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Nov 18, 2014 CMS Provides Summary of Care Meaningful Use Requirements in Stage 2

The Summary of Care menu objective in Meaningful Use Stage 1 is now a core objective in Stage 2.

Nov 17, 2014 Are Providers Forced to Think Like a Health Plan?

Healthcare reform is forcing a dramatic shift in focus from volume-of-services to value-of-services delivered.

11/19/2014 Innovation Matters at IHE North American Connectathon 2015

The IHE North American Connectathon 2015 will be held on Jan. 26-30, 2015 at the Cleveland Convention Center and HIMSS Innovation Center in Cleveland, Ohio.

11/19/2014 Truman Medical Centers Selected as 2014 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award Recipient

The HIMSS Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence has recognized outstanding achievement of organizations who have utilized health information technology to substantially improve patient outcomes while achieving return on investment.

11/17/2014 New Program to Simplify Digital Health Data Exchange, Making it Easier for Healthcare Providers to Get Connected Health IT

HIMSS, IHE USA and the EHR/HIE Interoperability Workgroup announce plan to streamline and strengthen how electronic health records and health information exchanges share patient data

Nov 19, 2014 Virtual Care: A Real-World Strategic Asset

Consumers are embracing emerging virtual care models, which empower patients to take control of their health by having the majority of care taking place "virtually" through online resources and access to clinicians via phone, email or video technologies.

Oct 31, 2014 How Intermountain Healthcare does privacy & security

CISO Karl West explains the health system's process for evaluating all new mobile technologies based on a core architecture that involves a three-pronged system of controls.

Oct 22, 2014 Analytics project slashes sepsis deaths

Penn Medicine put data and analytics to work and reduced its sepsis mortality rate from 17 percent at baseline to 13 percent today.



Community Updates

'Blue Button for Consumers' Recording Now Available The November Innovation Community Meeting featuring a presentation from Aaron Seib, ?CEO and Dr. Robert Cothren, CTO, of the National Association for Trusted Exchange is now available.
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Using Remote Patient Monitoring to Drive Care Coordination Savings This executive brief provides an overview of how to identify risk for readmission to the hospital, and presents considerations for implementation of a remote management solution to avoid financial penalties.
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Register for the Complimentary October Webinar “A Strategy for Capturing Nontraditional Determinants of Health in the EHR” As personal health, family history and private matters contribute to the overall health of patients, it’s optimal to expand the electronic health record to encompass nontraditional health history. The provider must identify, capture and prioritize nontraditional health determinants. Utilizing successful strategies of screening, management and referral process in an EHR system will allow for optimal patient care and overall patient health
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