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AMIA Announces Formal Collaboration With OpenNotes

November 6, 2017  |  David Raths
news
At its annual symposium in Washington, D.C., the American Medical Informatics Association announced a formal collaboration with OpenNotes.

Survey: Patients Increasingly Using Patient Portals to Access Health Records

October 11, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
Four out of five consumers take advantage of their healthcare provider’s patient portal, according to a 2016 survey on consumer access to health information released by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

Health IT Expert Tripathi Digs Deep on Impact of Epic’s Share Everywhere Release

September 15, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
Micky Tripathi, Ph.D., discussed the impact of the Epic interoperability news, what’s specifically unique about it, and more wide-ranging interoperability issues at hand.

Study: In 11-Hour Workday, Docs Spend 6 Hours on EHR Tasks

September 13, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
A study of 42 family medicine physicians in one southern Wisconsin health system found that in a given 11 hour workday, nearly 6 of those hours are being spent in the electronic health record (EHR).

Survey: Wait Times Down, Patient Portal Use Up at Medical Practices

September 1, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
U.S. medical practices report that wait times have improved by five minutes from last year, down to an average of 20 minutes total between the waiting area and the exam room. For hospital-owned practices specifically, that number goes down to an average of 17...

Could Electronic Communication Between Providers and Patients Have Unintended and Negative Consequences?

August 22, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
commentary
A five-year data sample from a large U.S. health system shows that e-visits could have unintended consequences for MDs.

How CIOs Can Lead the Charge in IT-Enabled Patient Engagement

July 25, 2017  |  Heather Landi
article
As healthcare continues to evolve from a fee-for-service to a value-based care payment model, healthcare executive leaders see patent engagement as a top priority. Moving forward, CIOs need to play a vital leadership role in IT-enabled initiatives.

Better Communication Tools Needed to Support Payer-Provider Collaboration, Survey Finds

June 29, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
Online and multi-payer portals are viewed as promising solutions to improve communications between payers and providers while also mitigating costs, yet these tools are underutilized, a survey finds.

Two Major Health Systems Invest in Digital Prescribing Platform

June 15, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
Pittsburgh-based UPMC Enterprises and Seattle-based Providence Health & Services are investing in Xealth, a digital healthcare startup whose platform enables physicians and clinicians to prescribe customized digital healthcare content, apps, and services.

For One Tennessee Orthopedic Group, Patient Engagement Accelerates Performance Improvement

May 17, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
Originally not sure if patient portals would provide value, leaders at OrthoTennessee quickly changed their perception on the importance of engagement.

Mayo Clinic Makes Health Content Available via Epic’s Patient Apps

April 27, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic is now offering its health information on demand via Epic patient-facing apps such as MyChart and MyChart Bedside.

Rush University Medical Center Rolls Out Electronic Consultation Service

April 4, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
The Chicago-based Rush University Medical Center will soon be offering primary care patients an online medical evaluation service, via a web-based application that will allow a patient to conduct an electronic consultation with a physician.

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