Nonprofit health system Texas Health Resources (Arlington, Texas) and evidence-based healthcare infrastructure company, Healthways (Nashville, Tenn.) are unveiling a new population health-based model, aiming to improve healthcare delivery and access in North Texas. The companies will create a collaborative in an attempt to optimize clinical care and enable individuals to become engaged participants in their healthcare.
"Texas Health Resources believes that healthy people are happier, contribute more to their families, communities and jobs, and have less financial impact on the health care system," Douglas D. Hawthorne, CEO of Dallas-based Texas Health Resources, said during an announcement of the new collaboration. “Together, we're developing a new model for health services in North Texas that we believe will help fulfill our mission to improve the health of the people in the communities we serve. Focusing on Well-Being, we think this could become a model for other communities across the nation.
Texas Health and Healthways will aim to provide physicians a broad set of technology and management tools, along with population health experts. The tools and data-driven processes that Healthways brings to the table can reportedly physicians to identify patterns of needs among their population of patient while tailor made information for each individual patient.
North Carolina-based health IT company Lenovo Health and Orbita, a Boston-based connected home healthcare company, launched a virtual home care solution and showcased the technology at HIMSS17 in Orlando.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has announced five winners in Phase 2 of the “Move Health Data Forward” Challenge, a contest to develop solutions to help with the flow of health information.
At the HIMSS17 conference in Orlando on Monday, The National Association for Trusted Exchange (NATE) unveiled NATE’s Blue Button Directory (NBBD) and is demonstrating it as part of the Federal Health Architecture’s demonstrations in the HIMSS17 Interoperability Showcase.
At the HIMSS17 conference in Orlando, the nonprofit Regenstrief Institute announced a partnership with analytics vendor Health Catalyst involving Regenstrief's artificial intelligence-powered text analytics technology.
Cybersecurity has been elevated to a central concern for healthcare providers, with more attention at the board level and the C-suite, according to a new survey by Orem, Utah-based KLAS Research and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). The study found that 42 percent of organizations have a vice president or C-level official in charge of cybersecurity and for 39 percent of organizations, the head of cybersecurity is at the director level.