June 22, 2012
"We are really at a tipping point here; providers and patients alike have come to realize that the modernization of healthcare is long overdue and that we all have a role in its broad adoption," Jason Kunzman, ONC project officer, said recently about Beacon Communities.
June 19, 2012
Geisinger Health System and Merck have embarked on a multi-year collaboration to develop new methods and technology to spur shared decision making between patients and physicians and to improve adherence to treatment plans and clinical care processes.
June 15, 2012
The American Medical Group Association and Press Ganey Associates have launched a new survey tool designed to help accountable care organizations improve efficiency, quality and the patient's experience.
June 11, 2012
Some of the nation's top healthcare CEOs have issued a 10-item checklist for spurring high-value healthcare that includes health IT best practices.
March 13, 2012
A remote monitoring program implemented by Geisinger Health Plan using interactive voice response (IVR) and other telemonitoring technology to aid case managers has shown a 44 percent reduction in hospital readmissions.
February 29, 2012
A remote monitoring program implemented by Geisinger Health Plan using interactive voice response and other telemonitoring technology to aid case managers has shown a 44 percent reduction in hospital readmissions.
February 13, 2012
It isn't every day that two of the biggest corporations on the planet decide to partner to launch a third, spin-off company. But that's exactly what happened this past December when GE and Microsoft put their heads together to establish a new health IT firm.
December 20, 2011
Patients are overwhelmingly interested in exploring the notes doctors write about them after an office visit, but doctors worry about the impact of such transparency on their patients and on their own workflow, a Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) study suggests.
December 12, 2011
The Healthcare Transformation Group (HTG), a collaborative of Geisinger Health System, Intermountain Healthcare, Kaiser Permanente, Mayo Clinic and Mercy, is seeking to spur efficiency and safety by performing data analysis to determine specific product lines the group has in common.
December 05, 2011
In what George Halvorson, chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente, called a historic announcement, Kaiser Permanente, the Geisinger Health System, Intermountain Healthcare, the Group Health Cooperative and the Mayo Clinic connected on April 6, 2011, to create the Care Connectivity Consortium – a model for health data exchange that officials touted...