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Population health through EHR, HIE, HIT in Louisiana: Q&A

March 13, 2013 - The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have identified population health management as a key component of a mature and modernized healthcare system as early as Stage 3 Meaningful Use in the EHR Incentive Programs. Although the third phase of meaningful use is several years away, examples of successful...


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Cerner Partners with HealthSouth for Improved Care Coordination

by Kate Monica

Cerner Corporation is collaborating with HealthSouth Corporation to form the Post-Acute Innovation Center in Alabama in an effort to develop tools to improve care coordination and patient care management. HealthSouth Corporation is a post-acute...

A Unique Platform for Educating New Doctors on Efficient EHR Use

by Kate Monica

Over the past few years, the Regenstrief Institute and the Indiana University (IU) School of Medicine began to notice a problem. While EHR technology had become ubiquitous in the healthcare industry, medical school curricula had not evolved to...

Keys to Successful EHR Selection in a Value-Based Care System

by Kate Monica

While most providers understand the goals of the value-based care system, many still approach EHR selection through a volume-based lens. According to a post by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO John Halamka, MD, health IT vendors...

KeyHIE Innovates for Interoperability, Population Health Management

by Kate Monica

Operational since 2005, Keystone Health Information Exchange (KeyHIE) is one of the oldest and largest health information exchanges (HIEs) in the country. The Pennsylvania HIE began with only three participating hospitals but has since expanded...

Evidence Supports Push for Social Determinants in EHR Data

by Kate Monica

Healthcare organizations today are expanding their ideas of what influences a patient’s health beyond orange pill bottles and family history. Increasingly, physicians are adamant about the underlying influence of social determinants of...

MIT Implements Cerner EHR, Population Health Management

by Kate Monica

MIT Medical is set to implement Cerner Millennium EHR as well as the health IT company’s population health management platform in an effort to streamline clinical, financial, and population health management at the Massachusetts-based technology...

Nebraska HIE Implements Improved Prescription Monitoring

by Kate Monica

The Nebraska Health Information Initiative (NeHII) and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services recently implemented a solution to enhance its Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP). NeHII and the state agency will utilize electronic...

Cerner Population Health Management Platform Gains Health System

by Kate Monica

Cerner recently announced Carolinas HealthCare System (CHS) will implement the EHR vendor’s population health management platform HealtheIntent for improved coordinated care. The platform will facilitate care management for more than 12...

CVS Among Newest Additions to Surescripts Medication Service

by Kate Monica

Surescripts now covers nearly 240 million patients after expanding its Medication History for Panel Management data service to six more pharmacies, the organization announced Monday. The health information network will provide prescription data...

Cerner HIT Supporting Population Health Management at TMC

by Kate Monica

Cerner has joined forces with Truman Medical Centers (TMC) in Kansas City to launch comprehensive disease management programs using remote patient monitoring technology.  The initiative will utilize algorithms configured in the Cerner population...

NextGen Healthcare, Allscripts Expand Health IT Capabilities

by Kate Monica

NextGen Healthcare has signed a deal to acquire Entrada for more than $30 million, the EHR company announced earlier this week. According to the announcement, Entrada made a net gain of nearly 10 million in revenue in the 2016 calendar year. ...

3 Health Information Exchanges Experiencing Recent Growth

by Kate Monica

Great Lakes Health Connect (GLHC), a health information exchange (HIE) in Michigan, recently announced their Health Connect service platform has received Certified Status for information security by HITRUST Alliance. The award qualifies GLHC...

ACO End-to-End Solutions Go Beyond EHR, Pop Health Technology

by Kate Monica

The lack of standardization in implementing accountable care organizations (ACOs) has created a demand for solution vendors capable of assisting healthcare organizations in seamlessly adopting these value-based care models. A recent report from...

HIEs Fail to Meet Needs of Population Health Management

by Kate Monica

Population health management (PHM) is one of the most rapidly expanding areas in healthcare IT according to a recent Black Book report. Despite the growing relevance of this fast-growing aspect of the healthcare industry, a majority of hospitals...

EHR Vendor Cerner and 3M Partner for Population Health

by Sara Heath

EHR vendor Cerner Corporation and 3M Health Information Systems have partnered to improve population health management, a press release says. Through the 3M Patient-Focused Episodes Software and Cerner’s HealtheIntent, users will be able...

EHR Use Fuels Research, Interventions to Close Gaps in Care

by Sara Heath

EHR use is helping to drive research aimed at improving racial, socioeconomic, and geographic gaps in care. In a paper recently published in Health Affairs, researchers detail inequities in quality healthcare and discuss the methods by which...

Where Health Information Exchange Fits in Care Management

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Many health information exchanges nationally facing challenges in proving their value to healthcare organizations and providers — some had experienced success, others failure — but the complexity of value-based care could provide...

Readying EHR Technology for Population Health Management

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The path forward to population health management isn't a straight one for EHR technology which must adapt to new forms of clinical quality reporting and value-based payment. While clinically integrated networks go a long way toward coordinating...

Leveraging EHR Vendor Partnerships for Population Health

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Collaboration is the name of the game for healthcare organizations and providers as they prepare for the future of patient care. Neither population health management nor value-based care is possible without clinicians, patients, and other stakeholders...

Prepping Health IT for Population Health, Value-Based Care

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Population health management and value-based care center on risk. For the former, the key is to identify and limits the health risks of a particular patient population. For the latter, the whole point is prevention while maintaining a high level...

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