The Book Hasn’t Been Written on HIEs Yet

March 4, 2015     Gabriel Perna
blog
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
news
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.

EHR Vendor Trade Org. Creates Delivery System Reform Workgroup

March 3, 2015     Gabriel Perna
news
The Electronic Health Record Association (EHRA), a Chicago-based trade organization comprised of EHR vendors, is creating a workgroup focused on healthcare delivery system reform.

How A Specialty-Specific EMR System Changed the Game for a New York Dermatologist

March 3, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
article
It wasn’t too long ago when Kavita Mariwalla, M.D., a practicing dermatologist, had a sour view on electronic medical records (EMRs). But when she moved into her own private practice, she implemented one piece of technology that made all the difference.

At iHT2-San Francisco, Healthcare IT Leaders See a (Very) Long Data Analytics Journey Ahead

March 3, 2015     Mark Hagland
article
Healthcare IT leaders participating in the Health IT Summit in San Francisco parse the many dimensions of the data analytics challenge in healthcare

Allscripts Announces Precision Medicine Partnership with NantHealth

March 3, 2015     Gabriel Perna
news
Precision medicine is all the rage, with the Chicago-based electronic health record (EHR) system vendor, Allscripts being the latest company to dip its toes in genomics.

Survey: Seniors Want to Access Their Healthcare Online

March 3, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
news
There is a growing demand among tech-savvy seniors who want to access healthcare services from home, but the majority of them don’t think that today’s technology is sufficient enough to do so, according to a new survey from the New York-based research firm,...

State Progress on Telemedicine Includes Medical Licensure Compact

March 3, 2015     David Raths
article
State legislatures across the country have a keen focus on telemedicine in 2015, including adding Medicaid coverage for telemedicine. Last week, the Utah Legislature passed the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact drafted by the Federation of State Medical...

More Links Found Between China and Anthem Hack

March 2, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
news
A cybersecurity firm in Virginia has connected the massive hack of health insurer Anthem to Chinese government-sponsored researchers, according to a report from the Washington Post.

Mac McMillan: Time to Get Real About Data Breaches—While Also Celebrating Daily Victories

March 2, 2015     Mark Hagland
article
Mac McMillan tells his audience at the CHIME-iHT2 Lead Forum on data security, being held in San Francisco, that healthcare leaders need to implement better processes around data security—while celebrating the daily and weekly data security victories as well

Washington Debrief: House Approves Bill to Exempt Ambulatory Surgical Centers from MU

March 2, 2015     Jeff Smith, Vice President of Public Policy at CHIME
article
Last week, the House Committee on Ways and Means approved a bill to exempt patient encounters that take place in ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) from counting toward meaningful use requirements. There is currently no requirement that ambulatory surgery...

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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.

When Peggy O’Kane Speaks, Providers Had Better Listen

February 27, 2015     Mark Hagland
The blog last week on the American Journal of Managed Care’s website by Margaret E. “Peggy” O’Kane, president of NCQA, provided a strong element in a clear roadmap for providers going forward

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