Crystal Run Health Care: ACO Momentum in the Hudson Valley

August 29, 2014     Mark Hagland
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In New York’s Hudson Valley region, physician leaders are pushing hard to redesign care management—and they’re even creating their own physician-run health plan

BREAKING NEWS: CMS and ONC Finalize Regulation on Stage 2 MU Reporting—Without Flexibility

August 29, 2014     Mark Hagland
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“We are absolutely shocked” at the FY 2015 365-day requirement, CHIME’s Russ Branzell Tells Healthcare Informatics exclusively

Study: Video Scanning Technology Can Diagnose Cardiac Disease

August 29, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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A recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Rochester revealed that web cameras and software algorithms can help cardiologists diagnose patients with atrial fibrillation, a dangerous heart condition that often goes undetected.

Sharp Healthcare Becomes Latest to Depart Medicare Pioneer ACO Program

August 29, 2014     Gabriel Perna
news
Sharp Healthcare, a San Diego-based health system, is having its accountable care organization (ACO) depart the Medicare Pioneer ACO program

Necessity Is the Mother of Invention in Healthcare, Too

August 29, 2014     David Raths
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In the last few years, health systems have shown a strong interest in fostering innovation among their own employees and partnering with startups and apps developers. Among the most active is Carolinas HealthCare System, whose partnership with Edison Nation helps...

NIH Finalizes Policy on Genomic Data Sharing

August 29, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has issued its final policy on genomic data sharing (GDS) in an effort to promote data sharing as a way to speed the translation of data into knowledge, products and procedures that improve health while protecting the...

Neurology: The Next Frontier in Telehealth?

August 28, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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When it comes to the practical uses of telehealth, Miles E. Drake, M.D., professor of psychology and neurology at the Ohio State University, is experienced and knowledgeable. In this Q&A, tells HCI Senior Editor Gabriel Perna about potential telehealth...

CMS Announces ICD-10 Testing Weeks

August 28, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
news
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced three different testing weeks leading up to the October 1, 2015 implementation date for ICD-10.

Community Health Systems Being Sued over Data Breach

August 28, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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The hack of Community Health Systems (CHS) that affected 4.5 million patients has led to the large health system and its affiliated hospitals getting hit with a class-action lawsuit.

States Beginning to Give Parents Access to Immunization Records

August 28, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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Several states are now piloting approaches where parents get direct access to their children’s’ immunization records as part of the Blue Button Initiative, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) announced in an August 26 blog post.

Report: Population Health Management Analytics Market in its Infancy

August 27, 2014     Gabriel Perna
news
The clinical analytics market for population health management is still evolving and in its infancy, according to a recent research report from the Cambridge, Mass.-based Chilmark Research.

Blogs

Necessity Is the Mother of Invention in Healthcare, Too

August 29, 2014     David Raths
In the last few years, health systems have shown a strong interest in fostering innovation among their own employees and partnering with startups and apps developers. Among the most active is Carolinas HealthCare System, whose partnership with Edison Nation helps medical...

The Health IT Advocate Not Easy to Forget

August 26, 2014     Gabriel Perna
Media reports are saying that U.S. CTO Todd Park is taking his talents back to Silicon Valley. His departure as the top tech official in the federal government is unfortunate for those of us who have witnessed his influence in driving the healthcare industry forward.

Will (Human) Radiologists Be Turned Into Digital Apps? Don’t Worry, It Won’t Be Like That

August 26, 2014     Mark Hagland
It was fascinating to read a rather existential blog in the past week, by a radiologist who is pondering the radiology value equation in the new healthcare

In The Dog Days of Summer, Health IT Helps Fight a Deadly Epidemic

August 21, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
Unlike other industries, there is no stoppage in healthcare, even during the summer. This summer, one of my favorite health IT moments came when real-time online tracking proved successful in nailing down the deadly Ebola virus.

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