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Texas HIE Approved as CMS Qualified Registry

March 29, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
Healthcare Access San Antonio (HASA), a health information exchange (HIE) organization in San Antonio and surrounding Texas counties, has received clearance from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to become a qualified registry.

Media Report: Evolent Health Exploring Merger with Advisory Board

March 28, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Evolent Health, an Arlington, Va.-based healthcare technology provider, is exploring a potential combination with The Advisory Board, a Washington, D.C.-based healthcare consulting firm, according to a report from Reuters published on Friday.

University of Maryland Medical System Earns HIMSS Stage 6 Recognition

March 28, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS), based in Baltimore, has achieved Stage 6 on HIMSS Analytics’ Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM) for the ambulatory environment.

U.S. Lags on Adoption of Telehealth, According to Survey of Physicians

March 27, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Only 4 percent of U.S.-based physicians think that their state has done “very well” implementing telehealth technologies and only 15 percent responded “well” when evaluating their state’s efforts to implement telehealth, according to a survey by Sermo.

UPMC Rolls out Telemedicine App for Pennsylvania Patients with 24/7 Service

March 27, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center) Health Plan recently launched a new smartphone-enabled UPMC AnywhereCare platform that allows patients to receive remote care from emergency room professionals 24 hours a day and with reduced copays.

AHRQ Seeking Data on Use of Telehealth for Acute and Chronic Care Consultations

March 27, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is calling for public data on projects that have examined the value of telehealth for acute and chronic care.

Top Ten Tech Trends 2017: Blockchain’s Promise Has Healthcare Innovators Eager

March 24, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
Although the healthcare industry is behind most other sectors when it comes to interoperability and security, newfound optimism has emerged in the form of a technology that potentially can help solve both of these challenges—blockchain.

Top Ten Tech Trends 2017: For Imaging Informatics, Focus on Value Puts Emphasis on Analytics, Interoperability

March 24, 2017  |  David Raths
article
Imaging informatics has traditionally been siloed from other areas of healthcare IT, but many of the exciting developments today promise to link imaging more closely to the heart of the health system.

Allegheny Health Network, VA Pittsburgh Integrate EMR Systems

March 23, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
Allegheny Health Network (AHN), based in Pittsburgh, and VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS), have announced the successful integration of their electronic medical record (EMR) platforms.

Study: For Post-Op Patients, Mobile Apps for Follow-Up Care Led to Fewer In-Person Visits

March 23, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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For patients undergoing ambulatory surgery, those who used a mobile app for follow-up care attended fewer in-person visits post- operation than patients who did not use the app, according to a study in JAMA Surgery.

How Is Health Tech Like Harry Potter's Wand?

March 23, 2017  |  Glenn Pearson
commentary
A recent Healthcare Informatics webinar I was a part of included many nuanced comments about the value and challenges of incorporating and implementing technology in healthcare.

Premier: In Uncertain Healthcare Moment, System Leaders Focused on Costs, Data

March 22, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
Despite industry uncertainty about the future healthcare under the Trump administration and a Republican Congress, health system leaders are preparing for the changes ahead in five key areas, most of which involve health IT,

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