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Morning eHealth

White House interoperability meetings — Spate of eHealth bills

Building the Future through CMS eHealth

The CMS Blog

CMS Launches eHealth. Today, the Office of E-Health Standards and Services is launching a new eHealth initiative that specifically aims to help providers, health IT developers, and other industry partners overcome the challenges of collectively implementing this new electronic infrastructure. If you are at the HIMSS conference in New Orleans today, I hope you will stop by our CMS Town Hall (Session 81, 1:00-2:00 pm, New Orleans Theater C) to hear more about our eHealth initiatives.

Welcome to the CMS eHealth Blog

The CMS Blog

Welcome to the CMS eHealth blog. Here you can find information about the eHealth initiative that CMS is launching at the annual HIMSS conference in New Orleans. Upcoming blogs will highlight HIMSS sessions about eHealth and its programs, and we look forward to continuing the conversation as our eHealth programs reach key milestones over the coming months. What is eHealth? eHealth Website. CMS is tweeting about eHealth and its programs. eHealth

eHealth: Aligning Quality Measurement at CMS

The CMS Blog

eHealthBy Patrick Conway, MD, MSc. Stage 2 of the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs. The next step on the path of meaningful adoption of health information technology (HIT) for providers—will launch later this year for hospitals and next year for eligible professionals. How will this next phase improve health care and reduce the burden on providers? Achieves Electronic Data Reporting.

Privacy and Security’s Role in the eHealth Transformation

The CMS Blog

Improving the delivery of health care is the focus of the eHealth initiative. But eHealth also involves promoting standards and processes that will enable patient information to be shared in a more efficient and timely manner, while ensuring the data is kept private and secure. The goal of privacy and security is to ensure that the technologies and information that are generated as part of the eHealth initiative are only used for their intended purposes. eHealth

Stanford’s ClickWell: Virtual Model for Primary Care

Consumer eHealth Engagement

In January 2015, Stanford Medicine launched ClickWell Care, a new type of Primary Care clinic which leverages technology to allow patients to virtually connect with their own Stanford primary care clinicians and wellness coaches via video or phone visits.

Ochsner Leverages Retail, Connected Health Tools & Apple Watch to Engage Consumers

Consumer eHealth Engagement

Brigham and Women’s Primary Practice Pilots New Mobile App to Drive Patient Engagement & Collaborative Care

Consumer eHealth Engagement

Twine Health Mobile App Engages Patients with Chronic Conditions The story about the health decline of our citizens is being told everywhere. According to the CDC website, “as of 2012, about half of all adults—117 million people—have one or more chronic health conditions.

Virtua Navigates Orthopedic Patients Pre- & Post-Surgery with Improved Patient Engagement and Care Coordination

Consumer eHealth Engagement

WELLBE PLATFORM FOR PATIENT ENGAGEMENT With an aging population and increase in chronic conditions including obesity, the demand for hip and knee operation is increasing dramatically.

The Swedish Speed Camera Lottery And Healthy Living

The Medical Futurist

Politico’s eHealth site chose the message I tweeted a few days ago the eHealth tweet of the day contemplating about speed lottery and its potential place in healthcare.

Dartmouth- Hitchcock’s ImagineCare Platform Leverages Wearables, Connected Health & Analytics for Personalized Patient Care

Consumer eHealth Engagement

Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H), an innovative New England healthcare system with 1,000+ providers is committed to creating a “sustainable health system”, which proactively engages patients through new care models to achieve the triple aim.

Ask Me About Digital – Everything You Need To Know

The Medical Futurist

On the other hand, healthcare users were generally not aware of existing eHealth services offered by their GPs, but half of them were willing to use those services when proposed by their doctor.

Carolinas HealthCare System Pilots Prevent PreDiabetes Program via Virtual Group Coaching

Consumer eHealth Engagement

OMADA HEALTH CONSUMER VIEW. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revealed that 86 million, 1 in 3 Americans now have prediabetes, and 9 out of 10 of them don’t even know they have the condition.

Children’s Hospital of Orange County Begins Machine Learning Journey

Healthcare Guys

In a June 25 webinar sponsored by the eHealth Initiative, William Feaster, M.D.,

Carolinas HealthCare’s Diabetes Patients Collaborate with Coaches Using Data from Smartphones and Devices

Consumer eHealth Engagement

Behavior Change Health & Wellness Connected Health Data Driven Health Engagement Decision Support eHealth Mobile Engagement Health & Wellness Motivation for health and wellness Patient Decision Support Patient Engagement Patient Portal chronic care management consumer generated health and wellness content educating consumers about health and wellness patient generated health data personalization for health and wellness

SEARCH is Headed to the West Coast

Telehealth Blog

telemedicine, telehealth, eHealth, mHealth, etc.). Register Today for SEARCH 2018! Submit your abstract online!

Join CHI & Politico to Explore What's Next for Connected Health Innovation


Microsoft Innovation and Policy Center Moderated by Politico eHealth's David Pittman We’ve unlocked a door to the future of remote monitoring. Connected Health Initiative and Politico Present Recognition, Reimbursement, Results: Opportunities Ahead for Remote Monitoring and Connected Health Innovation Monday, December 4, 2017 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Administrative Simplification and ICD-10: Streamlining Health Care Operations

The CMS Blog

eHealthBy: Christine Stahlecker, Director, Administrative Simplification Group, Office of E-Health Standards and Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Did you know that the United States spends more than $150 billion annually on health care administration, and for the average physician, two-thirds of a full time employee is needed to carry out billing and insurance related tasks?


EHR Incentive Programs: Moving into the Next Stage

The CMS Blog

eHealthBy Elizabeth Holland. This week, industry leaders from all over the country gather for the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society conference and discuss the future of health information technology implementation, and we at CMS are pleased to report updates on our efforts to promote and support the meaningful use of electronic health record (EHR) technology in health care. Growing EHR Adoption and Meaningful Use.

IHE Perspective on EU GDPR

Healthcare Exchange Standards

The good news is that even today IHE Profiles provide solutions by combining security and privacy specific IHE Profiles such as ATNA, IUA, XUA, BPPC and APPC with the Profiles focused on information exchange in cross-border, national or regional ehealth deployments.

Rwanda : The Digital Health Pioneer

Lloyd Price

"Rwanda’s eHealth Strategic Plan for 2016–2020 is the key driver to economic growth and to improving the lives of people. Introduction to Rwanda Rwanda has made remarkable socioeconomic progress in the past decade with real GDP growth averaging 8.2% annually.

HIE Future is bright - single connection to hub

Healthcare Exchange Standards

onramp to eHealth Exchange Wisconsin Provider Directory Wisconsin wide Patient Record Locator Public Health Reporting Hospital Visit report Provider Portal access to all of this Beyond Wisconsin In the slide deck they also look at other nationwide exchanges: CareQuality -- a newer flavor of eHealth Exchange. The next item on the HIE Future is Bright list is movement from "Multiple Point-to-Point Connections" to "Single Connection to Hub".

HIE 40

Forget Theranos. there is a new revolution in Israel that’s about to transform Blood Testing

Lloyd Price

A Pears Challenge 2017 Fellow, EfA was part of an Israeli startup delegation to India in September 2017 and won first prize in the eHealth Venture competition in March this year.

Don't miss the 2013 Consumer Health IT Summit

Medicine and Technology

Innovative apps that are addressing consumer needs and helping them use their health information in exciting ways, including the announcement of the Blue Button Co-Design Challenge winner Business opportunities for developers to build eHealth tools. An announcement about a new eHealth campaign, including PSAs, and efforts by consumer advocacy organizations and others to build greater awareness of eHealth and to shift attitudes about patient participation in health and healthcare.

The Fourth Wave: Digital Health Update ? Paul Sonnier ? May 30, 2018 ? #328

Story of Digital Health

”” As Clayton Hamilton, eHealth Regional Focal Point for the European Region at WHO writes : “The resolution has the potential to improve millions of lives. I made this announcement to 63,131 members of the Digital Health group on LinkedIn.

11th Annual Healthcare Unbound Conference, San Diego, December 3-4

E-CareManagement Blog

Technologies to be discussed include wearables, mHealth, remote monitoring, eHealth and social media. December 3-4, 2014 . San Diego, CA. Technology-Enabled Consumer Engagement & Behavior Change. Register by November 17th to receive a $100 early bird discount.

CMS announces a new user-centered resource to help improve alignment: the CMS Measures Inventory Tool (CMIT)

The CMS Blog

eHealth. CMS announces a new user-centered resource to help improve alignment: the CMS Measures Inventory Tool (CMIT).…. Mon, 11/20/2017 - 12:35. Kate Goodrich, M.D., M.H.S. Director, CMS Center for Clinical Standards and Quality and CMS Chief Medical Officer. Topic.

The 5 minute download on the NYeC Conference 2013

American Well Blog

Last week I was fortunate enough to attend New York eHealth Collaborative’s Digital Health Conference 2013 in New York City. The hustle and bustle of New York still amazes me- how can there be this many people in one space?

Looking for career opportunity

Healthcare Exchange Standards

I am a member of the Wisconsin HIE technical advisory committee, and provide technical advice to the USA national eHealth Exchange. Update: Found a new Career, started November 2016 As some of you know, I am currently exploring new career opportunities. Who best to reach out to than those who understand and are interested in what I do through following my blog.

#WWBR Week of September 22, 2014

Chilmark Research

eHealth Initiative Survey Suggests Many ACOs Lack Mobile Applications and Face High Costs. In this week’s WWBR, lots on pricing transparency and payment reform in the health system, and some new thoughts on whether all this excitement is really warranted. On a slightly different note, Brian shares a very important IOM article addressing one of those topics people rarely talk about – end of life planning.

CMS Doubling Down on Health IT; Patients

The CMS Blog

eHealth. CMS Doubling Down on Health IT; Patients. Mohanraj.Balas…. Thu, 07/19/2018 - 00:03. Seema Verma. Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Topic. Americans enjoy the benefits of the best healthcare providers and innovators in the world. Yet while the volume of care consumed by American patients has not increased dramatically comparative to similar economies, the cost of care in the United States has accelerated at an alarming pace.

Online GP services: The way forward or caveat emptor?

mHealth Insight

Despite probably the ‘biggest success’ of their €800M eHealth Ireland project (that I’ve been critical of since it’s inception as it was clearly building on obsolete tech) being the Dr Ray Walley in the Medical Independent, 5th April 2018.

Quality Payment Program Exceeds Year 1 Participation Goal

The CMS Blog

eHealth. Quality Payment Program Exceeds Year 1 Participation Goal.…. Thu, 05/31/2018 - 12:00. Seema Verma. Administrator, CMS. Topic. Billing & payments. Initiatives. Leadership. Legislation. Physicians. Quality. Rural health. Safety. I’m pleased to announce that 91 percent of all clinicians eligible for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) participated in the first year of the Quality Payment Program (QPP) – exceeding our goal of 90 percent participation.

Telemedicine Today (#tday): December 2015

American Well Blog

Brian Schatz told Morning eHealth. “We’ve Welcome to the the final edition of Avizia’s Telemedicine Today for 2015! For those new to this feature, we share the telehealth industry’s hottest news, events, legislation, insight and more. As another year approaches its end, we take a look back at 2015 as a year of great progress in the evolving Telemedicine industry. Recently…. CEO, Mike Baird, guest authored Why Now Is The Moment That Telehealth Transforms Healthcare published by ReadWrite.

In Memoriam, Bob Waters


Waters, JD, the founder of the Center for Telehealth and eHealth Law and a long-time leader in telemedicine. The telemedicine community suffered a loss this week with the passing of Robert J. He was diagnosed with brain cancer some time ago and died peacefully on Wednesday at home with his family. His dedication to the field and his contributions to moving telemedicine forward were enormous.

My Favorite Myths About Telemedicine


Telemedicine, telehealth, eHealth, mHealth and telecare are all different. Last year I asked the ATA staff to come up with a list of the top myths about telemedicine. With years of fielding questions from the public, from ATA members and the press I figure they were in a good position to come up with some of the leading examples. Yes, I admit that these are pet peeves of mine as well, so this is partly a cathartic exercise and a good way to start the new year.