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ECRI Institute Releases Top 10 List of Patient Safety Issues for 2018

When health IT systems are poorly designed, or when the organization’s culture fails to embrace health IT safety, patients can suffer, according to the ECRI institute, which named incorporating health IT into patient safety programs as one of its top patient safety concerns.

Nashville Health Tech Leaders Discuss Data Analyzation at Local Event

During a recent panel discussion on the future of healthcare, Jonathan Perlin, M.D., chief medical officer at Nashville-based HCA Healthcare, emphasized that learning from and analyzing medical data will be critical to improving patient outcomes.

Research Study Uses Surveys, Smartphone Sensor Data to Study Stress

Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Sage Bionetworks have launched a research study called “My BP Lab” that uses surveys and sensor data collected from participants’ smartphones to quantify and understand their daily stress.

Minnesota Creating Task Force to Address HIE Issues

In Minnesota, an HIE Task Force is being created to address priority use cases and gaps, including care transitions between the organizations that use Epic’s EHR and organizations that do not.

Survey: Nearly 2/3 of Patients Don’t Know Where Their Medical Data is Stored

A recent survey of U.S. patients revealed that the majority of respondents have no knowledge as to where their medical data is stored and who has access to it.

Survey: Most Docs Optimistic that Digital Tech Will Reduce Provider Burden

Physicians widely agree that digital technology will contribute to population health, reduced burden on the health care system and lower costs, according to a recent survey.

Payer Provider Employer Collaboration and Convergence Improves Lucy's Care

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.

Healthcare Innovation Leader David B. Nash, M.D. Shares His Perspectives on the Current Moment in Population Health

March 16, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
David Nash, M.D., one of the best-known pioneers in the world of population health management and related areas, shares his perspectives on the current moment in—and future prospects of—the population health management phenomenon

Penn Medicine’s Innovator Awards Story: A Standard Clinical iPhone Enhancing Patient Care

March 15, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Several years ago, providers at Penn Medicine began using mobile apps for a variety of reasons, including: to support better interaction among care teams, conveniently manage and monitor multiple patients, prioritize needs, and make treatment decisions.

Housing is Healthcare: How a PCMH is Caring for NYC’s Homeless Population

March 14, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
A PCMH approach at Care for the Homeless has enabled the organization to improve access to care, increase care coordination, and enhance the quality of care for the city’s homeless population.

Michael McCoy, M.D. Shares His Perspectives on the Current Moment in Healthcare IT

March 13, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
Following the conclusion of the annual HIMSS Conference, Michael McCoy, M.D. shared with Healthcare Informatics his perspectives on the policy, industry, and technological cross-currents influencing the shift from volume to value in healthcare right now

Health Plan Leaders Discuss HIE Data and the Value Proposition for Payers

March 12, 2018  |  Heather Landi
During the HIMSS18 Conference in Las Vegas last week, health plan leaders shared how their organizations are leveraging HIE data to improve quality measures, care management and to address gaps in care.

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

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...

Healthcare IT Leaders Share Learnings from Recent Hurricanes

March 9, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
Healthcare IT Leaders from Puerto Rico, Florida, and Texas shared insights on the devastation of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria—and what might be done to prepare for future hurricanes and other natural disasters

International Healthcare Leaders Share Perspectives on Common Challenges, Opportunities

March 9, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
At HIMSS18, international healthcare leaders shared the reality of vast commonalities in terms of the challenges facing healthcare systems around the world—and the potential for common strategies to address those challenges

HIMSS18 Day 4 Roundup: The Impact of What We’ve Learned at HIMSS

March 8, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Healthcare Informatics’ editorial team breaks down what you need to know from day four of HIMSS18.

EXCLUSIVE: John Fleming Settles into Government Role with Full Focus on Reducing M.D. Burden

March 8, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Dr. Fleming sat down with Healthcare Informatics to discuss his role in the government, where things stand on reducing clinician burden, and why he thinks patient empowerment is so important to fixing healthcare.

EXCLUSIVE: Allscripts’ CEO Paul Black on Interoperability, Cloud Technology and Bringing Machine Learning to the EHR

March 8, 2018  |  Heather Landi
Allscripts' CEO Paul Black talks about the company’s latest developments to incorporate machine learning into the EHR, interoperability efforts and how the company is helping providers and government and public health leaders address the opioid crisis.