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What Nebraska’s Physician Shortage Says About the Emerging Healthcare System Nationwide

April 17, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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A report issued earlier this month by leaders at the University of Nebraska Medical Center looks at the cornhusker state’s physician shortage—with strong implications for the role of healthcare IT in the emerging healthcare system

At the HIT Summit in Cleveland, MetroHealth Executives Share their Journey into Value

March 30, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Drs. Nabil Chehade and David Kaelber of Cleveland’s MetroHealth System shared with HIT Summit-Cleveland attendees insights on their organization’s journey into value-based care delivery, including on the vital role of HIT

Allina Health Expands Online Care Offerings

March 30, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Allina Health, a Minneapolis-based, 12-hospital health system, recently announced the launch of Allina Health Everyday Online, an update to the health system’s online diagnosis and treatment service.

Lyft Pushes Further into Medical Transportation with Acuity Link Partnership

March 29, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Lyft, the ride-sharing startup, has inked a deal with Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts-based Acuity Link, a medical transportation logistics management business, to give hospitals and other healthcare providers expanded options for patients’ non-emergency medical...

Study Links EHR Usability Issues to Potential Patient Harm

March 28, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Specific types of electronic health record (EHR) usability issues are associated with a variety of potentially serious patient harm events, according to a new study published this week.

Cleveland Clinic CIO Ed Marx Urges the HIT Summit Audience to Take Risks and Lead Proactively

March 27, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Ed Marx, CIO of the Cleveland Clinic organization, and a nationally recognized healthcare IT leader, urged the audience gathered for the Health IT Summit in Cleveland to be proactive in demonstrating leadership in their organizations

A Clinically Integrated Network Forges Success in Southeastern New Jersey

March 25, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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In New Jersey, Shore Quality Partners is succeeding as a clinically integrated network, through clear strategy and excellent execution—and successful leveraging of data and IT to support clinical transformation

New York State’s PDMP Now Interoperable with 25 States and D.C.

March 23, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced this week new efforts to combat the opioid epidemic, including advancing partnerships in New York’s prescription monitoring program (PMP) across the country.

Study: Researchers Use EHR Data to Predict Future Chronic Opioid Use

March 23, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus are working to develop statistical models to better predict which patients will be prescribed opioid medications long-term following discharge from a hospital stay.

At University Hospitals in Cleveland, MD and IT Leaders are Making Strides to Reduce Provider Burnout

March 21, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Cleveland-based University Hospitals has accelerated a partnership with the health system’s EHR vendor, Allscripts, to address EHR usability and workflow issues, with the aim of making the EHR system more user-friendly, seamless and interoperable.

Arizona ACO Pilots Blockchain Platform to Improve Clinical Outcomes, Reduce Costs

March 21, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Arizona Care Network, a Phoenix-based accountable care organization (ACO), plans to pilot a blockchain technology platform developed by Solve.Care with the aim of improving clinical outcomes, relieving healthcare’s administrative burdens, and reducing waste...

UK Health Physician Helps SAMHSA to Develop New Guidelines on Opioid Maintenance Therapies

March 19, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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A leader in the medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine (Lexington) has been involved in assisting a major federal healthcare research agency in developing new guidelines regarding the use of opioid maintenance therapies

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