UPMC Health Plan offering WebMD Digital Health Assistants to patients; Joint Commission, CDC use QR-codes to educate patients;

> The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Health Plan now is offering WebMD Digital Health Assistants to its patients to "foster healthy lifestyle behaviors." Announcement

> Industry members and regulators are taking patient education mobile with a QR-code-based campaign, FierceMobileHealthcare reported. Created by health supplies company Kimberly Clark, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Safe Care Campaign, The Joint Commission and other partners, the campaign embeds QR codes into patient safety posters distributed around hospitals. Article

> Twenty-one College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) members and one CHIME Affiliate program participant earned the Certified Healthcare CIO (CHCIO) and CHCIO-Eligible designation, CHIME announced this week.  A total of 161 CHIME members and CHIME Affiliate program participants are credentialed CHCIO and CHCIO-Eligible since the program first started in 2009. Announcement

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