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Pop Health Forum 2017

HIMSS Analytics director Brendan FitzGerald sharing results from HIMSS Analytics second population health survey at Boston's Pop Health Forum in April.

By Tom Sullivan 01:22 pm September 22, 2017
As providers focus on access, connectivity, social determinants and bridging gaps in care, they will be able to apply techniques to wider populations than just the most expensive patients.
ONC chief Donald Rucker

"Our experience is that people will report if there are issues with their product," said ONC Chief Donald Rucker.

By Mike Miliard 01:08 pm September 22, 2017
New criteria for vendors are meant to ease burdens and ultimately pass cost-savings down to the hospitals and systems that buy electronic health record software, Donald Rucker says.
By Bernie Monegain 10:12 am September 22, 2017
The startup has the only FDA authorization for direct-to-consumer genetic tests.
By Bill Siwicki 09:56 am September 22, 2017
There are ways to bolster this element of cybersecurity, and eliminating things like apathy, greed and, yes, pride can help avoid misuse.
By Mike Miliard 09:46 am September 22, 2017
Secure data streaming and two-way audio and video will enable Advanced ICU Care’s clinicians to coordinate remote monitoring of critical patients the hospital's on-site staff.
Combination of PACS and AI helps uncover what radiologists sometimes miss
By Bill Siwicki 09:34 am September 22, 2017
The University of Virginia Health System test has found the pairing of technologies is helping radiologists identify cases they could not detect visually.
inside cyberthreats go unnoticed
By Jessica Davis 03:51 pm September 21, 2017
More than half of August’s breaches were caused by hacking incidents, while one insider hack went undetected for two years, according to the latest Protenus Breach Barometer.
population health management

MHP will use Caradigm tech to aggregate data to help it make smarter care management decisions.

By Mike Miliard 02:32 pm September 21, 2017
The community health network will use the technology to help drive better outcomes, reduce costs and make the most of its quality incentives.
MACRA, MIPS

AMA president David Barbe discusses the pros and cons of MACRA and MIPS. Photo via YouTube

By Bernie Monegain 01:58 pm September 21, 2017
The physician payment programs are more workable for than preceding federal models, but some unrealistic expectations are emerging.
EHRs not equipped to handle diagnostic errors
By Bernie Monegain 11:57 am September 21, 2017
The committee also recognized the need for interoperability among EHR systems throughout to assist providers in arriving at an accurate and timely diagnosis.

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