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Let’s Talk Really, Really Big Numbers: How About $5.631 Trillion, For Example?

July 23, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
blog
As the U.S. healthcare system moves ever closer to a gargantuan cost cliff, healthcare IT leaders are going to be called on as never before to help leverage IT to transform care delivery

Information Security Professionals in Hot Demand

July 22, 2016  |  Tim Tolan
blog
IT security professionals are in great demand thanks in part to ransomware and data breaches across the industry.

Study: Data-Driven Physiologic Alarm Parameters Can Help Reduce Alarm Fatigue

July 22, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
Alarm fatigue from clinical decision support systems is a significant hazard in hospitals. In a recent study, researchers found that tailoring bedside monitor alarm limits using data-driven physiologic parameters can mitigate alarm fatigue.

New CMS Initiative will Leverage Predictive Modeling to Prevent Heart Attacks and Strokes

July 22, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
A new program released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will aim to decrease cardiovascular disease risk by leveraging data analytics by assessing an individual patient’s risk for heart attack or stroke and applying prevention...

Can SOLOR (SnOmed LOinc, Rxnorm) Project Create Terminology Foundation for Interoperability?

July 22, 2016  |  David Raths
blog
The nonprofit Healthcare Services Platform Consortium supports the existing effort to integrate SNOMED CT and Laboratory LOINC and will seek to expand that effort to include Clinical LOINC and selected components of RxNorm.

From the Lens of a CIO: Moving Forward on Value-Based Care Efforts Without a Roadmap (Part 2)

July 22, 2016  |  Heather Landi
article
In the second part of a two-part article about the challenges CIOs face in building clinically integrated networks, health IT leaders discuss the critical role data analytics plays in this work and the need for collaborative leadership moving forward.

Editor’s Notes: The Role of Emotion in Good Decision-Making: Science Is Catching Up to Society

July 21, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
blog
It's been fascinating to read Jonah Lehrer's 2009 book "How We Decide," and to ponder scientists' recent discoveries around emotion in decisionmaking--and to consider the physician-patient relationship

Justice Department, State Attorneys General Sue to Block Anthem, Aetna Deals

July 21, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
The U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday that the department, along with attorneys general from multiple states, filed lawsuits to block Anthem’s proposed acquisition of Cigna and Aetna’s pending acquisition of Humana.

Study: Large Health Systems Investing in Strategic Initiatives to Address Patients’ Social Needs

July 21, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
Several health systems have been investing core operating dollars to address the social needs of patients in order to improve overall health outcomes, and are integrating that work into core clinical systems, according to a new study from the Bridgespan Group.

CMS’ Latest Proposed MU Changes Again Raise Questions around Patient Engagement

July 21, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
blog
Earlier this month, CMS announced that it was streamlining reporting requirements for hospitals and EPs participating in the meaningful use program. But, other new proposals from CMS bring on more questions about patient engagement.

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Let’s Talk Really, Really Big Numbers: How About $5.631 Trillion, For Example?

July 23, 2016     Mark Hagland
As the U.S. healthcare system moves ever closer to a gargantuan cost cliff, healthcare IT leaders are going to be called on as never before to help leverage IT to transform care delivery

Information Security Professionals in Hot Demand

July 22, 2016     Tim Tolan
IT security professionals are in great demand thanks in part to ransomware and data breaches across the industry.

Can SOLOR (SnOmed LOinc, Rxnorm) Project Create Terminology Foundation for Interoperability?

July 22, 2016     David Raths
The nonprofit Healthcare Services Platform Consortium supports the existing effort to integrate SNOMED CT and Laboratory LOINC and will seek to expand that effort to include Clinical LOINC and selected components of RxNorm.

Editor’s Notes: The Role of Emotion in Good Decision-Making: Science Is Catching Up to Society

July 21, 2016     Mark Hagland
It's been fascinating to read Jonah Lehrer's 2009 book "How We Decide," and to ponder scientists' recent discoveries around emotion in decisionmaking--and to consider the physician-patient relationship

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