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New features within the CloudMedx platform supporting chronic care management include patient engagement, curated care plans, integration of information workflows such as adding multiple EHRs into the care coordination workflow, and staff coordination.

By Jack McCarthy 09:09 am June 03, 2016
The analytics vendor combined new capabilities including machine learning to automate the process of finding, stratifying, enrolling and communicating with patients eligible for CCM. 
Intermountain precision medicine Joe Biden

Lincoln Nadauld, MD, executive director of Intermountain Precision Genomics said the OPN consortium exists because participants realized they need to work together if they want to cure cancer. 

By Bernie Monegain 09:36 am June 02, 2016
Providence Health and Services also joins consortium of hospitals teaming with Syapse to establish OPN that will advance data sharing and speed development of personalized cancer treatments.
ONC Boston Childrens EHR
By Bill Siwicki 01:22 pm June 01, 2016
The new agreement will support the development of an online app information site aimed at streamlining a developer’s ability to publish software and helping providers discover and compare the tech.
Epic interoperability
By Jessica Davis 11:06 am June 01, 2016
During the "Future of Innovation" session at ONC's Annual meeting on May 31, three of the health IT industry's top leaders discussed the current interoperability landscape, offering perspectives on how it's evolving and assessing its potential.

ONC's new tool includes pricing and product limitation data to help providers comparison shop for EHRs.

By Tom Sullivan 09:19 am June 01, 2016
The new tool includes pricing and product limitation data to help make the process of selecting an electronic health record system less complex, according to National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo, MD. 
DoD Cerner EHR

Stacy Cummings, the DOD program executive in charge of the Cerner Millenium rollout said they are teaching people to tap into business process and decision support functions within the tool. 

By Bernie Monegain 08:19 am June 01, 2016
Leading up to the initial phase, slated to begin in the Pacific Northwest, the Defense Department is focusing on configuration more than customization, and program executive Stacy Cummings said that change management will be paramount.
ONC EHR interoperability health data sharing

National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo, MD (seen here speaking at HIMSS16 in Las Vegas), said on Tuesday that the healthcare industry must stop holding tightly onto patient data, because American consumers are ready to access it.

By Tom Sullivan 07:45 am June 01, 2016
There needs to be a better business case for sharing data because consumers expect it and HIPAA allows it, said National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo, MD. And Americans are growing increasingly impatient. 
ONC EHR interoperability

Deputy Principal National Coordinator Vindell Washington, MD, said now that the electronic health record system infrastructure is in place, the nation can collect on that digital dividend. 

By Tom Sullivan 02:40 pm May 31, 2016
Now that almost all U.S. hospital are using electronic health records, the industry is ready for the next phase of information sharing, improved outcomes and collecting the digital dividend.
ONC Karen DeSalvo interoperability EHRs

National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo, MD, said new data from ONC and the American Hospital Association shows nearly universal adotion of electronic health records among U.S. hospitals. 

By Mike Miliard 11:15 am May 31, 2016
Half of hospitals routinely use patient information received electronically from other providers, which National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo, MD said is an indication of how far the healthcare industry has come for both patients and clinicians.
Mayo Clinic President Obama Precision Medicine Initiative
By Bernie Monegain 10:37 am May 31, 2016
Mayo Clinic will provide the infrastructure to store, analyze and host data for researchers as part of a program that aims to enroll one million people to boost President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative.

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