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What You Need To Know About Health IT Apps

Staff Writer | Nextgov | December 17, 2013

The Veterans Affairs Department has begun rolling out custom-designed medical apps as part of a larger effort to make health care something patients can carry in their pockets.  Apps could be used to help with self-help strategies, patient participation, and could be new tools for the doctors themselves. [...] Read More »

What’s In Store For Health IT In 2014?

Brian Ahier | HL7 Standards | January 23, 2014

2013 was a good year for health IT and has laid the foundation for 2014 to be the biggest year ever for the industry. Read More »

Why Apple HealthKit in iOS 10 Makes View/Download/Transmit Real

Meaningful Use Stage 2 has a requirement that I’ve always considered to be the “cart before the horse” - patients must be able to View/Download/Transmit their data. Viewing is great - we’ve done that at BIDMC since 1999 for all patients and all data.    Download makes little sense since at the moment there is nothing a patient can do with a download. Of the 2 million patients at BIDMC, not one has ever requested a download. Transmit makes even less sense since there is no place to transmit the data to...

Why Patients Will Soon Be Treated Like Valued Customers

John Casey | Axial Exchange | February 4, 2013

Why should hospitals and physicians get serious about the patient experience today? It’s good business! Read More »

Why Suicide Prevention Is Part of Population Health Strategy

Paul B. Hofmann and Jerry Reed | Hospitals & Health Networks | May 9, 2016

As hospitals and health systems recognize the need to devote more time and attention to population health management and improving community health, more effort correspondingly must be focused on behavioral health services. In response, the American Hospital Association has launched an initiative to assist hospitals with behavioral health...

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Why The EHR Market Is Poised For Disruption

Brian Eastwood | CIO | February 10, 2014

Simply put, 2014 is a big year for electronic health record vendors. They must adhere to stricter standards under the federal government's meaningful use program while convincing healthcare providers that they can meet future needs for information exchange, patient engagement and data analytics. Not everyone will make the cut. Read More »

Why We Need To Keep Our Community Hospitals Strong

Chuck Lauer | Becker's Hospital Review | May 29, 2012

Community hospitals are under siege right now. Unlike large medical centers or hospital systems, they do not have the clout to qualify for the highest payor rates or the lowest vendor prices. And these self-standing, non-profit institutions have limited access to financing at a time when we're stuck in economic doldrums. Read More »

Will Smorgasbord Approach Get More Patients Engaged?

Jeff Rowe | Government Health IT | October 10, 2012

Yesterday, we took umbrage at what struck us as a bit of “preachifying” by a health IT stakeholder. At issue was the apparent lack of support of EHRs by the public, and his reasons why that lack of support was “wrong”.  So today let’s turn it around an look at a different, eminently more hands-on approach to patient engagement. Read More »

With Apple consulting Argonaut Project on health records, interoperability could get the push it needs

Mike Miliard | Healthcare IT News | June 27, 2017

Apple is said to be working with the Argonaut Project to integrate more electronic health data with the iPhone, a move experts say could go a long way towards advancing medical record interoperability. Participants in the Argonaut Project – an HL7-led initiative focused on expanding the use of open standards for health data exchange, notably HL7's FHIR specification – are some of the industry’s most notable vendors and providers: Accenture, athenahealth, Cerner, Epic, McKesson, Meditech, Surescripts, The Advisory Board Company, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Children's Hospital, Intermountain Healthcare, Mayo Clinic, Partners HealthCare...

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[INFOGRAPHIC FRIDAY] Healthcare And Social Media

Staff Writer | Institute for Health Technology Transformation (IHT2) | July 19, 2013

According to PwC’s consumer survey, Social media “likes” healthcare: From marketing to social business, one half of the health industry executives were concerned about how to integrate social media into measurable business outcomes. [...] Read More »

“What Is The Value Of Health IT?”

Scott Rupp | Electronic Health Reporter | September 16, 2013

For its second year of celebrating National Health IT Week, HIMSS is asking a simple question: “What is the value of HIT?” [... Instead] of offering my lone — and probably less than expert – opinion I’ve asked a variety of folks who are probably better able to give more insightful and valuable opinions than mine. Read More »

Connecting California to Improve Patient Care in 2015

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
July 30, 2015 - 4:00pm - July 31, 2015 - 5:00pm
Location: 
HYATT VINEYARD CREEK HOTEL AND SPA Santa Rosa, CA
United States

Connecting California to Improve Patient Care is an annual conference featuring presentations on electronic health records (EHR) and on the use of national technology standards to establish interoperability for electronic patient healthcare data. Conference presenters will explain practical solutions for securely sharing electronic clinical information between computer systems at unaffiliated health care facilities, such as outpatient practices, hospitals, laboratories, imaging centers, long term care, home health, public health, payers, patient engagement portals and mobile apps. Conference attendees will learn about best practices in health informatics. Speakers will discuss the current status of health information technology in California, national software road maps for data standards, interoperability, patient safety, and emerging tools and opportunities for physician and patient engagement. Read More »