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Texas Governor Signs EHR Interoperability, HIE Legislation

July 2, 2015 - Texas Governor Greg Abbott has signed legislation that will ensure the state’s future health IT efforts will focus on EHR interoperability and health information exchange (HIE).  HB 2641, also known as “Ken’s Bill” due to the efforts of former Texas e-Health Alliance President Dr. Ken Pool to promote health information exchange across the region, will go into...


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EHR Big Data, Lab Specimens Enable Precision Medicine Research

When it comes to medical research and the rapidly expanding reach of precision medicine, physical specimens play a critical role in developing the big data later used for large-scale analytics that generate insights and produce results. ...

Mental Healthcare Big Data Warehouse Illuminates Care Trends

For many healthcare providers interested in diving into the complicated world of big data analytics, a centralized repository or data warehouse is often the first step towards making sense of the petabytes of available information culled from...

House Votes to Repeal 2.3% ACA Medical Device Tax

The Affordable Care Act may have survived one of its biggest challenges last week with a favorable ruling from the Supreme Court on King v. Burwell, but one of its less popular provisions might fall to the legislative process instead.  A...

EHR Predictive Analytics Flag 32% of Nursing Home Patient Falls

Incorporating EHR data into predictive analytics algorithms increases the accuracy of identifying patients at high risk of harmful falls, according to a study published this month in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association...

Ore. Accountable Care Organizations Continue to Boost Quality

Oregon’s network of sixteen coordinated care organizations (CCOs), similar to accountable care organizations springing up across the nation, are continuing their steady march towards improved quality and cost savings, the Oregon Health...

Healtheway Rebrands to Promote Health Data Interoperability

Healtheway, one of the nation’s most successful health data interoperability collaborations to date, announced a new strategy and direction this morning, punctuated by a name change.  The non-profit organization that supports the national...

ACC: Care Coordination Vital for Chronic Disease Management

Policymakers and healthcare providers must focus on improving strategies for comprehensive care coordination if they are to make headway against the rising tide of chronic disease, says the American College of Cardiology (ACC) in a letter to...

Patient-Centered Medical Home Is a “Pragmatic” Shift in Care

Becoming a patient-centered medical home takes a great deal of hard work and a steady commitment to continual practice improvement.  To achieve the coveted Level III NCQA recognition, providers must operate at peak performance, leveraging...

Penn. Doles Out $674K Grants for Health Information Exchange

The Pennsylvania eHealth Partnership Authority is encouraging the addition of new members to its health information exchange “network of networks” by providing more than $674 thousand in grant money to onboard two major clients: HealthShare...

Patient-Centered Medical Homes Lag in HIT Care Coordination

One of the fundamental building blocks of the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is the importance of keeping a close eye on care coordination as patients move between the primary care setting and the hospital, emergency department, or specialist’s...

DCCA Wins $24M Meaningful Use Big Data Repository Contract

Data Computer Corporation of America (DCCA) will support the underlying big data infrastructure for the EHR Incentive Programs after being awarded a contract worth up to $24 million, the company reports.  The National Level Repository (NLR)...

Interoperability, Telehealth Key to Chronic Disease Management

The healthcare system must focus its efforts on improving health data interoperability, boosting patient engagement, and overhauling the nation’s telehealth policies if providers are to succeed with chronic disease management and better...

Improving the Role of EHRs in Population Health Management

The Department of Health and Human Services has spent half a dozen years and billions of dollars trying to convince healthcare providers that the electronic health record is a valuable tool for improving the quality and coordination of care across...

Can Providers Overcome Vendor Inattention to EHR Usability?

As every provider that has gone through the EHR implementation process is keenly aware, not all electronic health records are created equal.  For many healthcare organizations, especially those that rushed to secure the most possible meaningful...

Healthcare Big Data Analytics Plays Critical Role in Quality

The healthcare industry has plenty of big data on its hands, but the ability to extract meaningful, actionable insights from this wealth of raw information will be the key to improving quality and patient outcomes across the developing learning...

mHealth Closing Knowledge Gaps for Chronic Disease Management

mHealth apps are becoming increasingly important in the fight against diabetes and complex patient engagement requirements of chronic disease management, says a new survey by Telcare, as providers attempt to provide patients with the tools they...

Data Integrity Worries Mar Life Science Big Data Analytics

Physician providers and hospital systems aren’t the only healthcare organizations looking to advance their big data analytics capabilities, and they aren’t the only ones struggling with the complexity and sheer scale of information...

How Healthcare Big Data Analytics Is Tackling Chronic Disease

Chronic disease management is the most expensive, fastest growing, and most intractable problem facing healthcare providers in every nation on Earth.  More than 95 percent of the world’s population suffers from one or more chronic...

MA Grants Fund Health Information Exchange, Care Coordination

Healthcare organizations in Massachusetts looking to improve their care coordination capabilities through the development of improved health information exchange infrastructure will have an opportunity to receive up to half a million dollars...