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The Promise and Pitfalls of HIT in Pediatrics: What Boston Children’s Hospital Has Learned

August 7, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
At the Boston Health IT Summit, one CIO reviews what lessons his pediatric organization has learned in health IT-related experiences.

Patient Portals Commonplace in Healthcare Organizations, Survey Finds

July 27, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
Nine out of 10 healthcare leaders surveyed in a recent Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) poll said that their organization offers a patient portal.

Report: Older Adults Hesitant to Use Patient Portals

June 4, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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About half of older adults aged 50 to 80 years old reported they have set up a patient portal, but there are concerns with the technology among this age group, according to the University of Michigan’s National Poll on Healthy Aging report.

VA Releases New Portal Feature that Allows Vets to Access Online Medical Images

May 7, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has a launched a new feature that will allow veteran patients to view, download, and print many of their medical images and reports from an online portal.

Allscripts to Buy HealthGrid for Patient Engagement Functionality

May 4, 2018  |  David Raths
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Health IT vendor Allscripts (NASDAQ:MDRX) has agreed to acquire HealthGrid Holding Co., the developer of a mobile patient engagement platform called CareNotify.

In Proposed MU Rebranding Rule, CMS Raises the Interoperability Stakes

April 26, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal and Heather Landi
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As health IT observers and stakeholders have begun to unpack the 1,883-page CMS proposed rule on meaningful use rebranding, discussion has emerged on if the government will be forcing providers to participate in health information exchange activities.

The Federal Message is Loud and Clear: It’s Time for Patients to be Truly Empowered

April 11, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
commentary
Government health IT officials are serious about creating a true market for healthcare in which patients are engaged and empowered. Will their message hit home?

Survey: Most Docs Optimistic that Digital Tech Will Reduce Provider Burden

March 15, 2018  |  Heather Landi
news
Physicians widely agree that digital technology will contribute to population health, reduced burden on the health care system and lower costs, according to a recent survey.

Housing is Healthcare: How a PCMH is Caring for NYC’s Homeless Population

March 14, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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A PCMH approach at Care for the Homeless has enabled the organization to improve access to care, increase care coordination, and enhance the quality of care for the city’s homeless population.

Accenture Survey Reveals Consumers’ Growing Demand for Digital Health Services

March 7, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
Consumers are now becoming more accepting of machines—ranging from artificial intelligence (AI) to virtual clinicians and home-based diagnostics—having a significantly greater role in their overall medical care, according to results of a survey from Accenture...

Yale New Haven Health CIO Lisa Stump Describes Importance of Creating ‘Single Digital Front Door’

March 6, 2018  |  David Raths
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The Yale New Haven Health System is working to create what CIO Lisa Stump calls a “single digital front door” that consolidates access to mobile apps.

Scottsdale Institute 2017 Population Health Fall Summit: Getting Pop Health Right

February 9, 2018  |  Scottsdale Institute
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Healthcare leaders from a variety of organizations came together to discuss the current state of the healthcare industry, including challenges, lessons learned and what’s next as they transition from fee-for-service to value-based care.

MetroHealth’s CMIO on Leveraging IT To Push Forward into Value-Based Care and Patient Engagement

January 24, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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David Kaelber, M.D., Ph.D., the chief medical informatics officer (CMIO) at MetroHealth System, discusses his top priorities at the Cleveland-based health system and the healthcare technology developments that are on his radar in 2018.

What are the Top Technology Priorities for Health System Leaders in 2018? A New Survey Sheds Some Light

December 7, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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A new survey indicates hospital and health system leaders are prioritizing investments in 2018 on proven technology solutions that will have an immediate impact and are proceeding cautiously with technologies like artificial intelligence.

Why Current Patient-Doctor E-Communication Guidelines are Not Good Enough: One Researcher Speaks Out

November 30, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
Investigators from the Regenstrief Institute took a close look at e-communication between patients and doctors, as well as the need to modernize guidelines.

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
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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.

Physicians’ Time Evenly Split Between Seeing Patients and “Desktop Medicine”

April 4, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
Physicians spend essentially the same time seeing patients as they do on “desktop medicine,” according to new research published in the April issue of Health Affairs.

Survey: Patients Becoming More Engaged with their Healthcare

February 28, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
A survey of 200 patients and 200 healthcare providers reveals that most patients have become more engaged with their healthcare during the past two years, a change that’s been noticed by providers.

At UC Davis Health, Patient-Generated Data Gets Real

February 7, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
UC Davis Health’s latest health IT endeavor around patient-generated health data integration is one that earned the organization semifinalist status in the 2017 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards program.

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