Population Health

Karen DeSalvo healthcare
By Mike Miliard 03:36 pm March 28, 2018
The former ONC chief has taken several different leadership positions since 2016.
Senate opioid crisis

Senator Lamar Alexander, R-Tennessee, during a Senate floor speech in March. Credit: YouTube

By Jessica Davis 01:16 pm March 28, 2018
Proposed by Sen. Lamar Alexander, the bill would improve the FDA’s infrastructure to support real-time data sharing.
EHR usability
By Jeff Lagasse 03:04 pm March 27, 2018
New research found that software problems caused harm to a small percentage of patients in a test but the authors said the findings are likely below what a national study would uncover.
telehealth e-consults
By Bill Siwicki 02:11 pm March 26, 2018
Primary care physicians initiate completely digital consults with specialists, from within the health system's electronic health record.
predictive analytics

Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. Credit: Nathan Hicks

By Jeff Lagasse 10:35 am March 23, 2018
The hospital was able to better grasp what it was already doing well, and what it was not, in terms of clinical documentation thanks to homegrown software.
Missouri ZIP code-level data for pop health efforts

The University Hospital in Columbia, Missouri. Credit: Google Maps

By Mike Miliard 02:16 pm March 22, 2018
The state hospital association and other groups join to create a dataset that can collect social determinant information.
How Canopy Health reduced mobile app development costs by 70%

Highland Hospital in Oakland, California, is among the Canopy Health providers. Credit: Google Maps

By Bill Siwicki 09:35 am March 22, 2018
After switching to a cloud-based Mobile Backend-as-a-Service platform and agile development tactics, the ACN can now launch an app for $148,800 – compared to $496,000 using the Waterfall methodology.
Wyoming HIE
By Mike Miliard 03:34 pm March 21, 2018
Providers across the state will have access to a single comprehensive continuity of care document via the Wyoming Frontier Information Exchange, which aims to connect with providers in Colorado and South Dakota.
How to put behavioral economics to work for more effective patient engagement
By Mike Miliard 03:49 pm March 20, 2018
Experts from Penn Medicine, Sutter Health and VAL Health say psychological insights into decision-making processes can lead to big improvements in health habits.
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.

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