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Weekly Roundup: HIMSS18 - MU Overhaul, Data Sharing, Google; Disparities; Cigna-Express Deal

Posted by Jodie Jackson, Jr. on Mar 9, 2018 9:05:00 AM

Image of desk surface with cofee cup, keyboard, newspaper to illustrate weekly roundup of health news: megamergers, MACRA, WebMD briefs, Don Berwick on value-based care, more.

In case you missed these, Quality Today scoured the healthcare news landscape and blogosphere to present you with an end-of-the-week news and information reading list. This edition of "Weekly Roundup" is chock-full of solid reporting from #HIMSS18 in Las Vegas.

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Topics: value-based care, healthcare data, healthcare, meaningful use

The Year of The Patient: Is Technology Replacing Our 'Human Touch?'

Posted by Jodie Jackson, Jr. on Jan 25, 2018 11:08:00 AM

Doctors using technology, which can be distractions from building patient relationships.

As healthcare not only joins but now begins to lead the Digital Age of Data, physicians, health systems, and hospital staffs have discovered they are not immune to one of the most visible, unintended consequences of information technology. The World Wide Web was supposed to expand our horizons – by essentially shrinking the world around us – and draw us closer together.

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Topics: patient experience, healthcare data, patient satisfaction, digital health, The Year of the Patient, patient engagement

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