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Optimism and Daily Challenges: The Leaders of a Rural Oklahoma FQHC on Revenue Cycle Management

January 4, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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The leaders of the Central Oklahoma Family Medical Center, a federally qualified health center in south-central Oklahoma, discuss the challenges and opportunities facing their organization in the revenue cycle management arena

For Doctors Without Borders, Telemedicine Brings Specialized Care to the Front Lines

December 22, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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As healthcare IT leaders focus on leading-edge and next-generation technologies in 2018, it's worth recognizing the benefits of more fundamental technologies, such as telemedicine, to help link patients in greatest need with specialized care.

Proposed Legislation Will Give Medical Record Clearinghouses Ability to Share Data with Patients

December 21, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) has introduced a bill, the Ensuring Patient Access to Healthcare Records Act, that gives medical record clearinghouses, such as Experian and Availity, the ability to share health data and analysis with patients,...

Public Health Departments Report Progress on Multi-Sector Data Efforts

December 15, 2017  |  David Raths
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Executives from four big-city public health departments gathered online Dec. 14 to share insights from their work to use data to more closely align their work with housing, education, social service, economic development, and safety.

When State Medicaid Leaders Talk, We Need to Listen

December 10, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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The discussion that took place at the Sloan School of Management at MIT last month was highly relevant to a host of issues around not only Medicaid program reform, but overall health system reform across the U.S. healthcare system

HHS Announces Winning Solutions in Opioid Code-a-Thon

December 8, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) hosted this week a first-of-its-kind two-day Code-a-Thon to use data and technology to develop new solutions to address the opioid epidemic.

Market Profile: San Diego Healthcare Leaders Find Togetherness Comes Naturally

December 6, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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In part 1 of a three-part series, Healthcare Informatics looks at the dynamics of the San Diego healthcare market around collaboration among stakeholder groups—and finds a metro healthcare market culture that fosters both cooperation and innovation

Good Signs: NYC Health + Hospitals Corporation Boasts a True ACO Success Story

November 9, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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New York City Health & Hospitals Corporation’s leaders have been able to boast very impressive results from their organization’s MSSP work--results that offer hope for leaders from all types of patient care organizations

NIH Tackles Population Health Disparities with Social Epigenomics Research

November 2, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) plans to award 10 grants to support social epigenomics research in health disparities. This investigator-initiated research is being funded as part of the Social Epigenomics Research Focused on Minority Health and Health...

Using EHR Data to Automate Public Health Reporting, Analysis

October 26, 2017  |  David Raths
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Michael Klompas, M.D., M.P.H, a professor of population medicine at Harvard University, spoke about his team’s work to use EHR data to automate reporting to public health agencies on notifiable diseases and chronic conditions.

President Trump’s Opioid Emergency Declaration to Expand Telemedicine Access

October 26, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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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

Study: HIE Proves Beneficial for STI Treatment, Reporting

October 25, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The use of health information exchange (HIE) for support treatment and management of STIs (sexually transmitted infections) can save public health staff time spent on obtaining demographic and treatment information, according to newly published research.

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