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In a March 6 presentation at HIMSS, Jonathan Ringo, MD, FACOG, President and COO of Sinai Hospital, and Patricia Birch, MBA, SVP and Global Consulting Practice Leader of Cognizant, explained how they transformed care coordination and patient experience by implementing a patient engagement and care coordination platform.

In a March 6 presentation at HIMSS18, Juana Romero of New York – Presbyterian (NYP), and Erin Mackay, MPH, of GetMyHealthData discussed a case study detailing how NYP boosted patient engagement by utilizing its patient portal.

The future of the medical products and device industry is brightening, according to Moody’s investors Service, which upgraded its outlook from stable to positive. Moody’s predicts “continued product innovation” and synergies from acquisitions will drive growth of earnings before interest, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) of between 4 and 5 percent over the next 12 to 18 months.

Oracle Health Sciences has announced the findings of a study outlining current and future plans, as well as barriers, for precision medicine and its impact on life sciences and healthcare communities.

Internet searchers of common heart disease symptoms closely resemble geographic and seasonal trends of coronary heart disease hospitalizations, according to a study to be presented at American College of Cardiology's 67th Annual Scientific Session.


Recent Headlines

Toren joins Medsphere board of directors Richard B. Toren has joined the board of directors at Medsphere Systems, bringing more than 30 years experience to the San Diego-based open-source healthcare enterprise system provider.
JAMA: Regions with more chronic conditions diagnoses have lower death rates Hospital regions that have a greater frequency of diagnoses have a lower case-fatality rate for certain chronic conditions, a March 16 study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) revealed.
HIEs get a new evaluation framework
The Center for Health Information and Decision Systems (CHIDS) at the University of Marylands Robert H. Smith School of Business has developed an evaluation framework to help states and the District of Columbia create self-sustaining and effective networks for the exchange of EHRs.
Survey: Public indifferent to medical ID theft While consumers grasp the importance of protecting their medical and personal information, few individuals take the necessary precautions to avoid medical identity theft, according to a study from the Ponemon Institute.
MedHOK unveils data processing software MedHOK has released 360Measures 1.56, cloud-based software that has earned National Committee for Quality Assurance Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set certification.
Commentary: UKs P4P initiative has had ambiguous impact on care A commentary on the National Quality Measures Clearinghouse website titled Pay for Performance in U.K. General PracticeThe Ambiguous Impact of the Quality and Outcomes Framework, offers a mixed review of the pay-for-performance (P4P) initiatives of the National Health Services' Quality and Outcomes Framework.
AHRQ: Healthcare access, quality uneven Healthcare quality is improving, but access is still uneven and disparities exist, especially for minority and low-income groups, according to the 2010 National Healthcare Quality Report and National Healthcare Disparities Report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
HIMSS: Nuance moves to the cloud, pairs with 3M for ICD-10 Nuance Communications highlighted Nuance Healthcare Development Platform, a cloud-based platform, at HIMSS11 and emphasized its partnership with 3M.
HIMSS: Hard-wiring standards via CPOE equates to better outcomes, revenues ORLANDO, Fla.--Facility-wide physician education, along with the implementation of a computerized provider order entry (CPOE) system, can result in improved standardization and a reduction of blood transfusions, said medical oncologist C. Eric Hartz, MD, CMIO at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. Hartz described the project and its results at his facility during a Feb. 21 presentation at HIMSS11.
HIMSS: Value emerging from secondary uses of EHR data ORLANDO, FLA. -- Much to my amazement, standards and interoperability [for health IT] have occurred, said Christopher G. Chute, MD, DrPH, of Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., during an educational session Feb. 20 at the Physicians IT Symposium at HIMSS.