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Partners Sets the Tone for Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare


Despite the fact that the healthcare industry hit its EHR saturation point some time ago, providers and vendors are still eagerly engaged in dialogue about the utilization and continued optimization of health IT tools. But the topics of debate...

Behavioral Health Homes Boost Patient Engagement, Self-Management


The implementation of behavioral health home models could improve patient self-management, increase patient engagement, and enhance understanding of the connection between physical and mental health, according to a study published in Health Affairs....

Should Connectivity, Not Comprehensiveness, be the EHR Goal?


The few electronic health record vendors that have risen to dominance in the past decade have done so by creating strong brand identities and targeting their offerings to specific segments of the health IT marketplace. Names like athenahealth,...

VA Lighthouse API Platform with FHIR Enables Health Data Access


The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced the beta version of its Lighthouse Lab initiative that allows health IT developers to connect to data assets through application programming interfaces (APIs). The platform, unveiled at the...

Da Vinci Project Brings HL7 FHIR to Payers for Big Data Analytics


In just a few short years, HL7 FHIR has exploded in popularity to enable unprecedented connectivity across the healthcare ecosystem.    The internet-based data standard has started to hit its stride at a pivotal moment for providers...

Opioid Abuse, Diagnostic Errors Top 2018 Patient Safety Hazards


Opioid abuse, diagnostic errors, and poorly designed health IT systems are among the top hazards on ECRI Institute’s 2018 list of patient safety concerns. Opioid abuse is ranked second this year, up from its seventh-place spot on the 2017...

Will Clinical Decision Support, Health IT Cut Diagnostic Errors?


Healthcare professionals are continually being asked to do more with less.  With more patients but less time; more data but fewer meaningful tools to help them process it, it seems almost inevitable that diagnostic errors and patient safety...

Population Health Tools May Benefit from AI, Machine Learning


Artificial intelligence and machine learning could help to accelerate a relatively immature market for population health management tools, according to a Chilmark Research report. Population health management (PHM) is closely associated with...

CVS Health Cuts Red Tape with Real-Time Prescription Cost Data


Access to real-time data at the point of care may be one of the healthcare industry’s highest priorities, yet it remains one of its most elusive goals.  From interoperability issues, workflow barriers, and data aggregation woes to...

Healthy Nevada Study Combines Genomics, Population Health


A unique population health study in Nevada is combining genomic information from thousands of citizens with socioeconomic, environmental, and clinical data to develop insights into how lifestyle interacts with genetics. The Healthy Nevada Project,...

Precision Medicine Rises, Data Management Still a Barrier


Precision medicine adoption is on the rise in healthcare organizations, with leaders interested in applying these initiatives to new disease areas with the help of additional data sources. Even so, many entities still lack the data management...

HIMSS Recognizes EHR Products for Immunization Data Integration


The HIMSS Immunization Integration Program (IIP) has recognized the first set of electronic health record (EHR) products for their ability to enhance clinical decision-making by integrating up-to-date immunization data within EHRs and clinical...

Artificial Intelligence Helps with Costs, Clinical Care at HIMSS18


LAS VEGAS - The annual HIMSS Conference and Exhibition is the perfect time of year for health IT vendors to unveil their latest and greatest offerings.   With a captive - and captivated - audience of more than 43,000 registered attendees...

Carequality Interoperability Framework Links Over 600K Providers


Carequality, an interoperability initiative of the Sequoia Project, recently announced that its interoperability framework now connects more than 600,000 providers, 1,250 hospitals, and 35,000 clinics nationwide.   “What’s...

Mayo Offers Patient Education through Epic MyChart, Wellpepper


Mayo Clinic is now offering its trusted patient education resources to Epic Systems customers through the enhanced MyChart mobile patient portal app and the Wellpepper patient engagement platform. Announced at HIMSS18 in Las Vegas, the two collaborations...

Hashed Health Launches Blockchain Provider Identity Tool


LAS VEGAS - Hashed Health has launched a provider credentialing solution that leverages blockchain to securely exchange information related to a clinician’s permissions to practice at a certain level or location, the industry consortium...

UnitedHealth Supports Bundled Payments with Health Data Analytics


UnitedHealth Group recently announced its collaboration with healthcare providers, health systems, and government that will include offering health data analytics coordination tied to the growing use of bundled payment models in Medicare. UnitedHealth...

CMS Announces Patient-Centered Data Sharing Initiative


LAS VEGAS - CMS Administrator Seema Verma has announced a new initiative to ensure that patients remain at the center of the healthcare system as providers and payers continue to transition to value-based care.   The MyHealthEData initiative...

Vendors Push Big Data Analytics, but Hospitals Focus on Safety, Security


LAS VEGAS - Vendors and healthcare providers are not seeing eye to eye on their top priorities for 2018, according to the latest HIMSS US Leadership and Workforce Survey released at HIMSS18 today. While vendors and consulting firms are eager...

Podiatric Services Aid Chronic Care Management, Value-Based Care


The integration of podiatric services could enhance chronic care management, improve health outcomes, reduce healthcare costs, and ultimately benefit the shift toward value-based care, according to a study commissioned by the New York State Podiatric...


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