HHS announces interoperability innovation awardees for FHIR scalability, patient engagement

Two interoperability projects will get a funding boost from the Leading Edge Acceleration Projects in Health Information Technology, or LEAP in Health IT program, launched by the The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information IT. WHY IT MATTERS The LEAP in Health IT awardees will get address fast emerging and future challenges to advance the development and use […]

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AI-powered location services and Wi-Fi boosts patient and visitor satisfaction

Orlando VA Medical Center in Florida is one of seven medical centers that make up the VA Sunshine Healthcare Network, or VISN 8. It serves more than 110,000 veterans in Central Florida and has the challenge of getting patients from point A to point B within its new 1.2 million square foot Lake Hospital. THE PROBLEM The medical center provides […]

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NTT Data, Google Cloud co-developing new healthcare AI tools

NTT Data Services is working with Google Cloud to develop new analytics and AI technologies aimed at boosting the patient experience, streamlining operations and lowering costs for payers and providers. WHY IT MATTERS The two companies will collaborate on cloud-based digital tools to help providers harness data for improved patient outcomes and help payers better engage with their plan members, […]

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Implementation best practices: Getting pop health off the ground

Increasingly, healthcare provider organizations across the country are launching population health management programs to improve health, enhance care delivery, trim costs and contend with the growing demands of value-based care. But healthcare leaders cannot begin to get into population health without their CIOs and other health IT professionals effectively deploying information technology to support these programs. There’s a lot of […]

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Intermountain launches new spinoff with focus on value-based care

Intermountain Healthcare has launched a new healthcare company with the aim of helping providers, payers, accountable care organizations and others manage the challenges of value-based reimbursement. WHY IT MATTERS The new company, named Castell, seeks to help these organizations speed their transition from volume to value-based care, with analytics, decision support and other innovative tools hatched at Intermountain. Rajesh Shrestha, […]

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Geisinger names Dr. Jaewon Ryu its new president and CEO

Dr. Jaewon Ryu, who has served as interim president and CEO of Danville, Pennsylvania-based Geisinger for the past six months, has been approved by the health system’s board of directors to take on the role full time. He’s just the seventh chief executive in Geisinger’s century-plus existence. WHY IT MATTERS Ryu, who had served as Geiseinger’s chief medical officer since […]

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Doctors rarely aware of online feedback from patients

Doctors and nurses in the United Kingdom are largely unaware of the online feedback they receive from patients, though they assume the posted comments skew negative, a study has found. What happened? The National Institute for Health Research and the University of Warwick have published a survey of 1,001 registered doctors in primary and secondary care and 749 nurses and […]

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Clarigent, Children’s Home partner on AI-based decision support app

Health application developer Clarigent Health is teaming up with The Children’s Home of Cincinnati to complete a pilot study using Clarigent’s artificial intelligence powered mobile decision support app. The platform works by analyzing linguistic and vocal characteristics of sessions between therapists or physicians, and patients to provide a near real-time assessment of a patient at risk for suicide or mental […]

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Decision support for the under-served

According to the International Diabetes Federation, there were nearly 73 million cases of diabetes in India in 2017. But the geographical distance to Primary Health Centres (PHCs), the first level of contact for diabetes management, the uncertain availability of doctors and costs in terms of wage loss are some of the factors that play a role in deterring people from […]

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Change Healthcare to focus on AI, blockchain, patient experience at HIMSS19

Change Healthcare at HIMSS19 will be focusing on how intelligence can be “pushed further up into the network,” to improve healthcare overall as well as at the individual patient level, according to Kris Joshi, Executive Vice President of Network Solutions at Change.   Joshi said Change will feature several central focus areas. First, blockchain will feature heavily, riding the continued […]

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