An Inside Look at What’s Trending in the New Healthcare

March 5, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
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B.E. Smith’s 2015 Healthcare Trends white paper reveals several developments related to health IT and policy. Two the firm’s executives recently spoke to HCI about their findings.

Improving Palliative Care with Analytics in Peoria

March 5, 2015     Gabriel Perna
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You can’t do good end-of-life care if you wait until the end of a patient’s life. That’s the motto of OSF Healthcare, a Peoria, Ill.-based health system, which is enabling analytics capabilities to enhance its community-wide palliative care program.

HL7 Names Van Dyke Chair-Elect

March 5, 2015     David Raths
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Nonprofit standards development organization Health Level Seven International has appointed Patricia Van Dyke, M.B.A., B.S.N., R.N., director of electronic data interchange, privacy, information security and standards for Moda Health, as the chair-elect to the...

VA’s ED Situational Awareness Software Begets Process Improvement Tool

March 5, 2015     David Raths
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The VA's Emergency Medicine Management Tool is designed to help EDs figure out where delays are and understand roadblocks.

Five Senators Rail on HITECH Progress; ONC's Interoperability Roadmap

March 5, 2015     Gabriel Perna
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Five Republican Senators wrote a blog this week, railing on the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) for the lack of interoperable, usable electronic health records (EHRs) derived from the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical...

Physician Groups Express ICD-10 Concerns in Letter to CMS

March 5, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
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Nearly 100 physician groups representing state and specialty medical societies have written a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding ICD-10 concerns that the groups say the agency has not addressed.

Guest Blog: Approach Unified Communications Like You’re Writing an Essay

March 4, 2015     Michelle Kay
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The biggest mistake a healthcare organization can make when it comes to the decision to deploy Unified Communications (UC), is to treat it like an infrastructure component that is transparent to the user community. The best path to UC in healthcare is to...

WEDI Offers ICD-10 Help for Small Practices

March 4, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
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The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) has released a white paper to help small providers with ICD-10 testing.

NIH Launches Big Data Portal for Alzheimer's Research

March 4, 2015     Gabriel Perna
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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is launching a big data portal this week that aims to help Alzheimer's researchers develop new treatments for the disease

The Book Hasn’t Been Written on HIEs Yet

March 4, 2015     Gabriel Perna
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A recent study determined that nothing conclusive has been written on the benefits in cost and care improvement from HIEs. We knew that already but why does it feel like people are trying to act as if this is the final chapter?

Survey: Security Risks Still of Great Concern to Healthcare Orgs

March 4, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
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Just 36 percent of healthcare organizations said that within their entity, security and compliance policies are at most only moderately enforced, according to a survey from the Morristown, N.J.-based health information service provider (HISP) DataMotion.

Blogs

VA’s ED Situational Awareness Software Begets Process Improvement Tool

March 5, 2015     David Raths
The VA's Emergency Medicine Management Tool is designed to help EDs figure out where delays are and understand roadblocks.

The Book Hasn’t Been Written on HIEs Yet

March 4, 2015     Gabriel Perna
A recent study determined that nothing conclusive has been written on the benefits in cost and care improvement from HIEs. We knew that already but why does it feel like people are trying to act as if this is the final chapter?

For Talented CMIOs in the Emerging New Healthcare, the World Really Is their “Oyster”

March 2, 2015     Mark Hagland
Speaking with Dr. David Levin about the roles and reporting relationships of “2.0 Generation” CMIOs was exciting and possibility-filled

AMA’s Stack: CMS Should Have Declared Victory After Stage 1, Gotten Out of the Way

March 2, 2015     David Raths
Meaningful use Stage 1 helped create a vibrant health IT sector, said Steven Stack, M.D., AMA's president-elect. But he added that one of the things the government doesn't do well is course-correct.

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