Diana Manos

Diana Manos is a Washington, D.C.-based freelance writer with specialties in healthcare, technology, politics and policy.

social determinants population health

Health Quality Advisors president Michael Millenson said that healthcare organizations cannot make the transition to population health and value-based care without engaging patients and that requires addressing a number of challenges. 

By Diana Manos 07:30 am March 14, 2017
Experts contend that healthcare providers are starting to catch on to the importance social determinants of health play at the individual and patient population levels and that, increasingly, the factors will inform how they can ultimately improve care.   
Louisiana Healthcare Quality Forum UnitedHealthcare

Louisiana Healthcare Quality Forum CEO Cindy Munn said LHQF serves as the conduit betwenn emergency rooms and managed care organizations. 

By Diana Manos 06:56 am February 17, 2017
LHQF and UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Louisiana created an HIE registry to keep patients out of the emergency room. 
Texas Health Resources EHR

Mary Beth Mitchell, chief nursing informatics officer at Texas Health, explained the staff has a saying: "every patient, every location, every time."

By Diana Manos 10:44 am February 14, 2017
Now that the healthcare industry is mostly digitized, leading hospitals like THR are looking at how to use technology as an enabler for improving health, CHIO Ferdinand Velasco said. 
Kansas HIE empowers patients
By Diana Manos 08:09 am February 10, 2017
Kansas Health Information Network forwards all information, including notes and reports, to patients via a portal. 
Cleveland Clinic Adrienne Boissy
By Diana Manos 09:18 am February 06, 2017
Success requires finesse on several fronts: engaging clinicians, care givers, IT vendors and patients themselves, all at the same time. 
Women CIO paid less men HIMSS17
By Diana Manos 07:01 am February 01, 2017
The gender gap has grown wider, even among executives, during the last decade. But why? 
Regenstrief open source DeDupIT

Brian Dixon, of the Regenstrief Institute, said that tools to manage the flow of patient data are critical as health information exchanges continues gaining steam. 

By Diana Manos 10:06 am January 25, 2017
Brian Dixon highlights the promise of DeDupIT for consolidating CDAs by removing duplicate records then producing a single document. 
Yale secure cloud platform

Harlan Krumholz said the technology makes patients true partners in care and research.

By Diana Manos 09:12 am January 24, 2017
The technology, known as Hugo, empowers patients to compile data from multiple EHRs and synchronize them with a research database. 
social determinants of health

MediQuire CEO Klaus Koenigshausen said that where a patient lives and socio-economic status can have as impartant an impact on patients health as their genetic makeup. 

By Diana Manos 07:44 am January 10, 2017
Emerging models, such as value-based care, cannot adequately move forward without factoring in the role social determinants of health play. 
Trump change MACRA

iHealth partner Justin Barnes said the new administration will likely offer more guidance on MACRA but not dramatic changes to the law. 

By Diana Manos 07:27 am November 18, 2016
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO John Halamka advised providers to stay the course on MACRA, while iHealth partner Justin Barnes agreed that major changes are unlikely. But Robert Tennant of the MGMA cautioned that we won’t know until Trump takes over.

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