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Study: Data-Driven Physiologic Alarm Parameters Can Help Reduce Alarm Fatigue

July 22, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Alarm fatigue from clinical decision support systems is a significant hazard in hospitals. In a recent study, researchers found that tailoring bedside monitor alarm limits using data-driven physiologic parameters can mitigate alarm fatigue.

From the Lens of a CIO: Moving Forward on Value-Based Care Efforts Without a Roadmap (Part 2)

July 22, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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In the second part of a two-part article about the challenges CIOs face in building clinically integrated networks, health IT leaders discuss the critical role data analytics plays in this work and the need for collaborative leadership moving forward.

Editor’s Notes: The Role of Emotion in Good Decision-Making: Science Is Catching Up to Society

July 21, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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It's been fascinating to read Jonah Lehrer's 2009 book "How We Decide," and to ponder scientists' recent discoveries around emotion in decisionmaking--and to consider the physician-patient relationship

Study: Large Health Systems Investing in Strategic Initiatives to Address Patients’ Social Needs

July 21, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Several health systems have been investing core operating dollars to address the social needs of patients in order to improve overall health outcomes, and are integrating that work into core clinical systems, according to a new study from the Bridgespan Group.

CMS’ Latest Proposed MU Changes Again Raise Questions around Patient Engagement

July 21, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Earlier this month, CMS announced that it was streamlining reporting requirements for hospitals and EPs participating in the meaningful use program. But, other new proposals from CMS bring on more questions about patient engagement.

NCPA Senior Fellow Calls MACRA “A Poor Solution”

July 20, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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A report from the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) has assessed that the "doc fix” contained in the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) is fiscally irresponsible, and will only increase federal control over how doctors practice...

Special Report: Faster Analytics at University of Michigan Health System

July 20, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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A five-member Fast Analytics team at University of Michigan Health System has incorporated data visualization software that has changed the game for report generation throughout the organization

Leveraging Technology to Enhance Population Health Efforts

July 20, 2016  |  Chet Stagnaro, Freed Associates
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How can you cost-effectively and efficiently harness technology to improve your population health efforts? It’s a common question, as technology is the enabler for population health initiatives, yet many providers appear to be stalled or stymied in their...

Healthcare Association Advocacy Leaders Offer Perspectives on CMS’s MACRA Timeline Challenges

July 20, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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The statement made by CMS’s Andy Slavitt that the agency might provide some flexibility around the provisions of physician reporting under MACRA caused a stir among providers; still, the time is now to prepare, say advocacy leaders

Special Report: Moving Along the Data Analytics Continuum, Healthcare Organizations Continue to Make Strides

July 19, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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As part of a Healthcare Informatics multi-story Special Report on data analytics, healthcare leaders share some of the lessons learned so far from early analytics work, while also looking at the best strategies to navigate the road ahead.

ONC Announces Phase 1 Winners of Two Health Data Access App Challenges

July 19, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has announced the Phase 1 winners of two app challenges centering around making electronic health data easier to access and use for both consumers and providers.

OpenNotes Now: How the Movement Will Change the Physician-Patient Relationship

July 18, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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OpenNotes has already had a major impact on physician documentation, and now provider leaders ponder: What does the future hold for this pioneering movement?
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