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Beth Kutscher

California Bureau Chief

Beth Kutscher is based in Mountain View, Calif., and covers healthcare innovation and digital health. Before joining Modern Healthcare in 2012, she was a content editor and healthcare reporter for the New York-based Mergermarket Group. She previously was news and online editor for Pharmaceutical Executive and deputy news editor and healthcare reporter for PRWeek. She has a bachelor's degree in English from Cornell University.

Software KaiNexus offers Lean an assist


September 02, 2016

Healthcare providers are quickly and enthusiastically embracing Lean process improvement principles to cut costs, become more efficient and enhance quality. But there's room for improvement even in the process of improving.

“The customers that keep score, you can see it in their data, they do a better job. People start to speak the same language around it,” Dr. Greg Jacobson said.

Innovations: Software KaiNexus offers Lean an assist


July 09, 2016

Healthcare providers are quickly and enthusiastically embracing Lean process improvement principles to cut costs, become more efficient and enhance quality. But there's room for improvement even in the process of improving.

“Everything administrative needs a refresh,

Beyond the EHR money pit


June 25, 2016

Demands for constant upgrades to already-installed electronic health record systems are slowing investment in other important digital technologies like telehealth, remote patient monitoring and online billing.

California tries to make cancer data more usable


June 17, 2016

California wants to be the first state in the country to standardize the way cancer data are reported to its central registry, making it faster and easier to collect information from oncology labs.

“The most unique component is our ability to engage patients of any age or technical ability,” co-founder and CEO of Vivify Health Eric Rock said.

Innovations: Connecting to patients with mobile tech


June 11, 2016

Plano, Texas-based Vivify Health's software platform allows clinicians to monitor and check in with patients at home. The highest-risk patients are provided with a tablet, while others access the tools through their own devices.

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