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Google cloud
By Susan Morse 08:34 am February 22, 2018
Google Cloud has two booths, with one location in the HIMSS Innovation Lab, and its speakers will address a range of topics, including interoperability and security.
prescription prices
By Bill Siwicki 08:22 am February 22, 2018
To help fight sticker shock, the e-prescribing vendor is enabling doctors and patients to work together to find the best, most affordable covered medication – before the patient leaves the office.
patient ID opioid crisis
By Jessica Davis 04:53 pm February 21, 2018
In response to the Senate Finance Committee’s request for comment, the advocacy group points to interoperability as the biggest challenge to patient safety and access to patient prescribing history.
Supreme Court rejects CareFirst bid to review breach case
By Jessica Davis 04:47 pm February 21, 2018
The case heads back to a lower court where CareFirst faces a class action lawsuit from patients impacted by a 2014 breach of the insurance company.
population health colon cancer

Georgia's Albany Area Primary Health Care has a major effort underway to increase their percentage of colorectal cancer screenings utilizing population managers.

By Bill Siwicki 02:49 pm February 21, 2018
The national average colorectal screening rate is 39 percent but at Albany Area Primary Health Care it's 60 percent.
blockchain healthcare accountable care
By Mike Miliard 02:43 pm February 21, 2018
The analytics company will lead Hashed Health's Value-Based Care Working Group, exploring ways blockchain can help improve quality measures.
By Bernie Monegain 12:54 pm February 21, 2018
Organizations say that ONC should more closely align TEFCA with interoperability work already happening and relax requirements to avoid disruptive setbacks.
EHRs fail to reduce administrative billing costs

No evidence was found that EHR systems reduced billing costs related to physician services the studies found.

By Jessica Davis 11:28 am February 21, 2018
While EHRs were implemented with the idea that they would reduce administrative costs, Harvard and Duke researchers found primary care services cost providers about $100,000 annually.
HIMSS18 guide to patient experience

The scheduled is packed with patient experience educational sessions and show floor demos planned for HIMSS18.

By Jack McCarthy 10:24 am February 21, 2018
From the rise of Chief Experience Officers and cool new tools to scalable programs, there are a lot of sessions about enhancing the patient experience.
telehealth and predictive analytics
By Beth Jones Sanborn 09:49 am February 21, 2018
A new approach to preventing falls with telehealth and predictive analytics technologies has implication for other applications of population health data.

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