Monthly Archives: December 2012

Top 5: Health Care Innovation Awardees

Five organizations that have won a Health Care Innovation Award from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation for their proposed health IT intervention: Comprehensive community-based approach to reducing inappropriate imaging (Altarum Institute): aiming to reduce unnecessary imaging studies, they plan to create a data-exchange system between primary care and imaging facilities. The Bronx Regional […]Continue reading «Top 5: Health Care Innovation Awardees»

Price and Performance–ACA Impact on Health IT

As Supreme Court upheld the ACA (The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) on June 28th, 2012, and with Obama winning his second term, the rollout of the federal and state provisions will certainly steer the development of health IT. To follow up our earlier post on ACA ruling, this post will analyze the ruling’s […]Continue reading «Price and Performance–ACA Impact on Health IT»

Top 5: Photo Sharing Projects Promoting HIV Testing

A recent post from highlights four photo sharing campaigns that seek to reduce HIV/AIDS stigma and also promote testing: A Day with HIV: Positively Aware magazine called for photo submissions from people living with HIV and created a photo gallery website with 44 of the entries. Deciding Moments: the Greater than AIDS campaign has installed […]Continue reading «Top 5: Photo Sharing Projects Promoting HIV Testing»

Top 5: New Health IT Resources from the AHRQ Innovations Exchange

Five new health IT QualityTools from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Innovations Exchange Animated Eagle Book Series a series of diabetes education videos targeted at Native American children Family History Cancer Risk Assessment: HealthLink an online survey that estimates cancer risk by reviewing patterns of cancer in a family MONAHRQ® 4.0 use […]Continue reading «Top 5: New Health IT Resources from the AHRQ Innovations Exchange»