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
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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
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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...

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

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

A New Approach To Protecting Healthcare Data Security

March 2, 2015     Marc Probst, vice president and CIO at Intermountain Healthcare
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To tackle the problem of cybercrime, the vast cadre of talent in the industry should take a new approach: curtail the current “audits and penalties” approach and work together to fix the root of the problem by building an infrastructure that can truly protect...

Study: Electronic Alerts Increase Interventions, Don't Improve Care

March 2, 2015     Gabriel Perna
news
The use of clinical decision support alerts by hospitals can increase interventions without improving care, reveals the results of a recently published study by Yale researchers.

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

March 2, 2015     David Raths
blog
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.

Facing Fundamental Transformation: David Levin, M.D. Reflects on CMIOs’ Challenges and Opportunities

February 28, 2015     Mark Hagland
article
David Levin, M.D., an industry leader and the former CMIO of the Cleveland Clinic, shares his perspectives on the transformational challenges and opportunities facing not only U.S. patient care organizations in general, but also facing CMIOs and other senior...

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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

“What Have We Learned? As Usual, Nothing”

February 24, 2015     Gabriel Perna
Conflicting studies are muddying what we know on the effectiveness of publicly reported health information. In this nascent phase of the transparency movement, this makes sense.

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