ONC blockchain winners

Vindell Washington, MD, the National Coordinator for Health IT, said that the contest shows the potential for innovative ways to use Blockchain in healthcare. 

By Bill Siwicki 05:08 pm August 29, 2016
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT said that the winners offer new uses for Blockchain digital technology to protect and exchange electronic health data in a secure fashion.
AMA geospatial mapping
By Bill Siwicki 03:58 pm August 29, 2016
The Population Health Explorer can show hospital executives and physicians where specific healthcare services are needed most.
By Jessica Davis 03:23 pm August 29, 2016
Cloud-based IT developer athenahealth announced Aug. 29 that it has acquired the care coordination platform Patient IO to expand the company's focus on patient-centered care.

Intermountain Chief Quality Officer Brent James, MD

By Bernie Monegain 11:22 am August 29, 2016
An Intermountain Healthcare study conducted at 27 team-based medical practices and 75 traditional practices revealed that delivering integrated mental and physical healthcare in team-based primary care settings yields better results for patients and also reduces the rates healthcare utilization and lowers cost.
Trump doctor HIPAA

Harold Bornstein, MD, who has been Donald Trump’s doctor for 35 years, and his wife Melissa, who works in Bornstein’s office. Photo courtesy of Harold Bornstein.

By Mike Miliard 11:16 am August 29, 2016
Donald Trump's personal physician, Harold Bornstein, MD, attracted notice this past week for his letter touting the candidate's "astonishingly excellent" physical condition and claiming Trump  would be "the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency." He's also gained attention for the fact that his...
By Jessica Davis 11:09 am August 29, 2016
Long Beach, California-based SCAN Health Plan reported its contact sheets' system had been breached by an unauthorized party, which exposed the data from its 107,000 members and some non-plan members who provided their personal information to its sales team.
Physicians CAPP health IT

CAPP chairman Robert Pearl, MD, said that the health of our nation must be a top priority for either political party and modern technologies can enable that, but patients are not yet enjoying these benefits. 

By Bernie Monegain 09:33 am August 29, 2016
The top three things every candidate, from Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton to those seeking seats in the House and Senate, must know as they run for office, according to the Council of Accountable Physician Practices. 

Mission Health System in Asheville, NC

By Mike Miliard 03:14 pm August 26, 2016
The hope is that radiology optimization and predictive modeling will pay dividends, with innovations scalable to other health systems.

Regenstrief Institute investigator Titus Schleyer (left) and Clem MacDonald, MD, senior investigator at the National Library of Medicine.

By Bernie Monegain 11:10 am August 26, 2016
In pilot testing a new way to compile healthcare information electronically, researchers at the Regenstrief Center for Biomedical Informatics and the National Library of Medicine are using HL7's FHIR specification.

Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Karen Murphy, RN

By Jessica Davis 11:01 am August 26, 2016
In response to the growing opioid epidemic in the state, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced the launch of the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program this week. State officials hope it will help to spot patients battling addiction and allow for intervention.

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