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Study: What do Patients Value about Reading Their Visit Notes?

July 20, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
New research on the OpenNotes initiative has revealed multiple core themes on what patients value most about having access to their visit notes.

Digital Health Venture Capital Funding Tops $4 Billion in First Half of 2017

July 19, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
Global venture capital (VC) funding for health IT companies in the first half of 2017 was 36 percent higher year-over-year with a record $4 billion raised in 359 deals versus the $3 billion raised from 286 deals in the first half of 2016, according to a report...

A New C-Level Position Proposed for the Hospital

July 18, 2017  |  David Raths
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Two leaders in primary care are proposing a new hospital role: the chief primary care medical officer.

Charleston Area Medical Center’s Patient Education-Fueled Readmissions Breakthrough

July 15, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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At the Charleston Area Medical Center, clinical and administrative leaders have leveraged their patient education program to make serious inroads in readmissions reduction in important chronic disease areas, including CHF and COPD

Report: Small Hospitals Lag Far Behind in Transition to Value-Driven Care

July 14, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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There is a gap in capabilities and core competencies between large and small hospitals and health systems in the ongoing transition to value-driven care. What’s more, small organizations often lag far behind large ones in key components of the transition, putting...

Study: 9 in 10 Hospitals, Health Systems Making Major Patient Engagement Investments

July 11, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Nearly nine in 10 hospitals and health systems that took part in a recent survey said they have made significant investments in digital patient engagement tools.

When It Comes to Assessing the Value of the PCMH Model of Care, the Devil Really Is In the Details

July 8, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine has found some seemingly counter-intuitive results, in the analysis of the adoption of the patient-centered medical home model FQHCs—but counter-intuitive only on the surface

MultiCare’s Telehealth Journey to Improve Post-Acute Care

July 6, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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As digital health technologies have advanced from basic vital-sign data collection to mobile platforms and video interfaces, MultiCare Health System has expanded its telehealth program, and is seeing significant results with reducing readmission rates.

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

June 27, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
commentary
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
news
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.

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