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At Cleveland Clinic, Leveraging IT for Systemic Transformation

Mark Hagland
As he prepares to deliver a keynote address at the Health IT Summit in Miami, Cleveland Clinic CIO C. Martin Harris, M.D. shares his perspectives on the leveraging of IT for fundamental transformation

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How A Specialty-Specific EMR System Changed the Game for a New York Dermatologist

March 3, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
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It wasn’t too long ago when Kavita Mariwalla, M.D., a practicing dermatologist, had a sour view on electronic medical records (EMRs). But when she moved into her own private practice, she implemented one piece of technology that made all the difference.

At iHT2-San Francisco, Healthcare IT Leaders See a (Very) Long Data Analytics Journey Ahead

March 3, 2015     Mark Hagland
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Healthcare IT leaders participating in the Health IT Summit in San Francisco parse the many dimensions of the data analytics challenge in healthcare

Survey: Seniors Want to Access Their Healthcare Online

March 3, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
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There is a growing demand among tech-savvy seniors who want to access healthcare services from home, but the majority of them don’t think that today’s technology is sufficient enough to do so, according to a new survey from the New York-based research firm,...

Mac McMillan: Time to Get Real About Data Breaches—While Also Celebrating Daily Victories

March 2, 2015     Mark Hagland
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Mac McMillan tells his audience at the CHIME-iHT2 Lead Forum on data security, being held in San Francisco, that healthcare leaders need to implement better processes around data security—while celebrating the daily and weekly data security victories as well

For Talented CMIOs in the Emerging New Healthcare, the World Really Is their “Oyster”

March 2, 2015     Mark Hagland
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Speaking with Dr. David Levin about the roles and reporting relationships of “2.0 Generation” CMIOs was exciting and possibility-filled

Study: Electronic Alerts Increase Interventions, Don't Improve Care

March 2, 2015     Gabriel Perna
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The use of clinical decision support alerts by hospitals can increase interventions without improving care, reveals the results of a recently published study by Yale researchers.

Facing Fundamental Transformation: David Levin, M.D. Reflects on CMIOs’ Challenges and Opportunities

February 28, 2015     Mark Hagland
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David Levin, M.D., an industry leader and the former CMIO of the Cleveland Clinic, shares his perspectives on the transformational challenges and opportunities facing not only U.S. patient care organizations in general, but also facing CMIOs and other senior...

When Peggy O’Kane Speaks, Providers Had Better Listen

February 27, 2015     Mark Hagland
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The blog last week on the American Journal of Managed Care’s website by Margaret E. “Peggy” O’Kane, president of NCQA, provided a strong element in a clear roadmap for providers going forward

Documenting Better in the New Healthcare

February 26, 2015     Gabriel Perna
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David Goldman, D.O. says what many are thinking when it comes to documenting in current EHR systems: it’s not intuitive at all. The after-effect can be harrowing for providers, but he believes he has the solution to solve this problem.

Rural Mental-Health Telehealth Initiative Receives $100,000 in Funding

February 26, 2015     Gabriel Perna
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A telehealth initiative in Idaho providing mental health services to a remote population of at-risk patients is receiving a $100,000 grant from Premier Inc., the Charlotte, N.C.-based healthcare alliance.

Secrets to EMR Success

February 25, 2015     Lois Bowers, Senior Editor of Long-Term Living
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Aging services providers generally lag behind hospitals and medical practices when it comes to purchasing and using electronic medical records (EMR) systems, in part because government incentives—and penalties—weren’t implemented with them in mind. As the...

KLAS: Competition Between Epic, Cerner Stiffens

February 25, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
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Stiffer competition between key vendors is causing a growing number of providers to be undecided about which electronic medical record (EMR) to purchase, according to a new report from the Orem, Utah-based KLAS research.