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How One Venture Capital Executive Sees the HIT-Fueled Future of Patient Engagement

April 19, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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John Gardner, a partner in the San Francisco-based NGP Capital venture capital firm, shares his perspectives on the role of healthcare IT in the ongoing evolution of the patient engagement concept

FDA Announces Plan to Advance Medical Device Safety and Cybersecurity

April 18, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced new proposals aimed at advancing medical device cybersecurity, including placing new responsibilities on manufacturers, both before and after their devices hit the market.

Black Book: 9 in 10 Small Practices Not Optimizing Advanced EHR Functionalities

April 18, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Eighty-eight percent of small practices of six or less practitioners still aren't optimizing advanced EHR (electronic health record) tools such as patient engagement, secure messaging, decision support and electronic data sharing, according to the latest...

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

AMA-Led Alternative Payment Model Aims to Improve Opioid Use Disorder

April 17, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and the American Medical Association (AMA) have jointly announced the release of a concept paper detailing an alternative payment model (APM) that will aim to improve how patients with opioid use disorder are...

A Rural Healthcare Report Examines Physician Shortage Issues in Nebraska

April 16, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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A new report on rural healthcare looks at the physician shortage in Nebraska, and some of the alternatives, around mid-level professionals, that are emerging in order to address that ongoing shortage

Survey: Measuring Care Quality a Top HIT Business Objective in 2018

April 16, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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In a recent survey, health IT leaders identified measuring improvement in patient care quality as one of their top business objectives in 2018, followed by identifying areas of cost reduction.

ECRI Institute Launches Tool to Help HIT Developers Assess Patient Safety

April 13, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Health IT development companies continuously strive for a culture that puts safety at the forefront when designing and developing products, empowers employees to escalate safety concerns, and allows for collaboration and sharing of best practices among team...

Pittsburgh Smog at Midday—and the Healthcare Informatics 100 in 2018

April 11, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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What does the history of the city of Pittsburgh have to do with the Healthcare Informatics 100? Think transformation—and this exciting moment in the ongoing evolution of the healthcare information technology industry

Research: Hospital Mobile Device Initiatives Increase Patient Satisfaction

April 11, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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New research from Jamf, a mobile device management software company, indicates that there is a direct correlation between hospital mobile device initiatives and patient satisfaction.

Baptist Health South Florida, Navigant Form RCM Joint Venture

April 11, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Coral Gables-based Baptist Health South Florida announced it has signed an operating agreement with Chicago-based Navigant to create a new joint venture entity to provide revenue cycle management (RCM) services to healthcare provider organizations.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Launches Digital Health Portfolio

April 9, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts has introduced a new digital health platform with the aim to “curate market-leading health solutions and provide advice to employer customers on which solutions could best help improve their employees' health."

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