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UVA Health will wipe out tens of thousands of lawsuits against patients

University of Virginia Health System, which for years has sued thousands of patients annually for unpaid bills, said it will cancel a massive backlog of court judgments and liens resulting from those lawsuits dating to the 1990s. University of Virginia Health System, which for years has sued thousands of patients annually for unpaid bills, said […]

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Building employee trust key to creating more honest talk on tough issues

Providers say creating work cultures that encourage frank conversations on controversial issues begins and ends with employees knowing that their input is valued. Providers say creating work cultures that encourage frank conversations on controversial issues begins and ends with employees knowing that their input is valued.

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Q&A: First ONC head Brailer’s vision for information sharing

Dr. David Brailer was appointed by President George W. Bush as the nation’s first head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology after developing one of the country’s first-ever health information exchanges. Dr. David Brailer was appointed by President George W. Bush as the nation’s first head of the Office of […]

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Post-acute facilities face hurdles in healthcare’s interoperability push

ONC has emphasized the role APIs could play in launching a new market of apps in healthcare. But some providers, like those in the post-acute and long-term care settings, may not be using software that’s required to make such tools available under the agency’s long-awaited interoperability rule. ONC has emphasized the role APIs could play […]

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Data is the key to repairing the nation’s healthcare system

Healthcare information technology and the power of providers, payers and government agencies sharing and analyzing data can illuminate the path to better care and improve outcomes for all. Healthcare information technology and the power of providers, payers and government agencies sharing and analyzing data can illuminate the path to better care and improve outcomes for […]

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Momentum returns for health information exchanges

The pandemic transformed the perception of HIEs and fostered an appreciation of their value, spotlighting the importance of sharing population-level data quickly, with HIEs across the country crunching data to answer hospital capacity questions, predict the virus’ spread and, now, determine vaccine allocation and eligibility. The pandemic transformed the perception of HIEs and fostered an […]

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Building a teamwork model for uncertain times

The COVID-19 pandemic has put stress on the entire delivery system, including workforce relationships. But a teamwork model created by the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center aims to improve clinical care and the effectiveness of staff even during uncertain times. The COVID-19 pandemic has put stress on the entire delivery system, including workforce […]

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BCBSA wants to cut racial gap in maternal care by half in five years

In 2019, Black women were about 2.5 times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than white women. In 2019, Black women were about 2.5 times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than white women.

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Gaps in disaster preparedness leave patients at risk

The winter storm that paralyzed much of Texas in mid-February amplified the need for disaster preparedness, especially for dialysis centers. And it’s caught the attention of lawmakers nationwide. The winter storm that paralyzed much of Texas in mid-February amplified the need for disaster preparedness, especially for dialysis centers. And it’s caught the attention of lawmakers […]

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Collaboration across the C-suite key to implementing data blocking, interoperability rules

Chief information, medical and compliance officers are closely collaborating to implement new information-blocking and interoperability regulations from the federal government. Chief information, medical and compliance officers are closely collaborating to implement new information-blocking and interoperability regulations from the federal government.

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