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ONC Updated Feedback Form Upholds Health IT Certification Integrity

August 30, 2017 - ONC is allowing providers to more easily submit feedback, concerns, and complaints regarding clinical quality measures and health IT products in an effort to uphold the integrity of ONC health IT certification. The newly updated ONC health IT feedback form encourages providers to submit commentary to the federal agency electronically through a single tool on the ONC website. The...


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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...

Efficiency of Remote Clinical Documentation Improvement Work

by Vera Gruessner

Would working remotely on clinical documentation improvement (CDI) improve efficiency at a healthcare organization? Some may not think so, but the results from Baystate Health indicate otherwise. As part of its CDI program, Baystate Health...

HIM, Patient Monitoring, Health IT Markets to Grow Quickly

by Jennifer Bresnick

Health IT markets will continue to expand as providers invest in new technologies to meet health information management and patient monitoring needs, a number of reports predict. The purchasing markets for health information management,...

Leveraging IT to extend coverage of medical professionals

by Cahit Jay PhD Akin of Mushroom Networks

Our population of eight billion and growing doesn’t have enough medical personnel (doctors, nurses, physicians) to keep everyone healthy. This is not only valid for underdeveloped countries, but also applies for developed countries,...

mHealth must be usable for patients, integrated with EHRs: Q&A

by Jennifer Bresnick

As patients continue to adopt mHealth technologies like wearable activity trackers, home monitoring equipment, and smartphone applications tailored to chronic disease management and health research, patient-generated health data (PGHD) is...

Are we close to widespread mHealth adoption?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Since smartphones first hit the market, vendors and developers have been talking up mobile health as the wave of the future: the key to patient engagement, simple chronic disease management, and better communication between patients and...

How does medical device integration alter EHR adoption, use?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Delivering care of the highest quality requires clinicians to have the most pertinent information about the patient available to them. In acute care environments, this information comes from a variety of sources, not all of them readily...

Could cell phone companies solve the mHealth problem?

by Jennifer Bresnick

mHealth is really great at one thing: generating tons of patient-provided data that no one has quite figured out how to use in an efficient, effective, workflow-friendly way.  While the potential for mHealth and remote patient monitoring...

Partners integrates patient remote monitoring data into EHR

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

A division within Partners HealthCare is expanding the array data sources feeding information into its EHR system with the launch of a pioneering program that leverages remote patient monitoring and telemedicine, according to an...

Study: Telehealth raises satisfaction, reduces hospital stays

by Jennifer Bresnick

A new study provided by the Commonwealth Fund shows that telehealth consultations are effective in reducing the amount of time patients spend in the hospital for care of chronic illnesses.  By examining data from large telehealth programs...

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