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Hazelden Betty Ford Taps Oracle Cerner and Xealth to Simplify Access to Addiction Treatment

What You Should Know: – The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is simplifying the distribution of addiction treatment and recovery support content with the Oracle Cerner EHR and Xealth’s digital therapeutic distribution platform – The new system makes it easier for Hazelden Betty Ford clinicians to provide patients with digital content as a key part of their treatment and recovery process, including therapeutic education, exercises, and …

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Welcoming Patients Through The Digital Front Door

Justin Jacobson, VP & General Manager, Patient Engagement Solutions at Nuance Communications When patients contact their healthcare providers, they look for efficiency, convenience, and compassion. But often, the reality is far more clunky and impersonal when they find that an out-of-date phone system or a long hold queue are their only options. The secret to …

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HIMSS22 Day 2 Roundup: Google Partners with MEDITECH, Microsoft’s Health Cloud Strategy Expansions

Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Activity OptimizeRx Acquires EvinceMed, a Specialty Drug Prescription Initiation Platform OptimizeRx, a provider of point-of-care technology solutions helping patients start and stay on therapy announced a definitive agreement to acquire the EvinceMed platform and related assets. EvinceMed is a provider in delivering end-to-end automation for specialty pharmaceutical transactions. The acquisition includes …

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MEDITECH Expands Expanse Ambulatory to Independent and Physician-Owned Practices

What You Should Know: – MEDITECH today announced the availability of Expanse Ambulatory in independent and physician-owned practices, without requiring an Expanse EHR in the hospital setting. – The subscription-based solution lives in the cloud, so there is no significant IT footprint required. Expanse Ambulatory’s Practice Management Expanse Ambulatory’s Practice Management solution offers efficient office …

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Protecting patient identities as QR codes open up new cybersecurity risks

QR codes made an unexpected comeback during the pandemic. They offered a contactless gateway for individuals to check in to venues, log COVID-19 test results, help trace the virus spread and more. Restaurants and retailers embraced the technology as a way to welcome back consumers with touch-free access to online menus and digital payments. Previously …

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Beyond the pandemic: digital patient intake is here to stay

Will handshakes become a thing of the past? Will face masks become a regular feature of flu season? Will home-working remain popular, even after workplaces re-open? COVID-19 forced some abrupt behavior changes that challenged existing cultural norms, but as the pandemic subsides, how many of these adaptations will survive? For healthcare executives, the return to …

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Scripps Health IT applications pushed offline following cyberattack

The San Diego-based health system experienced a cyberattack on Saturday, following which it suspended user access to several IT applications, including its patient portal. Though it is not clear if patient data was compromised, care services were affected, with the system having to reschedule some appointments and revert to paper records.

How to Market Your Telehealth Services

It was stunning to witness the explosion and adoption of telehealth in the healthcare industry. Just over a year ago, before the COVID impact, the tele-techno adoption rate was zero to glacial at best. But suddenly, the healthcare industry was transformed from top to bottom. Of necessity, healthcare systems, hospitals and medical practices responded with …

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Cardinal Health and Deep Lens Collaborate for AI-based Oncology Clinical Trial Matching

What You Should Know: – Today, Deep Lens and Cardinal Health announced a strategic collaboration that will integrate Deep Lens’ AI-based clinical trial matching solution, VIPER, into community-based oncology practices throughout the Cardinal network. VIPER will be a part of Cardinal Health’s new Navista advanced suite of technology solutions designed to help oncologists improve outcomes, …

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MEDITECH, WELL Health Partner to Enhance Digital Patient Engagement

What You Should Know: – MEDITECH recently announced Expanse Patient Connect, powered by WELL Health, a contemporary, mobile solution enabling bidirectional, communication between healthcare organizations and their patients. Available through the MEDITECH Cloud Platform, the solution leverages WELL Health’s automated patient interaction functionality to improve provider efficiency and keep patients and their families connected to their care …

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Q&A: authenticating portal access with automation

Other blog posts in this series: Segmenting your patient population for the COVID-19 vaccine Engaging patient segments with convenient, secure scheduling solutions The patient portal can play an important role in COVID-19 vaccination efforts, allowing patients the ability to both schedule their vaccines and keep track of where they are in the process, at least …

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DrChrono’s Open FHIR API Enables Patients to Transfer Records to Apple Health

What You Should Know: – DrChrono announces today that its open FHIR API is now live enabling its patient members to securely transfer their available health records out of DrChrono into the Apple Health app on the iPhone so their medical information is consolidated and always with them. – The Health Records feature is part …

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Experian Health, Epic Partner to Address COVID-19 Identity Verification Challenges

What You Should Know: -Experian Health is partnering with Epic to expedites access to Precise ID® for Epic customers to address COVID-19 identity verification challenges.   – Collaboration aims to accelerate vaccination efforts with swift implementation and touchless identity proofing for high volume immunization programs. As part of its ongoing efforts to assist the healthcare industry with pandemic-related …

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MEDITECH Launches Quick Vaccination Solution to Streamline COVID-19 Vaccination Process

What You Should Know: – MEDITECH launches a web-based Quick Vaccination solution enabling healthcare organizations to efficiently administer the vaccine to their patients from multiple care venues, including through tablet devices. – With Quick Vaccination, healthcare organizations have the speed and mobility to distribute the vaccine at high-volume locations, including pop-up inoculation sites. To accelerate …

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2021 Patient Experience Predictions

As 2020 draws to a close and headlines hint that the end might finally be in sight for the pandemic, the healthcare industry is considering COVID-19’s legacy. The sudden shift to contactless care, financial consequences of widespread social distancing measures and changing expectations of the patient experience have upended the world of healthcare and health …

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MEDITECH Launches New Subscription-Based Cloud Platform Built on Google Cloud

What You Should Know: – Today, MEDITECH announced MEDITECH Cloud Platform—a suite of solutions available to healthcare organizations of all sizes that further extend the possibilities of the Expanse EHR. – This offering includes: Expanse NOW, High Availability SnapShot, and Virtual Care solutions, all created to work naturally in the cloud, and available through a …

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WELL Health Integrates with Cerner’s Patient Portal to Simplify Patient Communication

What You Should Know: – Cerner is striking a deal with patient communication hub company WELL Health to change its patient communication technology for its provider customers. – Through Cerner’s HealtheLife, the new capabilities will pull from a myriad of systems and apps to help improve communication and reduce administrative time for clinicians and staff. …

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New Covid-19 risk model available via Epic’s patient portal

A risk prediction model for Covid-19, developed by researchers at Cleveland Clinic, is now available to all health systems worldwide that use the Epic MyChart patient portal. The model will help clinicians estimate the likelihood of a patient testing positive for the disease.

Cerner Invests in Xealth to Jointly Develop Digital Health Solutions for Clinicians

What You Should Know: – Cerner and Xealth announce a collaboration to foster tighter physician-patient relationships by giving patients easier access to digital health tools. – These assets will be prescribed directly within the physician’s EHR workflow to manage conditions including chronic diseases, behavioral health, maternity care, and surgery preparation. – Cerner and LRVHealth have …

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Change Healthcare Launches SmartPay Integration with Epic MyChart to Improve Patient Payments

What You Should Know: – Change Healthcare’s SmartPay integration with Epic MyChart helps facilitate patient payments both pre- and post-service, and connectivity with Hyperspace® creates a “one-stop shop” experience that lets providers’ staff stay within Epic to process point-of-service payments. – Change Healthcare’s SmartPay Payment Integration for MyChart and encrypted device integration is available in …

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Ditch activation codes and automate portal enrollment with integrated identity authentication solutions

For many healthcare consumers, visiting patient portals to check medical records, schedule appointments, renew prescriptions and pay bills is a no-brainer. Accessible from multiple devices at any time of day, patient portals allow patients to manage their health from the comfort and convenience of their own home. COVID-19 has been a catalyst for even more …

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