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Michigan Plans to Link State PDMP with Provider EHRs

The State of Michigan is directly adding the Michigan Automated Prescription System (MAPS) into the electronic health records (EHRs) and pharmacy management systems of hospitals, physician groups and pharmacies across the state.

Teladoc to Acquire Medical Consultation Company in $440M Deal

Telehealth company Teladoc has announced that it has acquired medical consultation firm Best Doctors for a deal totaling $440 million in cash and stock.

Study: Digital Health Coaching App Improves Weight Loss, Blood Pressure Management

A digital health app and 1-to-1 coaching platform can help patients lose weight and reduce blood pressure, according to a new study published in the June issue of the Journal of Medical Internet Research.

Rush University Launches Telemedicine Program for Movement Disorders Patients

Chicago-based Rush University Medical Center has launched a new telemedicine program for movement disorders patients.

MGMA Poll: Providers Not Yet Using Data from Patients’ Wearables

Just 6 percent of healthcare professional respondents indicated that their practices were currently using data from patients’ wearables, while 81 percent responded they were not doing so, according to a new survey from the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA).

Report: Healthcare Data Breach Costs Remain Highest at $380 Per Record

Healthcare continues to be the most expensive industry for data breaches, as healthcare data breaches cost organizations $380 per stolen record, more than twice the average global cost across all industries, according to the 2017 Cost of Data Breach Study.

MACRA 2018 Rule Reaction: Relief for Small Practices More of a “Band-Aid” than a Long-Term Fix

June 22, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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program Responding to stakeholder concerns, CMS is looking to make year two of the Quality Payment Program simpler for small practices. What will be the fallout for these clinicians?

The Healthcare Informatics 100 Product Breakouts: Data Exchange

June 21, 2017  |  the Editors of Healthcare Informatics
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Throughout the next several days, Healthcare Informatics will reveal its top 5 companies by revenue within these seven different categories to accompany the broader Healthcare Informatics 100 list.

Healthcare Industry Leaders React to Quality Payment Program Proposed Rule for 2018

June 21, 2017  |  Mark Hagland and Heather Landi
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One day after CMS released its proposed rule for 2018 requirements under MACRA’s Quality Payment Program, industry leaders express a spectrum of reactions to its complex skein of details, around data and IT requirements, what’s being measured, and the...

Survey: The Advisory Board Company Looks at the Virtual Care Opportunity

June 20, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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On June 19, The Advisory Board Company announced the results of a survey of healthcare consumers, one that has found a very high level of interest among consumers in the provision of virtual visits on the part of providers

The 2017 Healthcare Informatics 100 Product Breakouts: Data Analytics

June 20, 2017  |  the Editors of Healthcare Informatics
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Throughout the next several days, to accompany the Healthcare Informatics 100, we will reveal our top 5 companies by revenue within seven different product categories.

University of California Health System CIOs Collaborate for Change

June 19, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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The CIOS of five integrated health systems connected to the University of California system, and the CIO of the UC Office of the President, have been working together to improve efficiency, cost savings, and clinical computing environment across the state

The 2017 Healthcare Informatics 100 Product Breakouts: Financial Information Systems

June 19, 2017  |  the Editors of Healthcare Informatics
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Throughout the next several days, to accompany the Healthcare Informatics 100, we will reveal our top 5 companies by revenue within seven different product categories.

Does the eClinicalWorks Settlement Shine a Light on Patient Safety, Interoperability Issues?

June 16, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Some health IT leaders contend that the False Claims Act lawsuit settlement with eClinicalWorks shines a spotlight on the lack of interoperability and the need for a stronger focus on health IT-related patient safety. What are the potential policy implications?

At the Health IT Summit in Boston, a Mix of Clarity and Obscurity Seen Around Federal Health IT Policy

June 16, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Healthcare IT industry leaders share their perspectives on a range of federal policy issues, at the Health IT Summit in Boston, and speculate on what might happen next around MACRA/MIPS, Stage 3 of meaningful use, and nationwide interoperability

Creating the Digital Library for the Learning Health System

June 15, 2017  |  David Raths
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Big data and precision medicine platforms lack repositories for the knowledge they generate. The University of Michigan is seeking to create a digital repository to store and curate digital knowledge artifacts for health at scale.