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Sens. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, and Dr. Bill Cassidy, R-Louisiana

By Mike Miliard 04:37 pm August 07, 2020
The bi-partisan Patient Matching Improvement Act, introduced by Sens. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, and Bill Cassidy, R-Louisiana, would make the U.S. Postal Service's address-formatting tool available to hospitals and COVID-19 testing labs.
By Dave Muoio 04:31 pm August 07, 2020
The Providence-St. Joseph Health spinout will receive $6 million from Cerner and LRVHealth.
By Mike Miliard 03:59 pm August 07, 2020
Washington, Oregon, Nevada and Colorado will share best practices for telehealth and remote patient monitoring, and follow their own state policies while also adhering to seven key principles, their governors say.
How to switch from phone to video telehealth on a limited budget

The Institute for Family Health’s Family Health Center of Harlem.

By Bill Siwicki 12:07 pm August 07, 2020
The Institute for Family Health was mostly using telephone consults during COVID-19’s peak in New York. Now it’s going on a tech shopping spree to better care for patients – and boost revenue.
By Laura Lovett 10:48 am August 07, 2020
Barriers to adoption include hearing issues, lack of tech abilities and visual difficulties.
By Mike Miliard 10:26 am August 07, 2020
Frustrated staffers at the Verona campus allege indifference from upper management to the health risks and say there have been efforts to quash dissent. Some say they're looking to unionize in response.

Mayo Clinic CIO Cris Ross and Aashima Gupta, director of Global Healthcare Solutions at Google

By Mike Miliard 11:07 am August 06, 2020
In a HIMSS Learning Center presentation, Mayo CIO Cris Ross, Platform President Dr. John Halamka and other experts will show how the pandemic is accelerating the health system's infrastructure transformation.
Reading Hospital extracts powerful results from SDOH tech/Epic EHR combo
By Bill Siwicki 10:55 am August 06, 2020
9,000 community referral summaries have been generated for positively screened patients; 6,000 referrals to community service agencies have been created for high-risk screened patients.
By Kat Jercich 09:05 am August 06, 2020
A new study published in PLOS ONE shows that CDS systems can assist providers in making skin-related diagnoses without affecting consultation time.
By Healthcare IT News 05:26 pm August 05, 2020
President Trump says telehealth is here to stay. But what exactly does that mean?