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As the Sands in the Hourglass Begin to Trickle Down, It’s Time for Healthcare IT Leaders to Help MDs Prepare for MIPS and APMs

June 4, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
Recent analyses of this spring’s CMS Proposed Rule on MIPS offer healthcare IT leaders a heady preview of what’s ahead for practicing physicians under MIPS—and why IT leaders will be called on to help them facilitate their future success

Most Interesting Vendors 2016: athenahealth: Accelerating its Growth in Hospital IT

May 25, 2016  |  Heather Landi
article
In early 2015, the Watertown, Mass.-based athenahealth, the provider of ambulatory cloud-based electronic health record (EHR) systems, made quite a splash when it jumped into the hospital market with two strategic acquisitions of inpatient EHR systems.

A Sober Analysis Sees Both Forward Movement and Complexity in ACO Development Nationwide

May 21, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
An article published last month in the Health Affairs Blog offers a compelling analysis of the growth and progress of ACO development nationwide—and perspectives on the challenges and opportunities of ACO development going forward

CIOs Under Pressure to Keep Up With Interoperability, Big Data and Security Challenges

May 19, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
Healthcare CIOs expect IT budgets to increase in the next two years, but, at the same time, healthcare IT leaders are facing pressing challenges related to security and compliance and the role of IT in driving revenue, according to a new survey report.

AHA Supports Draft Legislation to Include Hospitals in MU Flexibility

May 18, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
In a letter to Senator John Thune (R-S.D.), the American Hospital Association voiced it support for proposals in draft legislation that would make changes to the meaningful use program.

Fingerprints of Value-Based Care Revealed in Much of 2015’s M&A Activity

May 17, 2016  |  Michelle Mattson-Hamilton and Ben Rooks, ST Advisors
article
It’s that time of year again; time to sit back and reflect/opine on another year of mergers and acquisitions (M&A)—and what a year it was

MD Anderson Points to Epic EHR Implementation to Explain Drop in Income

May 13, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston recently reported a $160 million drop over a seven-month period ending March 31, blaming in part, “an increase in expenses combined with a decrease in patient revenues as a result of the implementation...

Survey: A Quarter of Healthcare Providers Making Strides with Virtual Care Programs

May 12, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
About a quarter of healthcare providers report that their telemedicine and telehealth programs are financially sustainable and are improving efficiency, patient volumes and loyalty by filling gaps in medical specialties or helping chronically ill patients,...

Yale New Haven’s Interim CIO: Laser-Focused on Right Data, Right People, Right Time

May 11, 2016  |  Heather Landi
article
Yale New Haven Health System's interim CIO Lisa Stump shares how the health system's thoughtful approach to deploying health information technology can transform data into meaningful information for clinicians to drive improved outcomes.

UCHealth Deploying Predictive Analytics Tool to Improve OR Utilization and Enhance Patient Care

May 10, 2016  |  Heather Landi
article
University of Colorado Hospital, a part of the five-hospital UCHealth system, is using health IT to optimize operating room utilization by deploying a data analytics platform that uses lean principles and advanced data science.

WEDI: ICD-10 Post-Implementation Survey Reports Smooth Transition as Organizations Move to Other Initiatives

May 9, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
An ICD-10 post-implementation survey from the Reston, Va.-based WEDI has revealed that the transition to the new coding set has generally gone well for organizations, although the latest assessment had a low participant response rate.

Survey: Moving Forward on Precision Medicine Requires the Right IT Tools and Talent

May 6, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
Healthcare providers envision personalized medicine having a major influence on their organizations in the next two years, but it will require investing in the right technologies, like data analytics, and the right talent and skills sets.

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