MeHI contributes quotes, articles and thought leadership pieces to various publications on eHealth topics. Equally important, MeHI promotes healthcare organization's Health IT progress and shares current industry events with our stakeholders. Below you will find a combination of articles in which MeHI has been mentioned, articles authored by MeHI, published pieces where Massachusetts healthcare organizations are highlighted, and other relevant Health IT news.
In the Media
HUBWeek Panel Presents the Women Behind Digital HealthOctober 25, 2017
Source: MedTech Boston
As part of the HUB week series, the Massachusetts Digital Health Initiative hosted an Oct. 13 panel entitled “The Women Behind Digital Health.” The panel was moderated by Maeghan Welford, who is the Chief of Staff at Massachusetts Technology Collaborative and a Senior Advisor at the Mass Digital Health Initiative.Learn More
Technology Can Lend a Hand to Family CaregiversJuly 30, 2017
Source: Telegram & Gazette
By: Susan Spencer
John Dowd of Worcester moved back home a few years ago to care for his father, who had Alzheimer’s disease, while managing his own job in field service, a position that required him to travel. He relied on a panoply of technology to make it work: internet-connected security cameras, shoes with GPS tracking insoles, door alarms, medication dispensers with alerts, Google Calendar and lots of texting among his eight siblings for the “constant rotation” of people bringing in dinners.Learn More
3 Areas Where Digital Technology Could Ease the Burden for Family CaregiversJune 28, 2017
By: Evan Sweeney
Opportunities exist for digital tools to ease the isolation and stress that family caregivers often experience while caring for a loved one, many of whom are open to solutions that provide easy access to information.Learn More
The 2017 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards: Third-Place Winning Team—East Boston Neighborhood Health CenterJanuary 23, 2017
Source: Healthcare Informatics
By: Rajiv Leventhal
East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) is "connecting the body and mind with a next-level health IT-based behavioral health integration program".
Mass HIway Eases Point of Care Reporting for Childhood Lead Poisoning PreventionNovember 28, 2016
Source: Becker's Health IT & CIO Review
By: Kelly Luchini, Mark Belanger, and Jennifer Monahan
The Massachusetts statewide health information exchange (Mass HIway) and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) are making it easier for healthcare providers to report required childhood lead data.
The agencies recently completed connecting all direct-reporting pediatric primary care practice locations in Massachusetts to the Mass HIway to provide real-time reporting of childhood lead data to the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP). The primary goal of the DPH's CLPPP is the prevention of lead exposure in children, which is associated with irreversible neurological and behavioral impacts.Learn More
Massachusetts Extends Deadline for EHR AdoptionNovember 1, 2016
Source: New England Psychologist
By: Janine Weisman
Massachusetts behavioral health care providers have more time to fully adopt electronic health record systems (EHR) that connect to the state’s health information exchange via a network called the Mass HIway.
The Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services recently announced that the date to connect to the statewide network for transmitting health care data among providers, hospitals and other entities and improve coordination of care would be a date later than Jan. 1, 2018.
Use Cases Driving Uptick in Health Data Exchange with DirectOctober 26, 2016
Source: Health IT Interoperability
By Kyle Murphy, PhD
The use of the Direct standard to enable health information exchange continues to rise.
With Watson Health, IBM bets big on health careAugust 30, 2016
Source: Boston Globe
By Priyanka Dayal McCluskey
IBM is making a big bet on health care, and it’s doing it here in the technology and life sciences hub of Massachusetts. Since IBM Watson Health was launched in 2015, the company has made four acquisitions worth about $4 billion and forged numerous partnerships with major hospitals, drug makers, and other companies.
How a Boston blizzard kickstarted telehealth at Massachusetts GeneralAugust 3, 2016
By: Jonah Comstock
Most Bostonians look back on the blizzard of late 2014 less than fondly. But there was a silver lining for Massachusetts General Hospital, which found in the snowstorm the perfect test case for its then-fledgling telehealth program.