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New NATE Member to Focus on Improving Patient EHR Data Access

April 18, 2017 - The Health Record Banking Alliance (HRBA) became an association member of the National Association for Trusted Exchange (NATE) to promote patient control over electronic health records earlier this week. Founded in 2006, the alliance is a non-profit healthcare organization designed to advance consumer-focused longitudinal electronic patient records. “HRBA and NATE are trying to bring...

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NWU Project for Patient-Reported Outcomes, EHR Integration

by Sara Heath

A consortium of university hospitals led by Northwestern University has received a $6.3 million grant for patient-reported outcomes and EHR integration, according to a recent press release. The grant, awarded by the National Center for Advancing...

New Fee Schedule Raises Healthcare Interoperability Concerns

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Three letters submitted over the past week highlight the negative impact of the proposed rule for revising payment policies under the 2017 physician fee schedule is likely to have on advancing healthcare interoperability. The American Medical...

Top Challenges to Leveraging Patient-Generated Health Data

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The role of patient-generated health data is set to change given the increased focus on patient engagement in programs such as meaningful use and the forthcoming Merit-based Incentive Payment Program. But are healthcare organizations and providers...

PMI Will Weave EHR and Patient-Generated Health Data

by Frank Irving

The Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI), backed by $215 million in allocations from the 2016 federal budget, will combine massive amounts of patient-generated health data and information drawn from electronic health records toward the ultimate...

The Week Ahead in Health IT Interoperability: Jan. 4-10

by Frank Irving

Although it’s consumer-centric, expect CES — the world’s largest technology trade show — to offer glimpses of innovations that could someday play into health IT interoperability. CES, with 2.4 million square feet...

Step Counts More Reliable Than Other Activity Measures

by Frank Irving

When it comes to patient-generated health data, a new study finds variable validity in activities measured by wearable activity-tracking devices. In general, consumer activity trackers produce more accurate readings for step-counting than...

App Integrates Mutation Data for Pediatric Cancer Research

by Frank Irving

A new web application and data set brings the power of visualization to health data exchange in pediatric cancer research. Scientists at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital developed the freely available tool, ProteinPaint, which aims...

Self-Reported Health Data Improves Outcomes in Cancer Study

by Frank Irving

A newly published research study conducted at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center finds clinical benefits associated with patient-generated health data during cancer care. Among patients receiving routine outpatient chemotherapy for advanced...

Patient-Generated Health Data: There’s a Pill for That

by Frank Irving

Ingestible devices have been around awhile, but they’ve been limited to measuring temperature and taking digestive track images. Now, thanks to a new sensor invented at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), heart and breathing...

Apps Stumble with Patient-Generated Health Data Burdens

by Frank Irving

A new study looking at health app use among U.S mobile phone users shows a solid base of people willing to download health-related apps. However, patient-generated health data hasn’t yet become an evergreen asset because almost half of...

HIT Integration Falls Short in Patient Connections

by Frank Irving

Most Americans aren’t aware of or don’t have access to technology they could use to communicate with their doctors, according to a Nielsen survey released Nov. 4 by the Council of Accountable Physician Practices (CAPP) and the Bipartisan...

Cognitive Computing Takes on Healthcare Interoperability

by Frank Irving

IBM officially sealed its $1 billion acquisition of medical imaging firm Merge Healthcare on Oct. 13, opening up new terrain in healthcare interoperability for the parent company’s Watson Health business unit. Merge’s platforms for...

The Week Ahead in Health IT Interoperability: Oct. 12-18

by Frank Irving

EHR developer Cerner’s annual Health Conference kicks off the week ahead in health IT interoperability with a theme of “Connecting What Matters.” Highlighting the flow of — and access to — information, the event...

Healthcare Data Standards: Tool Assesses Breast Cancer Risk

by Frank Irving

Statistical analysis has been deployed in the fight against breast cancer, which claims the lives of more than 40,000 U.S. women each year. An online risk calculator developed by the National Cancer Institute-funded Breast Cancer Surveillance...

Health Information Exchange Part of Care Quality Initiative

by Frank Irving

A portion of $685 million in awards released to healthcare networks and supporting organizations by Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell on Sept. 29 will go toward efforts to improve health information exchange. The awards...

A Low-Cost Way to Gather Patient-Generated Health Data

by Frank Irving

A manufacturing breakthrough may usher in a new wave of mass-produced wearable monitors for collecting patient-generated health data. Researchers from the University of Texas Cockrell School of Engineering have found a way to fabricate inexpensive...

Patients Seek Physician Improvement in Health Data Exchange

by Frank Irving

When providers lack the latest information during office visits, the burden of filling in the gaps often falls to the patient in terms of additional paperwork. That leaves patients frustrated and more willing to consider other providers with...

Patient-Generated Health Data at Core of Virtual Clipboard

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

A collaboration led by the Sullivan Institute for Healthcare Innovation has taken its first step toward improving patient engagement by incorporating patient-generated health data into health records as part of the Health Benefits and Health...



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