George Washington University Cancer Institute to Launch Patient Engagement Center

December 18, 2014     Gabriel Perna
news
The George Washington University Cancer Institute received $150,000 from a closing nonprofit to support and start up a patient engagement center.

Helping Rural Organizations Make the Leap from Volume to Value

December 18, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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NRACO was formed to help rural organizations successfully transition from volume to value. Lynn Barr, the organization's founder and CEO, explains to HCI why analytics is the key to making this happen.

In Letter to HHS, Congresswoman Continues Push for Stage 2 Reporting Flexibility

December 18, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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Congresswoman Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.) continues to remain committed to easing the Stage 2 meaningful use reporting requirements, writing a letter to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell asking her to shorten the 2015...

Cleveland Clinic Recognized With Stage 7 Ambulatory Award

December 17, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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HIMSS Analytics, the research arm of the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS), has recognized the Cleveland Clinic Health System with its Stage 7 Ambulatory Award.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Signs Value-Based Care Agreements with Six Hospital Systems

December 17, 2014     John DeGaspari
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Six Michigan health systems have signed new value-based reimbursement agreements with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM). To date, 18 Michigan hospital systems, including 71 hospitals, have adopted this innovative payment model.

VA, IBM to Pilot Watson-Based CDS Study

December 17, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Armonk, N.Y.-based IBM Corporation are joining together to conduct a two-year pilot that will assess clinical decision support through the use of Watson technology.

Survey Reveals Both Common Ground and Gaps between Patient and Provider Outlooks on Healthcare

December 17, 2014     John DeGaspari
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Both providers and consumers feel some degree of anxiety about the future of healthcare, according to a study released today by Booz Allen Hamilton and Ipsos Public Affairs.

Innovation on the Plains: Hutchinson Clinic’s Bold Data Moves

December 16, 2014     Mark Hagland
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Leaders at Hutchinson Clinic in south-central Kansas have been innovating with data analytics and other activities—even in a still-largely-fee-for-service environment

HHS Announces $665 Million in Funding to States for New Care Model Initiatives

December 16, 2014     Gabriel Perna
news
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is dishing out $665 million in Affordable Care Act-based funding across 28 states, three territories, and the District of Columbia to spur the implementation of new care models.

American Well Receives $80 Million in Funding

December 16, 2014     Gabriel Perna
news
Boston-based telehealth vendor, American Well has raised $80 million in funding and added various investors to its ownership team.

What Are Keys to Successful Portal Engagement?

December 16, 2014     David Raths
blog
Are people eager to use patient portals but stymied by providers who aren’t doing a good job of making them available and explaining their value? Or are providers struggling to get even 5 percent of their patients to view, download and transmit health information...

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What Are Keys to Successful Portal Engagement?

December 16, 2014     David Raths
Are people eager to use patient portals but stymied by providers who aren’t doing a good job of making them available and explaining their value? Or are providers struggling to get even 5 percent of their patients to view, download and transmit health information in order to...

In Toronto, a Transnational Discussion on Data Analytics in Healthcare

December 15, 2014     Mark Hagland
At the Third National Summit on Data Analytics for Healthcare, held Dec. 2-3 in Toronto, Canadian and American healthcare leaders shared broadly around a range of data analytics-related topics

Second-Generation CMIOs (Part II): An Interview with Loyola University Health System CMIO Chris Wood

December 12, 2014     David Raths
Chris Wood, M.D., said he took the CMIO position at Loyola University Health System precisely because it looked like a second-generation CMIO position. Loyola was Epic customer No. 6. and has had inpatient and outpatient systems in place for many years.

The Slow Roll Out of Physician Compare

December 12, 2014     Gabriel Perna
As humans, our nature is to want to rate things. How many times have you said something was underrated, overrated, or properly rated? Through Physician Compare, CMS is slowly trying to bring this atmosphere to healthcare, much to the chagrin of docs.

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