A Medical Group CMO Explains Her Participation in HHS’ New Healthcare Payment Learning and Action Network

March 28, 2015     Mark Hagland
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Nancy Beran, M.D., CMO of Westchester Health, a 120-physician multispecialty group in Westchester County, N.Y., explains why she and her colleagues are participating in the new Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network

eClincialWorks is Latest Health IT Vendor to Integrate PGHD

March 27, 2015     Gabriel Perna
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eClinicalWorks, a Westborough, Mass.-based ambulatory electronic health record (EHR) vendor, is integrating data from wearables into its patient health record product.

EXCLUSIVE SURVEY: Most Physicians Unhappy with the Stage 3 Proposed Rule

March 27, 2015     Gabriel Perna and Rajiv Leventhal
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Doctors are not happy with the Stage 3 proposed rule, even though most say they can meet one of its major requirements, revealed a recent survey exclusively designed by Healthcare Informatics editors and conducted by QuantiaMD, a Waltham, Mass.-based social...

ARTICLE: When Smart People Won’t Use Smart Technologies: Avoiding Resistance and Ensuring Success

INTERVIEW: Healthcare Analytics Expert Discusses Strategies for Reducing Readmissions and Care Coordination

WEBINAR: Clinical Innovation Committees: Helping to Implement and Optimize Clinical Information Systems

The Great Confluence

Premier Inc.’s Blair Childs on the Coming Revolution in Physician Payment Incentives

March 27, 2015     Mark Hagland
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One day after the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation that would overhaul physician reimbursement under Medicare, Premier’s Blair Childs spoke with HCI Editor-in-Chief Mark Hagland about the dramatic changes ahead in physician payment

RegionalCare, RelayHealth Partner for Unified Patient Records

March 27, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
news
RegionalCare Hospital Partners, based in Brentwood, Tenn., is partnering with the Emeryville, Calif.-based vendor RelayHealth to make patient records unified across its organizations.

The Worldly XDS

March 26, 2015     Joe Marion
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Some would say that the IHE XDS Profile is premature. World case studies examples may suggest otherwise, and that is it time for greater application of the profile in the U.S.

Beyond the Hype: Can Apple, Others Bring PGHD to the EMR?

March 26, 2015     Gabriel Perna
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Rob Faix, principal advisor at the Naperville, Ill.-based consulting firm, Impact Advisors, joins the Healthcare Informatics podcast to discuss all things patient-generated health data. Specifically, he discusses the challenges of bringing together patient and...

States to Investigate Premera Data Breach

March 26, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
news
Insurance commissioners from multiple states are teaming up to investigate the massive data breach of health insurer Premera.

BREAKING: House Passes SGR Repeal; Bill Moves to Senate

March 26, 2015     Gabriel Perna
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On Thursday morning, the House of Representatives passed a bill that would permanently repeal the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula, which governs how physicians are reimbursed for Medicare.

Roe Reintroduces Legislation for Integrated Military EHR System

March 26, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
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On March 24, Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) reintroduced legislation that calls for an integrated electronic health record (iEHR) for military members and veterans, with $50 million going to the creator of the system.

Report: Boston Children’s Hospital’s EMR Shutdown for a Few Days

March 26, 2015     Gabriel Perna
news
Boston Children’s Hospital had a throwback week, going back to a paper-based system thanks to its electronic medical record (EMR) system shutting down for a few days.

Blogs

The Worldly XDS

March 26, 2015     Joe Marion
Some would say that the IHE XDS Profile is premature. World case studies examples may suggest otherwise, and that is it time for greater application of the profile in the U.S.

Stage 3 Proposal Embraces Open API Movement

March 24, 2015     David Raths
Although it rejected recommendations to limit Stage 3's focus to interoperability, CMS is looking to application programming interfaces to provide patients with access to their health information through third-party applications with more flexibility than often found in...

For U.S. Physicians, the Healthcare Policy Train Has Already Left the Station

March 21, 2015     Mark Hagland
With two tremendously significant healthcare policy developments taking place within the same week, no one can doubt any longer the broad direction of federal healthcare policy—especially for practicing physicians

ACC.15 – The Awakening of Cardiology?

March 20, 2015     Joe Marion
Last weekend I attended the exhibits at the annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology (ACC). Several trends suggest to me that cardiology is awakening to the changes in healthcare.

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