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Intermountain Wins Hearst Health Prize for Mental Health Integration

March 28, 2017  |  David Raths
news
based Intermountain Healthcare was named the winner of the 2017 Hearst Health Prize for its mental health integration program, which embeds mental health screening and treatment within primary care and select specialty practices.

CDC Survey: Cardiologists, Neurologists Have Highest EHR Adoption Rates

March 27, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Electronic Health Records Survey, office-based cardiologists and neurologists have the highest electronic health record (EHR) adoption rates by specialty, at 95.6 percent and 94.5 percent...

What Do Primary Care Docs Need in Terms of Genomic Clinical Decision Support?

March 23, 2017  |  David Raths
article
At the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, work on genomic clinical decision support has started with a focus on primary care.

Autonomous Driving: What’s Next, Autonomous Healthcare?

March 12, 2017  |  Joe Marion
commentary
Autonomous cars are coming. Will healthcare follow suit?

Aetna Joins CMS’ CPC+ Primary Care Initiative in Pennsylvania

February 27, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
Aetna announced last week that it would collaborate with other health plans in its region and local primary care practices as part of the federal government’s Comprehensive Primary Care + (CPC+) initiative.

HIMSS Preview: How R.I. HIE Expanded Real-Time Notifications

February 17, 2017  |  David Raths
article
The Rhode Island Quality Institute (RIQI) is expanding the statewide HIE's capacity to deliver real-time notifications for care transitions from and to emergency departments and hospitals for providers' attributed patients.

5 Things That Will Derail Your Project This Year

February 15, 2017  |  Pete Rivera
commentary
Success only comes with the “Constancy of Purpose” tied to the organizational Mission. If it doesn’t help the Mission, then why are you doing it?

Innovator Semi-Finalist Team: CHOC Children’s Improves Asthma Outcomes through Population Health

February 14, 2017  |  Heather Landi
article
At CHOC Children's, a pediatric asthma population health initiative has produced impressive results so far. For this innovative work, Healthcare Informatics have named CHOC Children’s as a semi-finalist winner in this year's Innovator Awards Program.

How a Virtual Scribe Can Enhance the Doctor-Patient Relationship

February 2, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
In Texas, one internist is seeing improved documentation and better patient satisfaction as a result of new virtual scribe technology.

Study: External Incentives Accelerate Health IT Adoption among Small Primary Care Practices

January 26, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
A recent study examining the adoption and use of health information technology by small primary care physician practices found that external incentives, such as those practices participating in pay-for-performance programs and participating in public reporting of...

Aledade Gets $20M More in Funding with Eyes on Value-Based Care

January 10, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
Aledade, a Bethesda, Md.-based company focused on physician-led accountable care organizations (ACOs), has announced that it has raised another $20 million in funding.

For High-Risk Patients: ‘A Medical Home Within A Medical Home’

January 7, 2017  |  David Raths
article
Partners HealthCare offers patients with multiple chronic conditions access to specialized resources including mental health, community resources expertise, pharmacy, and palliative care. Analytics and IT tools support the effort.

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