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Medicaid Costs and the Logic of IT-Facilitated Population Health: Yakima Valley Knows

May 25, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
blog
New GAO statistics speak to the need for innovative approaches to managing the care of Medicaid enrollees—such as those being pioneered by organizations like the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic

Engaging is Educating and Other Leftover Lessons from HIMSS

April 30, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
blog
There are birthday cakes, smiley faces, and other colorful icons. Why the next development in frontline chronic care management and patient engagement looks a lot like a BuzzFeed quiz.

Study: Patient Portals Could Widen Health Disparities

April 29, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
news
Patient portals could widen health disparities by race, education, and health literacy, according to the findings of a recent study.

KLAS Report Names Top Vendors at Driving Patient Portal Adoption

April 27, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
Among rated vendors, Epic, athenahealth and Medfusion are the most effective at helping their customers drive patient portal adoption, according to a new report from the Orem, Utah-based KLAS Research.

Ochsner Health System to Manage Chronic Diseases with Apple Watch

April 27, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
The New Orleans-based Ochsner Health System is using the recently launched Apple Watch to help manage patients suffering from chronic diseases.

How Duke is Using HealthKit to Get Patient-Generated Data into the EHR

April 21, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
At HIMSS15, in front of an inquisitive audience at the McCormick Place Convention Center on April 15, Ricky Bloomfield M.D., director, mobile technology strategy at Duke Medicine, gave an overview of how Duke is using Apple’s HealthKit to get patient-generated...

Waving Goodbye to the Windy City: Five HIMSS15 Takeaways

April 16, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
blog
HIMSS never disappoints when it comes to "buzz," as you would expect when 43,000+ health IT minds gather in one place. While it's always difficult to narrow it down to just a few things, here are my five big takeaways from HIMSS15 in Chicago.

HIMSSanity Boiled Down to One Quote

April 16, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
blog
It’s the end of the road for HIMSS15 and a hectic week in general for health IT followers. How do you put the craziness into words? I think one HIE thought leader did a good job of doing just that.

HIMSS15 Survey: Mobile Tech Helps With Cost Savings, Patient Care

April 14, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
More than 90 percent of survey respondents are utilizing mobile devices within their organizations to engage patients in their healthcare, according to new research revealed at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference in...

DeSalvo to HIMSS Press: Time for Health IT To Move Beyond the EHR

April 14, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
Recent federal government proposals and regulations are pushing the healthcare industry towards greater interoperability and advancing ideas beyond electronic health records (EHRs), said Karen DeSalvo, M.D., National Coordinator for Health IT, at an April 14...
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