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The Promise and Pitfalls of HIT in Pediatrics: What Boston Children’s Hospital Has Learned

August 7, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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At the Boston Health IT Summit, one CIO reviews what lessons his pediatric organization has learned in health IT-related experiences.

Nemours Children’s Health: Deploying Technology to Meet Consumers Where They Are

July 21, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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At the Health IT Summit in Denver on July 13, Gina Altieri of the Nemours Children’s Health System delivered a presentation on her organization’s bold journey around leveraging technology to meet healthcare consumers where they are

Survey: More Effective IT Needed to Improve Patient Safety

July 19, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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In a Health Catalyst survey, physicians, nurses and healthcare executives said ineffective information technology, and the lack of real-time warnings for possible harm events, are key obstacles to achieving their organizations' patient safety goals.

Health Catalyst Completes Acquisition of HIE Technology Company Medicity

July 16, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Salt Lake City-based Health Catalyst, a data analytics company, has completed its acquisition of Medicity, a developer of health information exchange (HIE) technology, and the deal adds data exchange capabilities to Health Catalyst’s data, analytics and decision...

Mission Health M.D. Leader on The Power of Technology to Improve Health and Bring Humanity Back to Medical Practice

July 12, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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At Asheville, North Carolina-based Mission Health, senior leaders have created a culture of continuous improvement grounded in analytics and this is driving significant clinical and operational improvements across the enterprise.

Survey of AI Reveals Adoption Predictions, Fears

July 6, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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A survey of 200 healthcare decision makers has revealed that while most industry professionals believe AI (artificial intelligence) will be beneficial, one third of respondents said they wouldn’t trust AI just in case it made a fatal error.

Can We Get to the Next Level When It Comes to Quality Measures for the Care of Patients with Complex Needs?

June 27, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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A commentary posted online on Tuesday on the Health Affairs website makes important points about the landscape around the measurement of quality in the context of care for patients with complex needs

MedStar Health Awarded Grant to Pilot Apps for Patient-Reported Outcome Data

June 21, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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A team of researchers from Maryland-based MedStar Health has been awarded an 18-month contract from AHRQ to support the development and testing of technical tools and apps that can be used to collect patient-reported outcome data.

At the HIT Summit in Minneapolis, an MD Informaticist’s Perspective on Clinical Transformation

June 18, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Karl Poterack, M.D. spoke at the Health IT Summit in Minneapolis about the role of clinical informatics in standardizing physician practice—and moving the needle forward on clinical performance improvement

NJ Hospital Association Invests in Opioid Tracking Tool for Hospitals

June 15, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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As opioid overdoses continue to claim more lives, the New Jersey Hospital Association and its Health Research and Educational Trust announced a $1.5 million investment in an emergency department tracking tool for hospitals statewide to better monitor opioid...

At the HIT Summit in Minneapolis, the Mayo Clinic’s CIO Shares His Perspectives on IT Leadership

June 13, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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At the Health IT Summit in Minneapolis on Monday, Cris Ross, CIO of the Mayo Clinic organization, shared his perspectives on world-class healthcare IT leadership for a world-class healthcare organization

The Strategic and Strategic-IT Challenges Around Risk: Premier Execs Share Their Thoughts

June 11, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Joe Damore, Shawn Griffin, M.D., and Mark Hiller, senior executives at Premier Inc., share their perspectives on the strategic-organizational and strategic-IT challenges involved, as patient care organizations begin to move into risk-based contracting

Leveraging Technology to Support Behavioral Healthcare Management in Michigan

June 8, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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At the Community Mental Health Center of Ottawa County in Holland, Michigan, leaders are making progress in leveraging information technology to move forward in care management, in order to integrate and improve care management processes

In Catalonia, Health IT Governance Rises Above the Political

June 6, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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The leaders of the TICSalut Foundation, the government agency that manages healthcare IT management and development for the entire region of Catalonia in northeast Spain, are moving forward on a broad range of fronts

Is It Time to Totally Rethink the Concept of Patient Engagement?

May 30, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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It was fascinating to listen to Dr. Katherine Schneider’s keynote presentation in Philadelphia, “Patient Engagement Is Not an App”—and to ponder the implicit challenge she posed to her audience

Personalized Medicine Awareness Low Among U.S. Adults, Survey Finds

May 25, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Genetics and personalized medicine are not top of mind for the general public in the U.S., according to a recent survey from GenomeWeb and the Personalized Medicine Coalition.

NIH Issues Funding Announcement for All of Us Genomic Research Program

May 24, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) “All of Us” Research Program has issued a funding announcement for genome centers to generate genotype and whole genome sequence data from participants’ biosamples.

Using Blockchain Technology to Create Positive Social Impact

May 16, 2018  |  Randall Minas
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During the 2014 to 2016 Ebola outbreak, many doctors and nurses relied on the WHO and CDC. But imagine if the process of compiling epidemic statistics was simplified and provided real-time data accessible to all healthcare personnel?

POLITICO Discloses Pentagon Review of a Military EHR Implementation Described as “Devastating”

May 13, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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On Friday, the publication POLITICO published an article that reveals details of a Pentagon report on the progress of a DoD EHR project that experts who have seen it, say speaks to problems the VA will face with its own rollout going forward

HHS Secretary Alex Azar Gives Industry Leaders a Map of the New Healthcare

May 4, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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On Wednesday at the World Health Care Congress in Washington, D.C., HHS Secretary Alex Azar offered attendees a conceptual map of the new healthcare, at least from the standpoint of federal healthcare policy

World Health Care Congress 2018: NewYork-Presbyterian CEO Expresses Great Hope for Telemedicine, Virtual Care

May 1, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Steven J. Corwin, M.D., president and CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian, said that telemedicine is the single healthcare innovation that he thinks has the best chance to turn around the troubling trends of rising costs and poor access.

Set to Launch in May, All of Us Research Program Gets 15 New Engagement Partners

April 24, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The National Institute of Health’s (NIH) “All of Us” Research Program now has 15 more community organizations and healthcare provider associations that have signed on to raise awareness about the program and its potential to advance precision medicine.

Intermountain Healthcare Launches Study to Unlock Genomic Data

April 18, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Researchers from the Salt Lake City, Utah-based Intermountain Healthcare have announced a long-term prospective study that they think has the potential to help physicians and others unlock genomic data.

What Nebraska’s Physician Shortage Says About the Emerging Healthcare System Nationwide

April 17, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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A report issued earlier this month by leaders at the University of Nebraska Medical Center looks at the cornhusker state’s physician shortage—with strong implications for the role of healthcare IT in the emerging healthcare system

A Conversation with Shaye Mandle, President and CEO, the Medical Alley Association

April 16, 2018  |  Pamela Tabar
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Breaking down healthcare’s information siloes has become a mission for Shaye Mandle, president and CEO of the Medical Alley Association in Minneapolis, one of the largest medical technology consortiums in the country

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

April 12, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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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.

EHR Configuration and Optimization: A Mayo Clinic MD Informaticist Shares Insights on the Journey

April 6, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Karl Poterack, M.D., a medical informaticist at the Mayo Clinic health system, shared with attendees at the Health IT Summit in San Francisco insights on process around EHR configuration and optimization

At Penn Medicine, Leaders Leverage Predictive Analytics to Improve Antibiotic Use

April 2, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Leaders at Penn Medicine initiated a project to leverage health IT to improve antibiotic prescribing, with the aim of delivering decision support within clinicians’ workflow, ensuring the right patient gets the right antibiotic at the right time.

At the HIT Summit in Cleveland, MetroHealth Executives Share their Journey into Value

March 30, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Drs. Nabil Chehade and David Kaelber of Cleveland’s MetroHealth System shared with HIT Summit-Cleveland attendees insights on their organization’s journey into value-based care delivery, including on the vital role of HIT

At NYU Langone Health, “Value-Based Medicine” Takes Center Stage

March 28, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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For the project, the organization’s finance department collaborated with VBM physician champions to identify variations in care both internally and compared externally to benchmarked external institutions.

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