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Survey: CMIO Salary Increases Have Outpaced Other C-Suite Physician Leaders

November 4, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
The greatest increase in C-suite compensation since 2013 was 18 percent for physicians in the Chief Information Officer (CIO) or Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) roles, according to a survey by Cejka Executive Search in partnership with the American...

Live from CHIME16: Banner Heath's Prosperous Story on Aligning IT and Business

November 3, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
Banner Health’s senior vice president of IT and CIO delivered a key message to healthcare attendees at the CHIME16 CIO Fall Forum who are still using traditional IT project management approaches.

CHIME Hands out Innovation, Leadership Awards at Fall CIO Forum

November 2, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) gave out awards for health IT innovation and transformational leadership at the CHIME16 Fall CIO Forum on Nov. 2.

A New World of Bundled Payments is Upon Us: Are Hospitals Ready?

November 1, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
Federal healthcare leaders have continued to prioritize the shifting of Medicare payments from fee-for-service to alternative payment models. But are hospitals ready to participate in mandatory bundled payments?

Premier Looks at Prospects for the Provider-Sponsored Health Plan Proposition

October 31, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Earlier this month, Premier Inc. looked at the prospects for the development of provider-sponsored health plans in the current operating environment—and found a very mixed landscape

At The HIT Summit-Washington, DC, a Robust View of Population Health

October 27, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
article
A lively discussion ensued at the Health IT Summit in Washington, D.C., when panelists parsed the meanings and complexities of the population health concept—and considered challenges around data usability and physician culture

Don’t Leave Change to Chance when Implementing an EHR

October 21, 2016  |  Jay Eisenberg, M.D., CMIO, PeaceHealth; Keely Killpack, PhD, Change Management Strategist and Author; Marie Weissman, Senior Advisor, The Chartis Group
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The implementation of an EHR is one of the most significant cultural changes a health system can experience because it fundamentally alters the work processes and habits of nearly every individual in the organization.

In MACRA Final Rule, Health IT’s Role Looms Large

October 18, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
With the release of the MACRA final rule last week, healthcare leaders quickly turned to look at the regulation’s many provisions that directly relate to the use of certified EHR technology and more broadly, health information technology.

Healthcare Associations, Stakeholders Respond to MACRA Finalized Rule with Cautious Hopefulness

October 17, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
The initial reaction from healthcare stakeholders to the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) Final Rule was one of cautious optimism.

Does CMS Need to Dramatically Rethink Readmissions Reduction?

October 17, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
Two new studies published in Health Affairs raise questions about some of the policy assumptions underlying the Medicare program’s Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program

Can Medicare ACOs Learn from Commercial ACOs?

October 13, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
It was fascinating to read a new analysis from Commonwealth Fund researchers that looked at differences between commercial and government-sponsored ACOs in terms of making progress in key areas around accountable care development

Brookings Fellow on MIPS: “It’s an Open Invitation to Cheating”

October 12, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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As the healthcare industry continues to await the MACRA final rule, expected to drop any day now, discussion around some of the proposed rule’s core health IT elements, and how they will affect participating physicians, have begun to heat up.

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