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5 Healthcare Tools To Boost Patient Involvement via @michelle_writes

5 Healthcare Tools To Boost Patient Involvement via @michelle_writes | #HITsm | Scoop.it
The 2012 Connected Health Symposium showcased a myriad of engagement tools that promote innovation and improve patient compliance.
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Announcing '20 Questions for Health IT' Beginning Sept. 2

Announcing '20 Questions for Health IT' Beginning Sept. 2 | #HITsm | Scoop.it

Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 2., we will begin publishing one health IT topic per day from 20 different individuals with a deep understanding of the topic. The author of each question was generous enough to stick her or his neck out and pose a short answer to the question in the hopes it will encourage further discussion in the comments section and also on Twitter using the #20HIT tag.

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Create Interoperability with any EHR, via @CorepointHealth

Create Interoperability with any EHR, via @CorepointHealth | #HITsm | Scoop.it

A modern healthcare environment demands that an interface engine do more than just connect one point to another.

The role of the interface engine must meet the requirements of a new generation of productive, connected, and efficient healthcare environments. Explored are the five major areas where the role of an interface engine is applicable within a modern healthcare environment. Read more...

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Under The Hood Of Apple's New Health Care Framework

Under The Hood Of Apple's New Health Care Framework | #HITsm | Scoop.it
What does HealthKit actually do, anyway?
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When Patients Read What Their Doctors Write

When Patients Read What Their Doctors Write | #HITsm | Scoop.it
Patients are more satisfied with their care when doctors share their medical notes. But letting patients see what doctors put in medical records has long been taboo. That's starting to change.
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Looking Through the Google Glass

Looking Through the Google Glass | #HITsm | Scoop.it
A look at the diverse startups offering Google Glass solutions, including the big-name health systems giving them a test drive.
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Fix the Handful of U.S. Hospitals Responsible for Out-of-Control Costs

Fix the Handful of U.S. Hospitals Responsible for Out-of-Control Costs | #HITsm | Scoop.it
A small number of hospitals are responsible for nearly 80% of the excess payments for common Medicare procedures.
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For Big-Data Scientists, ‘Janitor Work’ Is Key Hurdle to Insights - NYTimes.com

For Big-Data Scientists, ‘Janitor Work’ Is Key Hurdle to Insights - NYTimes.com | #HITsm | Scoop.it
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Using Web Services for Public Health Reporting | Corepoint Health

Using Web Services for Public Health Reporting | Corepoint Health | #HITsm | Scoop.it

The interesting component of using web services are the workflow challenges that are being solved using Corepoint Integration Engine. Let’s take a look at the first scenario in this post. For the sake of brevity, we’ll describe the second scenario in a future post.

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Apple Wants To Be 'A Hub Of Health Data' And Is In Talks With Top Hospitals

Apple Wants To Be 'A Hub Of Health Data' And Is In Talks With Top Hospitals | #HITsm | Scoop.it
"Apple is going into this space with a data play."
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Hit the Reset Button in Your Brain

Hit the Reset Button in Your Brain | #HITsm | Scoop.it
Vacation isn’t a luxury. Neither is daydreaming. Don’t skimp.
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Could a payer-led HIE could do the trick?

While the debate about sustainable health information exchanges tends to pit public entities against private ones in a survival of the fittest scenario, two competitive large insurers are taking a new tack by creating a "public utility" data sharing service.  Blue Shield of California and WellPoint, the parent of Anthem Blue Cross, a
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What are the odds they make the deadline?

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Startups Are Finally Hacking Healthcare | TechCrunch

Startups Are Finally Hacking Healthcare | TechCrunch | #HITsm | Scoop.it
New companies are going around the traditional “front door” of FDA approval, insurers and healthcare institutions by launching ‘Healthcare 2.0’..
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How wearables are driving the rethinking of notifications

How wearables are driving the rethinking of notifications | #HITsm | Scoop.it
Notifications aren't just a minor feature on smartphones anymore -- they're now essential to wearables.
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Focusing on Fun and Interactivity Can Improve Health Outcomes

Focusing on Fun and Interactivity Can Improve Health Outcomes | #HITsm | Scoop.it
Interactivity may be the secret to getting patients engaged. Doing is infinitely more interesting than being talked at or just handed information.
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The High Cost of the Sweet Life, by @leonardkish

The High Cost of the Sweet Life, by @leonardkish | #HITsm | Scoop.it
As we move toward digital health, the relationships between spending, environment, and other health determinants are becoming clear.
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HIMSS Rocks the Global Center for Health Innovation

HIMSS Rocks the Global Center for Health Innovation | #HITsm | Scoop.it
HIMSS Innovation Center at the Global Center for Health Innovation is a technology showcase for all– health IT companies, healthcare professionals and consumers.
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Assuring High Availability in Healthcare Interfacing

Assuring High Availability in Healthcare Interfacing | #HITsm | Scoop.it

High availability is a term used in the software industry to indicate that the application is available and running as expected a high percentage of the time. Availability is measured in percentage of up time for the system. For example, if a system has a 24-hour expected processing time and is down 17.5 hours per year, it has a 99.8% availability.

In a modern, connected healthcare environment, high availability is absolutely critical, yet there are still occasions – both planned and unexpected – that cause downtime.

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Epic defends interoperability bona fides | Healthcare IT News

Epic defends interoperability bona fides | Healthcare IT News | #HITsm | Scoop.it
In testimony before ONC's Health IT Policy Committee on Aug. 15, Epic President Carl Dvorak made his case that the EHR giant is far more engaged with data sharing than some critics would contend.
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Health Information Exchange in Tornado Alley, via HIMSS

Health Information Exchange in Tornado Alley, via HIMSS | #HITsm | Scoop.it

Emergency management and clinical crews providing treatment to victims need medical records and health information fast, often making a hospital or clinic’s decision to participate in HIE a true matter of life and death.  With health data safely stored digitally in a data center, data can be transferred in real time.  The continuity of care for patients does not have to be delayed or medical history considered unknown when determining which treatments to provide, because in many cases, the data is already available before the patient walks in the door.

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A $10,000 blood test?!? Yes, really.

A $10,000 blood test?!? Yes, really. | #HITsm | Scoop.it

Imagine walking into a hospital and being charged more than $10,000 for a blood test to check your cholesterol level. And going to another hospital in the same state and being charged $10 for the exact same blood test. That’s what a team led by a University of California San Francisco researcher found when it looked at the prices California hospitals charge for 10 common blood tests.

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Note to Developers: Quit Ignoring the Patients

Note to Developers: Quit Ignoring the Patients | #HITsm | Scoop.it
The problem with EMRs, patient portals, and healthcare technologies is that too often the developers seem to have forgotten the patient experience.
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Collective Health Wants To Replace The Health Insurance Industry With A Software Program | TechCrunch

Collective Health Wants To Replace The Health Insurance Industry With A Software Program | TechCrunch | #HITsm | Scoop.it
"Did you know you can actually negotiate and get a better deal at the doctor's office if you offer to pay up front?" co-founder and CEO of Collective Health..
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Survey Results: Are Projections for Telehealth Fact or Fiction?

Survey Results: Are Projections for Telehealth Fact or Fiction? | #HITsm | Scoop.it
The telehealth market is expected to experience a tenfold growth spike by 2018. What are the odds of this happening?
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Friday August 22 12-1 EST Please Join The #HITsm Tweetchat About Workflow!

Friday August 22 12-1 EST Please Join The #HITsm Tweetchat About Workflow! | #HITsm | Scoop.it

Workflow is any series of task steps, consuming resources (time, money, supplies, but particularly mental effort and attention), achieving one or more goals. Essentially all purposeful activity relies on workflow. ‎This means you can pivot from workflow to almost any area of healthcare: e-prescribing workflow, workflow of content management, etc.

OK, what is workflow technology then? Workflow tech is more than just workflow definitions, created by workflow editors, executed by workflow engines. (Though I do go on about those a lot, don’t I!?). Any tool or machine used by humans to create value is technology. So, potentially, any tool or machine to improve effectiveness, efficiency, or flexibility of workflow is workflow technology.

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5 Questions to Ask When Calling a Reference During the Health IT RFP Process

5 Questions to Ask When Calling a Reference During the Health IT RFP Process | #HITsm | Scoop.it

When engaging in a RFP process for a new software vendor, calling references is arguably one of the most important steps of the process. Although it can be time consuming to coordinate calls and analyze all the feedback, the comments of peers who have recently gone through the same process can be invaluable. One of the toughest things about reference calls is narrowing down what to ask. 

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