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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.

Is It Time to Totally Rethink the Concept of Patient Engagement?

May 30, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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It was fascinating to listen to Dr. Katherine Schneider’s keynote presentation in Philadelphia, “Patient Engagement Is Not an App”—and to ponder the implicit challenge she posed to her audience

The CEO of a Philadelphia ACO Shares Her Perspectives on the Path Forward for Patient Engagement

May 28, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Speaking on the subject “Patient Engagement Is Not an App,” Katherine Schneider, M.D., CEO of the Delaware Valley ACO, shared with Health IT Summit in Philadelphia attendees, wisdom on the challenging journey into patient engagement

Healthcare’s Patient Access Problem is Big—But There's a Fix

May 23, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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There is significant potential for health IT to prove beneficial in medical record access and cut the exorbitant costs that patients are currently paying for their health data.

Circulation, Buoy Health Collaborate on Integrated Platform for Patient Transportation

May 23, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Boston-based startup Circulation Health, a ride-ordering exchange that coordinates medical transportation logistics using Lyft and other transportation partners, is partnering with Buoy Health, also based in Boston, to integrate their platforms to provide...

Advantage: Interoperability

May 22, 2018  |  Joe Marion
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Recent discussions emphasize the advantages of interoperability within and between healthcare providers.

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