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Mayo Clinic Among Investors in Glooko Diabetes Data Management Company

June 29, 2017  |  David Raths
news
Mayo Clinic is one of the participants in a series C $35 million investment in Glooko, a diabetes data management startup.

Might Personalized Medicine End Up Becoming Something Different Than Imagined?

June 26, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
The presentation last week at the Health IT Summit in Boston, by John Halamka, M.D. and Kristy Darby, offered tantalizing hints about how the concept of personalized medicine might ultimately evolve forward in patient care delivery

GAO Report: VA Pharmacy System Must Improve Ability to View, Exchange Data

June 16, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) pharmacists cannot always efficiently view necessary patient data among Veterans Health Administration (VHA) medical sites, according to a new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO).

Creating the Digital Library for the Learning Health System

June 15, 2017  |  David Raths
commentary
Big data and precision medicine platforms lack repositories for the knowledge they generate. The University of Michigan is seeking to create a digital repository to store and curate digital knowledge artifacts for health at scale.

Hackensack Meridian Health Takes on Cancer Care with New Tech Partnership

June 5, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
New Jersey-based Hackensack Meridian Health is collaborating with IBM Watson and health data company Cota with the end goal of helping oncologists make evidence- and outcomes-based clinical decisions for their cancer patients.

Study: Clinicians Copy and Paste About Half of Text in EHR Progress Notes

June 1, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
A University of California San Francisco Medical Center study found that about 80 percent of the text in a typical progress note is copied or imported by clinicians.

At Hackensack Meridian Health, an Innovative Approach to CDS in Cancer Care

May 29, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
article
Clinicians at Hackensack Meridian Health, led by hematologist/oncologist Andrew Pecora, M.D., have been involved in an initiative that is bringing clinical evidence to the point of decision-making, and changing specialist care delivery

Former ONC Coordinator Karen DeSalvo: A New World is Emerging with Consumer-Mediated Data Exchange

May 24, 2017  |  Heather Landi
article
During a Bipartisan Policy Center event Tuesday, several health IT policy experts shared their thoughts on the role of government and the private sector in improving IT’s role in providing safer care as well as industry progress on interoperability.

Up-and-Comers 2017: Augmedix: Freeing Up MDs from Charting

May 24, 2017  |  David Raths
article
Augmedix says its service frees doctors from charting, allowing them to focus on patient needs. The number of health systems partnering with the company continues to grow.

Bipartisan Policy Center Issues Health IT Safety Recommendations

May 23, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
In order to advance health IT safety, healthcare industry stakeholders need to launch a coordinated effort, supported by public and private sector funding, to set health It safety priorities, drawing upon existing reporting and analysis efforts, according to a...

Report: Clinical, IT Leaders Need to Increase Collaboration on IT Investments

May 19, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
A HIMSS Analytics and Vocera survey report examines the collaboration between clinical and IT leaders on clinical IT investments and also has some interesting findings on the extent that clinical IT contributes to care team, and IT team, burnout.

A Nursing Informatics Leader Parses the Challenges of EHR Optimization

May 9, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Joyce Sensmeier, R.N., vice president of informatics at HIMSS North America, shares her perspective on the critical role nursing informaticists play in helping health systems realize value from health IT investments and achieve improved outcomes.

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