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By Susan Morse 11:57 am September 14, 2016
Between 2010 and 2015, Medicare beneficiaries across all states avoided almost 104,000 readmissions, according to CMS data released Tuesday.

Open Notes co-founder Tom Delbanco, MD

By Mike Miliard 11:33 am September 14, 2016
OpenNotes has enlisted 10 experts from across the healthcare industry to serve as founding members of the OpenNotes Advisory Board.
By Bernie Monegain 11:30 am September 14, 2016
The startup’s COVALENCE Analytics Platform is designed to simplify healthcare and help enterprises better manage population health.

The confidential medical records of Simone Biles, shown here, and other athletes who competed in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro were released by a team of Russian hackers. (Photo: Fernando Frazão/Agência Brasil)

By Jessica Davis 11:25 am September 14, 2016
The cybercriminal group ‘Tsar Team’ hacked the World Anti-Doping Agency’s database and leaked confidential records of Rio 2016 athletes - including Serena Williams and Simone Biles.
By Jonah Comstock 10:05 am September 14, 2016
At the HIMSS Pop Health Forum in Chicago this week, Cleveland Clinic Chief Experience Officer Adrienne Boissy, MD, made the case that health apps alone are not a strategy – and in fact can hinder positive patient experience if they're not deployed wisely.
population health with telemedicine

Advocate Health's eICU director Michael Ries, MD, said that telehealth tools can improve outcomes and have financial benefits if managed properly. 

By Bill Siwicki 03:50 pm September 13, 2016
An innovative tele-ICU helps Advocate Health Care physicians and nurses deliver evidence-based medicine while simultaneously lowering healthcare costs.

Rahul Sharma, MD, is emergency physician-in-chief for Emergency Medicine at Weill Cornell and medical director of Strategic Initiatives and the Making Care Better Program for New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center. He says the two-month old NYP-Weill Cornell ED Telehealth Express Care Service is already showing its mettle. Photo by John Abbott

By Jessica Davis 03:05 pm September 13, 2016
The initiative has been so successful that plans are underway to expand it into more hospitals.
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Nilay Shah, MD, of the Mayo Clinic said providers should make apps and devices minimally disruptive for clinicians and patients by focusing on user-centered design. 

By Tom Sullivan 01:58 pm September 13, 2016
Experts recommended first identifying barriers, then plugging technology where it fits best. And don’t forget about clinicians when embarking on patient engagement initiatives.  

Joshua Riff, MD, will serve as CEO of the new company, Onduo. He most recently served as senior vice president of prevention and well-being at Optum, part of UnitedHealth Group.

By Jessica Davis 12:19 pm September 13, 2016
The partners will develop a comprehensive diabetes platform and combine software, devices, medicine and professional care to improve diabetes management for patients.
By Bernie Monegain 11:35 am September 13, 2016
The deal marks the first testing collaboration for Intermountain Precision Genomics outside of the U.S.

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