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At One Florida Practice, MD Leaders are Leveraging Telehealth to Bridge Gaps in Care for Pediatric ADHD Patients

April 20, 2018     Heather Landi
A leading private pediatric practice in Jacksonville, Florida is seeing success with the use of a telehealth platform targeting a particular population of pediatric patients, children diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

At New York’s Hospital for Special Surgery, Advances in Clinical Communications Address Patient Safety, Clinician Satisfaction Issues

April 19, 2018     Mark Hagland
Leaders at New York’s Hospital for Special Surgery share what they’ve accomplished and learned, after transitioning from an old analog pager system to an integrated telecommunications system—including gains in patient safety and clinician satisfaction

PODCAST: AMIA’s Jeff Smith on MACRA/MIPS in this Current Moment and What’s Next in HIT Policy

April 19, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal
On the latest Healthcare Informatics podcast, AMIA’s Jeff Smith gives his thoughts on where things stand with MACRA/MIPS right now, the future of MU, 21st Century Cures tidbits and more.

How One Venture Capital Executive Sees the HIT-Fueled Future of Patient Engagement

April 19, 2018     Mark Hagland
John Gardner, a partner in the San Francisco-based NGP Capital venture capital firm, shares his perspectives on the role of healthcare IT in the ongoing evolution of the patient engagement concept

Could Apple be the Tech Company that Finally Brings Health Records to Patients? Why One Expert is Bullish

April 17, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal
Patients of 39 health systems now can see their medical records right from their iPhones. Leaders at Dignity Health, one of the organizations involved in this Apple initiative, are optimistic that this could help transform healthcare.

At Lakeland Health, IT Leaders are “Changing the Storyline” on Cybersecurity and Seeing Significant Results

April 17, 2018     Heather Landi
Lakeland Health earned semifinalist status in the 2018 Healthcare Informatics' Innovator Awards program based on an enterprise-wide initiative to improve the organization's cybersecurity program, with cultural change being a key focus.

A Conversation with Shaye Mandle, President and CEO, the Medical Alley Association

April 16, 2018     Pamela Tabar
Breaking down healthcare’s information siloes has become a mission for Shaye Mandle, president and CEO of the Medical Alley Association in Minneapolis, one of the largest medical technology consortiums in the country

BayCare Health CISO Thien Lam Shares His Insights on Disaster Recovery and Related Issues

April 13, 2018     Mark Hagland
Thien Lam, CISO at BayCare Health System, shares his perspectives on some of the key issues facing CISOs in patient care organizations right now, including disaster recovery, business continuity, and network segmentation

In Southern Colorado, a Technology-Driven Initiative is Helping to Fill in the Gaps for Underserved Patients

April 12, 2018     Heather Landi
Community Health Partnership has been making strides to provide integrated care for high-risk populations in its Southern Colorado communities, with a focus on collaboration and whole-person care coordination, powered by technology.

A New Jersey Medical Center Takes the Initiative in Early Sepsis Detection

April 12, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal
Cape Regional Medical Center has linked up with Dascena, a California-based healthcare startup that develops predictive algorithms which have the potential to facilitate the timely and accurate diagnosis of complex conditions.

CISO Describes 10-Point Plan for Data Privacy Improvements

April 12, 2018     David Raths
Following a 2012 breach, Florida-based Memorial Healthcare System CISO Rich Leon outlined 10 areas MHS has addressed to beef up its privacy protections.

Pennsylvania Ramping Up Connections to Public Health Gateway

April 11, 2018     David Raths
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is ramping up a Public Health Gateway (PHG) that was created as a single point of entry for healthcare information organizations (HIOs) submitting data for provider organizations to dozens of applications in the Department of Health and Department of Human Services.

Community Health Leaders Share Their Progress on Integrating SDoH Data into Healthcare

April 10, 2018     Heather Landi
Many community-based organizations are advancing forward in their efforts to use health IT to collect, standardize and integrate social and behavioral health data, as detailed during a panel discussion at the 2018 State Healthcare IT Connect Summit last week.

On its Mission to Capture Unstructured EHR Data, Mercy Leaders Realize the Value of NLP

April 10, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal
In Mercy’s submission for the 2018 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards Program, organizational leaders outlined the key details behind the health system’s project, called “Using NLP on EHR notes in Heart Failure Patients.”

Penn Medicine’s John Donohue on the Subject of Infrastructure Resiliency

April 10, 2018     Mark Hagland
John P. Donohue, associate vice president of enterprise infrastructure services at Penn Medicine in Philadelphia, shares his perspectives on the concept of infrastructure resiliency, and how patient care organizations get to IR

With TEFCA Looming, HIE Leaders Discuss Changing Business Models

April 9, 2018     David Raths
Regional health information exchanges are not an endangered species. That was the message from a panel of HIE leaders at the 2018 State Healthcare IT Connect Summit in Baltimore last week.

In the Southern U.S., Alabama Leaders Look to Evolve HIT Efforts

April 9, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal
In his first year as full-time CIO at Children’s of Alabama, Bob Sarnecki will look to re-energize the IT department and get the organization prepared for next century of healthcare challenges within the region.

In Minneapolis, the Spotlight is on “The Silicon Valley of the Midwest”

April 9, 2018     Pamela Tabar
The Medical Alley is reaching across healthcare sectors to inspire new IT innovation deep in the Midwest.

EHR Configuration and Optimization: A Mayo Clinic MD Informaticist Shares Insights on the Journey

April 6, 2018     Mark Hagland
Karl Poterack, M.D., a medical informaticist at the Mayo Clinic health system, shared with attendees at the Health IT Summit in San Francisco insights on process around EHR configuration and optimization

How Will New Entrants in the Healthcare Space Impact Provider Organizations? One Leading Consultant Offers His Perspective

April 6, 2018     Heather Landi
Jacques Mulder, the U.S. health sector leader for Ernst & Young, shares his perspectives on the connotations of U.S. healthcare industry convergence and what healthcare executive leaders should be doing to navigate the changes that are coming.

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