Health IT Pulse:

October, 2018

October 24, 2018  12:48 PM

HIEs provide access to patient records in wake of Hurricane Michael

Yumeng Ren Profile: Yumeng Ren

By October 18, Hurricane Michael, the strongest U.S. storm in terms of maximum sustained wind speed since Hurricane Andrew in 1992, left 35 people dead and displaced over 300,000 people in Florida, Georgia and Alabama. In preparation for the storm, the Strategic Health Information Exchange...

October 17, 2018  4:04 PM

Patient vs. healthcare consumer? Musings on the CVS/Aetna merger

Valerie Silverthorne Profile: Valerie Silverthorne

During an interview on the PBS News Hour, CVS CEO Larry Merlo drew an interesting distinction when speaking about the future of healthcare. Fresh from the merger with Aetna, Merlo said people directly in the care of a physician or in a hospital setting were “patients” while everyone else is...

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