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Survey: Greatest Impact of Blockchain will be in Medical Record Storage

June 28, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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According to a recent survey, 60 percent of respondents believe that blockchain’s greatest impact will be in the storage of medical records, including genomic data—the fastest growing dataset in the world.

HHS Will Award $195 Million to Health Centers to Leverage Health IT

June 27, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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HHS announced the availability of $195 million in a new funding opportunity for community health centers to expand access to mental health and substance abuse services focusing on the treatment, prevention and awareness of opioid abuse in all U.S. states.

Senators Push for Timeline, Planning on VA-Cerner EHR Project

June 27, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Three U.S. senators have written a letter to Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary David Shulkin, M.D. and Defense Secretary James Mattis asking for a timeline for VA’s Cerner EHR project and for plans to ensure that the technology systems of the VA and DoD will be...

Could Apple’s Latest Venture into Health IT Disrupt the Entire Industry?

June 27, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Apple is in talks with a multitude of healthcare stakeholders with eyes on turning your iPhone into a centralized bank for medical information.

Home Remedies for Innovation Constipation

June 26, 2017  |  Dave Levin, M.D.
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Healthcare is suffering from Innovation Constipation (IC). The signs and symptoms are everywhere with more appearing daily, and the problem is particularly acute in healthcare IT. The good news: there are home remedies for IC.

The 2017 Healthcare Informatics 100 Product Breakouts: Data Management

June 23, 2017  |  the Editors of Healthcare Informatics
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Throughout the next several days, Healthcare Informatics will reveal its top 5 companies by revenue within these seven different categories to accompany the broader Healthcare Informatics 100 list.

Vermont HIE Implements IT Solution for Improved Data Quality

June 22, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Vermont Information Technology Leaders (VITL), the operator of the Vermont Health Information Exchange, has announced the implementation of a data managing and synthesizing platform in an effort to expand its IT capabilities.

The 2017 Healthcare Informatics 100 Product Breakouts: Data Exchange

June 21, 2017  |  the Editors of Healthcare Informatics
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Throughout the next several days, Healthcare Informatics will reveal its top 5 companies by revenue within these seven different categories to accompany the broader Healthcare Informatics 100 list.

BREAKING: CMS Releases Quality Payment Program Proposed Rule for 2018

June 20, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a proposed rule that would make changes in the second year of MACRA’s Quality Payment Program (QPP), with the aim to simplify the program, especially for small, independent and rural practices.

Study: Digital Health Coaching App Improves Weight Loss, Blood Pressure Management

June 20, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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A digital health app and 1-to-1 coaching platform can help patients lose weight and reduce blood pressure, according to a new study published in the June issue of the Journal of Medical Internet Research.

MGMA Poll: Providers Not Yet Using Data from Patients’ Wearables

June 20, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Just 6 percent of healthcare professional respondents indicated that their practices were currently using data from patients’ wearables, while 81 percent responded they were not doing so, according to a new survey from the Medical Group Management Association (...

Survey: 77 Percent of Consumers Interested in Virtual Doctor Visits

June 19, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Up to 77 percent of consumers would consider seeing a provider virtually—and 19 percent already have, according to a Virtual Visits Consumer Choice Survey from the Washington, D.C.-based The Advisory Board Company.
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