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Industry Groups Urge ONC to Reorient Goals of EHR Reporting Program, Focus on Health IT Safety, Security

October 18, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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AMIA questioned the "constrained scope" of the EHR Reporting Program, noting the program should be closer to a post-implementation surveillance ecosystem, not a government-sponsored "consumer reports."

AMA Creates Digital Health Playbook to Guide Providers on Implementations

October 18, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
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The American Medical Association (AMA) has created a new resource that aims to help physicians extend care beyond the exam room with technologies that are changing the way patients interact with healthcare.

MUSC Telehealth Leaders Share Their Roadmap to Success

October 17, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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Three key telehealth leaders at the Medical University of South Carolina share lessons learned in building a robust program of telehealth services to serve patients across the state.

UnitedHealth Group Plans to Unveil Health Record for Members, Providers in 2019

October 17, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
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Health insurer UnitedHealth Group will be unveiling a “fully integrated and fully portable individual health record,” CEO David Wichmann said on the on the company’s third-quarter earnings call yesterday.

UC Davis Health’s Physician-Specific Approach to Addressing Burnout

October 16, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
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In Sacramento, clinical and IT leaders at the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) Health have been eager to develop and roll-out a program to improve physician efficiency levels within the EHR.

Report: athenahealth Has Multiple Bidders for Sale of the Company

October 15, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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Watertown, Mass.-based health IT company athenahealth has attracted interest from at least five potential bidders for a possible sale of the company, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.

VA-DoD Leaders Signal Commitment to Achieving Interoperability, but What Uphill Challenges Will They Face?

October 15, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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DoD and VA leaders' commitment to achieving interoperability could drive meaningful healthcare interoperability forward, but this effort faces substantial challenges.

Carequality Seeks Input on FHIR-Based Exchange

October 12, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
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Carequality is seeking input from the healthcare community as it looks to add support for FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resource)-based exchange.

How a Data-Driven Approach Can Bolster the Fight Against Opioid Abuse

October 12, 2018  |  Steve Bennett, Ph.D., Industry Voice
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The opioid crisis has been so difficult to curtail, in part, because of the inability to integrate data from various stakeholders and systems. Better data and analytics can help in a variety of different ways.

DOJ Approves CVS-Aetna $69B Merger, On Condition Aetna Divest Part D Business

October 10, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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The Justice Department has approved a $69 billion merger between mega-pharmacy retailer CVS Health and health insurer Aetna, on condition that Aetna divest is Medicare Part D prescription drug plan business.

DoD-Cerner MHS Genesis Project Moves onto New Site Locations

October 9, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
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The Department of Defense (DoD) is moving onto a second set of site locations for its Cerner electronic health record (EHR) rollouts.

Bringing Genetics to the Forefront of Primary Care

October 4, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
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Health systems, such as NorthShore University HealthSystem, are now becoming more interested in incorporating genetic information into a patient’s care plan
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