Stage 2 Attestations: St. Anthony’s Medical Center Stands Tall on the MU Mountain

September 18, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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In Part 1 of a two-part series profiling healthcare organizations that have attested to Stage 2 of meaningful use, St. Anthony’s Medical Center’s CIO explains how it was able to overcome two of the toughest Stage 2 requirements.

RECs Support More Than 100k Providers to Demonstrate Meaningful Use

September 18, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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Regional extension centers (RECs) — created to assist providers in electronic health record (EHR) implementation and health IT needs— now support more than 100,000 providers to demonstrate Stage 1 of meaningful use, according to the Office of the National...

Kaiser CIO Fasano Moves to AIG

September 18, 2014     David Raths
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Phil Fasano, who has been executive vice president and chief information officer at Kaiser Permanente since 2007, is leaving that position to take a newly created CIO position at insurer American International Group Inc.

Population Health Resource Company Receives $400 Million in Funding

September 18, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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Privia Health, an Arlington, Va.-based physician practice management and population health resource provider for independent physicians, received $400 million funding for expansion this week.

CHIME’s Branzell: “A Good Chance” That MU-Related Bill Might Pass

September 17, 2014     Mark Hagland
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In an interview with Healthcare Informatics, CHIME president and CEO Russell P. Branzell expressed hope that a bill introduced on Sep. 17 in the U.S. House of Representatives might change the timeframes around Stage 2 meaningful use reporting

At Geisinger, the Path is Paved to Patient Empowerment

September 17, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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On September 16, at the iHT2 Health IT Summit in New York City, Geisinger’s Gregory Moore, M.D., Ph.D., presented on how the integrated health system is transforming care through patient analytics and engagement.

More Accurate Insights Into What Drives Readmissions

September 17, 2014     David Raths
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Carolinas Healthcare's Patient Centered Point of Care Clinical Decision Support tool segments hospital patients into four readmission risk groups and provides case managers with recommended interventions. More than 200 case managers are using the tools and...

Medicare ACO Savings, Quality of Care Improve in Year Two, CMS Reports

September 17, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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Accountable care organizations (ACOs) in the Pioneer ACO model and Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) have generated more than $372 million in total program savings for Medicare ACOs, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have announced.

Congresswoman's Bill Would Provide 90-Day Reporting for Stage 2

September 17, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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In the thick of "National Health IT Week," Congresswoman Renee Ellmers (R-NC) won a lot of friends in the health IT industry with a proposed bill that would allow providers to attest to Stage 2 of meaningful use using any 90-day reporting period in...

NH Passes Legislation to Better Secure the Transfer of PHI

September 17, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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Legislation recently passed in the State of New Hampshire that aims to secure protected health information (PHI) better when it's being shared between healthcare providers.

The Chase Comparison – Moving Beyond the EMR for Quality Improvement

September 16, 2014     Gabriel Perna
blog
Moving from volume to value-based care is a journey. That much is clear. But how can provider organizations use Chase bank as a guide as they move from different care models in an attempt to improve outcomes?

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More Accurate Insights Into What Drives Readmissions

September 17, 2014     David Raths
Carolinas Healthcare's Patient Centered Point of Care Clinical Decision Support tool segments hospital patients into four readmission risk groups and provides case managers with recommended interventions. More than 200 case managers are using the tools and 123,000...

The Chase Comparison – Moving Beyond the EMR for Quality Improvement

September 16, 2014     Gabriel Perna
Moving from volume to value-based care is a journey. That much is clear. But how can provider organizations use Chase bank as a guide as they move from different care models in an attempt to improve outcomes?

CHIME Panel Sounds Off on Cyber Crime

September 16, 2014     John DeGaspari
How secure are provider organizations from cyber crime? That was the focus of a lively panel discussion on Monday, September 15, in New York, which was part of the Health Information Executive’s Guide to Cyber Security, presented by the College of Healthcare Information...

How Apple Shames the Healthcare IT Market

September 15, 2014     Pete Rivera
We tend to move along our technology advancement in healthcare as if we are really making great strides. But the reality is that so far, the government has had to incentivize the market into adopting technology or embracing change.

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