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Bridging Gaps with Apps: CedarBridge Develops Mobile App for Patient Consent

Carol Robinson As founder of CedarBridge Group, I’ve been thinking about the complexities and commonalities of our consulting engagements. Our clients work in public and private channels; in red, blue, and purple states, large and small; and at many stages of maturity in journeying toward connected, value-based healthcare. At the core of our work, CedarBridge

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CedarBridge Group and Stella Technology Showcase Project on Interoperability in Action Day

Jim Younkin CareApprove™ puts health data exchange in patients’ hands with a mobile patient consent app that’s now in final round of Move Health Data Forward Challenge. Today during a live webinar hosted by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) for thousands of participants nationwide, CedarBridge Group presented the new

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CedarBridge Attracts New Talent, Hits Major Milestone

“The first thing that has to be recognized is that one cannot train someone to be passionate–it’s either in their DNA or it’s not.” -Richard Branson It’s birthday month for CedarBridge Group! In February 2013, I mailed $100 to Oregon’s Secretary of State to file as a new business, set up a business checking account

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CedarBridge Group and Stella Technology CareApprove Project Advances to Phase 2 in HHS Move Health Data Forward Challenge.

Jim Younkin What if we put health data control in patients’ hands? CareApprove™ can do it. We are thrilled to announce that today, patients are a little closer to directing how their individual health data flows. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) announced today that CedarBridge Group LLC has been awarded

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Can Patient Attribution Cause HIPAA Violations?

Jim Younkin A recent story in Oregon’s Lund Report, Longview Hospital Appears to be Accessing Non-Patient Prescription Data, raises concerns about patient attribution and responsibility for unpermitted disclosures and/or breaches of protected health information (PHI). The report alleges, “when doctors leave PeaceHealth St. Johns Medical Center, officials there are able to access prescription records for

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HIEs are Not Dead Yet

Jim Younkin One thing we have learned from the HIEs with sustainable business models is that there is more to health information exchange services than just query-based exchange. The first of the ONC Learning Guides points to the value of ADT notifications to keep all caregivers informed about where their patient is receiving care outside

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Jim Younkin Joins CedarBridge Group as Chief Technology Officer

Carol Robinson Self-assessment is key to performance improvement, for individuals and for companies.  Whether you’re measuring progress toward a fitness goal or progress toward achieving a company’s targets, we must know where we want to go, in order to take the right steps to get there. Three and a half years ago, I left a

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Finding Your Passion in Health IT

Jim Younkin For some time now, I have been thinking about the best way to use my skills to improve healthcare overall. I have been with the Geisinger Health System for almost 12 years, where I co-founded the Keystone Health Information Exchange (KeyHIE) and provided administrative and technical services for the Keystone Beacon Community, which

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CedarBridge Group Lands Two All-Star Senior Consultants

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/cedarbridge-group-lands-two-all-star-senior-carol-robinson?trk=prof-post

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Panel discussion: “What’s Keeping CIOs and Security Officers Up at Night and What They are Doing About It”

Join us at the HIMSS Oregon Chapter Spring Conference on May 17th, 2016 in Portland, OR, where Carol Robinson of CedarBridge Group will moderate a panel of health IT security experts. Topics for discussion include: Lessons learned from recent high profile breaches Steps organizations can take to protect themselves, from workforce recruitment and training to investment

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