Quality and Safety

Optum and HealthBI partnership
By Susan Morse 05:08 pm March 23, 2018
The platform gives providers patient data to earn incentives from risk-based contracts.
AI trade group
By Mike Miliard 12:23 pm March 23, 2018
The Partnership for Artificial Intelligence and Automation in Healthcare aims to foster a better understanding of how AI can improve care access and quality while also lowering costs.
medication adherence technology

Lynn Community Health Center in Lynn, Massachusetts. Credit: Google Maps

By Bernie Monegain 01:15 pm March 21, 2018
Partners HealthCare, Triad Healthcare undertake separate initiatives focused on reducing costs with by delivering notifications to clinicians about patients not complying with treatment regimens.
Morehouse Healthcare scores National Committee for Quality Assurance recognition for patient-centered care

Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. Credit: Google Maps

By Bernie Monegain 12:27 pm March 21, 2018
NCQA says the physician group earned the Patient-Centered Medical Home designation for coordinated care and evidence-based medicine.
AHIMA calls on Congress to fight opioids with information sharing, patient matching
By Mike Miliard 01:51 pm March 20, 2018
The group says privacy can still be maintained while giving care providers secure access to relevant substance abuse data and calls on Congress to allow HHS to pursue patient ID strategies.
By Bill Siwicki 12:30 pm March 20, 2018
A two-phase launch starts in June with physicians getting a "wallet" through which Arizona Care Network will distribute its provider rewards and incentives via blockchain.
Allina CIO on how partnerships with Health Catalyst and Aetna help it advance analytics, pop health

Allina Health Coon Rapids Clinic in Coon Rapids, Minnesota. Credit: Google Maps

By Mike Miliard 08:43 am March 20, 2018
Chief Information Officer Jonathan Shoemaker offers a glimpse inside the health system’s innovative arrangements.
patient safety concerns
By Jessica Davis 09:46 am March 16, 2018
Diagnostic errors can lead to serious consequences, such as care gaps and unnecessary procedures, while opioid safety should be prioritized due to the seriousness of its side effects.
DrFirst join forces to fight opioid crisis in Nebraska

A screensnap of the e-prescribing software from DrFirst. Credit: DrFirst

By Bill Siwicki 01:35 pm March 15, 2018
E-prescribing vendor DrFirst is the first organization to deploy the cloud-based drug knowledge to support the Nebraska Health Information Initiative.
HIMSS EHR Association
By Mike Miliard 08:19 pm March 08, 2018
Representatives from Epic, Cerner, Allscripts, Practice Fusion and Harris offered an update on EHRA's efforts to manage a variety of overlapping and complex imperatives at HIMSS18.

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