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Study: 9 in 10 Clinicians to Use Mobile Devices at Bedside by 2022

April 24, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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A recent study indicates a rising adoption in clinical mobility in hospitals and clinicians increasingly see mobile devices as improving the quality of patient care and reducing medication administration errors.

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.

Will Digital Pathology Finally Join Radiology in the New Digital Healthcare?

November 20, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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The recent publication of a peer-reviewed article has opened the door to the widespread use of digital pathology for diagnosis, pointing to the broad inclusion of digital pathology images into enterprise-wide digital archives.

Could Cybercriminals Be on the Verge of Executing a New, Terrible Type of Attack on Healthcare?

July 31, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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A team of writers, in a New England Journal of Medicine “Perspective” op-ed, articulates the dangerous potential ahead for a truly unprecedented type of attack on patient care organizations—the possibility of direct manipulations of patient data

Quest Diagnostics Plans to Form Precision Oncology Center of Excellence

June 14, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
Quest Diagnostics is acquiring two laboratory businesses in Lewisville, Texas, with the aim to establish a center of excellence providing diagnostic services to aid the detection and management of cancer for oncologists and patients nationwide.

McKesson Unveils New Paragon Electronic Health Record Platform

October 25, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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McKesson Enterprise Information Solutions (EIS) announced the latest release of Paragon, its electronic health record (EHR) solution.

Across the U.S. and Globally, Healthcare Systems are Collaborating to Accelerate Precision Cancer Medicine Development

September 23, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Leading healthcare systems are developing innovative collaborations with other health systems as well as with commercial partners to drive forward advancements in precision medicine, with an eye to accelerating personalized cancer treatments.

Healthcare Organizations Utilizing Health IT and Mapping Technologies to Track Zika Virus and Identify At-Risk Patients

August 3, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Technology vendors are partnering with health officials and healthcare providers in Zika-affected communities to use mapping technology and health IT to track the Zika virus and identify patients potentially at risk of infection.

“It’s Transparency, Get Over It!” C.T. Lin, M.D. Challenges the iHT2-Denver Audience to Think About the Future

July 12, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
article
In the opening keynote address at the Health IT Summit in Denver, sponsored by iHT2, C.T. Lin, M.D., the CMIO of the UCHealth integrated health system shared his organization’s experience with OpenNotes and Open Results, and challenged attendees to embrace the...

Two New Health Affairs-Published Studies Provide Intriguing Insights Into HIEs' Current Struggles

July 11, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
Two studies of the health information exchange phenomenon, published as articles in this month’s Health Affairs, offer important insights on gaps, problems, and challenges facing HIE development going forward

CMS Imposes Sanctions on Diagnostics Company Theranos

July 8, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
Lab testing technology startup Theranos announced it was officially being sanctioned by CMS, including a fine, revocation of the license for the company’s California lab and a two-year ban on company executives from operating or owning a lab.

Walgreens Terminates Relationship with Theranos

June 13, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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As blood testing startup Theranos faces possible federal sanctions, Walgreens announced it has terminated its relationship with the company, and is closing operations at all Theranos Wellness Centers at its stores in Arizona.

Intermountain and Stanford Medicine: Taking Precision Medicine from the Bench to the Bedside

May 16, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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A new collaboration between Intermountain Healthcare's Precision Genomics program and Stanford Genome Technology Center is pushing forward to the actual clinical application of precision medicine principles.

Mastering Risk-Based Contracting in MD Groups: Focus on Culture First, then IT, Says Industry Expert

May 10, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
article
Jeffrey Spight, president of the Collaborative Health Systems consulting group, says that the key to moving physician groups forward in risk-based contracting is to focus strategically on culture, with IT the set of tools to adopt, not the end-goal

Intermountain, Stanford Partner on Clinical Genomics Initiative

April 22, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Intermountain Healthcare and the Stanford Genome Technology Center (SGTC) have established a new collaborative research program with the aim of producing scientific advances in precision health and medicine.

Scripps Launches Study Combining DNA Testing and Wireless Sensors to Improve Parkinson's Diagnosis

April 7, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) is partnering with Intel and The Michael J. Fox Foundation on a new study that aims to improve Parkinson’s disease diagnosis by combining genetic sequencing and wireless sensors.

GeneInsight Acquisition Boosts Sunquest's Clinical Genetics IT Platform

April 4, 2016  |  David Raths
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Laboratory information systems vendor Sunquest Information Systems Inc. has acquired GeneInsight Inc., a company that streamlines the analysis, interpretation and reporting of complex genetic tests.

LIVE FROM HIMSS16: The University of Iowa’s Accountable Care Journey

March 1, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
article
Lessons abound in the experience of the University of Iowa Health Care’s journey into accountable care, as Douglas Van Daele, M.D., the health system’s vice dean for clinical affairs, noted on Monday

Obama Administration Asks Congress for $1.8B in Emergency Zika Virus Funding

February 9, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
The White House this week requested Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funding to enhance ongoing efforts to prepare for and respond to the Zika virus, both domestically and internationally.

Theranos Flagged by CMS for “Condition-Level Deficiencies” In Labs

January 29, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) sent a letter to blood analysis startup Theranos citing “deficient practices” at the company’s northern California lab which pose “immediate jeopardy to patient health and safety.”

Researchers Awarded $1M NIH Grant for mHealth Study with Kidney Transplant Patients

January 7, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
Charleston-based Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) researchers have been awarded a $1.11 million National Institutes of Health grant to examine the use mobile health technology to reduce kidney transplant recipient premature graft loss.

The Business Case for Increasing Patient Portal Adoption

January 7, 2016  |  Heather Landi
article
New research from athenahealth finds that increased patient portal adoption can impact business results, including higher average patient pay yield and higher patient retention rates.

ONC Releases Interactive Dashboard for State Health IT Policy Levers

December 31, 2015  |  Heather Landi
news
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) offers a number of interactive tools through its Health IT Dashboards and one new feature displays 32 distinct state health IT policy levers and examples of how states are using them...

Georgia Health Information Network Awards $1M in Grants to Accelerate Health IT Adoption

December 30, 2015  |  Heather Landi
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Georgia’s statewide health information exchange, the Georgia Health Information Network (GaHIN), recently awarded $1 million in grants to its members to accelerate technology adoption and the electronic exchange of health information.

ONC Releases Final 2016 Interoperability Standards Advisory

December 23, 2015  | 
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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) published its final version of the 2016 Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA) identifying and assessing the best available standards and implementation specifications for...

Delaware Health Info Network to Use Clinical Specimens for Medical Research

October 22, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Delaware Health Information Network (DHIN) has announced a collaboration with the Lexington, Mass.-based biospecimen collection company iSpecimen that will allow hospitals and labs in the DHIN network to repurpose remnant clinical specimens into medical...

HealthSpot Demonstrates Integration of Samsung Rapid Lab Test Technology

August 26, 2015  |  David Raths
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HealthSpot, a telehealth provider in retail clinic settings, this week demonstrated point-of-care lab technology from Samsung that analyzes patients’ blood while they wait, using a drop of blood from a finger stick.

Cerner Selected to Replace DoD’s Pathology Laboratory Information System

July 8, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Kansas City, Mo.-based health IT giant Cerner has been selected by the Defense Health Agency (DHA) to replace the Military Health System's (MHS) existing anatomic pathology laboratory information system.

Starting Young: Ohio-Based Pediatric ACO Shows Promise in Population Health

May 20, 2015  |  Gabriel Perna
article
Partners for Kids, a physician hospital organization that manages care for at-risk children in Ohio, originally began as a contracting strategy. It’s since evolved into something that may be looked at as a model for future pediatric care endeavors.

Live from the CHIME CIO Spring Forum: Healthcare Futurist Sees Personal Digital Technology Transforming Healthcare

April 12, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
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Physician-scientist Daniel Kraft, M.D. shared with CHIME Spring Forum attendees his view of an exceptionally connected healthcare future

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