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Health Information Technology

Advances in health care technology are streamlining health care delivery. Electronic medical records (EMR systems) are boosting efficiency for organizations worldwide, but not without challenges. How can we best harness evolving health information technology?

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Care Redesign

Personalized Hospital Ratings — Transparency for the Internet Age

Patient user-determined weights could become a highly desirable feature of future hospital ratings.

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Care Redesign

Embracing Technology to Save Primary Care

Adding providers won’t solve the health care crisis — but thoughtfully and deliberately deploying technology just might.

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Patient Engagement

Using a New EHR System to Increase Patient Engagement, Improve Efficiency, and Decrease Cost

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center saw active participation from patients by encouraging them to document their own health information into a new EHR.

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Care Redesign

Ensuring Clinical Quality in Telemedicine

How Cleveland Clinic and Online Care Group designed a data-driven quality improvement telemedicine ecosystem.

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New Marketplace

Can eConsults Save Medicaid?

How eConsults unlock medical expertise for the underserved.

Transparency Can Improve Both Quality and Cost of Care

New Marketplace

Survey Snapshot: Seeing Progress in Transparency, but the Quest for Value Continues

NEJM Catalyst Insights Council members agree that despite the challenges and caveats, transparency efforts are essential.

Transparency Initiatives Are Maturing But Have Far to Go

New Marketplace

New Marketplace Survey: A Slow Path to Transparency for Patients

There is national momentum to empower patients with actionable health care information. But how well is the health care industry faring with this push to improve patient-facing transparency?

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Care Redesign

Subscribing to Your Patients — Reimagining the Future of Electronic Health Records

Rather than searching EHRs to check on patients, what would it be like to instead subscribe to Ms. Jones in room 328?

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Patient Engagement

Moving from a Sickness Model of Health Care to One of Well-Being — Part 2

A public health expert discusses the scientific, technological, and financial foundations needed to modernize the social services infrastructure and address social determinants of health.

PROs Associated with Better Top-Box Satisfaction Scores at UPMC

Patient Engagement

Better Physician Ratings from Discussing PROs with Patients

A UPMC study demonstrates the value of PROs, but finds that physicians need to discuss that information with patients during visits.

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