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Montefiore Leaders Share Insights on Care Coordination Gaps

John Morrissey
To succeed as an accountable care organization, care coordination has to be planned and executed well, with a big assist from healthcare IT, senior leaders from Montefiore Medical Center told their HIMSS15 audience

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Teladoc Impresses in Wall St. Debut

July 2, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
Teladoc, the Dallas-based consumer telehealth company, had an impressive debut on Wall Street with shares trading up 50 percent its initial public offering (IPO).

A New Model of Care Coordination in Iowa

July 1, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
In Iowa, mental health, primary care, and public health providers are working together to overcome the social determinants that challenge rural-based care coordination. The different sides are finding out what it’s like to “grow up together” in a “care...

Under Healthcare Reform, Where Do Practicing Physicians Go From Here?

June 30, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
Physicians in all settings in U.S. healthcare—private practice, medical group management, and association leadership—are living through the inevitably messy transition to the new healthcare

Obstacles Ahead: One OB/Gyn’s Skeptical Views on Healthcare Reform

June 29, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
As a result of the federal government’s push towards a value-based healthcare system, providers are being pushed to be part of alternative payment models such as ACOs. Nonetheless, research shows that physicians remain uncertain about the structure and...

Washington Debrief: ONC’s Funding Maintained at Same Level in FY2016

June 29, 2015   |  Leslie Krigstein, Interim Vice President of Public Policy
The House and Senate both put forth appropriations bills that maintained ONC’s current funding level through FY2016, approximately $60.4 million. The bills also maintained the prohibition of a national health identifier.

Could AHRQ Really Be Eliminated? And Why Would It Be?

June 26, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
Some members of Congress have the liquidation of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in their sights. The question is why.

At AMDIS, AMIA’s Fridsma Promotes the Rethinking of MD Documentation for EHR Usability

June 26, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
On June 24 at the AMDIS Physician-Computer Connection Symposium, Doug Fridsma, M.D., Ph.D. urged CMIOs to help rethink usability and function in EHRs

Report: Healthcare Industry in Midst of Digital Revolution

June 24, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
Healthcare executives expect that, within the next three years, their industry will need to focus as much on training machines as they do on training people, according to a new report by the New York City-based Accenture.

ONC’s Michael McCoy, M.D. at AMDIS: Information-Blocking for Proprietary Reasons Is “Just Wrong”

June 24, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
Health information blocking was a highlighted subject of the presentation given by ONC chief health information officer Michael McCoy, M.D. June 24 at the annual AMDIS Physician-Computer Connection Symposium

Cedars-Sinai’s Scott Weingarten, M.D. on the Hard Work—and Vision—of Clinical Transformation

June 24, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
On the eve of the annual AMDIS conference, Scott Weingarten, M.D., of Cedars-Sinai Health System talks about the hard work—and the vision—of true clinical transformation

Survey: Physicians Keen on Video Visits with Patients

June 23, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
Most providers are willing to conduct video visits with their patients, according to new research from Boston-based telehealth company American Well.

Leveraging Data for Population Health: One Health Plan Leader’s Perspective

June 22, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
Charles Kennedy, M.D. of Healthagen/Aetna shares his perspectives on the immense challenges and opportunities facing health plans and providers as they work to leverage data and analytics to move forward on population health