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Could Apple’s Latest Venture into Health IT Disrupt the Entire Industry?

June 27, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Apple is in talks with a multitude of healthcare stakeholders with eyes on turning your iPhone into a centralized bank for medical information.

WellStar Health System Partners with PatientPing for Care Coordination Technology

June 23, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Marietta, Ga.-based WellStar Health System, the largest health system in Georgia is partnering with PatientPing, a Boston-based health technology company, to use its care coordination technology across the health system.

MGMA Poll: Providers Not Yet Using Data from Patients’ Wearables

June 20, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Just 6 percent of healthcare professional respondents indicated that their practices were currently using data from patients’ wearables, while 81 percent responded they were not doing so, according to a new survey from the Medical Group Management Association (...

Two Major Health Systems Invest in Digital Prescribing Platform

June 15, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Pittsburgh-based UPMC Enterprises and Seattle-based Providence Health & Services are investing in Xealth, a digital healthcare startup whose platform enables physicians and clinicians to prescribe customized digital healthcare content, apps, and services.

Survey: Consumers Looking for More Innovation in Healthcare

June 12, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Many Americans are flagging the need for more innovation in healthcare, although some 41 percent are currently using innovative technology to help manage their health.

At Community Health Network, Matching Patients to the Right Providers—the First Time

June 8, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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As healthcare organizations are continuing to look to enhance patient access and experience, having the ability to match patients to the right providers the first time is a necessity

Time to Pay Attention to CPC-Plus—And Its Enormous Potential to Reshape Primary Care

May 22, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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CMS’s announcement of the broadening of the geographic base of the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus program speaks to its potential to reshape primary care—and it will take health IT redesign to achieve success

DSS, Inc. Awarded $19 Million VA Contract to Develop Mobile Patient Scheduling Tool

May 18, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Juno Beach, Fla.-based health IT company Document Storage Systems, Inc. (DSS, Inc.) has been awarded a $19.6 million contract to install an online patient self-scheduling system for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

For One Tennessee Orthopedic Group, Patient Engagement Accelerates Performance Improvement

May 17, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Originally not sure if patient portals would provide value, leaders at OrthoTennessee quickly changed their perception on the importance of engagement.

Cedars-Sinai Using SaaS Platform to Incorporate Patient-Generated Health Data

May 15, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Various clinical departments at Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai have announced they are leveraging a software as a service (SaaS) platform to integrate previously unavailable patient-generated data directly into their electronic medical record (EMR).

Mayo Clinic Makes Health Content Available via Epic’s Patient Apps

April 27, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic is now offering its health information on demand via Epic patient-facing apps such as MyChart and MyChart Bedside.

At The Iowa Clinic, an Analytics-Driven Adult Immunization Project Drives Results

April 18, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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To address gaps in its adult vaccination rates, The Iowa Clinic initiated an analytics-driven collaborative project to increase immunization rates, with a specific focus on pneumococcal pneumonia and influenza immunizations.

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