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Study will Leverage Connecticut HIE to Help Prevent Suicides

A new study will aim to leverage CTHealthLink, a physician-led health information exchange (HIE) in Connecticut, to help identify the factors leading to suicide and to ultimately help prevent those deaths.

Duke Health First to Achieve HIMSS Stage 7 Rating in Analytics

North Carolina-based Duke Health has become the first U.S. healthcare institution to be awarded the highest honor for analytic capabilities by HIMSS Analytics.

NIH Releases First Dataset from Adolescent Brain Development Study

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced the release of the first dataset from the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study, which will enable scientists to conduct research on the many factors that influence brain, cognitive, social, and emotional development.

Boston Children's Accelerates Data-Driven Approach to Clinical Research

In an effort to bring a more data-driven approach to clinical research, Boston Children’s Hospital has joined the TriNetX global health research network.

Paper Records, Films Most Common Type of Healthcare Data Breach, Study Finds

Despite the high level of hospital adoption of electronic health records and federal incentives to do so, paper and films were the most frequent location of breached data in hospitals, according to a recent study.

AHA Appoints Senior Advisor for Cybersecurity and Risk

The American Hospital Association (AHA) has announced that John Riggi has joined the association as senior advisor for cybersecurity and risk.

Payer Provider Employer Collaboration and Convergence Improves Lucy's Care

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Lucy's physician, health plan and employer are using a shared analytics and care management platform to easily collaborate in a way that improves care for Lucy and rising-risk patients like her.

One Industry Expert’s View of How State Efforts to Manage the Opioid Crisis Will Affect HIT Leaders

February 23, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Connie Sinclair, R.Ph., has been leading a team of researchers and analysts at the Point-of-Care Partners consulting firm in tracking the exploding state-level requirements around the prescribing of opioids—with a new summary report on the phenomenon

New Salary History Ban Is Here to Stay

February 23, 2018  |  Tim Tolan
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The art of negotiating salary and total compensation in the recruiting world is changing. Multiple states and cities have ratified salary history ban legislation. Some of these laws have gone into effect, while others will be enacted over the next few years.

Clinicians to CMS, ONC: “Right the Ship” to Simplify Reporting, Ease Regulatory Burdens

February 23, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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During a daylong listening session sponsored by ONC and CMS on the issue of reducing clinician burden, healthcare industry stakeholders shared a litany of frustrations and complaints about EHRs contributing to administrative burden and physician burnout.

In Northern California, the Ups-and-Downs on the Drive Toward Value-Based Care

February 23, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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A provider and health plan leader weighs in on value-based care progressions in California, and what’s holding the region back from being more advanced.

What Do Zero Footprint Image Viewers Have to do with Kidneys?

February 23, 2018  |  Joe Marion
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The National Kidney Foundation, in conjunction with GE Healthcare is using zero footprint viewer technology to improve transplant image accessibility.

eBook: Say Hello to the Right Technology: A Guide to 2017 Connectivity Solutions

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It can be hard for today’s businesses to create a truly integrated work environment. Having an infrastructure built on outdated technologies can further complicate the situation, resulting in a variety of business challenges that fall under four distinct...

Rethinking the Multi-Institution Clinical Data Repository

February 22, 2018  |  David Raths
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The evolution in approach at Health Sciences South Carolina may signal a sea change in how large clinical data repositories work.

PODCAST: Consultant Rita Numerof Affirms Position that “MIPS Isn’t the Solution”

February 21, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Rita Numerof, Ph.D., recently was a guest on the Healthcare Informatics podcast, where she reiterated her concerns with MACRA/MIPS, noting that there are “fundamental issues in the design and the philosophy behind the program.”

OpenNotes and Patient Engagement in a Safety-Net Environment: One MD Informaticist’s Journey

February 21, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Anshu Abhat, M.D., M.P.H., director of patient engagement in information technology at the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, is helping to lead an exciting initiative to enhance patient engagement in a safety-net public hospital environment

The 2018 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards: Co-Third-Place Winning Team—Rhode Island Quality Institute

February 20, 2018  |  David Raths
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A dashboard tool created for nurse care managers by the Rhode Island Quality Institute connects opioid treatment teams in the Ocean State. For this effort, RIQI has been named a winner of one of Healthcare Informatics’ Innovator Awards for 2018.

The 2018 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards: Co-Third-Place Winning Team—St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

February 19, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Clinical, pharmacy and informatics leaders at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital led a strategic effort to improve patient quality and safety practices by establishing interoperability between the EHR and IV infusion pumps to reduce medication errors.