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KHIN and MinuteClinic Nationwide Data Connection

The Kansas Health Information Network (KHIN) and its subsidiary KAMMCO Health Solutions (KHS) have completed a secure electronic connection allowing the seamless sharing of data between MinuteClinic, a CVS Health company, and the KHIN/KHS network. 

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Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, RTLS and the Future of Healthcare Technology

There are challenges including regulatory hurdles, issues related to patient privacy and medical practice adoption standing in the way of the industry reaching its technological potential. In this episode of the MGMA Insights podcast, we gaze into a crystal ball to discuss the future of healthcare technology.

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Verato Recognized by Gartner as a ‘Notable Next-Generation EMPI Vendor’

Verato, a leading provider of flexible, cloud-based identity resolution services, announced that the company has been recognized by Gartner as offering a ‘Notable Next-Generation Enterprise Master Patient Index (EMPI)

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Update: More Alerts About Medical Device Security Flaws

Several recent advisories from federal regulators concerning newly identified vulnerabilities in certain medical devices serve as the latest reminders of the risk management challenges involved.

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Innovation at ACC | Potential of Voice/Conversational AI in Medicine

ACC explains the important reasons why it is an opportune time now for the healthcare sector to adopt voice technology.

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How Asynchronous Telemedicine Saved SSM Health 18 Minutes Per Visit

Telemedicine vendor Zipnosis has focused on a virtual visit solution.The solution would be unique in that it would give the health system the flexibility for an asynchronous adaptive interview, which would give patients flexibility and improve provider efficiency.

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How Direct Secure Messaging Can Help Manage Social Determinants of Health

The DirectTrust network allows for automated notifications that support the providers’ ability to care for their patients and has been proven to improve patient care coordination, mitigate risk, and reduce healthcare costs.

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Making the Case for National Unique Patient ID

Congress is considering whether to allow regulators to fund work on developing a national unique patient identifier - an issue that has long been extremely controversial. In an interview, Julie Dooling of the American Healthcare Information Management Association makes the case for how such an identifier could help match patients to all relevant medical records to improve care and potentially help prevent fraud.

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Healthix Delivering ‘Smart Alerts’ to Clinicians

Heeding calls from customers for more services, health information exchanges are finding ways to add value to their data aggregation. For instance, New York City-based Healthix has started sending “smart alerts” triggered by changes in diagnoses or lab values.

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NEHI Submits Comments to CMS Regarding the Physician Self-Referral Law

NEHI's comments put the physician self-referral law, also known as the Stark Law, in the context of related and necessary reforms to promote value-based payment of provider services, for the purchase of biopharmaceuticals, and to support strategies such as telehealth and other forms of “distributed” health care. 

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