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Nursing Informatics Director Rosemary Ventura:

Smartphones tailored specifically to improve clinician workflow are helping New York-Presbyterian Hospital boost communication efforts and cut back on waste, according to Director of Nursing Informatics Rosemary Ventura. Read more

Clinical communication in rural Colorado

Approximately 100 miles south of Denver is Pueblo, Colo., the home of Parkview Medical Center. The 350-bed hospital serves a "catch area" including all of eastern and southern Colorado, where there are a number of critical access hospitals, but no Level II care facility. Read more

New York-Presbyterian on mobile health

As physicians and hospitals move toward a more consumer-focused care model, experts say successful integration with mobile health faces challenges — not just with technology, but also with processes. Read more
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Top Obstacles to Population Health Management

“Population Health Management means many things to many people,” says Amber Thompson, Vice President of Coordinated Care at PatientSafe Solutions. But overall, she says, PHM is about improving the health of the population, removing waste from the care delivery cycle, and improving the patient experience. Read more
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Making data usable: Interoperability is ideal, but implementation is far from easy

Achieving interoperability among providers, payers, vendors, even regulators is no easy task, and, according to Sergio Carbone, chief information officer at PatientSafe Solutions, not likely one any single vendor can achieve. Read more
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Transitioning from fee-for-service to fee-for-performance

While the ongoing change from fee-for-service to fee-for-performance healthcare is rooted in providing better and more efficient care to patients, plenty of providers remain skeptical about the transition and what it means for their already, in some cases, razor-thin margins. Read more

Jefferson College of Public Health 2015 Health Education Heroes

Amber Thompson, MS, MBA, CHE is the Vice President of PatientTouch Coordinated Care at PatientSafe Solutions where she manages a team of allied health professionals who provide chronic disease care management to high risk patients. Read more

PatientSafe Solutions Acquires Merck subsidiary Vree Health

PatientSafe Solutions, a provider of connected healthcare workflow and care coordination solutions has acquired all assets of Vree Health, a wholly owned subsidiary of Merck. Read more

PatientSafe buys Merck’s Vree Health to expand into home health

San Diego, California-based PatientSafe Solutions has acquired all the assets of Merck subsidiary Vree Health for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will help the care coordination and provider workflow company expand its offerings to the home care market in addition to the hospital. Read more

PatientSafe Solutions Expands Strategy, Buys Merck’s Vree Health

San Diego’s PatientSafe Solutions, which specializes in mobile and digital health technologies, has acquired all assets of Vree Health, a Merck subsidiary in Annandale, NJ, focused on technologies and services to reduce hospital readmissions. Read more

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