harris Corporation.

Saint Luke’s-Kansas City’s Shift to Community-Wide Cloud-Based Image Access

July 16, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
At Saint Luke’s Health System in Kansas City, CIO Deborah Gash has led a successful initiative to implement a community-wide cloud-based image information exchange

Research: Patient Portals Unable to Reduce Health Disparities

July 16, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
Although patient portals have great potential to improve healthcare quality and efficiency, they are not yet able to reduce health disparities related to race/ethnicity and limited health literacy, according to new research from PLOS Medicine.

HHS Recognizes Winners for Healthcare Innovation

June 29, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell has announced the seven winners of the 2015 HHS Innovates Awards, a program designed to reward creative solutions developed by HHS employees in response to some of the nation’s most...

The Downfall of Tiffany Ingham, M.D. and Tough Climb of Patient Engagement

June 25, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
As long as doctors like Tiffany Ingham, M.D., exist, patients will have trouble truly being engaged and an integral part of their healthcare process. Make no mistake about it, the dismissive doctor is a culture barrier we still face as patients.
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