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Patient EHR Data Contained in CT HIE to Aid in Suicide Prevention

Connecticut’s HIE will supply patient EHR data to help identify at-risk patients as part of a three-year suicide prevention initiative.

Study Will Help Health Care Providers Prevent Suicide

CTHealthLink was created in the fall of 2017, based on the successful system used in Kansas, according to Dr. Claudia Gruss of Wilton, president-elect of the Connecticut medical society and chairwoman of its Quality of Care Committee.

A Guide to Revenue Cycle Education at HIMSS18

The revenue cycle is changing as hospitals look to adapt financial services, tech-wise, and here are some sessions happening at HIMSS18 to learn best practices.

CTHealthLink Infrastructure to Support NIH Suicide Prevention Grant Award

CTHealthLink, the statewide health information exchange (HIE) led by the Connecticut State Medical Society, is pleased to announce that a team of investigators led by CTHealthLink Advisory Committee member...

Physicians Leaving Profession Over EHRs

Until recently, most doctors created their own workflows and utilized only the technology they were comfortable using.

eClinicalworks to Show off Precision Medicine, AI Features for EHR at HIMSS18

The cloud-based electronic health record vendor will be showing new features and functionalities that CEO Girish Navani says make the software smarter so it helps doctors.

Technology with Behavioral Insight Data Can Improve Outcomes for Patients

Penn Medicine’s David Asch, MD, believes there are good examples in the retail market that can be applied to healthcare.

How Your Health Care Will Be Reshaped in 2018

Let's take a step back from the minute-by-minute onslaught and take stock more broadly of the big, overarching trends that will animate this year in health policy.


When It Comes To Sharing Patient Information, Can You Do it Securely?

The healthcare IT systems used to collect, store and share confidential patient information are under constant attack.

Three Areas Cited as Places to Start Future-Proofing for Precision Medicine

HIMSS Analytics survey indicates focus on Infrastructure, funding and human capital.

Diameter Health Achieves NCQA Certification for All 2017 eMeasures

The NCQA eMeasure certification program is designed for companies that develop quality-measure reporting software that calculates quality measures using electronic clinical data.

Cybersecurity: Design Systems Around Employee Workflows

Marin General has seen a 50 percent reduction in system vulnerabilities and 100 percent participation in staff security awareness efforts -- just by building a system designed for the humans who use it.

Program to Collect Data from Fitbit Wearables

The program will distribute Fitbit devices to a representative sample of All of Us participants for a one-year study to determine its use on a larger scale in the program.

EHR Fatigue Has Frustrated Doctors Looking to Cut Clinical Hours

New AMA report finds the weight of technology and administrative burdens is creeping into time physicians need for patient care.

eClinicalWorks Helps Providers Coordinate Care Across Practices to Improve Patient Safety

The goal of the organization is to improve care for individual Medicare Fee-for-Service patients and the community while keeping health costs in mind.

What’s Going on During National Health IT Week?

From October 2 through October 6, stakeholders — including Congress, the Administration, nonprofits and providers — reflect on the value of health IT and raise awareness of its significance.

CSMS Joins AMA in MACRA Letter to Congress

CSMS signed onto a MACRA recommendation letter to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce from the American Medical Association.

Researchers say HIEs could save Medicare billions each year

An analysis of Medicare spending shows notable savings in areas of the country that have an operational health information exchange (HIE).

Essential Elements for a Hacker-Proof Healthcare Cybersecurity Strategy

Strategic objective, strict vendor scrutiny and board involvement, just a few cybersecurity crucial points according to experts

CTHealthLink Changing the Healthcare Paradigm

CTHealthLink, the new statewide health information exchange (HIE) developed in partnership by the Connecticut State Medical Society and KaMMCO Health Solutions, offers Connecticut clinicians a powerful new analytics tool to help improve the quality of patient care.

Hospital Impact – To Improve Patient Engagement, Leverage the Power of Digital Content

Patients engaged in medical care may lead to improved health, better experience with physician or facility

Healthy Rounds

Host Anthony Alessi, MD talks about CTHealthLink with CSMS President Jeffrey Gordon, MD

"Patients’ perception of care trending up ‘across the board," says Press Ganey CMO Thomas Lee

Healthcare quality improvements working, patients perception of care improving too

CTHealthLink Supporting Healthcare Quality Initiatives

(North Haven, CT) – CTHealthLink, Connecticut’s first state-wide health information exchange (HIE), uses...

Connecticut HIE Now Live

The statewide HIE called “CTHealthLink” provides a common-sense solution in Connecticut.

Connecticut Could See Competing Health Exchanges

In an age when many patients receive medical care from multiple providers, it can be difficult for clinicians to safely and easily share relevant patient information...

Connecticut Takes Another Stab (or two) at HIEs

Connecticut, a state that has struggled to create a statewide health information exchange, may soon have two.

Study: 9 in 10 Hospitals, Health Systems Making Major Patient Engagement Investments

Digital patient engagement tools helps engage, educate and empower patients, family members

Connecticut Could Gain Another HIE

Connecticut state officials are developing a health information exchange, which may compete with a project the Connecticut State Medical Society launched in June, according to CT News Junkie.

CSMS Announces CTHealthLink

In support of its mission to improve the quality of care and safeguard the health of patients...

CT Health Information Efforts Forge Ahead

Connecticut has tried and failed several times over the past decade to build a statewide network that would enable more seamless sharing of patients...

Connecticut’s Statewide HIE is Live

The Connecticut State Medical Society's CTHealthLink, a statewide health information exchange, is live.

BREAKING: CMS Releases Quality Payment Program proposed Rule for 2018

Estimated nearly two-thirds eligible Medicare clinicians will be exempt from MIPS in 2018

Digital Health Has Hit an Inflection Point, Says Famed Investor Mary Meeker

Healthcare is on the cusp of faster innovation cycles which will improve care delivery.

Roadmap To Cost Savings By Improving Care Variation

Healthcare providers can reduce wasteful spending by following common clinical based guidelines

Underserved Populations Benefit from Health Technology, Innovation

Information technology showing great promise in reducing disparities in underserved populations.

As Care Transitions are More Critical, Good Tech is Essential

Technology has created a new era of care transition, empowering the post-acute sector.

Top Ten Tech Trends 2017: Moving Learning Health System from Concept to Reality

The potential of big data is starting to become a reality at some of the leading health systems in the country.