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CPT Code 99490
By Tom Sullivan 09:41 am May 27, 2015
Could chronic care management be the new meaningful use? Some entrepreneurs see even greater financial incentives on the immediate horizon.
FHIR population health
By Tom Sullivan 10:44 am May 18, 2015
Around the turn of this century, a saying popped up in certain IT circles: We're all going to agree on specification and compete on implementation. When health IT vendors start adopting and implementing HL7's FHIR spec, things could start to get interesting.
portals population health
By Tom Sullivan 09:04 am April 28, 2015
When Mayo Clinic CEO John Noseworthy, MD, challenged his staff to broaden its patient access reach, he went big. Really big. His goal? Connect with 200 million patients by 2020. Other providers are getting just as ambitious.
Penn Medicine app
By Tom Sullivan 09:55 am March 30, 2015
Boston Children's and Penn Medicine faced similar choices: They could purchase existing apps on the open market, with no guarantee they would fit smoothly into their existing infrastructure and workflows; or they could write the apps internally.
Computer and tools
By Tom Sullivan 11:14 am February 20, 2015
Healthcare organizations willing to break the tried-and-true approach to acquiring IT products are creating applications that are more closely aligned with their needs. And potentially getting equity in a successful startup.
John Mattison, MD
By Tom Sullivan 10:03 am January 13, 2015
Meet the new linguistic mashup: "plecosystem," meaning a technological ecosystem comprising different platforms. More and more platforms are coming from technology leaders such as Apple, IBM, Google and Microsoft -- put them all together and that could mean big things for healthcare innovation.

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