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HHS community health

The Physicians Pavillion building at Oregon Health and Science University, one of the recipients of HHS funding. 

By Bernie Monegain 09:15 am August 19, 2016
The funding, which comes from Affordable Care Act, will go toward quality improvement efforts that engage patients and improve care coordination.
engage patients EHR exchange

Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum communications manager Jamie Martin credited a marketing campaign with driving patient awareness about what they can do with EHRs, health data and patient portals.

By Bill Siwicki 07:58 am August 19, 2016
A pair of population health programs are already reducing non-emergent visits to emergency departments in Louisiana. At the heart of that success are patients tapping technologies and data to manage their health.
Telehealth Texas Arkansas
By Jeff Lagasse 02:47 pm August 18, 2016
Officials in Arkansas are in talks to change the rule prohibiting direct-to-consumer telehealth consults. In Texas, meanwhile, the e-Health Alliance is driving legislation to mandate that licensing boards coordinate appropriate rules. 
Inc's 5,000 fastest

Health Catalyst CEO Dan Burton.

By Bernie Monegain 02:11 pm August 18, 2016
Health IT companies on the magazine’s annual roster specialize in a variety of products and services from analytics and cognitive computing to security management.
By Jessica Davis 11:06 am August 18, 2016
As cybercriminals continue to assault the healthcare industry, most health executives are elevating data security as a business priority, according to the 2016 HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey, released Tuesday.
medical device value-based care
By Mike Miliard 11:04 am August 18, 2016
PwC Health Research Institute report shows makers of device and diagnostics tools are launching broader services to help healthcare providers drive value.
By Jeff Lagasse 10:55 am August 18, 2016
While opponents argue that accountable care organizations have yet to produce tangible cost-savings, those in favor of the model point to better care quality among the reasons. 
Salesforce telehealth cloud
By Bill Siwicki 09:01 am August 18, 2016
The new telehealth technology enables care teams to engage with patients via live video chat on Apple iOS and Android mobile devices.
Obama ACA
By Kaiser Health News 08:06 am August 18, 2016
Aetna stepped out of Affordable Care Act marketplaces and it's not the only company doing so. Humana, UnitedHealthcare and several Blues will also be selling in fewer regions when the fourth enrollment period opens this fall. 
define measure interoperability

KLAS executive vice president Taylor Davis said that measuring interoperability can get messy because the EHR market is currently immature. 

By Diana Manos 07:28 am August 18, 2016
For meaningful use and MACRA, the government uses an IEEE description of interoperability that pre-dates today’s crop of EHRs. Whether or not that will carry the healthcare industry into the future is a matter of some debate.

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