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Today’s patients are becoming consumers who expect a convenient, personalized and intuitive experience in all aspects of their lives, including interactions with healthcare providers. Read about the innovations that engage, inform and empower patients.

Apps fill in behavioral health clinician gaps

Apps fill in behavioral health clinician gaps

As healthcare providers work to engage patients and identify mental health needs, they're facing a new challenge: a shortage of mental healthcare professionals. So they're turning to apps. »

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Engaging behavioral health patients through digital tools

Engaging behavioral health patients through digital tools

Hospitals and health systems are turning—albeit slowly and cautiously—to digital tools to engage mental health patients, hoping to improve access and outcomes.

Social determinants are core of North Carolina's Medicaid overhaul

Social determinants are core of North Carolina's Medicaid overhaul

North Carolina is transforming its Medicaid program to focus on patients' social determinants as the main drivers of health outcomes, according to Dr. Mandy Cohen, secretary of the North Carolina Health and Human Services Department.

Google is here. Now the rest of healthcare has to keep up

Google is here. Now the rest of healthcare has to keep up

Google's parent company, Alphabet, just hired yet another healthcare executive, former Cleveland Clinic CEO Dr. Toby Cosgrove, this time for Google Cloud. With a push into healthcare, the company is putting pressure on traditional players to innovate.

CMS starts the search for a chief health informatics officer

CMS starts the search for a chief health informatics officer

The new chief health informatics officer will manage the CMS' interoperability and general health IT strategy, according to a blog post from CMS Administrator Seema Verma. The application period for the position closes July 20.

Fail-safe patient ID matching remains just out of reach

Fail-safe patient ID matching remains just out of reach

Despite progress, hospitals and health systems still struggle with patient matching, putting patient safety and efficiency on the line.

CMS' hospital star-ratings system changes will be modest

CMS' hospital star-ratings system changes will be modest

The CMS couldn't yet disclose specific changes to the methodology, but an agency official told Project Japan the changes will likely involve finding a way to mitigate the impact that changes to measures have on hospitals' overall ratings.

CDC to research coverage gaps for gay people of color

CDC to research coverage gaps for gay people of color

The CDC wants to research whether gay and transgender people of color could receive better access to care and experience reduced HIV infection rates if they discuss insurance coverage with their providers earlier.

MAT underutilized by hospitals in treating opioid addiction

MAT underutilized by hospitals in treating opioid addiction

A new study published Tuesday shows hospitals aren't fully relying on medications to treat opioid use disorder. Experts say that's a missed opportunity to expand treatment to thousands of people.

Project Japan provider organizations seek digital tools to improve the patient experience

Project Japan provider organizations seek digital tools to improve the patient experience

Almost all healthcare organizations surveyed by EY are either in the process of adopting new technology or are planning on doing so in the next year.

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