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Information Requirements for the Competitive Healthcare Marketplace

November 18, 2014     Tonya D. Edwards, M.D.
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CIOs of eight leading healthcare organizations convened on Sept. 12 for the annual Scottsdale Institute CIO Summit. This year’s theme, Information Requirements for the Competitive Marketplace, yielded lively discussion. In the session, the group shared...

As ACOs and Population Health Move Forward, No “Big Boxes” of Diagnostic Images Needed

November 18, 2014     Mark Hagland
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Multiple revolutions are taking place simultaneously, with accountable care and population health, HIE development, data-sharing and storage technologies, and policy and reimbursement changes, all impacting imaging informatics now

Automated Reminders Improve Medication Adherence and Cholesterol Control

November 17, 2014     John DeGaspari
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People who received automated reminders were more likely to refill their blood pressure and cholesterol medications, according to a study published today in a special issue of the American Journal of Managed Care.

The Trouble with Putting Care Management in a Box

November 17, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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Health IT leaders are finding it difficult to define care management technology because they’re finding it difficult to define care management. Experts spoke to HCI on the increasing wave of investment into these technologies and provided a wide range of...

Advocate Health Care's Bruce Smith and His Team Lead a Successful Patient Portal Initiative

November 15, 2014     Mark Hagland
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At Advocate Health Care, in the western suburbs of Chicago, IT leaders, including CIO Bruce Smith, have been leading a successful patient portal initiative that’s connecting—and satisfying—patients and their physicians

Health Literacy and the Use of the Internet Lacking Among Seniors

November 14, 2014     John DeGaspari
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Using the Internet to access health information may be out of reach for many older Americans, according to a study by researchers at the University of Michigan. According to the study, less than one-third of Americans age 65 and older use the Web. Within that age...

ONC Attempting to Create Consumer Demand for Blue Button

November 11, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT’s (ONC) Blue Button initiative is one of the agency’s hallmark projects and will continue to be a focal point, according to ONC’s Erin Siminerio; speaking on a recent webinar.

Report: Providers Need to Promote PHRs to Patients with Chronic Conditions

November 7, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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Personal health record (PHR) applications are popular for patients but healthcare organizations that have utilized them are not doing a good job promoting them to those with chronic conditions, states a new report from the Commonwealth Fund.

Geisinger Launches Open Source EHR Application Interface

November 4, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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The Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger Health System announced this week that it has successfully connected its Epic electronic health record (EHR)-developed Rheumatology app, using international draft standards, to the Cerner Corporation EHR framework.

Survey: Patient Portal Usage Growing Despite Reservations

October 28, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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A new survey of hospital and healthcare IT executives reveals that adoption of patient portals is growing even if they aren’t sold on the benefits of these engagement efforts.

Geisinger, NIH Launch Genomic Patient Portal

October 24, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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Investigators at the Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger Health System have launched an online portal allowing patients to enter their data from clinical genetics tests for analysis by the Clinical Genome Resource.

Feds Looking to Standardize Decision Support for Ebola Screening in the EHR

October 16, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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Representatives from both the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) co-hosted a special webinar this week on the use of clinical decision support (CDS) tools in the electronic medical record (EMR) to...
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