CHIME’s Branzell on the DoD-Cerner Deal: Public Perceptions Didn’t Match Reality

July 31, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
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CHIME president and CEO Russ Branzell admonishes his colleagues to consider the breadth of the enterprise challenges facing the Cerner/Leidos/ Accenture Federal consortium now that it has won the new DoD EHR contract

Transforming Healthcare Through “Big Data”

July 31, 2015  |  Somesh Nigam, Chief Informatics Officer, Independence Blue Cross
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At Independence Blue Cross in Pennsylvania, we are moving forward rapidly to leverage analytics to support the management of care for our members with chronic illnesses

CHIME Taps Gretchen Tegethoff to Serve as VP of New CHIME Technologies Division

July 31, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
news
Former CIO Gretchen Tegethoff will help lead and promote CHIME’s for-profit vendor-partnering entity

WHITEPAPER: mHealth Regulations: Global Efforts and Readiness

VIDEO: Social Media Data Drives Decision making at the American Red Cross

CASE STUDY: Spectrum health Takes a Community’s Vital Signs –With Social Media

Mixed Feelings Pour in Over Cerner/DoD EHR Deal

July 30, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal and Mark Hagland
article
The health IT industry was full of mixed feelings as it began to digest the news that the Cerner Corp./Leidos-led team was granted the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) electronic health record (EHR) contract.

IBM, CVS Health Partner for Care Management

July 30, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
The Armonk, N.Y.-based IBM and CVS Health are partnering to use predictive analytics and Watson cognitive computing to improve care management services for patients with chronic disease.

AMA Backs Legislation to Delay MU Stage 3

July 30, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
The American Medical Association (AMA) is backing new legislation introduced intro Congress that aims to address many of the problems U.S. physicians have with the meaningful use program.

A Conversation with Taylor Davis, VP, Consulting Services, KLAS

July 30, 2015  |  Chuck Appleby, Ph.D., Appleby & Associates, LLC
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We had so much to talk about in our conversation with Taylor Davis for the 2015 HCI 100 feature story (to be released shortly) that we continue the discussion here.

Five Key Questions That Will Need To Be Answered About the DoD/Cerner Contract (and Cannot Possibly Be Answered Right Now)

July 29, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
blog
The capture of the immense DoD/VA contract for a vast new EHR implementation by Cerner and its partners Leidos and Accenture Federal, inevitably leads to speculation along a number of dimensions

BREAKING NEWS: Cerner/Leidos-Led Team Wins DoD EHR Contract

July 29, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
The winner of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) massive Department of Defense Healthcare Management Systems Modernization (DHMSM) electronic health record (EHR) contract is a team headed by the Kansas-City based EHR vendor Cerner Corp., according to a report...

At Mount Sinai, Changing the Way Referrals are Managed

July 29, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In the changing healthcare landscape, now centered around accountable and value-based care, effective referrals have undoubtedly become more important. New technology at Mount Sinai Health System is making that process smoother and faster.

CMS Actuaries: Slightly Higher Healthcare Inflation Is Back

July 29, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
news
After averaging a relatively low 4.0 percent between 2008 and 2013, U.S. national healthcare spending is now projected to have grown 5.5 percent, and to have reached $3.1 trillion in 2014, according to actuaries for the Medicare program, in the Centers for...

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Five Key Questions That Will Need To Be Answered About the DoD/Cerner Contract (and Cannot Possibly Be Answered Right Now)

July 29, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
The capture of the immense DoD/VA contract for a vast new EHR implementation by Cerner and its partners Leidos and Accenture Federal, inevitably leads to speculation along a number of dimensions

What the Senate’s Push for a Stage 3 Delay Might Mean—If Anything

July 27, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
Last week, during a Senate hearing, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) said that he has asked HHS to delay Stage 3 of the meaningful use program. Will his request have an impact?

When In Belgium… OK, Time to Rethink Phishing Drills

July 26, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
What managers in the Flemish regional government in Belgium learned when they tried to test employees for phishing vulnerability

EDITOR'S NOTES: Have You Met the Four Villains of Decision-Making?

July 24, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
Thinking narrowly and being over-confident can prove disastrous when it comes to scanning the landscape to plan for the future

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