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How failure helped birth an effective post-discharge monitoring tool

How failure helped birth an effective post-discharge monitoring tool

By Lisa Ward  |  November 12, 2016

Services like HealthLoop are increasingly in demand as Medicare changes its payment system to encourage hospitals to become more responsible for patients' clinical and financial outcomes over the entire episode of care—that is from the time they were admitted to the hospital until 90 days...

Digital tools seek to replicate in-person doctor visits

Digital tools seek to replicate in-person doctor visits

By Shelby Livingston  |  November 01, 2016

Health insurers, medical providers and employers are increasingly offering telehealth services, but the number of patients taking advantage of virtual care has been slow to catch on. Israel-based telehealth startup TytoCare aims to change that with its digital tools.

Athenahealth, Allscripts websites down amid nationwide hack

Athenahealth, Allscripts websites down amid nationwide hack

By Shelby Livingston  |  October 21, 2016

The websites of EHR software providers Athenahealth and Allscripts were down for some parts of the country Friday during the same time hackers launched an attack against the servers of Dyn, a major Domain Name System host.

MACRA may be troublesome for some health IT vendors

MACRA may be troublesome for some health IT vendors

By Shelby Livingston  |  October 18, 2016

The final MACRA rule eases some data-reporting requirements. But it will likely strain small IT vendors who have to tweak platforms to meet certification requirements, and that may derail efforts to make technology more patient-friendly, relevant and specialty-specific.

ONC finalizes rule giving more oversight of EHRs

By Virgil Dickson  |  October 15, 2016

In a final rule released last week, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology will have more oversight of electronic health records and other technologies that store, share and analyze patient information. The rule also gives the ONC the authority to ask developers to...

Henry Ford, Spectrum Health selected for human genome project to study diseases

Henry Ford, Spectrum Health selected for human genome project to study diseases

By Jay Greene, Crain's Detroit Business  |  October 14, 2016

Detroit's Henry Ford Health System has been selected as one of several provider organizations to receive a share of a five-year, $5.5 million federal grant to lead data collection on a project that is part of the human genome research and precision medicine program.

Jones Lang LaSalle acquires compliance technology firm

By Adam Rubenfire  |  October 05, 2016

Chicago-based real estate management firm Jones Lang LaSalle has acquired a consulting firm that uses technology to help healthcare facilities comply with building regulations.

Aetna makes large bet on wellness with Apple Watches

Aetna makes large bet on wellness with Apple Watches

By Bob Herman  |  October 01, 2016

They're nearly ubiquitous now—the buzzy arm accessories that track your activity and heart rate and other measures of well-being. And last week, health insurer Aetna doubled down on the wellness promises of one of the most popular wearables—the Apple Watch—by offering it for free...

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