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Data registries for implantable medical devices are providing evidence for the importance of unique device identifiers. Data registries for implantable medical devices such as hip more »

Providers must take the lead in educating their patients about the existence, use, and benefits of online portals if they wish to reap the rewards more »

A new round of HHS State Innovation grants will foster care coordination, healthcare analytics, and payment reforms. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) more »

Patient intake has been one of the last paper-bound holdouts in healthcare, but that may soon change as stakeholders collaborate on a “virtual clipboard” project. more »

All different types of data may ultimately boil down to a string of zeroes and ones, but health IT and clinical analytics systems must work more »

Automated phone calls are cheaper than human labor for patient follow-up, but may not be equally effective. Patient follow-up programs that use automated telephone interactions to more »

Two competing accountable care networks are taking shape in Wisconsin to promote integrated healthcare delivery and lower costs for the region’s patients.  While the seven-member more »

Why do payers think that healthcare data analytics won’t be able to rise to the challenges of cost-cutting and other reforms? Healthcare might be at more »

Population health, data sharing, and continued health IT adoption are major goals in the ONC’s updated strategic plan. The ONC is updating its Federal Health more »

EHR adopters are largely driven by penalties and incentives. Could clinical analytics benefit from the same? EHR adoption is a critical precursor for the development more »

EHR interoperability and data standards will get a boost from vendor and providers commitment to the new Argonaut Project. A consortium of EHR developers, healthcare more »

A centralized patient data portal will help Colorado providers with care coordination and population health management. A coalition of seven health plans in Colorado are more »

Interoperability is often described as the ability of disparate EHR systems to directly exchange data in a standardized way, but truly effective interoperable health information more »

Medication adherence is a pervasive, expensive, multi-faceted problem in the healthcare industry, costing hundreds of billions of dollars a year in preventable spending.  While patients more »

Providers are seeking value in mHealth, but better predictive analytics may be required to make patient-generated health data truly effective. Providers and patients are both more »

A study on EHR optimization hopes to help providers leverage health IT without succumbing to productivity losses or adversely affecting the quality of care. A more »

Patient-generated health data (PGHD) is an increasingly important piece of population health and chronic disease management, but wearable devices that track fitness, diet, and sleep more »

Value-based reimbursement is moving quickly towards the mainstream, but organizations lack the clinical analytics technology to help them make the switch. Most providers agree that more »

How can providers overcome the challenges of creating the patient-centered medical home? There are a lot of good things to be said for the patient-centered more »

ONC hopes to smooth the process of bringing patient engagement, HIE, and care coordination technologies to the market through a new partnership program. The Office more »

Patients remain deeply concerned about EHR data sharing security even as they recognize the benefits of HIE for better care. Despite continued, widespread concerns over more »

Population health management is on the back burner for the majority of hospitals attempting to retool their revenue cycle infrastructure. The majority of financially struggling hospitals more »

Health information exchanges are becoming increasingly important for population health management and clinical analytics in an era of interoperability. With the tight focus on EHR more »

While EHR adoption has hit the big leagues, data interoperability, clinical analytics, and population health management are still significantly lagging behind. Hospital executives and clinical more »

The new electronic monitoring database aims to help reduce substance abuse and provide better coordination of care. Pennsylvania will establish a statewide prescription drug database more »

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