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With Patient Input as North Star, University of Michigan Urology Builds Telemedicine Program

September 20, 2017  |  Sarah Kwon
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Chad Ellimoottil, M.D., and his colleagues at the University of Michigan/Michigan Medicine have been listening--really listening--to patients enrolled in their urology video visit program--and are making use of what they're hearing

Artificial Intelligence: The Next Frontier in Health IT? (Part 2)

September 12, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In Part 2 of this story on AI in healthcare, experts discuss the biggest challenges that in exist in this space today, and if doctors fear that they might one day be replaced.

Overcoming Barriers to Collecting Patient-Reported Outcomes

September 7, 2017  |  David Raths
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Nine months ago I had to have surgery. Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) were not part of my follow-up care. A paper detailing Partners HealthCare's journey with PROMs details the challenges health systems have implementing them.

Surescripts, Allscripts Providing Texas and Louisiana Pharmacists Free Access to Medication History Data

September 7, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, healthcare IT solutions providers Surescripts and Allscripts are collaborating to provide free access to patient-specific medication history data for pharmacists in Texas and Louisiana for a limited time.

Yale Integrates EHR with Connecticut’s Prescription Monitoring System

September 7, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Yale New Haven Health and Yale School of Medicine have launched a partnership with the State of Connecticut and Appriss Health, a Louisville, KY-based technology vendor, to use health IT tools to better identify, prevent and manage substance use disorder.

How Health IT Tools are Working to Reduce the Prescription Opioid Epidemic

August 30, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Facing a growing prescription opioid crisis, healthcare provider and payer organizations are looking to leverage predictive data analytics to identify patients at high risk of an opioid overdose or addiction to intervene before an adverse event occurs.

At Sentara Healthcare, Combating Alert Fatigue with Enhanced Clinical Decision Support

August 30, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Leaders at the 12-hospital health system knew that while medication alerts should improve patient care, unhelpful alerts may be viewed as “noise” by providers and rarely lead to beneficial medication management changes.

Indiana Plans for Statewide Integration of PDMP Data into EHRs

August 28, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The state of Indiana is takiThe state of Indiana is taking steps to implement a statewide, comprehensive platform for medical professionals to review patients’ controlled-substance prescription history more quickly and efficiently.

UC San Diego Health: Moving Its EHR to the Cloud, Strategically

August 17, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Christopher Longhurst, M.D., CIO, and Adam Gold, CTO, of UC San Diego Health, explain why they’ve moved their EHR to the cloud—and what that move means in the broader context of the health system’s IT strategy

AMA, Others to Support Machine Learning-based Human Diagnosis Project

August 11, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The AMA and other major U.S. medical associations have jumped on board to support the Human Diagnosis Project, an initiative that combines human intelligence and machine learning to improve patient outcomes.

Report: Clinical Decision Support Market to Reach $4.97B by 2021

July 19, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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A changing healthcare landscape that includes a shift to value-based reimbursement will transform the clinical decision support systems market in the U.S., according to a report from Frost & Sullivan.

Baylor, Geisinger Partner on Diagnostic Safety Lab

July 19, 2017  |  David Raths
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Baylor College of Medicine researchers are teaming with integrated health system Geisinger to develop a systematic approach to measure and improve diagnostic performance.

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