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Facing Hospital Integration-Driven IT Challenges in New Haven

Mark Hagland
At the Yale-New Haven Health System, CIO Daniel Barchi has been leading IT governance in order to create true IT integration across a health system that had been operating like independent hospitals

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What is Behind the Heated Debate Regarding the Success of HIE?

April 17, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
For the upcoming April/May issue of Healthcare Informatics, I have written a feature story on the state of HIE across the country, wondering how successful it has become. When it comes to this issue, why is there such a difference in opinion amongst health IT...

Lack of Interoperability Holding Back 'Robust Health Data Infrastructure'

April 16, 2014     Gabriel Perna
The lack of interoperability is a major impediment to the development of a robust health data infrastructure, according to an independent report commissioned by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), with input from the Office of the National...

When Clinical Transformation and Technological Change Come Down to Process and Cultural Change

April 15, 2014     Mark Hagland
Achieving the Triple Aim—the idea of improved quality, enhanced patient engagement and satisfaction, and improved cost-effectiveness in healthcare—will inevitably involve a great deal of process, cultural and technological effort, agreed members of a panel...

Washington Debrief: ONC Looks to Pivot HITPC Work In Support of Future ONC

April 14, 2014     Jeff Smith, Director of Public Policy at CHIME
ONC asked the Health IT Policy Committee (HITPC) to consider a new work plan, which would reform several workgroups for future policy development.

Proposed Law in South Carolina Would Limit EMR Copying Charges

April 14, 2014     Gabriel Perna
A law in South Carolina would limit the amount providers in the state can charge patients for receiving a copy of their electronic medical record (EMR).

Three Things Healthcare IT Leaders Need to Know About Medicare’s MD Data Release

April 12, 2014     Mark Hagland
By week’s end, the news had been overshadowed by the news that HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was resigning; but the massive Medicare physician payment data release on April 9 was a very important development indeed

KLAS: Third-Party Vendors Outperform EMRs for Meeting Physician-Led ACO Needs

April 10, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
Third-party accountable care organization (ACO) vendors are outperforming electronic medical record (EMR) vendors when it comes to meeting the needs of physician-led ACOs, according to the latest report from the Orem, Utah-based KLAS research.

UT Southwestern Develops Telestroke Program

April 9, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas has launched a telemedicine program that will extend immediate access to UT Southwestern’s stroke care center during crucial time periods.

Consultant: Providers Need to Look Ahead to MU Stage 3

April 9, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
Certainly, provider organizations have plenty of concerns when it comes to attesting to meaningful use, which is vital to their immediate and long-term success. According to one industry expert, a failure to look ahead is at the top of the problem list.

Survey: Primary Care Physicians More Satisfied with EHRs

April 7, 2014     Gabriel Perna
Satisfaction is up among primary care physician electronic health record (EHR) users, according to a recent survey from the New York-based Black Book Market Research's Black Book Rankings.

2014 HCI Innovator Awards Ceremony (PHOTOS)

April 7, 2014     By Gabriel Perna
On Monday evening, February 24th, at the Funky Monkey Wine Company in a crowd of over 300 HIMSS attendees, including noted dignitaries, gathered, as the editors of Healthcare Informatics honored the leaders of the winning teams in the Healthcare Informatics...

“Flight Patterns” for Physicians Leading ACOs: Dr. Mostashari Shares Critical Success Factors

April 5, 2014     Mark Hagland
The American Journal of Managed Care recently published an online commentary from Farzad Mostashari, M.D., and James A. Colbert, M.D., focused on ”Four Key Technologies" for physician-led ACOs—with major implications for healthcare IT leaders