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What hospitals need to improve patient experience: Real-time point of care data

At the HIMSS Patient Engagement and Experience Summit earlier this year, Adrienne Boissy, chief experience officer at the Cleveland Clinic, said hospitals have a lot of work to do when it comes to managing the patient experience. "We have to des...

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HIMSS opens calls for proposals for HIMSS19

HIMSS announced that it is now accepting speaker proposals for the upcoming HIMSS19 Global Conference. “HIMSS seeks topics that focus on the good and not so good organizational experiences that highlight the similarities in global transformativ...

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Atul Gawande says Amazon, Berkshire, JPMorgan healthcare venture will take gradual progress

SAN DIEGO - Atul Gawande, MD, addressed a range of topics concerning the direction healthcare needs to move at America's Health Insurance Plans Institute & Expo Thursday.  Gawande took the AHIP stage a day after Amazon, Berkshire Hathawa...

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Medical group cuts prescription refill requests going to clinicians by 80%

Part of Greenfield, Massachusetts-based Valley Medical Group's approach to healthcare is to ask each team member to work at the top of their job description. That means, for example, that the organization wants to have clinical staff doing clinic...

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CMS unveils new Data Element Library to support interoperability for post-acute care

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has announced what it calls the Data Element Library, aimed to help advance electronic health record interoperability in long-term and post-acute care settings. The CMS database is free, centralized reso...

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How physicians, nurses and clinicians are reshaping IT vendor strategies

Clockwise from top left: John Brindley, Antoinette Thomas, Ricky Bloomfield, Judy Murphy, Ed Ricks and Rick Bryant. Health IT vendors do best when they have a deep understanding of the unique needs of their clients: the physicians, nurses and pat...

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Why Walmart filed a patent for blockchain, wearables and EHR data

Walmart’s ongoing investigation of blockchain technologies seems to have intersected with its growing interest in joining the healthcare space, according to a patent application released earlier this week by the US Patent and Trademark Office. ...

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CMS to host Blue Button 2.0 Developer Conference this summer

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will convene its inaugural Blue Button 2.0 Developer Conference in Washington, D.C. Kicking off on Aug. 13, the event seeks developers to work together building software, and sharing perspective for how ...

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Cleveland Clinic shows its digital health toolbox for improving patient experience

Adrienne Boissy, MD, Cleveland Clinic Chief Experience Officer speaking at the Summit on Monday. Credit: Twitter CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Clinic and Boston University Medical Center offered a look at some of the ways they are deploying tec...

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Next-gen patient engagement: Applied intelligence and omni-channel messaging

Patient engagement and user experience is a goal high on the priority list for many hospitals and health systems that wish to enhance communication with consumers, better include patients in their care decisions and ultimately improve outcomes. Infor...

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Healthbox and the opportunities for digital health globally

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European Women in Health IT survey: Most women not recognized for their contributions to health IT

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