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At HIMSS17, Marc Probst Again Urges for End of Meaningful Use

February 21, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
In an exclusive interview with Healthcare Informatics, Intermountain CIO Marc Probst discusses the health IT industry's most pressing issues, and says that federal officials should do away with Meaningful Use.

Live from HIMSS17: Cybersecurity Leaders Dive Into New and Emerging Threats

February 20, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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At HIMSS17, experts in the cybersecurity space dove into the latest emerging trends regarding healthcare information security and protection, with newfound emphasis on medical device security.

Survey: Healthcare CIOs Cite EHR Optimization, Pop Health as Top Investment Priorities

February 16, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
In a survey of 128 CHIME members about healthcare IT investment priorities, 38 percent of respondents ranked EMR system optimization as their top priority for capital investment over the next year.

Medicare Actuaries: U.S. Healthcare Spending Will Rise to $5.548 Trillion and 19.9 Percent of GDP in 2025

February 15, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Under current law, national health expenditures are projected to grow at an average annual rate of 5.6 percent over the next decade and increase to 19.9 percent of gross domestic product by 2025, according to a study authored by Medicare actuaries.

5 Things That Will Derail Your Project This Year

February 15, 2017  |  Pete Rivera
commentary
Success only comes with the “Constancy of Purpose” tied to the organizational Mission. If it doesn’t help the Mission, then why are you doing it?

Survey: Only One-Third of Health Systems Report Physicians Ready for MACRA

February 14, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
A new Health Catalyst/Peer60 survey reveals varying degrees of readiness among health systems for upcoming Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) reporting requirements as only 35 percent of hospital executives report having a strategy in...

Deloitte Leader Ponders Healthcare’s Post-ACA Landscape

February 13, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Mitch Morris, M.D., recently spoke with Healthcare Informatics about the post-election healthcare landscape and how the future of value-based care looks with the new administration at the helm.

The Advisory Board Exploring Strategic Alternatives, Including Possible Sale

February 8, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
Washington, D.C.-based healthcare research and consulting firm The Advisory Board Company announced that its board and management team had begun an evaluation process to explore potential strategic alternatives to maximize shareholder value, including a sale of...

Healthcare Informatics’ HIMSS17 Survival Guide

February 8, 2017  |  Heather Landi, Rajiv Leventhal and Mark Hagland
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What can HIMSS17 attendees expect this year from the industry’s largest annual conference? What will be the biggest buzzwords and “buzz concepts” this year? Industry experts and observers weigh in.

Lahey Health, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Merger Talks

January 31, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
The boards of directors of Boston-based Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Burlington-based Lahey Health announced they have signed a letter of intent to explore creating a combined system to serve communities in Eastern Massachusetts.

Black Book: PHM Growing in Importance, but Providers Lack Tech Infrastructure to Support it

January 30, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Black Book’s most recent report on the state of population health management (PHM) has revealed that it is among the fastest-growing areas in the healthcare IT space.

Spur Innovation with a Continuous Improvement Focus

January 30, 2017  |  Carly Dunham, consultant, Freed Associates
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In health care, “innovation” is often thought of in the context of life-changing tools and technology, such as the late 1970s introduction of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or the more recent advent of modern telehealth.

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