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September 17, 2014
National Health IT Coordinator Karen DeSalvo, M.D., christens National Health IT Week with a patient engagement keynote; debuts her Walking Gallery jacket.
August 05, 2014
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services went live with a site that has materials to guide patients through every step of the care process, from researching to scheduling a visit to following up.
July 01, 2014
Mobile health developers may applaud FDA MDDS guidance indicating it won't regulate many apps. Does this push too much safety risk on to patients?
June 20, 2014
An ACO survey shows ACOs are mostly physician-run; they're doing well, but still have workflow and data analytics challenges to overcome.
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The use of health IT brings new risks to patient safety; a symposium at HIMSS 2014 addresses how to mitigate those risks. Continue Reading
Frequent and open dialogue between quality improvement and analytics teams is a path to better healthcare outcomes. Continue Reading