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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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A case study in HIE consolidation

In 2015, Health Current counted 75 payers, providers and other organizations as part of its health information exchange. Today, the Arizona-based not-for-profit includes more than 850 healthcare groups—and counting—as part of its network. In 2015, Health Current counted 75 payers, providers and other organizations as part of its health information exchange. Today, the Arizona-based not-for-profit […]

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Removing an obstacle that impedes IT interoperability and vaccination efforts

The lack of a national strategy for patient identification has left the U.S. healthcare system with a patchwork of solutions based on proprietary numbering systems and matching algorithms that are costly and prone to errors. The lack of a national strategy for patient identification has left the U.S. healthcare system with a patchwork of solutions […]

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Digital accessibility challenges remain for telehealth

Telehealth makes it easier for some patients with disabilities to access healthcare, bypassing common issues with transportation or lack of accommodations in facilities, but digital accessibility challenges remain. Telehealth makes it easier for some patients with disabilities to access healthcare, bypassing common issues with transportation or lack of accommodations in facilities, but digital accessibility challenges […]

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Healthcare’s most important prescription—empathy

We are better equipped to serve our members when we can ask the right questions and listen to their answers without preconceived ideas—when we have a degree of empathy. We are better equipped to serve our members when we can ask the right questions and listen to their answers without preconceived ideas—when we have a […]

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