Researcher: Social Media Guidelines Needed for Mental Health Doctors

March 30, 2015     Gabriel Perna
Social media can be a useful tool in helping behavioral healthcare doctors better diagnose and connect their patients, a researcher from University Hospitals recently wrote.

Join Us: HCI to Host Post-HIMSS Tweet Chat on April 27th

March 30, 2015     Gabriel Perna
The editors of Healthcare Informatics will be hosting their third tweet chat on Monday April 27 at 1:30 pm. The tweet chat will be a review of all things HIMSS15.

GUEST BLOG: Incessant Data and the “Big Bang” for Big Data

March 30, 2015     Sam Bierstock, M.D.
Healthcare is an industry unlike any other in the U.S. I, like many others, have struggled to explain why that is to the conventionally-minded business world. I have spent a great deal of time trying to explain to new and highly successful businesses trying...

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

Making the Rounds: How Canadian Docs Have Embraced Social Networking

March 30, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
In the U.S., there is SERMO, a private social network exclusively for doctors, and Doximity, an online social networking service for physicians in the country. Canada, however, didn't have a social networking service until The Rounds came along. Now, the...

Survey: Patients Value Tech, But Not in Place of Physician Interaction

March 30, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
While nearly all patients are comfortable with technology in healthcare, the physician-patient relationship plays a primary role in the overall patient experience, according to a new survey from the Burlington, Mass.-based Nuance Communications.

Washington Debrief: Amendment to Delay ICD-10 Not Allowed in SGR Repeal

March 30, 2015     Jeff Smith, Vice President of Public Policy at CHIME
Despite the introduction of an amendment in the SGR repeal to delay transition to ICD-10 to 2016 by freshman Representative Gary Palmer (R-MS-04) it was not allowed to be included in the bill by House leadership.

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

March 28, 2015     Mark Hagland
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
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
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...

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

March 27, 2015     Mark Hagland
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
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
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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