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An IT Leaders Shares How Stanford Health Care is Transforming Patients’ Digital Experience

November 22, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Aditya Bhasin, vice president of software design and development, digital solutions, at Stanford Health Care, discusses Stanford’s work to transform patients’ digital experience, which has led to increased patient satisfaction and operational efficiencies.

Parkland Health and Hospital System CIO Details How Virtualization Improved Patient Care

November 21, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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In 2015, Parkland Health and Hospital System opened a new, larger hospital, creating the need for a new digital strategy. As a result of this digital strategy transformation, clinicians now spend less time with technology, and more time with patients.

Survey: Health IT is Underfunded at European Healthcare Organizations

November 20, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Health IT is not sufficiently funded and supported at most European healthcare provider organizations, according to an eHealth survey from HIMSS Analytics.

OCHIN Pilots Getting Social Determinants Data into Epic

November 11, 2017  |  David Raths
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In a two-year project, Oregon-based OCHIN sought to learn how to systematically track social determinants of health in community health center EHRs.

Study: Advanced Cancer Patients Prefer Oncologists Not Use EHRs in the Exam Room

November 10, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Patients with advanced cancer prefer that their oncologists communicate with them face-to-face with just a notepad in hand rather than repeatedly using a computer while in the exam room, results from a new study show.

A Rural Healthcare CIO Speaks Out on East Texas’ Barriers to Value-Based Care

November 10, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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ETMC Regional Healthcare System’s CIO spoke to Healthcare Informatics about the organization’s biggest challenges right now as it relates to healthcare IT and value-based care, as well as other trends and innovation going on in the region.

Scripps Selects Fitbit as First Wearable Used in All of Us Program

November 7, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The National Institute of Health’s All of Us research program has selected Fitbit as the first wearable to be used in the initiative.

AMIA Announces Formal Collaboration With OpenNotes

November 6, 2017  |  David Raths
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At its annual symposium in Washington, D.C., the American Medical Informatics Association announced a formal collaboration with OpenNotes.

Providers Plan to Meet Patient Consumerism Rise, Survey Finds

October 24, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The new era of patient payment technology has put more demands on healthcare providers today, but most of them plan to meet the rise in patient consumerism with more retail-like technology solutions and practices, according to a new Black Book report.

Connecting Patient-Reported Outcomes to EHRs? Consult This Users’ Guide

October 18, 2017  |  David Raths
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As use of patient-reported outcomes becomes more common, many health systems want to integrate the data into electronic health records. A new guide helps steer clinical leaders through some of the challenges involved.

KLAS: Providers’ Needs for Advanced Pop Health Solutions Ramp Up

October 13, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Provider organizations’ needs in managing population health are as varied as the capabilities of the IT solutions designed to assist them, according to KLAS researchers following a new report.

NYU Langone Receives Grant to Assess Hospitals’ Role in Improving Community Health

October 12, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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NYU Langone Health’s Department of Population Health is establishing the Office for Enhancing Hospitals’ Role in Improving Community Health, funded by a major grant of close to $800,000 from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF).

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