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Parkland’s Innovation Bridge Takes ‘Genius Bar’ Approach to Digital Health Apps

May 17, 2018  |  David Raths
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Taking inspiration from the Apple Genius Bar and Ochsner Health System’s O Bar, the Dallas-based Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation in collaboration with Parkland Health & Hospital System has opened an “Innovation Bridge” to assist patients with health-...

Guest Blog: Mac McMillan on Why Improving Cyber Readiness is a Business Imperative

May 12, 2018  |  Mac McMillan
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The AMA’s recent recommendation to HHS to eliminate its data security risk assessment requirement was a major misstep, as it failed to take into account how fundamental such work is in the current environment, argues cybersecurity expert Mac McMillan

Report: Global Digital Health VC Funding Hits Record $2.5B in Q1 2018

April 17, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Venture capital funding into digital health companies in the first quarter of 2018 surged to a record $2.5 billion raised in 187 deals from $1.7 billion in 192 deals in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to a report from Mercom Capital Group

Baylor Scott & White Pop Health Initiative Reduced ED, Inpatient Care Use

April 5, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In an effort to reduce rising rates of ED use and inpatient hospitalizations, Dallas-based Baylor Scott & White was able to deploy a population health strategy, centered around the integration of social determinants of health data, to help accomplish the goal.

Can CDs Be Eliminated From the Image-Sharing Process?

April 5, 2018  |  David Raths
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The dream of imaging informatics executives is to get CD-ROMs out of the workflow. But they are stubbornly persistent — like fax machines in physician offices.

Cybersecurity Readiness: CynergisTek's Leaders Look at the Major Gaps Confronting HIT Leaders

March 1, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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A new report from the CynergisTek IT security consulting firm finds that U.S. patient care organizations are ill-prepared to face accelerating cyber threats. The firm’s leaders strongly recommend advancements organized around the federal NIST cybersecurity...

Ochsner Health System Adopts New AI-Powered Early Warning System

February 28, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Ochsner Health System, Louisiana’s largest academic healthcare system, has launched new artificial intelligence (AI) technology to help treat patients more proactively as part of a new early warning system.

NSF Awards Rice University $10 million for Bioimaging Project

February 28, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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The National Science Foundation has awarded $10 million to a Rice University-led team that hopes to create wearable and point-of-care microscopes that use on-chip illumination and sensing to non-invasively aid in the diagnosis and monitoring of nearly 100 health...

Texas HIE Launches Local Pilot Project to Integrate Social Determinants Data

February 2, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Two Texas-based organizations, Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. and HASA, the statewide HIE for San Antonio and parts of North, Central and South Texas, have launched a pilot project that will, for the first time locally, link social...

Ochsner Health System Integrates Prescription Drug Monitoring Tool into EHR

January 10, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Ochsner Health System is utilizing a tool that has enabled the integration of Louisiana's state PDMP information directly into its Epic electronic health records.

Optimism and Daily Challenges: The Leaders of a Rural Oklahoma FQHC on Revenue Cycle Management

January 4, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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The leaders of the Central Oklahoma Family Medical Center, a federally qualified health center in south-central Oklahoma, discuss the challenges and opportunities facing their organization in the revenue cycle management arena

Former ONC Leader De Salvo Joins Dell Medical School at UT-Austin

December 19, 2017  |  David Raths
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Karen DeSalvo, M.D., former national coordinator for health IT, is joining the faculty at the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin in January.

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