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WellSpan Surgery and Rehabilitation Hospital Receives Stage 7 Award

February 8, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
York, Pa.-based WellSpan Surgery and Rehabilitation Hospital has reached Stage 7 on the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM), developed by HIMSS Analytics, the research arm of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).

ONC Publishes Blog Series, Fact Sheets to Clarify HIPAA

February 8, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) provides many pathways for permissibly exchanging Protected Health Information (PHI), the Office for the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) says in a recent blog post and fact sheet.

Patient Engagement: Time to Shift from Tactical to Strategic

February 8, 2016  |  David Raths
article
With healthcare at the start of the transition to value-based payment and population health, there is widespread agreement that better patient engagement is important. But that is probably where the agreement ends.

Vermont HIE Focuses on Data Quality to Power ACOs

February 7, 2016  |  David Raths
blog
The Vermont HIE, has made a concerted effort to improve data quality and to be a more valuable source of analytics data for the state’s three accountable care organizations.

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.

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
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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

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Vermont HIE Focuses on Data Quality to Power ACOs

February 7, 2016     David Raths
The Vermont HIE, has made a concerted effort to improve data quality and to be a more valuable source of analytics data for the state’s three accountable care organizations.

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.

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