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How Precision Medicine Will Shift from Research to Clinical Care

President Obama’s widely hailed unveiling of the Precision Medicine Initiative in 2015 may have brought the term to the forefront of the nation’s consciousness, but “personalized medicine” in and of itself is far from a new concept. In fact, it has always been the foundation of all medical activity, from the ancient days of charms, potions, and poultices to the as...


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The Difference Between Big Data and Smart Data in Healthcare

The healthcare system’s digital makeover has aimed to help providers work smarter instead of harder, but there are plenty of stakeholders who firmly believe that the electronic health record revolution has completely missed the mark.&...

Why HIE Data Analytics are Critical for Behavioral Healthcare

In the healthcare industry, “interoperability” is more than just a technical term for the way electronic health record systems shuffle information back and forth.  It’s a concept that can – and should – be...

Breaking Down the Basics of the Patient-Centered Medical Home

As the healthcare industry moves away from traditional fee-for-service reimbursements towards a new era of accountable, cost-conscious, coordinated care, healthcare organizations are actively seeking new patient management strategies to mee...

Explaining the Basics of the Internet of Things for Healthcare

The Internet of Things is one of the newest and most promising trends in the healthcare industry.  This rapidly proliferating collection of Internet-connected devices, including wearables, implants, skin sensors, home monitoring tools,...

Identifying Care Disparities for Population Health Management

Over the last several years, “population health management” has become a key concept for healthcare providers who are trying to recalibrate their traditional operations to meet the growing challenges of value-based reimbursement...

Can Healthcare’s Internet of Things Move from Froth to Function?

For many consumers, there are few things more exciting than purchasing something electronic.  Dismantling the carefully thought-out packaging, peeling the tacky plastic off a screen unblemished by fingerprints, and seeing that well-kno...

Why Health Data Interoperability is Setting EHR Vendors on FHIR

Despite the prospect of coming home with an updated gadget or smooth new ride, most consumers get sweaty palms when it’s time to think about making a big purchasing decision like renewing a cell phone contract or buying a car.  E...

A FHIR Future Burns Brightly for Population Health Management

In most cases, and across most industries, data standards get little respect.  For some reason, their endlessly, hopelessly dense documentation detailing the minutia of splicing together millions of lines of complex code don’t se...

Will the IoT Bring a Patient Engagement, Interoperability Revolution?

Healthcare, at its most fundamental level, has always been about making connections.  Whether it’s the comforting hand of nurse reassuring a patient with a poor diagnosis, a researcher putting disparate data sets together to disc...

How Healthcare Blockchain Can Help Overcome IT Barriers

HITInfrastructure The excitement surrounding blockchain’s possibilities for enterprise IT has predominantly centered on financial services. However, healthcare blockchain could also provide solutions to IT challenges facing healthcare organizations and...

Can Virtual Assistants Eliminate EHR Usability Pain Points?

EHRIntelligence The ubiquity of EHR technology in healthcare has done little to improve its reputation among its users. Despite efforts from federal regulators, industry associations, and healthcare leaders, providers across the care continuum are still st...

Optimizing Healthcare Workforce Management for High-Value Care

RevCycleIntelligence Investing in high-quality clinicians and staff enables healthcare organizations to deliver the highest value care to their patients. But the growing physician shortage and the increasingly competitive healthcare industry are making it diffi...

How to Comply with the HIPAA Breach Notification Rule

HealthITSecurity As more healthcare organizations face the daunting task of dealing with a data breach, more of them will have to become intimately familiar with the HIPAA Breach Notification Rule. The rule requires HIPAA covered entities and business assoc...

Developing Patient Teach-Back to Improve Patient Education

PatientEngagementHIT As healthcare costs continue to skyrocket, medical professionals know that a well-informed patient is a more engaged, healthier, and less costly patient. Critical to supplementing those efforts is ensuring patients understand a care concept...

Integrating a Telehealth Platform into a Diabetes Prevention Program

mHealthIntelligence Telehealth technology is helping to improve care management and coordination for the estimated 30 million Americans living with diabetes. Now, providers are moving into connected care technology to help more than 84 million at risk of acqui...

Moving Beyond the Portal with Patient Engagement Technologies

PatientEngagementHIT As value-based payments push healthcare towards a culture of patient-centered care, organizations are looking for patient engagement technologies that offer more meaningful relationships than what are typically available through a basic pat...

Complying with the HIPAA Privacy Rule During Emergency Situations

HealthITSecurity Emergency situations and natural disasters, such as hurricanes, pandemics, or mass casualties, can quickly overwhelm healthcare systems. The last thing on people’s minds in those situations is complying with the HIPAA Privacy Rule. So...

How Health Data Standards Support Healthcare Interoperability

EHRIntelligence Achieving true healthcare interoperability across the care continuum is a top priority for providers, payers, and other key industry stakeholders. Seamless, comprehensive data sharing is particularly important for healthcare organizations l...

Patient Privacy Rights Education Requires Provider Input

HealthITSecurity For healthcare to work for everyone, providers and other organizations face the responsibility of providing patient privacy rights education and safeguarding patient data. When a patient goes to the doctor for the first time, he or she...

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