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Delphine Tuot said that eCR systems can help providers achieve the Quadruple Aim by improving the physician experience. 

By Chris Nerney 07:12 am December 21, 2016
Delphine Tuot, director of the Center for Innovation in Access and Quality at the University of California, San Francisco, on three different eCR models and lessons learned from implementing and evaluating such systems. 
By Jessica Davis 03:47 pm December 20, 2016
The former HHS Secretary says, "pretending the law never happened is not an option," but that parts of the Affordable Care Act will be repealed, including the individual mandate.
By Bernie Monegain 10:56 am December 19, 2016
The roadmap is designed to improve the exchange of critical health data between healthcare entities within states.
PwC healthcare 2017
By Jack McCarthy 09:54 am December 19, 2016
The year ahead holds both opportunity and uncertainty, the consulting firm noted, with the Affordable Care Act’s fate coming into question as healthcare organizations move into the new world of value-based care and other advances. 
Hospital-acquired conditions AHRQ
By Mike Miliard 12:43 pm December 16, 2016
A new report compiled by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality shows that a steep drop in hospital-acquired conditions has accompanied a decrease of 3 million adverse events in the past five years.
By Bernie Monegain 12:38 pm December 16, 2016
Services include primary care, health education coaching, prevention and wellness screening as well as population health offerings.
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IBM CEO Ginni Rometty. Source: Fortune Live Media via Flickr.

By Bernie Monegain 11:55 am December 15, 2016
Big Blue’s top executive also plans to invest $1 billion in workforce training.
Social Media Ambassadors HIMSS17
By Tom Sullivan 07:23 am December 15, 2016
See the new class of social media-savvy executives, innovators and healthcare professionals that will fuel the conversation leading up to, during and after this year’s conference. 
ONC interoperability FHIR

National Coordinator Vindell Washington said ONC is working to establish a platform on top of which others can innovate.

By Jonah Comstock 03:07 pm December 14, 2016
National Coordinator Vindell Washington said unlocking health data is the mission and he showed off FHIR-based technologies doing exactly that. 
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PCORI Executive Director Joe Selby, MD. 

By Bernie Monegain 11:24 am December 14, 2016
The projects will delve into palliative care, depression, asthma, pediatric cancer as well as patient-centered outcomes.

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