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Michigan HIE Implementing Alerts for Social Determinants of Health

October 23, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Great Lakes Health Connect (GLHC), Michigan’s health information exchange (HIE), is partnering with health IT solutions company Holon Solutions to enable alerts that address patients’ physical, mental and social determinants of health.

Survey: Most Providers Say Interoperability by 2020 Not Attainable with Current Federal Policies

October 20, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The majority of healthcare providers (71 percent) believe that current federal polices, committees and regulations are not sufficient to help the country attain meaningful health IT interoperability by 2020.

Regenstrief Researchers to Study Impact of HIE on Emergency Care

October 20, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Scientists at the Indianapolis-based Regenstrief Institute are conducting what they say is the first study of health information exchange (HIE) use over multiple years to evaluate whether it improves patient outcomes in emergency departments.

At the HIT Summit in Raleigh, CIO David Chou Challenges Leaders to Think Digital Transformation

October 19, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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David Chou, CIO of Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, told attendees at the Health IT Summit in Raleigh that they need to be change agents, helping to lead healthcare into the digital age

KLAS 2017 Interoperability Report: Some Progress, but Providers Expecting More

October 19, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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A KLAS examination of 420 healthcare organizations has revealed that while the number of providers engaging in “deep” interoperability has increased, the overwhelming majority are still not reporting interoperability success.

Medtronic, American Well Team Up to Integrate Telehealth Capabilities

October 19, 2017  | 
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Medtronic and American Well announced a partnership to offer a telehealth solution focused on the unique needs of the complex, chronic, co-morbid patient population.

UNC Health Care’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence Forecasts the Future of Digital Health

October 18, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Michael Levy, entrepreneur-in-residence at UNC Health Care System's Center for Health Innovation, shares his perspective on building a digital health program at UNC Health Care and his forecast for digital health's impact on healthcare delivery.

A CIO Explores Dallas-Fort Worth’s Biggest HIT Challenges, Opportunities

October 18, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Pamela McNutt, a veteran CIO with 30 years of experience in health IT, discusses how CIOs can help reduce physician burnout, and what innovation she’s seeing these days in the Dallas region.

UF Health Receives $2.2 Million CDC Grant for Telemedicine Project

October 17, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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UF Health Jacksonville in Florida will be using a $2.2 million federal grant to launch a telemedicine program aimed at improving care for patients living with HIV in an urban setting.

Two Major Healthcare Collaboratives Partner to Improve Regional Data Sharing

October 17, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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NRHI a national organization of regional healthcare improvement collaboratives, and SHIEC, a national trade association representing health information exchanges, are now joining forces.

HIMSS Issues “Call to Action” on Nationwide Interoperability

October 16, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Chicago-based Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) has issued a “call to action” for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and others to achieve nationwide interoperability.

Delaware’s Nemours Hospital Receives Stage 7 Designation

October 13, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Nemours Alfred I duPont Hospital for Children, a pediatric hospital located in Wilmington, Del., has been recognized by HIMSS Analytics as a Stage 7 patient care organization.

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