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As the Diagnostic Imaging World Shifts, Time for Radiologists to “Get Out of the Dark Corners of the Reading Room”

November 25, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
UPMC’s Rasu Shrestha, M.D. shares his perspectives on the vast changes roiling the world of imaging: it’s time, he says, for radiologists to “get out of the dark corners of the reading room and lead dialogue”

North Carolina Medical Group Leaders Streamline Referral Processes

November 24, 2015  |  Heather Landi
Like many healthcare organizations, Raleigh Medical Group has been challenged with finding the most efficient way to exchange patients’ clinical records with other providers with the aim of quickly closing the loop on patient care.

DoD, VA Say Interoperability Requirements Have Been Met

November 24, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
The Department of Defense (DoD) says that it has met the interoperability requirements for electronic health records (EHRs) as called for in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2014.

What New Orleans Healthcare Leaders Understood—and What HCI’s Innovator Awards Winners Are All Doing

November 24, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
The Louisiana Public Health Institute’s leaders went full-bore to create strong connections around care management for providers and patients—and won second place in our Innovator Awards Program as a result

GUEST BLOG: Let’s Think About the Deeper Implications of the Interoperability Push

November 23, 2015  |  John Lee, M.D., CMIO, Edward Hospital
Making a dent in overall U.S. healthcare costs will require bringing the right data to physicians at the point of care; and to do that, we need interoperability. And to get to interoperability, we need to rethink standards.

Black Book Research: IT Outsourcing Poised for Growth in Healthcare Payer Sector

November 23, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
A new Black Book Research report estimates the demands of data security, population health and value-based benefits solutions—and revenue cycle modernization—will drive the payer IT outsourcing market in excess of $60 billion by the end of 2017.

EHRA, HIMSS Comment on CMS Value-Based Payment Models

November 23, 2015  |  Heather Landi
The Electronic Health Record Association (EHRA) and the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) last week weighed in on the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) and voiced concerns about new data reporting requirements...

Washington Debrief: CHIME Calls for Ending Pass/Fail Construct to Meaningful Use

November 23, 2015  |  Leslie Kriegstein, Interim Vice President of Public Policy, CHIME
CHIME submitted comments on the CMS Request for Information (RFI), which sought input in operationalizing Section 101 of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA).

The Soft Underbelly of ACO Development: PCP Office Processes?

November 21, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
A recent online American Managed Care Journal article, based on a conference presentation, points out some of the operational challenges ACO leaders face, around primary care physician participation

CMS Online Drug Mapping Tool Details Opioid Prescribing Patterns

November 20, 2015  |  Heather Landi
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently unveiled an interactive online mapping tool which shows geographic comparisons at the state, county and ZIP code levels of de-identified Medicare Part D opioid prescription claims data.

Health IT Now Coalition Supports Veterans Telemedicine Bill

November 20, 2015  |  Heather Landi
The Health IT Now Coalition, an organization comprised of healthcare providers, payers, patient groups and employers, wrote an endorsement letter of the Veterans E-Health and Telemedicine Support Act to the bill's cosponsors Senators Joni Ernst and Mazie...

KLAS: Providers Turn to Outside Firms for Value-Based Care Transitions

November 20, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
While some providers may have the ability to make the transition to value-based care (VBC) on their own, the vast majority of them are turning to firms who provide VBC consulting services and VBC managed services, according to a new survey from Orem, Utah-based...
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