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Shouldn’t CMS Officials Be More Straightforward About ACOs’ Level of Progress? Sorting through the Jumble of Numbers for Clarity

August 27, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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CMS’s August 25 release of the latest numbers on the progress of ACOs in the MSSP and Pioneer ACO programs was clouded by the framing and presentation coming from the agency itself. Couldn’t CMS officials have been more transparent and straightforward about all...

Global Healthcare IT Solutions Market Worth $228 Billion by 2020, Report Says

August 26, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The global healthcare IT solutions market will be worth $228.79 billion by 2020, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 13.4 percent, according to a forecast by India-based market research firm MarketsandMarkets.

MaineHealth Taps Marcy Dunn as CIO

August 26, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Portland-based MaineHealth has hired Marcy Dunn, currently of Catholic Health Services of Long Island, as its new CIO and senior vice president.

Mount Sinai Establishes Pathology Center with Focus on Machine Learning

August 25, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Mount Sinai’s Department of Pathology at the Icahn School of Medicine has established the Center for Computational and Systems Pathology, with the goal to more accurately classify diseases and guide treatment using computer vision and machine learning techniques.

Looking at the Current Mergers and Acquisitions Landscape with Berkery Noyes

August 25, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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The report released last month by the Berkery Noyes Investment Bankers firm points to moderate merger-and-acquisition activity going forward

EHRs’ Evolution: Are They Advancing Too Slowly?

August 24, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Last week, a commentary from physicians in JAMA about their dissatisfaction with electronic health records got me thinking about the different stages of technology’s growth.

Memorial Health Care Systems, Bryan Health Partner on Virtual Care for Rural Nebraska Patients

August 24, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Memorial Health Care Systems (MHCS) has partnered with Lincoln, Neb.-based Bryan Health to launch Memorial eVisit, a virtual care platform to provide healthcare services to rural Nebraska patients.

Addressing Health IT Staffing Challenges and Talent Gaps

August 24, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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With an ongoing demand for skilled health IT professionals, one industry thought leader discusses the staffing challenges facing CIOs and IT leaders and offers insights into how to address the talent gap.

Sansum Clinic Recognized for Reaching HIMSS Stage 6 for Ambulatory EHR

August 23, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Santa Barbara, Calif.-based Sansum Clinic has been recognized for achieving Stage 6 on the EMR Adoption Model, or EMRAM, as designated by HIMSS Analytics.

Assisting Providers at the Point of Care: A Conversation with a Clinical Decision Support Pioneer

August 23, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Jonathan Teich, M.D., is on the leading edge of health IT, with great passion for clinical decision support systems. He recently spoke with Healthcare Informatics about CDS trends and challenges.

From Information to Knowledge: How Medication Learning Optimizes Patient Outcomes

August 23, 2016  |  Anthony Donato, M.D., M.H.P.E., Gregory Hood, M.D., M.A.C.P.
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Medication learning tools that are concise, evidence-based and delivered at the point of care may reduce variability and errors in prescribing, and could improve the overall patient experience.

CommonWell Members Give Patients Access to their Health Data

August 23, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The CommonWell Health Alliance announced today that members will be giving patients access to their health data for the first time via the CommonWell network.
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