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HHS Proposes to Modernize Privacy Rules on Substance Abuse Records

February 5, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) today announced proposed revisions to the privacy rules governing substance abuse medical records to facilitate health information exchange in support of delivery system reform.

Study: Clinical Analytics Functionality Improves, but Workflow Integration is an Ongoing Challenge

February 5, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
The development of robust data analytics capabilities that can provide comprehensive solutions for population health management is still likely several years away, but analytics vendors are rapidly improving technologies, a Chilmark Research study report says.

Moving From Talk to Action on Population Health

February 5, 2016  |  Heather Landi
article
While 79 percent of healthcare organizations are in at least one payment arrangement with a payer that includes either upside gain or both upside and downside gain/risk, most organizations are still just testing the waters, according to a Numerof &...

MU Lifespan: Good or bad news for imaging?

February 4, 2016  |  Joe Marion
blog
Will changes in ARRA MU impact efforts to expand image accessibility by the patient, and why this would be a bad thing.

Data Warehouse Field of Dreams

February 4, 2016  |  Pete Rivera
blog
The CIO then steps back, arms spread and announces that they have built a data warehouse. The problem is that no one really knows how to use it. At least in the movie “Field of Dreams,” they build a baseball field for people that already knew how to play. By...

KLAS Names Interoperability Measurement Advisory Team

February 4, 2016  |  David Raths
article
Last October Utah-based research firm KLAS brought together executives of health IT solutions companies and provider organizations to work toward a viable measurement tool of interoperability. On Feb. 4 KLAS announced the establishment of an Interoperability...

The 2016 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards: First-Place Winning Team—UT Southwestern Medical Center

February 4, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
article
The Dallas-based UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Ambulatory Quality Outcomes Project is improving processes and outcomes across 40 medical specialties, and moving the organization forward on quality in a big way

Nebraska Medicine Receives Stage 7 Recognition

February 3, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
Nebraska Medicine has reached Stage 7 on the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM), developed by HIMSS Analytics, the research arm of the Chicago-based Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).

Sen. Lamar Alexander Urges HHS to Leverage Tools to Help Combat Zika Virus

February 3, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
Senate Health Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), well known in health IT circles, has written a letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Sylvia Mathews Burwell expressing concern about the rapidly spreading Zika virus.

New Legislation Introduced to Expand Use of Telehealth Under Medicare

February 3, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) introduced bipartisan legislation Wednesday that would expand the use of telehealth and remote patient monitoring (RPM) services under Medicare with the goal of cost savings and quality care.

Blogs

MU Lifespan: Good or bad news for imaging?

February 4, 2016     Joe Marion
Will changes in ARRA MU impact efforts to expand image accessibility by the patient, and why this would be a bad thing.

Data Warehouse Field of Dreams

February 4, 2016     Pete Rivera
The CIO then steps back, arms spread and announces that they have built a data warehouse. The problem is that no one really knows how to use it. At least in the movie “Field of Dreams,” they build a baseball field for people that already knew how to play. By building it the players came and you can...

Even Small Planes Need Big Plans!

February 2, 2016     Pete Rivera
Planning ahead takes time. Just like my flight experience in small planes, I still had to factor all the same things large airlines have to consider. Physician groups are no different than hospital groups when it comes to strategic planning.

When It Comes to ACO Requirements, Yes: The Devil Really Always Is in the Details

January 29, 2016     Mark Hagland
The announcement this week by senior CMS officials of a new proposed rule around requirements for the MSSP program offers hope that CMS officials will also consider reworking some similar Pioneer ACO Program elements

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