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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.