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BOSTON—One in four people experience poor mental health during their lifetime but half don’t even get as far as their primary care provider for treatment. Those figures drive Jen Hyatt, who founded Big White Wall and spoke about her experience at the Connected Health Symposium held by Partners HealthCare.

Rather than wait for EHR vendors to incorporate quality measures into their software, researchers from Evanston, Illinois-based NorthShore University HealthSystem created a quality improvement and practice-based initiative in neurology using their EHR. 

Information governance is progressing, according to the results of the AHIMA-Cohasset Associates second survey on IG in Healthcare.  

With a big question mark hanging over its future, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality launched its 2015 Research Conference on Oct. 5.

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT just held its fifth annual Consumer Health IT Summit and data, analytics and patients were at the center of several sessions. 

Health IT shouldn't replace people but augment them, said D.J. Patil, PhD, the White House’s chief data scientist, speaking at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT’s fifth annual Consumer Health IT Summit on Oct. 1.

An online risk model using data from Maine's statewide health information exchange (HIE) predicted the healthcare utilization and needs of patients for a six-month period.

With all the cutting-edge software programs designed to help providers track trends, it seems the relatively simple concept of transparency is driving significant change. 

Researchers from the Cincinnati Children's' Hospital Medical Center teamed up with ImproveCareNow Network to create a proof-of-concept architecture for a network-based learning health system to integrate chronic care management, quality improvement and research.

The pressure to deliver high-value care has led to massive growth in understanding the need for transparency, said Robert Wachter, MD, professor and interim chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, speaking at the Aug. 20 installment of the HIT Safety Webinar Series. 

In response to its charge to provide a set of recommendations regarding clinical quality measurement (CQM) provisions in Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services payment rules, the Health IT Policy Committee’s Quality Measurement Task Force focused on three areas.

Sports apparel maker Under Armour is continuing its push into the quantification of fitness and health with the acquisition of fitness apps MyFitnessPal for $475 million and Endomondo for $85 million.