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Florida’s Statewide HIE Forges Ahead on Many Fronts

February 9, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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For the past five years, the Florida Health Information Exchange has steadily grown, while also continuously evolving to provide services that meet the changing health information technology needs of healthcare organizations throughout the state.

WellSpan Surgery and Rehabilitation Hospital Receives Stage 7 Award

February 8, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
York, Pa.-based WellSpan Surgery and Rehabilitation Hospital has reached Stage 7 on the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM), developed by HIMSS Analytics, the research arm of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).

Moving From Talk to Action on Population Health

February 5, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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While 79 percent of healthcare organizations are in at least one payment arrangement with a payer that includes either upside gain or both upside and downside gain/risk, most organizations are still just testing the waters, according to a Numerof &...

At iHT2-Miami, a Closer Look at the University of Utah Health Care’s Daring Push Into Value

February 3, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Charlton Park, chief analytics officer at the University of Utah Health Care, shared with iHT2-Miami attendees the narrative of his organization’s daring push into on ongoing journey into value

The 2016 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards: Second Place Winner—Scottsdale Health Partners

February 3, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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As a result of a data-driven, multidisciplinary initiative, Scottsdale Health Partners has streamlined its care coordination program, resulting in some remarkable enterprise-wide achievements with reducing hospital readmission rates among its patients.

IDC Report: Providers’ IT Budgets are Growing in Post-EHR Era

February 3, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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While 40 percent of healthcare providers reported that their IT budgets are still growing, only 25 percent that reported growing budgets attribute growth to electronic health records (EHRs), providing evidence that the post-EHR era is upon us, according to a new...

CMS Issues Guidance on MU Hardship Exemption Process, Extends Comment Period on Quality Reporting

February 2, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued guidance to the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program hardship exemption process, specifically clarifying that providers are not required to submit documentation with the new...

The 2016 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards: Co-Third-Place Winner—Indiana Health Information Exchange

February 2, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In Indiana, the Indiana Health Information Exchange is building a model that has potential to blaze the trail for other HIEs across the U.S.

The 2016 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards Program: Semifinalists

February 1, 2016  |  the Editors of HCI
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Inside, please find descriptions of the initiatives of the eight teams whom we have awarded semifinalist status in this year’s program.

Hacking Accounted for 98 Percent of Healthcare Data Breaches in 2015, Report Says

February 1, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
While lost and theft of employee devices accounted for the majority (68 percent) of healthcare data breaches in 2014, last year was a different story, with 98 percent of breaches due to hacking, according to a Bitglass Healthcare Breach Report.

When It Comes to ACO Requirements, Yes: The Devil Really Always Is in the Details

January 29, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
blog
The announcement this week by senior CMS officials of a new proposed rule around requirements for the MSSP program offers hope that CMS officials will also consider reworking some similar Pioneer ACO Program elements

CMS Announces Significant Changes to the MSSP Program Via a New Proposed Rule

January 29, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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On Thursday, CMS officials took a significant step in changing some of the requirements for ACOs under the Medicare Shared Savings Program, via a new proposed rule

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