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CHIME Calls for More Transparent, Uniform Interoperability Standards for Medical Devices

April 29, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is calling on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to collaborate with other federal agencies to ensure that medical devices are truly interoperable with electronic heath records (EHR) systems.

What’s Best for Medicare Docs? Healthcare Policy Experts Weigh in on MACRA Payment Tracks

April 29, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Healthcare policy folks discuss the MIPS versus advanced APMs track options under the just-released MACRA proposed rule.

Survey: EHR Switches Resulted in Higher Than Expected Costs, Layoffs, Negative Impact on Healthcare Delivery

April 29, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Four years after what market research firm Black Book calls the inpatient electronic health record (EHR) “replacement frenzy,” surveyed clinicians expressed many doubts about the benefits of switching systems.

Healthcare Informatics Recognized with Four ASHPE Awards

April 29, 2016  |  the HCI editors
news
Healthcare Informatics has been recognized by the American Society for Healthcare Publication Editors (ASHPE) with four awards as part of the ASHPE’s 2016 Awards Competition.

AHRQ Names New Director

April 29, 2016  |  David Raths
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Andrew Bindman, M.D., a primary care physician who has practiced, taught, and conducted health services research at San Francisco General Hospital, has been named the new director of the federal Agency for Health Research and Quality (AHRQ).

HIE’s Role in the Exchange of Poisoning Information

April 28, 2016  |  David Raths
blog
The Utah Health Information Network will be the hub for bidirectional data flow between emergency departments and poison control centers.

Truven Health Analytics Identifies 15 Top Health Systems Based on Clinical, Administrative Performance

April 28, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
A study by Truven Health Analytics found that the top-performing multi-hospital health systems in the U.S. achieved higher survival rates and fewer errors at a lower overall treatment cost.

Report: Privilege Misuse and End User Errors Leading Threats to Healthcare Security

April 28, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
End users are often the weakest link in an organization’s cyber defense as cyber criminals exploit human nature to execute attack patterns such as phishing, according to Verizon Enterprise’s 2016 Data Breach Investigations Report.

Health Leaders Talk Data Analytics, Precision Medicine and the Opportunities, and Challenges, for Patient Care

April 27, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Health leaders, legislators and technology innovators discussed the growing role that data analytics and precision medicine play in healthcare, cancer diagnosis and treatment and the implications going forward at an industry event in Washington, D.C. on...

Working with FHIR: Micky Tripathi’s Vision of Standards-Driven API Development in Healthcare

April 27, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
blog
Micky Tripathi, CEO of the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative, shared with me a nuanced, insightful view of the journey ahead on interoperability in healthcare—one that avoids the binary thinking so common in healthcare

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HIE’s Role in the Exchange of Poisoning Information

April 28, 2016     David Raths
The Utah Health Information Network will be the hub for bidirectional data flow between emergency departments and poison control centers.

Working with FHIR: Micky Tripathi’s Vision of Standards-Driven API Development in Healthcare

April 27, 2016     Mark Hagland
Micky Tripathi, CEO of the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative, shared with me a nuanced, insightful view of the journey ahead on interoperability in healthcare—one that avoids the binary thinking so common in healthcare

Can Medicare’s New Comprehensive Primary Care Plus Model Help PCPs to “Score” in the New Healthcare?

April 19, 2016     Mark Hagland
CMS’s announcement last week of the new Comprehensive Primary Care Plus model sends a clear signal about federal healthcare officials’ intentions around physician payment

What It’s Like to Be an EPCS Pioneer

April 18, 2016     David Raths
The old saying is that “the pioneers take the arrows; the settlers take the land.” But is that always true? Sometimes early movers find that implementing something new isn’t as painful as it is made out to be.

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