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Heritage Medical Systems’ Voyage to Value—and How Physicians are Leading the Way

October 11, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
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Mark Wagar, president of Heritage Physician Organizations, recently spoke with Healthcare Informatics about his organization’s value-based care journey, its ACO progress, and how physician culture can be changed.

Apple Unveils Electrocardiogram App as Part of New Series 4 Apple Watch

September 12, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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In a move that signals Apple’s ongoing push into digital health, the technology company announced today during its annual fall product event in Cupertino, California that its new Series 4 Apple Watch includes an electrocardiogram function as well as fall...

In South Los Angeles, a High-Tech Hospital Delivers Healthcare to an Underserved Community

September 11, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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Executive leaders at Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital discuss the organization's journey to achieve HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 and meeting the healthcare needs of an underserved community.

Top Ten Tech Trends 2018: Markets and Medicine—Where Do Physicians Land, in the Emerging World of U.S. Healthcare?

September 5, 2018  |  Mark Hagland, Editor-in-Chief
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Even as the purchasers and payers of healthcare push hard on physicians to embrace value-based care delivery and payment, doctors remain conflicted and ambivalent about the new healthcare.

How to Choose Wisely: Researchers Confirm the Value of Clinical Decision Support

September 3, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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A recent study by leaders at Cedars-Sinai and Optum provides nuanced insights into the complexity of clinical decision support—while affirming its advantages

Top Ten Tech Trends 2018: Could Newfangled Business and Technology Combinations Upend the Landscape of Healthcare Delivery?

August 29, 2018  |  Mark Hagland, Editor-in-Chief
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What will the impact be of all of the recent bold technological and business moves for established patient care organizations in U.S. healthcare?

Alameda County to Launch Ambitious Social Health Information Exchange

August 25, 2018  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
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Next year, Alameda County, Calif., will launch a social health information exchange (SHIE) and community health record (CHR), focused initially on high utilizers of medical, behavioral, housing and emergency services.

Former Cleveland Clinic CEO Toby Cosgrove Joins Google Cloud

July 24, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Google Cloud’s healthcare and life sciences team has added a leading healthcare executive to its roster as former Cleveland Clinic CEO Toby Cosgrove, M.D., will join the team as Executive Advisor.

Cedars-Sinai Accelerator Program Presents Fourth Class of Startups

July 12, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Cedars-Sinai Accelerator, a program that helps entrepreneurs bring their innovative technology products to market, has brought in nine more health tech startups as part of its fourth class.

CMS Approves California’s $40M Health IT Plan for EMS

July 9, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has signed off on California’s Health Information Technology (HIT) for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) proposal for $40 million through September 30, 2021, according to the California Emergency Medical...

Children’s Hospital of Orange County Begins Machine Learning Journey

June 26, 2018  |  David Raths
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Children’s Hospital of Orange County is working with Cerner as a development partner on HealtheDataLab, a new big-data platform using Amazon Web Services.

In Northern California, Leaders at One FQHC Leveraged Technology to Help a Community in Crisis

June 4, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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In the midst of the October wildfires that ravaged Northern California communities, leaders at Petaluma Health Center leveraged technology tools to quickly communicate with patients and provide quality patient care throughout the crisis.

At HLTH, a Candid Discussion of What the Federal Government Can and Should Do to Promote Healthcare Innovation

May 11, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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At the HLTH Conference this week, Rasu Shrestha, M.D. of UPMC sat down with HHS CTO Bruce Greenstein and former United States CTO Aneesh Chopra, to discuss the federal government’s role in facilitating technology innovation

At HLTH, Former CMS Administrator Andy Slavitt Explains His Launch of a Venture Capital Firm

May 9, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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On Tuesday afternoon at the HLTH Conference, Andy Slavitt explained what led him to co-found a venture capital firm to collaborate with tech companies focused on America’s most vulnerable populations

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Names First Chief Innovation Officer

May 4, 2018  |  David Raths
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Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has named its first chief innovation officer. Omkar P. Kulkarni was previously executive director of the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator powered by Techstars, where he helped build and launch the accelerator program.

Telehealth Platform Consolidation Continues with InTouch Purchase of Reach Health

May 1, 2018  |  David Raths
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In the second telehealth vendor consolidation announced this week, InTouch Health announced it has agreed to acquire Reach Health, which provides enterprise telemedicine systems for multiple specialties and settings of care.

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

April 19, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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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

Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital Recognized as HIMSS Stage 7

April 13, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital (MLKCH), a private, non-profit hospital serving South Los Angeles, has achieved the highest level of electronic medical record system use—Stage 7—developed by HIMSS Analytics.

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

April 10, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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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.

At the Health IT Summit in San Francisco, UC Health’s Tom Andriola Urges CIOs Forward on Leadership

April 5, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Tom Andriola, CIO for the University of California System and UC Health, offered Health IT Summit attendees important insights on the leadership and innovation challenges facing healthcare CIOs

The Chief Content Officer for a New Healthcare Conference Shares Her Perspectives on Needed Conversations in the Industry

March 23, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Constance Sjoquist, the chief content officer at HLTH, shares her perspectives on what it is that the HLTH Conference’s leaders are hoping to bring to the industry in Las Vegas in May

Nevada Population Health Project to Enroll Additional 40K Participants

March 13, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Launched in 2016, the Healthy Nevada Project is combining genetic, clinical, environmental and socioeconomic data to better understand the complex interplay between these factors and related effects on population health.

Pasadena’s Huntington Hospital Names New CIO

March 2, 2018  |  David Raths
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Huntington Hospital, a 619-bed nonprofit hospital in Pasadena, Calif., has named Scott Groom its new senior vice president and chief information officer.

Flying Down to Las Vegas: What Makes This Year’s HIMSS Conference One to Watch

February 28, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Trust this grizzled veteran: there’s never been a more exciting time to be in healthcare and healthcare IT—and the discussions, presentations, and messaging at the HIMSS Conference should be more interesting than ever

Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Strategies Evolve Forward

February 27, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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As part of our Special Report on Cybersecurity, Mark Hagland examines how highly publicized cyberattacks are lending new urgency to calls for healthcare IT security leaders to fully develop their disaster recovery and business continuity plans.

Cedars-Sinai Collaborates on Organs-on-Chip Precision Medicine Project

February 20, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Scientists at Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai, in partnership with biotechnology startup Emulate, are pioneering a Patient-on-a-Chip program to help predict which disease treatments would be most effective based on a patient's genetic makeup and disease...

At Dignity Health, A Data-Driven Population Health Strategy is Yielding Promising Results

January 23, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Dignity Health is taking a data-driven, integrated approach to population health management across its expansive footprint, and is seeing positive results with improved clinical outcomes across the communities it serves.

One Healthcare CISO’s View: CISOs Need to be True Business Partners

January 9, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Brian Kreitzer, CISO at Los Angeles-based UCLA Health, discusses the evolving role of the CISO and why an organization's reporting structure and executive leadership involvement can have a significant impact on security culture.

California Forms Advisory Board to Tackle Healthcare Cybersecurity

December 19, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) has formed a new Cyber-Health Information Technology Advisory Board as part of an ongoing effort to support cybersecurity innovation and bolster advanced technology industries.

Study: Assigning Pharmacy Staff to Take Drug Histories in ED Cuts Medication Errors

December 7, 2017  |  David Raths
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A research study led by Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles found that when pharmacy professionals — rather than doctors or nurses — take medication histories of patients in emergency departments, mistakes in drug orders can be reduced by more than 80 percent.

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