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Meet the health IT vendors working to end the opioid crisis

The U.S. is in the midst of a national crisis when it comes to opioid misuse and overdose. Last year, 52,000 people died from a drug overdose -- 33,091 of which were caused by a prescription or illicit opioid, according to the Centers for Disease Con...

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Welch Allyn IoT home devices now standard with Honeywell platform

The remote patient monitoring mobile app. Photo via Welch Allyn Welch Allyn, a vital signs monitoring technology company, now will offer its Internet of Things home medical devices as part of Honeywell’s remote patient monitoring platform. ...

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My #IHeartHIT story: Telemedicine with my mother every week

I practiced telemedicine with my mother every week when she was alive. We did this on Facetime and it allowed me to catch up with her, see how she was getting on in her home environment. Medicine is practiced the same in countries across the world le...

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My #IHeartHIT story: How my mom helped me understand the true impact of interoperability

My Mom is 79 years old and lives alone in a retirement community in Southern California. During the night, she experienced tremendous pain from her hip and inner thighs, down to her feet. She was unable to stand. A neighbor heard her cries for help a...

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My #IHeartHIT story: Coming back to wellness through Health IT

I am a fan of health IT beyond the fact that I have been a career clinical informatics professional and healthcare provider. I have known what it is like to be a patient in a system that was not enabled by the promise of health IT. I suffered debilit...

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The Rx is UX: A prescription for EHRs and patient engagement

Healthcare economist Jane Sarasohn-Kahn During National Health IT Week, October 2-6, healthcare economist and blogger Jane Sarasohn-Kahn revisited research published earlier this year to connect the dots between EHR implementation (good news: it&...

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This National Health IT Week, help us demonstrate the value of HIT

Every day, HIMSS strives to achieve our cause of better health through the best use of information and technology. During the first week of October, we will embark on a special one-week celebration, National Health IT Week. Our vision&rsquo...

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CIO's advice on engaging operations and non-IT departments with your EHR

The treasure-trove of data available to clinicians and usable for making informed decisions is among the by-products of a healthcare organization achieving goals associated with an electronic health record deployment. As per the Center for Medicare a...

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The continuing education of a healthcare IT entrepreneur

As an entrepreneur with my own business, I am required to learn more new things than I ever imagined. That includes new software tools – and lots of them. Our firm uses SalesforceIQ to track prospects and clients. This tool has so much flexibil...

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Health Populi marks 10 years with 10 milestones

Healthcare economist Jane Sarasohn-Kahn celebrates 10 years of healthcare blogging with a look at critical markers. Happy anniversary to me…well, to the Health Populi blog! It’s ten years since I launched the blog to share my (then) ...

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