Study: ICD-10 Codes Could Pose Problems for Emergency Physicians

May 26, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
news
As the healthcare industry moves towards ICD-10 from ICD-9, researchers recently revealed that many emergency physicians may find trouble with reimbursement under the new code-set.

Report: Clinical Health IT Market to Near $20B in 2019

May 26, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
The clinical health IT market is expected to reach $19.7 billion in 2019, according to a recent report from BCC Research.

What Does the Development of Windmill Technology in Medieval Europe Say about Population Health IT?

May 26, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
article
It’s fascinating how advances in technology can intersect with social change and societal progress in a very iterative way. Certainly, history is filled with great examples of such iterative processes, from the invention of the printing press to the...

PODCAST: Experts Dr. Thomas Hill, Dr. Wes Valdes and Dr. Eric Henley Discuss Tech-Enabled Strategies to Reduce Hospital Readmissions

WHITEPAPER: Big data analytics transforms the operating room

Sutter Health Announces Digital Health Collaboration With Biopharmaceutical Company

May 26, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
The northern Calif.-based Sutter Health has announced a collaboration with the Ridgefield, Conn.-based biopharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim that will explore and test the value of digital health solutions, mobile technologies, and insights from advanced...

Connecticut Legislature Considers Giving Statewide HIE Another Try

May 26, 2015   |  David Raths
article
Although it is surrounded by states that have had relative success with statewide health information exchange efforts, Connecticut has struggled to develop an HIE. Last year it pulled the plug on its earlier efforts after spending $4.3 million in federal grant...

Is This Population Health’s Moment? Time for Data and Analytics

May 26, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
article
Leaders from all sectors of healthcare understand that the journey is going to continue to be a long, challenging one--but pioneering organizations are already effectively leveraging data for their groundbreaking programs

Medicaid Costs and the Logic of IT-Facilitated Population Health: Yakima Valley Knows

May 25, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
blog
New GAO statistics speak to the need for innovative approaches to managing the care of Medicaid enrollees—such as those being pioneered by organizations like the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic

Vendor News: Alere Sells Off Analytics; Welltok Makes Acquisition

May 22, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
news
Alere, a Waltham, Mass.-based diagnostics vendor, continues to sell off its analytics and population health products, unloading Alere Analytics to Lowell, Mass.-based Persivia.

Study: Telemedicine Consults Reduce Costs for Pediatric Rural Patients

May 22, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
news
Telemedicine could be an effective cost-savings tool in bringing care to rural pediatric patients, according to the findings of a study from the University of California - Davis Health System.

Applauding Organizational Bravery

May 22, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
blog
It takes a lot of guts for an organization to raise their hand, admit they screwed up, and talk about that mistake at length. Here's to one organization that recently did that AND more.

New York City HHC Former Employee Inappropriately Accesses PHI

May 22, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) has notified approximately 90,000 patients that one of the medical organization's former employees inappropriately accessed their protected health information (PHI).

Blogs

Medicaid Costs and the Logic of IT-Facilitated Population Health: Yakima Valley Knows

May 25, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
New GAO statistics speak to the need for innovative approaches to managing the care of Medicaid enrollees—such as those being pioneered by organizations like the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic

Applauding Organizational Bravery

May 22, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
It takes a lot of guts for an organization to raise their hand, admit they screwed up, and talk about that mistake at length. Here's to one organization that recently did that AND more.

The Emergency Room Conundrum: We Can Do Better

May 14, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
Being sick made me realize the enormity of one of our foremost challenges in reforming the healthcare system: reducing usage of the emergency room. How do we get our head to win over our heart?

An Appreciation for the Evolving Role of Nurses in Health IT

May 12, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
National Nurses Week (May 6-12) is a great yearly reminder about how valuable nurses are to healthcare organizations, and how they are continuing to become fantastic clinical informatics leaders.

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