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Melinda Gates is working on healthcare issues all around the world. She's also taking on gender equality in a big way.

By Bernie Monegain 06:34 am May 23, 2016
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced that it will donate $80 million to help close the gender gap and advance pay equality.
By Tom Sullivan 04:39 pm May 20, 2016
Angie Puffer, operations manager in the Mayo Clinic’s Office of Access Management, spoke at the Healthcare IT News Pop Health Forum 2016 and shared some of the lessons Mayo has learned in attracting those to the patient portal.
By Bill Siwicki 03:45 pm May 20, 2016
The physician will help implement an Epic EHR at the Connecticut health system and work as a hospitalist at one of UConn Health’s facilities.
mHealth mobile health Google Apple HealthKit
By Aditi Pai 02:31 pm May 20, 2016
The new application programming interface enables information exchange in a similar way to Apple HealthKit, the company says. 

Dedicated care managers who can get nutritionists or social workers involved in patients' lives can directly lead to better outcomes and lower costs.

By Mike Miliard 11:47 am May 20, 2016
Providers must establish a respectful relationship with patients if they want to have a positive impact on behavior. Technology can help but it’s not a substitute for reaching people where they live and work.
ransomware HIPAA OCR HHS
By Bill Siwicki 11:17 am May 20, 2016
The cyber-threats are increasingly hitting healthcare organizations with great effectiveness, and the OCR is preparing to assist executives seeking to better protect their data and systems.
Population health patient engagement Uber Blockbuster

Geisinger CEO David Feinberg, MD, said the healthcare industry is broken – and, as such, ripe for a sucess story much like Uber.

By Tom Sullivan 10:38 am May 20, 2016
Making the healthcare system more patient-centered is the disruption the industry needs, said David Feinberg, MD.
By Susan Morse 09:26 am May 20, 2016
Under the new Accountable Care Organization, Cigna will reward doctors for healthier populations and reduced expenses. 

(L-R) Gregory Weidner, MD; Shafiq Rab, MD; Adrian Zai, MD; and Thomas Lundquist, MD, at Pop Health Forum 2016 on Thursday.

By Mike Miliard 04:22 pm May 19, 2016
The pressure to shift to value-based care means providers must understand their patients more deeply than in the past. Achieving that as part of a population health management program demands rethinking existing processes.

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