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MedStar Health Awarded Grant to Pilot Apps for Patient-Reported Outcome Data

A team of researchers from Maryland-based MedStar Health has been awarded an 18-month contract from AHRQ to support the development and testing of technical tools and apps that can be used to collect patient-reported outcome data.

Blockchain-Supported Health Record Platform Launched in U.K.

Guardtime, an Amsterdam-based software security company, has launched a blockchain-supported personal care record platform.

Judge Rules in Favor of OCR and Upholds $4.3M Fine for MD Anderson

Houston-based The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center must pay $4.3 million in fines stemming from three separate breaches involving unencrypted electronic devices that exposed patient data for 33,500 patients, according to an administrative law judge's recent ruling.

AMA Passes Policy Recommendations on Augmented Intelligence

The American Medical Association (AMA) last week passed its first policy addressing augmented intelligence (AI), adopting broad policy recommendations for health and technology stakeholders on this issue.

ONC Budget Cut by 29 Percent in FY2019 Draft Bill, NIH Gets $1.25B Boost

The House Appropriations Committee released a draft 2019 budget for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and departments of Labor and Education that proposed slashing funding for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) by $17.7 million.

Value-Based Care is Bending the Cost Curve, Report Finds

Value-based care is bending the healthcare cost curve, reducing unnecessary medical costs by nearly 6 percent on average while also improving care quality and patient engagement, according to new research from Nashville-based Change Healthcare.

Presidio and VMware Team Up to Tackle Healthcare

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For one multi-site health system, our partnership’s infrastructure virtualization and consolidation generated nearly $17 million in savings over five years.

CEO and CIO Priorities for Tech-Enabled Healthcare

June 21, 2018  |  Jason Fortin, Impact Advisors
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During the recent 2018 Scottsdale Institute Annual Conference, a group of 22 CIOs from leading health-delivery organizations across the country gathered to discuss their CEOs’ top IT-related priorities. From that discussion, five key themes emerged.

Dr. Atul Gawande Tapped as CEO of Amazon/Berkshire/JP Morgan Chase Joint Healthcare Venture

June 20, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Nearly six months after Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase & Co. announced a joint healthcare venture, the organizations today tapped Atul Gawande, M.D., as CEO of the initiative.

In Arizona, the Ambition of “True Care Coordination” is Being Realized

June 20, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Phoenix-based Equality Health was formed with the goal to look at addressing healthcare outcomes disparities through the lens of culture. A population health management platform is helping to accomplish that.

At the HIT Summit in Minneapolis, an MD Informaticist’s Perspective on Clinical Transformation

June 18, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Karl Poterack, M.D. spoke at the Health IT Summit in Minneapolis about the role of clinical informatics in standardizing physician practice—and moving the needle forward on clinical performance improvement

Alaska HIE Reboots With New Name, Architecture, Features

June 15, 2018  |  David Raths
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Things are changing fast for the statewide health information exchange in Alaska, with a name change, new technology architecture and additional interoperability offerings in the works.

Optimize Compliance, Collaboration, Care, and Your Future

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With the right technology and strategy, healthcare organizations can stay compliant and connected — with minimal havoc. Register for this webinar today.

Telehealth and Cancer Care

June 15, 2018  |  Emily Walsh
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Perhaps the greatest telemedicine impact has been felt within the cancer community through the continued development of teleoncology.

Taking a Deep Dive into the Healthcare Informatics 100—and the Health IT Market, Broadly

June 14, 2018  |  Michelle Mattson-Hamilton and Ben Rooks, ST Advisors
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Executives from ST Advisors take a deep dive into the 2018 Healthcare Informatics 100 and weigh in on the biggest market deals of the past 18 months

One Technology Executive on How to Bring Amazon-Style Digital Innovation to Healthcare

June 14, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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At Providence St. Joseph Health, technology leaders and their digital innovation teams are keenly focused on leveraging technology to provide patients and consumers better access, convenience and personalization to drive ongoing engagement.

Researchers Find a Bundle of Complications Around Bundled Payment Outcomes

June 14, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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An article published in the current issue of Health Affairs uncovers some of the complexities of mandatory and voluntary bundled payment programs, and some of the implications for their policy and payment future

At the HIT Summit in Minneapolis, the Mayo Clinic’s CIO Shares His Perspectives on IT Leadership

June 13, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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At the Health IT Summit in Minneapolis on Monday, Cris Ross, CIO of the Mayo Clinic organization, shared his perspectives on world-class healthcare IT leadership for a world-class healthcare organization

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...