Patient portals

Man climbing cliff
By Michelle Ronan Noteboom 06:02 am August 21, 2015
As Washington looks eagerly toward Stage 3 meaningful use, many providers are still working toward Stage 2. Despite disappointing attestation numbers in 2014, and widespread complaints about its challenging criteria, more and more are getting close to the finish line.
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By Andrew Watson 04:09 am August 21, 2015
Academic Medical Centers are facing mounting pressure to drastically alter their philosophy and approach to their mission while maintaining their brand via the clinical, teaching and research activities that have driven their reputation for years.
Docs giving thumbs up
By Mike Miliard 11:02 am August 20, 2015
Contrary to a spate of recent studies that show rising physician aggravation with EHR systems, another new poll shows majorities of large practices commending the "enhancements in functionality, service and innovation" of leading vendors.
Money and tech
By Mike Miliard 07:35 am August 12, 2015
Healthcare's revenue cycle management processes are undergoing lightning-fast change on many different fronts: "Providers are now, in earnest, starting to grasp how quickly this paradigm shift is occurring."
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By Bernie Monegain 09:34 am August 07, 2015
The American Academy of Family Physicians has entered into an agreement with HealthFusion to offer HealthFusion's software to its 120,900 family physician members.
Susan DeVore
By Bernie Monegain 01:57 pm August 06, 2015
Healthcare improvement alliance Premier will spend $400 million to acquire CECity, a privately-held, SaaS-based healthcare solutions company. Much like Premier, CECity focuses on performance management and improvement, pay-for-value reporting and professional education.
Medications
By Anthony Vecchione 05:07 am August 03, 2015
Health system pharmacy managers and contracting & purchasing executives got a reprieve when the Food & Drug Administration moved the deadline for compliance with the Drug Supply Chain Security Act to Nov. 1, 2015.
Doc with stethoscope reaching out of laptop screen
By Erin McCann 10:54 am July 21, 2015
The folks at the University of Virginia Health System have done some impressive work with telemedicine. We caught up with Karen Rheuban, MD, director for UVA's Center for Telehealth, and David Cattell-Gordon, director of the UVA's office of telemedicine, to talk mHealth security, challenges and taking it to the next level.
Framework
By Jack McCarthy 08:07 am July 21, 2015
A "Tiger Team" is already at work creating a secure, centralized IT infrastructure with authentication across application, desktop and server environments to enable providers and staff to access the agency's resources.
By Don Yish 10:42 am July 16, 2015
The healthcare industry can be prone to overuse -- and sometimes misuse -- of buzzwords and acronyms. From "population health management" to "interoperability," it's worth unpacking what these terms really mean.

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