Population Health

Patient using a phone app to manage prescription
By Mike Miliard 01:17 pm August 15, 2018
Geisinger and Merck have collaborated on a pair of new web-based applications, designed to make it easier to incorporate patient data into health systems' electronic health records for better care coordination, treatment and outcomes.
AHRQ Director Gopal Khanna speaking at Blue Button 2.0 Conference at the White House on Tuesday

AHRQ Director Gopal Khanna speaking at Blue Button 2.0 Developer Conference at the White House on Tuesday.

By Tom Sullivan 10:58 am August 14, 2018
With a GitHub site coming and new developer challenges, the agencies are the latest to engage the developer community.
intersystems EHR booth at HIMSS

Intersystems booth at HIMSS18.

By Lynne Minion 11:10 am August 13, 2018
The digitization initiative in the remote and rural Northern Territory is implementing InterSystems technology to improve quality and access for the area's underserved population.
Dell Medical School builds data hub

Credit: Dell Medical School on Twitter

By Mike Miliard 03:33 pm August 07, 2018
The new initiative will help researchers streamline their analytics efforts and connect them with other resources at UT Austin that could help improve clinical practice and public health.
young girls on social media
By Leontina Postelnicu 10:13 am August 07, 2018
NHS officials In the UK said that social media platforms can have an “insidious grip” on people’s lives and companies such as Facebook have to face up to their responsibilities.
doctors discussing risk science at computer screen
By John Supra and Shrujan Amin 10:53 am August 06, 2018
Risk science is an emerging requirement for value-based care and population health programs.
By Mike Miliard 03:35 pm August 03, 2018
Rival EHR vendors have differing plans for 2018, with Allscripts diversifying its product portfolio and Cerner focusing on two landmark EHR modernizations that could have industry-wide gravitational pull.
doctors meeting and sharing data in a hospital
By Mike Miliard 02:10 pm August 02, 2018
The informatics group says a nationwide commitment to an improved digital infrastructure and data literacy across the workforce will lead to better health.
Virginia links all of its ERs to improve care, trim costs

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam with Bruce Lo, MD, medical director of emergency medicine at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

By Bill Siwicki 03:00 pm July 31, 2018
The ability to view information on a patient's 10 previous ED visits across different health systems saved on unneeded imaging tests and prevented the prescription of narcotics, one physician said.
Chesapeake Regional uses big data and analytics to screen smokers for lung cancer

Credit: Twitter

By Bill Siwicki 03:12 pm July 27, 2018
Chesapeake Regional Healthcare sought to motivate smokers to get screened and used cloud-based analytics and marketing technology to successfully target them.

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