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PCCI Combines Predictive Modeling, Patient Engagement to Address Pediatric Asthma

August 16, 2018  |  David Raths
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The Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation (PCCI) in Dallas has spent the past three years developing and testing predictive models to identify children at risk for asthma exacerbations.

AHRQ Launches App Challenge for PRO Data Standardization

August 15, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
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The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has launched a competition to address the need for greater use of standardized patient-reported outcomes (PRO) data in clinical care and research.

Fitbit, Blue Cross Blue Shield Launch Mobile Health Partnership

August 13, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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San Francisco-based fitness wearable maker Fitbit continues its push into the health plan market with a new digital health deal to incorporate its fitness tracker into health and wellness programs.

Patient-Centered PHR Pulls Together Four Data Sources for Post-Market Surveillance of Medical Devices

August 12, 2018  |  David Raths
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The Yale School of Medicine and Mayo Clinic are experimenting with a personal health record platform that allows patients to gather real-world data to share with researchers for post-market surveillance of medical devices.

Apple Health Records Project Continues to Gain Provider Participants

August 6, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In the last few weeks, nine more health systems have signed on to support Apple’s new “Health Records” initiative.

Will the Chief Digital Officer Role be Key to Healthcare’s Future?

August 5, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Leading hospitals and health systems are increasingly adding chief digital officers to their senior leadership teams. Hillary Ross, a senior partner with executive search firm Witt/Kieffer, shares her thoughts on the growing importance of the CDO in healthcare.

At BIDCO, a “Pharmacy First” Approach to Population Health is Driving Promising Results

July 31, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Leaders at Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization deployed a unique “pharmacy first” approach specifically to its Rising Risk Management program with the aim of achieving improved health outcomes in months, not years.

Patient Portals Commonplace in Healthcare Organizations, Survey Finds

July 27, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Nine out of 10 healthcare leaders surveyed in a recent Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) poll said that their organization offers a patient portal.

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

Dignity Health, UCSF Health Partner to Improve the Digital Patient Experience

July 18, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Dignity Health and UCSF Health are collaborating to develop a digital engagement platform that officials believe will provide information and access to patients when and where they need it as they navigate primary and preventive care, as well as more acute or...

Value-Based Care Shift Has Halted, Study Finds

July 17, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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A new study of 451 physicians and health plan executives suggests that progress toward value-based care has stalled. In fact, it may have even taken a step backward over the past year, the research revealed.

Advocate Aurora Health, Foxconn Plan Employee Wellness, “Smart City,” and Precision Medicine Collaboration

July 13, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Wisconsin-based Advocate Aurora Health is partnering with Foxconn Health Technology Business Group, a Taiwanese company, to develop new technology-driven healthcare services and tools.

At the Health IT Summit in Denver, a Look at What Can Be Accomplished Under the Banner of Patient Engagement

July 12, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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At the Health IT Summit in Denver, Debe Gash, vice president and chief digital officer at Saint Luke’s Health System shared her organization’s story of mobile app-driven patient engagement progress

The Value of Deploying a Social Determinants Screening Tool in EHR

July 5, 2018  |  David Raths
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Michael Hanak, M.D., associate chief medical informatics officer at Rush University in Chicago, described the social determinants of health screening implementation at Rush.

Cleveland Clinic Patients Can Now Access Data via Apple Health Records

July 5, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Patients at Cleveland Clinic now have a new way to access their personal health data, using the Apple Health Records on iPhone feature, the healthcare organization recently announced.

HealthSteps Wins AMA-Google’s Interoperability and Innovation Challenge

June 29, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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The American Medical Association (AMA) announced the top three solutions submitted to the AMA Health Care Interoperability and Innovation Challenge sponsored by Google Cloud.

As the Stakes Get Higher, One Consultant Examines the Industry’s Slow Progress to Meet Consumer Expectations

June 29, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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For healthcare executive leaders, the stakes are getting higher in an era of growing consumer expectations and new competitors. Kaufman Hall's Dan Clarin discusses the healthcare industry’s progress to become more consumer-centric.

Wildflower Health Acquires Providence St. Joseph Health Spinout Circle

June 28, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Wildflower Health, a San Francisco-based mobile health software company, has acquired the Circle Women's Health Platform, a mobile health technology incubated by Seattle-based Providence St. Joseph Health (PSJH).

Intermountain-Led Collaborative to Focus on Social Determinants of Health

June 28, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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A new collaborative called the Utah Alliance for the Determinants of Health (the Alliance) has been formed to promote health, improve health care access, and decrease health care costs.

CMS to Host Blue Button 2.0 Developer Conference

June 22, 2018  |  David Raths
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will host the first Blue Button 2.0 Developer Conference at the General Services Administration national headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Monday, Aug. 13, 2018.

CEO and CIO Priorities for Tech-Enabled Healthcare

June 21, 2018  |  Jason Fortin, Impact Advisors
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During the recent 2018 Scottsdale Institute Annual Conference, a group of 22 CIOs from leading health-delivery organizations across the country gathered to discuss their CEOs’ top IT-related priorities. From that discussion, five key themes emerged.

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.

Value-Based Care is Bending the Cost Curve, Report Finds

June 18, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Value-based care is bending the healthcare cost curve, reducing unnecessary medical costs by nearly 6 percent on average while also improving care quality and patient engagement, according to new research from Nashville-based Change Healthcare.

One Technology Executive on How to Bring Amazon-Style Digital Innovation to Healthcare

June 14, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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At Providence St. Joseph Health, technology leaders and their digital innovation teams are keenly focused on leveraging technology to provide patients and consumers better access, convenience and personalization to drive ongoing engagement.

Report: SDoH Tech Market is in Its Infancy, but Adoption Will Triple in Five Years

June 12, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Adoption of social innovation technology for healthcare is poised to triple over the next five years, according to a market research report by Patchwise Labs, as the shift to value-based care requires health systems to address the social determinants of health (...

UC San Diego Health Joins OpenNotes

June 8, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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UC San Diego Health launched capabilities to support the OpenNotes initiative this month. More than 30 percent of outpatients will have access to their doctor’s notes, with more clinics added over time, the health system said.

Up-and-Comers 2018: Collective Medical Technologies and Healthfinch

June 5, 2018  |  David Raths
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Each year, to accompany our Healthcare Informatics 100 list, we profile fast-growing companies that could very well make the list in the future. Inside are write-ups of the next two companies that made this year’s Up-and-Comers rendition.

Apple to Introduce Health Records API

June 5, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Apple has announced that it will be introducing a Health Records API for developers and researchers with the goal “to create an ecosystem of apps that use health record data to better manage medications, nutrition plans, diagnosed diseases and more.”

Report: Older Adults Hesitant to Use Patient Portals

June 4, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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About half of older adults aged 50 to 80 years old reported they have set up a patient portal, but there are concerns with the technology among this age group, according to the University of Michigan’s National Poll on Healthy Aging report.

Study: Addressing Patients’ Social Barriers Reduces Healthcare Spending

May 30, 2018  | 
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A recent study conducted by researchers at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Public Health, Tampa, reports that healthcare spending is substantially reduced when people are successfully connected to social services that address social barriers.

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