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

November 22, 2017  |  Heather Landi
article
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
article
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.

Cybersecurity Threats Top ECRI Institute’s List of Health Tech Hazards

November 9, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
Ransomware and other cybersecurity threats, endoscope reprocessing failures and missed alarms are among the top health technology hazards healthcare provider organizations need to be aware of in the coming year, according to a list released this week by the ECRI...

The MACRA QPP 2018 Final Rule: Is It a Glass Half-Empty or a Glass Half-Full?

November 7, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
What one thinks of the QPP CY 2018 final rule could depend at least partly on a number of factors, including where one “sits” in the healthcare stakeholder constellation—and what one might have to do to respond to it, as a result

In Dallas, UT Southwestern’s Leaders Push Ahead on their Ambulatory Quality Initiative

November 3, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
article
Things continue to move forward at UT Southwestern, where an extraordinary Ambulatory Quality Outcomes initiative snared its leaders the first-place award in Healthcare Informatics’ 2016 Innovator Awards Program

President Trump’s Opioid Emergency Declaration to Expand Telemedicine Access

October 26, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
article
News media reports confirmed that President Trump was set to declare a public health emergency around the opioid crisis on Thursday afternoon, Oct. 26; among the impacts will be the expansion of access to telemedicine services for those affected

CBO Estimates Medicare Telestroke Bill Would Cost $180 Million Over a Decade

October 25, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
Legislation that would expand the use of telehealth services for Medicare stroke patients located in non-rural areas would cost the federal government $180 million over 10 years, according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).

Telemedicine Pilot Aims to Connect EMS with Trauma Centers in Rural West Texas

October 24, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and the Commission on State Emergency Communications are collaborating on a program to implement telemedicine between EMS providers and a select group of trauma centers in rural West Texas.

Regenstrief Researchers to Study Impact of HIE on Emergency Care

October 20, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
Scientists at the Indianapolis-based Regenstrief Institute are conducting what they say is the first study of health information exchange (HIE) use over multiple years to evaluate whether it improves patient outcomes in emergency departments.

The CEO of Indiana’s Statewide HIE Sees Complexity in the Push for Interoperability

October 10, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
article
John Kansky, president and CEO of the Indiana Health Information Exchange (IHIE), offers his perspectives on the complex challenges ahead in achieving true interoperability in health information exchange

Survey: Majority of Patients, Healthcare Pros Have Positive Perception of EHRs

October 5, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
The majority of both patients and healthcare providers view the use of electronic health record (EHR) systems positively, according to a recent survey. However, the survey also reveals that switching to an EHR has only saved medical professionals an hour a week...

VA Issues Proposed Rule to Allow Home-Based Telemedicine for Veterans

October 3, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) issued a proposed rule this week that would allow VA healthcare providers to provide medical care via telehealth across state lines and regardless of the location of the provider of the beneficiary.

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