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Stage 2 Attestations: St. Anthony’s Medical Center Stands Tall on the MU Mountain

September 18, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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In Part 1 of a two-part series profiling healthcare organizations that have attested to Stage 2 of meaningful use, St. Anthony’s Medical Center’s CIO explains how it was able to overcome two of the toughest Stage 2 requirements.

At Geisinger, the Path is Paved to Patient Empowerment

September 17, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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On September 16, at the iHT2 Health IT Summit in New York City, Geisinger’s Gregory Moore, M.D., Ph.D., presented on how the integrated health system is transforming care through patient analytics and engagement.

The Chase Comparison – Moving Beyond the EMR for Quality Improvement

September 16, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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Moving from volume to value-based care is a journey. That much is clear. But how can provider organizations use Chase bank as a guide as they move from different care models in an attempt to improve outcomes?

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...

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.

Data Brief: Most Patients Don’t Access their Record

September 15, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health (ONC) released a data brief this week that shows the long road ahead providers face in getting patients to access their record electronically.

Patient Engagement: Making Progress Abroad and at Home Too

September 11, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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Consumerized healthcare is becoming trendier by the day. Despite the cynical eye rolls this will garner from the medical community, there is emerging proof that the overall patient engagement concept is progressing around the globe and at home too.

In Dallas, Partnering with Social Services on Holistic View of the Patient

September 9, 2014     David Raths
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It is time for healthcare providers to take a more holistic view of the lives of their patients and build stronger relationships —and data connections — to community social service agencies. The Dallas Information Exchange Portal is doing just that.

Insurers and Provider Organizations Join Healthcare Cost and Quality Transparency Initiative

September 4, 2014     John DeGaspari
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The Washington-based Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI), a not-for-profit organization formed in 2011, has announced that Assurant Health has joined three other health insurance companies—Aetna, Humana and UnitedHealthcare—to collaborate on the development of free...

States Beginning to Give Parents Access to Immunization Records

August 28, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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Several states are now piloting approaches where parents get direct access to their children’s’ immunization records as part of the Blue Button Initiative, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) announced in an August 26 blog post.

The Evolving Case of Analytics in Mississippi

August 27, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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The Mississippi DOM has been tasked with generating a data analytics platform from a wide array of systems and services for its large Medicaid population. The agency recently took a big step forward in this project.
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