Population Health

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By Sherree Geyer 07:24 am July 15, 2015
Cleveland Clinic and other health systems are putting a priority on smartphone apps that can help reduce preventable readmissions "through improved patient education, follow up, communication and care coordination."
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By Michelle Ronan Noteboom 09:47 am July 14, 2015
Maybe a "doctor knows best" attitude worked in Dr. Marcus Welby's day, but today we mere patients have vast resources available to us at our fingertips and can quickly gain a basic understanding of our medical conditions and treatment options.
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By Mike Miliard 07:19 am July 14, 2015
Since Hippocrates first brandished a pair of bronze forceps, physicians have aimed for quality care. Now, the move toward value-based reimbursement means quality improvement is an imperative. Proper use of CDS is essential to getting there.
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By Mike Miliard 09:39 pm July 10, 2015
Health information exchanges (pl. noun) have clearly gone through some transformative changes these past few years. So has health information exchange (verb). Both continue to be essential to the evolution of healthcare.
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By Tom Sullivan 08:01 am July 10, 2015
The usual suspects are on the list, such as Intermountain, Kaiser Permanente. And so are some perhaps lesser-known institutions, such as the Grundy County Memorial Hospital in Iowa. Who will win?
By Bernie Monegain 10:46 am July 09, 2015
Health data security and patient engagement are the top concerns for the nation's IT-savvy hospitals, according to results of the 17th annual Health Care's Most Wired survey, released today by the American Hospital Association and CHIME.
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By Healthcare IT News 10:35 am July 09, 2015
By launching four new studies examining conditions and diseases among veterans, the department is tapping into what it calls the nation's largest database.
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By Bernie Monegain 09:51 am July 08, 2015
The second quarter of 2015 proved to be robust both for health IT companies that raised venture capital and for those going public, according to a new report from Mercom Capital Group.
Frank Richards
By Skip Snow 07:00 am July 08, 2015
Frank Richards has helmed Geisinger Health System's technology operations for 15 years -- and has been an employee of the care delivery pioneer for nearly four decades. We spoke to him about his views on the current and future state of healthcare IT.
By Erin McCann 10:59 am July 06, 2015
Longtime collaborators Cerner and University of Missouri have re-upped for a 10-year contract that will see the five-hospital health system pushing toward new population health and patient engagement goals.

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