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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.

Mercy Health Launches “Right This Way” Indoor GPS App at Cincinnati Hospital

April 17, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Mercy Health, in collaboration with technology vendor Connexient, has launched at The Jewish Hospital-Mercy Health in Cincinnati the “Right This Way” app, which works as an indoor navigation solution for patients and visitors.

VA Launches Transparency Website Providing Wait Times, Quality of Care Data

April 13, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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With the aim of increasing transparency, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) this week launched a new online Access and Quality Tool that provides veterans with a way of accessing patient wait time and quality of care data.

Banner Health’s Breakthrough in Redesigning Care Delivery for Complex Chronic Populations

April 11, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Deborah Dahl, vice president, patient care innovation at Phoenix-based Banner Health, outlines the steps that health system took to build a successful telehealth and remote patient monitoring program to improve health outcomes for complex chronic patients.

NIH Bringing Precision Medicine Initiative’s Data Collection to Patients’ Homes

April 7, 2017  | 
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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is collaborating with EMSI, a mobile specimen collection company, to engage thousands of direct volunteers in their homes in order to collect biological samples and health data as part of the Precision Medicine Initiative...

Maryland Sees Promise in Remote Patient Monitoring Pilots

April 6, 2017  |  David Raths
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The Maryland Health Care Commission sees potential in three projects explored the effect of remote patient monitoring on patient populations with varying health conditions and in different settings.

Premier: In Uncertain Healthcare Moment, System Leaders Focused on Costs, Data

March 22, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Despite industry uncertainty about the future healthcare under the Trump administration and a Republican Congress, health system leaders are preparing for the changes ahead in five key areas, most of which involve health IT,

AHIMA Issues Guidelines to Enhance HIM Practices for LGBT Populations

March 19, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The Chicago-based American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) has issued a practice brief that offers guidelines and recommendations for healthcare professionals and health information management (HIM) professionals to implement inclusive HIM...

GAO Report: HHS Needs to Step Up Efforts to Encourage Patient Access, Use of EHRs

March 17, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Health care providers that participated in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s (HHS) Medicare Electronic Health Record Incentive Program offered nearly 9 out of 10 patients the ability to access their health information online. However, a recent...

UCHealth’s OpenNotes Journey: From a Few Docs to Enterprise-Wide Acceptance

March 16, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Although the OpenNotes initiative—designed to give patients access and ability to read visit notes online—has now reached 12 million patients in the U.S. alone, there has been plenty of pushback along the way, dating back to the beginning of the movement.

Study: Patients Typing Visit Agendas into EHRs Improves Communication with Physicians

March 15, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Patients attending a safety-net primary care clinic in Seattle were interested and able to type their agenda into the electronic health record (EHR) visit note, and as a result, both patients and clinicians felt improved communication.

Digital Health Startup Leverages IT with Eyes on Reversing Type 2 Diabetes

March 13, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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San Francisco-based digital health startup Virta Health is leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) and personalized care treatment plans to reverse type 2 diabetes, the company stated last week in an announcement.

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