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Black Book: 9 in 10 Small Practices Not Optimizing Advanced EHR Functionalities

April 18, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Eighty-eight percent of small practices of six or less practitioners still aren't optimizing advanced EHR (electronic health record) tools such as patient engagement, secure messaging, decision support and electronic data sharing, according to the latest...

ONC Brief: Half of Patients Offered Online Access to Health Data in 2017

April 17, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In 2017, half of individuals nationwide reported they had been offered online access to their medical record by a healthcare provider or insurer, according to an April data brief from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC).

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

April 17, 2018  |  David Raths
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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.

Could Apple be the Tech Company that Finally Brings Health Records to Patients? Why One Expert is Bullish

April 17, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Patients of 39 health systems now can see their medical records right from their iPhones. Leaders at Dignity Health, one of the organizations involved in this Apple initiative, are optimistic that this could help transform healthcare.

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

April 14, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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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

In Southern Colorado, a Technology-Driven Initiative is Helping to Fill in the Gaps for Underserved Patients

April 12, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Community Health Partnership has been making strides to provide integrated care for high-risk populations in its Southern Colorado communities, with a focus on collaboration and whole-person care coordination, powered by technology.

The Federal Message is Loud and Clear: It’s Time for Patients to be Truly Empowered

April 11, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Government health IT officials are serious about creating a true market for healthcare in which patients are engaged and empowered. Will their message hit home?

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

April 11, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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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.

Research: Hospital Mobile Device Initiatives Increase Patient Satisfaction

April 11, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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New research from Jamf, a mobile device management software company, indicates that there is a direct correlation between hospital mobile device initiatives and patient satisfaction.

AMA, Google Launch Interoperability and Innovation Challenge

April 10, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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The American Medical Association (AMA) has teamed up with Google on an interoperability and innovation challenge centered on the use of patient-generated health data.

Princeton University Machine Learning Project to Target Mental, Social Health Factors

April 9, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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The Princeton University Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering (ORFE) and ODH, Inc. are collaborating on a research project to develop new machine learning techniques that will enable health plans to assess and prioritize the mental and...

How Will New Entrants in the Healthcare Space Impact Provider Organizations? One Leading Consultant Offers His Perspective

April 6, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Jacques Mulder, the U.S. health sector leader for Ernst & Young, shares his perspectives on the connotations of U.S. healthcare industry convergence and what healthcare executive leaders should be doing to navigate the changes that are coming.

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