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Erlanger/MDP Hospitalists selected as a Top 15 Research and Innovation Oral Abstract

In April, Agathos was fortunate to have attended The Society of Hospital Medicine Annual Conference where Dr. David Alvarez, Hospitalist Medical Director at Erlanger Health System, presented on the power of mobile tools guiding physician performance, particularly[…]

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Clinical Variation Insight: Folate Testing

Folate deficiency is rare, and folate testing is rarely indicated. We sent 29 hospitalists personalized guidance about folate testing and will measure the impact of this intervention over the next few months.

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Agathos selected for Texas Medical Center's Innovation Program

Agathos joined 22 other digital health companies from three countries and nine states at the TMC Innovation Institute (TMCx) this week. Agathos is part of TMCx’s sixth accelerator class and will complete a four-month program alongside new partnerships with TMC hospitals, such[…]

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Agathos welcomes Dr. Michael van Duren as Clinical Variation Lead

Agathos is thrilled to welcome Dr. Michael van Duren as Clinical Variation Lead. In this role, Michael will support Agathos’ clinical variation analytics, business development, and training with new and existing physician users and leaders.

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HealthX, Launchpad, and Better Ventures Invest in Agathos

Agathos is excited to announce the closing of a $1.56M seed round led by HealthX Ventures with participation from Launchpad Digital Health and Better Ventures. Learn more about Agathos’ investors and fellow portfolio companies below:

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Eight Ways to Deliver High-Quality Care in Hospital Medicine

In hospital medicine, delivering high-quality care is a complex balancing act between goals and constraints. Hospitalists strive to make evidence-based clinical decisions, facilitate seamless transitions of care, and allocate time for difficult patient conversations within a[…]

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Why Physician Attribution Drives Performance Improvement

Provider attribution, the process of associating outcomes to the care of individual providers, is a critical component of an effective performance improvement initiative. Hospitals can realize big gains using data to drive performance—but doing so requires understanding how[…]

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Six Imperatives for Cybersecurity in U.S. Healthcare

On June 2, 2017, the HHS Healthcare Industry Cybersecurity Task Force released the final Report on Improving Cybersecurity in the Health Care Industry to Congress.

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SMART on FHIR: Unlocking Digital Health

“Do you integrate with my EMR vendor?” is one of the first questions a digital health application vendor will get from a prospective client, and with good reason. It has historically been a Sisyphean task requiring custom interfaces and hours of hospital IT time. Often, it[…] Read More

Five Barriers to Measuring Inpatient Quality

As U.S. healthcare payments become increasingly value-based, quality improvement initiatives will enable hospitals to improve patient outcomes, realize operational efficiencies, and better manage the financial risk associated with emerging payment models.

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HIMSS17 Takeaways

Last week, forty thousand health IT professionals arrived in Orlando for the  HIMSS (Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society) annual meeting, the biggest health informatics event of the year. Read More