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Seven PA Health Systems Partnering on Healthy Food Access Pilot

April 20, 2018  |  Heather Landi
news
Seven health systems in the Philadelphia are are partnering with community organizations, public health departments and insurers on a Healthy Food Access Pilot aimed at addressing food insecurity in the region.

Independence Health, Comcast to Partner on Healthcare Technology Platform

April 20, 2018  |  Heather Landi
news
Independence Health Group, parent of Independence Blue Cross, and Comcast announced a partnership to launch a patient-centered technology and communications platform that seeks to improve the overall efficiency and experience of the care delivery process between...

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

April 19, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
article
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

Penn., N.J. Health Systems Form Clinical Research Consortium

April 17, 2018  |  David Raths
news
Six health systems in New Jersey and Pennsylvania have announced the founding of a nonprofit clinical research consortium – Partners in Innovation, Education, and Research (PIER Consortium) to streamline clinical trials.

Combining Criminal Justice, Health Data Creates New Opportunities for Meaningful Interventions

April 17, 2018  |  David Raths
commentary
Cross-sector data analysis found that a small number of Camden, N.J., residents have a disproportionate impact on the healthcare and criminal justice sectors, neither of which is designed to address the underlying problems those residents face.

Survey: Measuring Care Quality a Top HIT Business Objective in 2018

April 16, 2018  |  Heather Landi
news
In a recent survey, health IT leaders identified measuring improvement in patient care quality as one of their top business objectives in 2018, followed by identifying areas of cost reduction.

Connecting Healthcare with Food and Health: First Attempts Are Showing Real Promise

April 14, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
With health plans like Kaiser Permanente Colorado, and patient care organizations like Geisinger Health System, beginning to work on the issue of food insecurity, as it relates to diabetes, the possibilities of real convergence are many

Data Breach at Middletown Medical Impacts up to 63K Patients

April 13, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
The Orange County, New York-based Middletown Medical has acknowledged a data breach in which a security setting on one of the group’s radiology interfaces enabled unauthorized users to access electronic patient information.

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

April 12, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
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.

Pennsylvania Ramping Up Connections to Public Health Gateway

April 11, 2018  |  David Raths
article
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...

Geisinger, Healthy.io Clinical Trial Using Smartphones to Detect Kidney Disease

April 11, 2018  |  Heather Landi
news
The National Kidney Foundation (NKF), Danville, Pa.-based health system Geisinger and Healthy.io have launched a clinical trial using a smartphone-enabled home urinalysis device for chronic kidney disease (CKD) among patients with high blood pressure.

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.

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