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Boston Medical Center implements SDOH screening tool in EHR

Boston Medical Center is able to gather social determinants of health information with an electronic health record-based model that screens primary care patients for unmet needs. The THRIVE model, developed by researchers at Boston Medical Center, leverages a one-page screener that patients fill out in the waiting room prior to their appointment. Then, a medical… Read More »

HIMSS19: CMS innovation center could jumpstart interoperability models

Dive Brief: CMS may move to push early adoption of infrastructure​ promoting transparency and stymieing data blocking, Adam Boehler, the head of the agency’s payment model testing and innovation center, hinted Wednesday. Speaking at HIMSS19, the head of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation said the center’s models could “drive [transparency initiatives] sooner” than… Read More »

UAB Medical Center tests ‘virtual scribes’ to trim docs’ workday

UAB Medical Center is testing “virtual scribing” services to help primary care physicians complete treatment documentation more quickly. The organization, based in Birmingham, Ala., wants to see whether the technology can help free up physician time to see more patients while completing their work earlier. Some 60 doctors have struggled to keep up with documentation… Read More »