Survey: Only 22% of Digital Health Users Use EHRs to Make Medical Decisions

Survey: Only 22% of Digital Health Users Use EHRs to Make Medical Decisions

60% of consumers who use digital health tools state they have an EHR; however, only 22% of digital health users are accessing EHRs to help make medical decisions, according to a March/April HealthMine survey. The survey of 500 insured consumers who use mobile/internet-connected health tools reveals that despite the wide-spread adoption of EHRs, 55% of users simply view them as tools to simply "stay informed."Additionally, 29% of those consumers who say they do have an EHR are not getting much
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MedData Acquires Duet Health: 6 Things to Know

MedData to Acquire Duet Health

MedData, a provider of patient-focused revenue cycle management services has acquired Columbus, Ohio-based patient engagement company Duet Health.Founded in 2009, Duet provides multi-platform software products that empower hospitals, health systems, and providers to better communicate and engage with their patient populations. The robust Patient Intelligence Center provides real-time monitoring of every click, transaction, and entry to create more meaningful patient interactions and improve
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Hospital Data Security: Are Cloud Apps A Pandora’s Box for Hackers?

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 Editor’s Note: D’Arcy Guerin Gue is a co-founder of Phoenix, with over 25 years of experience in executive leadership, strategic planning, IT services, knowledge leadership, and industry  relations —  with a special focus on patient engagement and federal compliance issues. She currently serves as the Director of Industry Relations at Phoenix Health Systems, a division of Medsphere SystemsCloud apps….Everyone uses them, and the best are remarkable productivity enhancers.  Your IT Department
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Senators Release Request Feedback on Draft Legislation to Improve Meaningful Use

Senate Health Committee Introduce Bill to Help FDA, NIH Attract Top Talent

U.S. Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.), Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), Pat Roberts (R-Kans.), Richard Burr (R-N.C.), and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) today wrote to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt to request feedback on legislation they drafted that would address the ongoing issues with implementation of the meaningful use program for health information technology (health
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Quietyme Unveils Intelligent Sensor For Real-Time Noise Reduction in Hospitals

Quietyme Unveils Intelligent Sensor Solution For Real-Time Noise Reduction in Hospitals

Quietyme (pronounced “quiet time”), a intelligent sensor-focused company, today announced the launch of its automated, end-to-end solution for hospital noise reduction. The intelligent sensor technology utilizes proven continuous process improvement methods to prompt real-time modifications for an improved overall patient experience. The enhanced Quietyme solution is being rolled out to all current client hospitals and will be available for all future customers beginning the end of May
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DirectTrust CEO Responds to Flexibility in EHR Reporting Act

DirectTrust CEO Responds to Flexibility in EHR Reporting Act

On April 20, U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) and U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) introduced the Flexibility in EHR Reporting Act (H.R. 5001) to bring flexibility to electronic reporting requirements for healthcare providers. Specifically, H.R. 5001 would make it easier for health care providers to comply with Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) IT reporting requirements. As reported by Ripon Advance News Service, “Under the bill, healthcare providers would be allowed to report IT upgrades
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CloudMedx Acquires Gyrus Labs To Accelerate Clinical Data Insights

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CloudMedx Inc, a big data health analytics company, announced today that it has acquired Gyrus Labs to extend the power of the CloudMedx Analytics Platform for improving patient care through data insights. Under the terms of the agreement, CloudMedx will acquire Gyrus Labs team, intellectual property and data rights. The company has already integrated its technology into the CloudMedx platform.With the acquisition of Gyrus Labs’ technology, CloudMedx will accelerate its deep clinical insights of
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Healthix, HBI Solutions Partner to Add Real-time Predictive Analytics to HIEs

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Healthix, a public health information exchange (HIE), with data of over 16 million patients, has tapped HBI Solutions to offer predictive analytics and performance analysis capabilities to its participant organizations. As part of the agreement, HBI's analytics engine will use the entire Healthix database to provide Healthix participants with a comprehensive view of their patient population. Hundreds of provider organizations across New York City and Long Island are connected to Healthix,
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Verisk Analytics Unloads Healthcare Services Business for $820M

Verisk Analytics

Verisk Analytics , a data analytics provider serving customers in insurance, energy, healthcare, financial services, government, and risk management and private equity firm Veritas Capital has signed an definitive agreement to acquire Verisk`s healthcare services business for $820M. The company hired Morgan Stanley to sell Verisk Health, its healthcare division back in October 2015,  hoping to fetch  between $900M to $1.08B from the acquisition. Financial terms of the $820M acquisition consists
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Physician Perspective: Solving EHR Integration & Interoperability

Health 2047's CEO Dr. Doug Given Talks Integrated Innovation

In this second installment of this Q&A series, Health2047’s CEO Dr. Doug Given talks about what’s missing from the equation when it comes to taking on EHR integration and Interoperability.Now is the time to tackle EHR integration and interoperability in healthcare—but can these latest efforts from HHS or from the FDA achieve that? In part one of this series, we discussed how healthcare providers need to play a larger part in creating HIT solutions with Health2047’s Dr. Doug Given. In this
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