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Boardrooms should reflect market, former Planned Parenthood president says

Background: Faye Wattleton, co-head of Buffkin/Baker’s governance practice, joined the executive recruitment firm on Sept. 5. Wattleton previously served as managing director of Alvarez & Marsal. She’s held more than 20 board position...

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Workflow and platform innovation gives population health programs a boost

NYU Langone Health on East 17th Street in New York City. Credit: Google Maps Population health is by no means an easy task in healthcare today. It takes innovative thinking to pull off a successful population health management program – and...

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Workflow and platform innovation gives pop health programs a boost

NYU Langone Health on East 17th Street in New York City. Credit: Google Maps Population health is by no means an easy task in healthcare today. It takes innovative thinking to pull off a successful population health management program – and...

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Apple vs Android poll results: Hospitals divided on which innovation strategy is best

For our Focus on Innovation in September we tapped into a matter of some debate among health IT developers: Whether to pursue an open source style when building new software, à la Android, take Apple’s more proprietary tack – or pi...

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Poll: Is tech ready for clinical mobility so consumers can shop and manage their own healthcare?

Consumerism is coming to healthcare in many forms. With mergers and acquisitions like Amazon acquiring PillPack and CVS getting closer to closing its purchase of Aetna, consumerism will be pushing the traditional healthcare system in a...

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Innovation requires multi-year commitment, say execs from HIMSS Healthbox

Healthbox's Neil Patel talks to HIMSS TV about digital health's global opportunity. When HIMSS announced its acquisition of Chicago-based Healthbox this past March, it had a clear vision of how the innovation consulting firm could help ad...

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At UCHealth, Rx decision support nudges physicians to prescribe recommended meds

UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital THE PROBLEM UCHealth was having troubles with its prescription process – especially a wide variation in prescribing behaviors among providers, who often opted for medications that were not first-line...

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Bridging the disconnect between technology and care delivery

.jumbotron{ background-image: url("http://mobihealthnews.com/sites/default/files/u751/Innovation-month-jumbotron-1.jpg"); background-size: cover; color: white; } .jumbotron h2{ color: white; } Focus on Innovation In September, we take a deep d...

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Patient appointment scheduling jumps 131% with new IT at UAB Medicine

UAB Medicine’s Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama THE PROBLEM Health system UAB Medicine, with its flagship 1,157-bed UAB Hospital on the University of Alabama at Birmingham campus, needed to solve what it called “the patient access para...

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CIO's guide to creating a dashboard for tracking innovation projects

*Click to enlarge Credit: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Dashboards are excellent tools for healthcare CIOs and other executives to keep track of projects, strategies and progress. But what about tracking an organization’s innovation?...

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HIMSS: 4 ways tech can help the opioid crisis

HIMSS on Friday issued a call to the healthcare industry to take action in battling the ongoing opioid crisis in America by using health information and technology. While reported opioid drug overdoses killed more than 42,000 Americans in 2016 and ne...

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Duke Health earns HIMSS Davies Award with innovative approach to reducing readmissions

Credit: Duke Health The third major health system to win a HIMSS Davies Award over the past month is Durham, North Carolina-based Duke Health. Specifically, the award recognizes the health system for customizing its electronic health record to be...

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