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Health Information Technology

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

The Assessment of Care Tool - Consisting of Six Visual Analog Scales Corresponding with the IOM Six Dimensions of Perfect Care

Care Redesign

Real-Time Pursuit of Outcomes That Matter to Patients

A simple and affordable tool to use at the point of care to drive value creation within clinical microsystems.

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Patient Engagement

Engaging Patients Using Digital Technology — Learning from Other Industries

Providers can benefit patients and disrupt health care by learning from the experience of other industries.

Six Modest Proposals for Health Care Measurement - Ari Robicsek Talk Still

Care Redesign

Six Modest Proposals for Health Care Measurement

From measuring only what matters with the “give a darn” test to warnings about the streetlight effect and risk adjustment, here are six proposals for refining health care measurement.

Mission Hospital Virtual Sitter - Drawing of the Virtual Bed Zone and Rails

Patient Engagement

Reducing Inpatient Falls and Injury Rates by Integrating New Technology with Workflow Redesign

How Mission Hospital scaled a virtual sitter pilot and reduced unassisted falls by 44% and fall-related injuries by 40%.

Heart Safe Motherhood and Way to Health Two-Way Texting for Blood Pressure Monitoring for Postpartum Women with Preeclampsia

Care Redesign

Heart Safe Motherhood: Applying Innovation Methodology for Improved Maternal Outcomes

At the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, a text message–based blood pressure surveillance program for postpartum women with preeclampsia improved blood pressure management, reduced readmissions, and increased patient and provider satisfaction.

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Care Redesign

Using Quality to Shine a Light on Homebound Care

How two thought leaders in the fields of home-based medical care, geriatrics, and palliative medicine advanced a quality-of-care agenda for homebound adults.

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New Marketplace

Promoting Interoperability: Roles for Commercial Payers

Interoperability is a business imperative for enhancing value in health care, and providers and payers must collaboratively meet the demands for data exchange.

Questing for Data to Create a Healthier Better World - Amy Compton-Phillips talk still

Care Redesign

Questing for Data to Create a Healthier World

How do we create a future where we continue the trajectory of making life better year after year?

Health Care Snapshot - Chinese Health Care and U.S. Health Care

New Marketplace

Perspective from the East: Health Care in China

Context is the key to understanding China’s health care system and its emphasis on population health.

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New Marketplace

Digital Health Care in China: Benefits and Pitfalls

China’s experience offers insights for integrating digital and non-digital health care services.

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