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

HHS Secretary Alex Azar testified at the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health on Thursday. Credit: YouTube President Trump’s proposed FY19 budget for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services stresses the need for the age...

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Boston Children's builds dashboard to better manage patient capacity and beds

Boston Children’s Hospital was having a capacity management issue. The provider organization has had an ever-increasing demand for its services from both local and regional populations, but also significant numbers from national and internation...

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Allscripts sells OneContent business to Hyland

Allscripts, which gained McKesson's OneContent document capture and health record management software as part of its acquisition of that company's health IT business this past summer, is now selling the technology to Hyland Software. The OneC...

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House balks at $10 billion price tag for VA-Cerner EHR project

VA Secretary David Shulkin, MD, testifies at the House VA Committee meeting on Thursday. Credit: YouTube As the time draws near for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to sign its EHR contract with Cerner, Congressional members are ...

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To reach value realization, start right – A 10-point plan

The transformation to value-based care delivery requires thoughtful change management leadership and firm commitment to quality improvement. The risk of allowing the status quo inefficiencies that currently plague our health systems to continue is to...

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Intelligent Population Health: Better Insights for Better Results

As healthcare organizations take on more accountability through value-based contracting, they are making business and clinical intelligence solutions an integral part of their population health strategy. These solutions have significantly advanced in...

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Tapping real-time analytics to create a digitally enabled organization

By 2020, approximately 1.7 MB of new information will be created every second for every human being on the planet.1 That is an incredible amount of data! Yet, of all the data the world is creating both personally and professionally, less than 0.5 per...

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U.K. says Russia was behind NotPetya cyberattack that shut down Nuance, hospitals

The hackers disguised the wiper malware, Petya, as ransomware in order to distract from its real purpose -- to destroy data. The U.K. government has found the Russian government responsible for the global Petya cyberattack that shut down a wide r...

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Guide to EHR sessions at HIMSS18

Whether you are consolidating multiple systems into one enterprise electronic health record, integrating various vendors products or optimizing an existing EHR, there are many HIMSS18 sessions to pick from.  There are, in fact, far too many sess...

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Do's and don'ts of building a population health program doctors love

With the ever-evolving state of healthcare, seemingly endless regulations and burdensome paperwork, it’s no wonder that doctors are stressed, fed up with change, and besieged by burnout. But the healthcare evolution continues, and the push towa...

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Athenahealth to show new tech to ease burden on doctors at HIMSS18

At HIMSS18, athenahealth will be demonstrating new offerings designed to address a range of pain points physicians face today. The company will introduce a new provider-facing mobile app, for instance, that it bills as untethering providers from thei...

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The HIMSS18 Bookstore will provide stocked shelves and a quiet place for browsing

With every passing year, the opportunity to visit a bookstore become a luxury to be treasured. And even more so when the books available for browsing are all on healthcare and technology topics. At this year’s conference, attendees will have th...

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