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    • How health information exchange helps integrate health IT

      Health information exchange (HIE) is primarily about access to data by providers and patients, but secondarily it has the potential to bridge information gaps in an industry experiencing increasing acquisitions and affiliations that force disparate hea...

    • Online physician reviews bring transparency, engagement

      At the University of Utah Health Care (UUHC) system, web traffic is sky high as patients sign on to rate and review their physicians, discuss the quality of their care, and browse experiences from other consumers.  In conjunction with Press Ganey, UUH...

    • NCQA says potential to engage patients with HIT "untapped"

      Patient engagement enabled by health IT still has a ways to go in improving the quality and efficiency of care for consumers, but a framework is emerging to help providers leverage this technology in pursuit of the triple aim, according to a new report...

    • Personal Connected Health Alliance to bring mHealth worldwide

      The Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHA), a collaboration between HIMSS, Continua Health Alliance, and the mHealth Summit, officially launched this week with a mission to bring wearable health tracking devices, mHealth apps, mobile sensors, and ot...

    • How the cloud drove athenahealth from EHR association

      The HIMSS EHR Association is losing one of its most prominent members following the decision by athenahealth to part ways with the trade association. According to comments from Dan Haley, VP of Government Affairs at the cloud-based EHR and practice ...

    • How will vendors prep for ICD-10, Stage 2 MU after the delay?

      Reactions to the ICD-10 delay, which has pushed off the new code set until at least October 1, 2015, have been all over the map.  Disappointed coders, ambivalent physicians, and opportunity seekers on the financial side have all weighed in on the impa...

    • How is HIE use best incorporated into clinical workflows?

      Geography is a determining factor in healthcare. Not only does it have the ability to determine the number and quality of the care available to a patient population but location also tends to place limitations on connectivity and whether information ab...

    • 2014 EHR certification churns along as ONC list tops 1000

      More than 1000 EHR products have been certified by the Office of the National Coordinator as meeting 2014 CEHRT criteria, according to the official product list, representing a major jump from just a few months ago.  Providers have been deeply worried...

    • ECRI: Data integrity, health IT failures top patient risk list

      Poor data integrity and gaps in the health IT infrastructure pose a serious risk to patient safety, says the 2014 Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns list from ECRI Institute.  Along with a lack of care coordination as patients move across the healthcare s...

    • HIE patient portals may help providers meet Stage 2 MU

      For providers looking to attest to Stage 2 of Meaningful Use in the coming months, one requirement above all others has prompted ongoing concern.  The 5% patient engagement threshold, which requires patients to access an online portal to view or downl...

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