Hype to Reality: How Artificial Intelligence (AI) Can Transform Health and Healthcare

By |February 16th, 2018|Categories: HEALTHCARE IT NEWS||0 Comments

Artificial intelligence (AI) – the ability of computers to learn human-like functions or tasks – has shown great promise. What was previously considered the sole domain of human cognition is already being leveraged successfully across many industries. Now, the technology sector is witnessing what appears to be important new advances in AI that are […]

HHS plan for the opioid crisis: Track prescribing patterns with Medicaid data

By |February 16th, 2018|Categories: HEALTHCARE IT NEWS||0 Comments

As part of its FY19 budget request, the agency is looking into how to leverage PDMPs to track prescribing histories, as well as reporting suspected abuse to the DEA. …read more

Covenant Health adds telemedicine services at 4 skilled nursing facilities

By |October 9th, 2017|Categories: HEALTHCARE IT NEWS||0 Comments

TripleCare’s telemedicine-based approach allows physicians to differentiate patients who require a hospital transfer from those who can be treated in Covenant’s facilities. …read more

NIH and ONC Launch the Sync for Science (S4S) Pilot: Enabling Individual Health Data Access and Donation

By |March 23rd, 2016|Categories: HEALTHCARE IT NEWS||0 Comments

S4S pilots are coming! On February 25, 2016, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), in collaboration with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), announced the launch of Sync for Science (S4S), a pilot to allow individuals to access their health data and send it to researchers in support […]

Mobile apps emerging as essential population health tools

By |March 15th, 2016|Categories: HEALTHCARE IT NEWS||0 Comments

While mobile apps are new enough on the care delivery scene that many providers have only begun dabbling, consumers are sending a strong message that forward-thinking hospital executives can translate into an opportunity for improving population health management programs. …read more

The Real HIPAA: Quality Assessment/Quality Improvement and Population-Based Activities Examples

By |February 25th, 2016|Categories: HEALTHCARE IT NEWS||0 Comments

Welcome to the fourth and final blog post in our series on how HIPAA supports interoperability. In the previous installments, we provided practical examples and illustrations that show how Health Care Operations Permitted Uses and Disclosures apply to covered entities. In this post, we pick up where we left off and provide examples […]

Cerner expert: Population health, value-based care driving need for risk stratification

By |February 23rd, 2016|Categories: HEALTHCARE IT NEWS||0 Comments

While it may not sound all that exciting at first blush, a working knowledge of the low-, mid- and high-risk stratification of populations is key to successfully moving toward value-based care. …read more

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