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CMS Awards $347M for Hospital Improvement Innovation Networks

September 29, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded $347 million to 16 healthcare organizations—of varying forms—to serve as Hospital Improvement Innovation Networks (HIINs) and continue efforts in reducing hospital-acquired conditions and...

Healthcare Leaders Tout Telehealth as “The Future of Medicine” at New York HIT Summit

September 29, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Telehealth will change how physicians practice medicine, and healthcare organizations beginning to test the waters now will have a competitive advantage—that was the consensus among healthcare leaders during a panel discussion on telehealth at the New York...

At New York HIT Summit, an MD Leader Outlines How HIT Can Enhance Patient Centered Medical Homes

September 27, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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At the Health IT Summit on Tuesday, Salvatore Volpe, M.D, chief medical officer at Staten Island Performing Provider Systems, urged physician leaders to adopt health IT to increase efficiency and improve patient care within Patient-Centered Medical Homes.

Survey: Healthcare Reform, IT Burdens Play Key Role in Reduced Physician Morale

September 27, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Across the U.S., physician morale is down, with leading contributors including regulatory/paperwork burden, dissatisfaction with electronic health records (EHRs), and doubts about the future of healthcare reform.

Randy McCleese Wins CHIME Federal Public Policy Award for CIO Leadership

September 27, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Randy McCleese, vice president of information services and CIO at St. Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead, Ky., has been recognized as the winner of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executive’s (CHIME) Federal Public Policy Award for CIO...

Making Sense of Data Analytics Development Now

September 26, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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The Chartis Group’s Mary Jo Morrison shares her perspectives on the current gaps in strategy and tactics around data analytics for accountable care and population health

Jonathan Perlin’s ‘Elevator Pitch to the President’ on Health IT

September 26, 2016  |  David Raths
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What would you say if you had to make an “elevator pitch” in just three to five minutes to the President of the United States about what to focus on in terms of the nation’s healthcare system?

Federal Leaders Release New Tools to Help Providers Better Leverage Health IT

September 26, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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President Barack Obama issued a message on Sept. 26 to kick off National Health IT Week, expressing optimism for where the industry stands today as well as hope for “reaching for the next frontier of innovation.”

Washington Debrief: Happy National Health IT Week!

September 26, 2016  |  Leslie Kriegstein, Vice President of Congressional Affairs, CHIME
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Today marks the start of National Health IT Week, an annual celebration and coordinated advocacy campaign to articulate the importance of health information technology.

Editor's Notes: Is the "Genius In All of Us" Smart Enough to Propel MDs into the New Healthcare?

September 24, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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I've been absorbed in a book about the "dynamic environment"--the interplay between genetically inherited traits and learned experience. And it's made me think about physicians and the new healthcare.

Provider Associations Laud Bipartisan, ACO-Focused Legislation

September 22, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Four major healthcare professional associations on Thursday publicly expressed support for legislation aimed at modifying the Medicare Shared Savings Program for ACOs in order to ease providers’ concerns

AMIA Seeks Out Support for Health IT Safety Strategy, other Innovation Initiatives

September 22, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Bethesda, Md.-based American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) took to Capitol Hill this week seeking Congressional support for a national health IT safety strategy, as well as to fund efforts such as the Precision Medicine and Cancer Moonshot...
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