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Epic, CVS hope analytics partnership will rein in drug prices

EHR giant Epic Systems and CVS pharmacy are working together to boost access to lower-cost drugs for patients. Employing analytics and data sharing, the partners say they will spotlight the lower-cost alternatives for prescribers. CVS Health will tap...

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EHR satisfaction survey 2017: After years of frustrations, user wish-list turns positive

In our third annual Healthcare IT News EHR Satisfaction Survey we asked hospital leaders, IT professionals and clinicians to rate their inpatient electronic health records systems. Their answers are illustrative of the hopes and frustrations of the f...

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Cost is top threat to care quality, and fixing that can repair our broken healthcare system

Peggy O’Kane, founder and president of the National Committee for Quality Assurance.  The $2.7 trillion that America spends on healthcare every year is overshadowing doctors’ ability to provide quality care to patients — bu...

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DHS: KRACK vulnerability puts every Wi-Fi connection at risk

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued a warning Monday morning on a fundamental operation flaw in the Wi-Fi Protected Access II (WPA2) protocol, which is designed to secure all modern protected Wi-Fi networks. WPA2 is used to secure and pro...

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Anthem to build new technology center in Atlanta

Anthem is building a 21-story health IT hub in Atlanta that will hold about 3,000 multi-disciplinary IT professionals. The Anthem Technology Center will create new capabilities that will enhance the consumer healthcare experience, help improve the qu...

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AMA initiative calls for common data model, uniting providers, health IT firms

A screen snap explaining the Integrated Health Model Initiative. Photo via AMA The American Medical Association has launched the Integrated Health Model Initiative, a platform it says will help move the healthcare industry toward a common data mo...

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Michigan-based psychiatric hospital picks Epic for EHR, data sharing

Pine Rest Campus Clinic in Grand Rapids. Photo via pinerest.org Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services, which includes a psychiatric hospital and a variety of mental health services, is preparing for an Epic Systems electronic health rec...

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Real-time analytics key to Providence Health's 'value infrastructure'

Providence Health and Services's Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer Amy Compton-Phillips, MD. Photo via providence.org When Providence Health and Services began its shift into value-based care and improving patient outcomes, ...

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Mount Sinai, Sema4 data scientists tout brain cancer breakthrough

Sagittal MRI with contrast of a glioblastoma. Photo via ChristarasA Scientists at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Sema4, a company of scientists, doctors, engineers, and genetic counselors,with roots at Mount Sinai, have pinpointe...

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Fighting physician burnout: How tech can undo the damage done by EHRs

When it comes to doctor burnout, technology is both the problem and a potential solution. “Let’s not dance around it – we all know how much the electronic health record has contributed to the physician burnout epidemic,” said ...

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Predictive analytics can spot patients not taking their medicine

Any health system trying to tackle population health management in any meaningful way has to grapple with the challenge of patients who don't adhere to their care plans – especially those who, for whatever reason, don't take their medic...

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Patient experience: Where does it actually begin?

The art of patient experience has gained purchase in the healthcare space and, as it has in other vertical industries, among UX gurus and IT shops alike. “Patient experience is everything, bricks-and-mortar, valet parking, that first greeting i...

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