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The Carrot and Stick: Enemies of Progress

Gabriel Perna
In the wake of HITECH, a recent data brief reveals that most doctors have adopted an EHR to earn incentive money or avoid penalties. Is this one reason why interoperability is still a dream and most systems are unusable?

Top Stories

Paul Tang’s New-Century Challenge: Time to Start Treating Patients Like People

January 26, 2015     Mark Hagland
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At iHT2-San Diego, an appeal to healthcare leaders to begin thinking about person-centered healthcare—and to begin to think about the implications of the concept for care delivery going forward

Top Ten Tech Trends: Closing the Gaps in Transitions of Care

January 23, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
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The movement of a patient from one setting of care to another—and the electronic documentation of that movement—is vital in accurately being able to tell the patient’s entire story, but has also become an area that providers have struggled with in terms of...

Will FDA Clarify Approach to Clinical Decision Support in 2015?

January 21, 2015     David Raths
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The FDA also has released its schedule for developing guidance for the 2015 fiscal year, and prioritized on the list is medical device clinical decision support software. Many in the health IT industry are relieved that the FDA has prioritized clinical decision...

Paul Tang, M.D. at iHT2-San Diego: “Patients 3.0: What’s the Job of a Patient?”

January 21, 2015     Mark Hagland
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Moving towards the new person-centered healthcare is going to require a dual revolution in thinking, says Paul Tang, M.D.

In San Diego, a Robust Exploration of HIE and Consumer Engagement

January 20, 2015     Mark Hagland
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What will it mean to achieve “next-generation” health data exchange and true patient/consumer engagement and patient health management? A panel of industry leaders explores the topic at iHT2-San Diego

Washington Debrief: Strong Finish for MU in 2014 Doesn’t Allay 2015 Concerns

January 20, 2015     Jeff Smith, Vice President of Public Policy at CHIME
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The percentage of hospitals required to meet Stage 2 measures grows from 51 percent (2,563) in 2014 to 80 percent (3,952) in 2015. With such a large portion of the nation’s hospitals required to meet Stage 2 for the entire year, CHIME and other organizations...

Top Ten Tech Trends: Setting the Roadmap on FHIR

January 20, 2015     David Raths
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Last year, HCI made the HL7 draft standard Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) one of our Top 10 Tech Trends to watch. This year, interoperability is the first topic of conversation wherever CIOs and CMIOs gather, and FHIR is now at the center of...

HCI’s Top 10 Tech Trends 2015: Parsing the Swirl

January 20, 2015     The Editors of HCI
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We offer you, our readers, our Top Tech Trends for 2015. Each of the ten trends has its own significance—and urgency; together, they help paint a portrait of the landscape in U.S. healthcare at a time of fundamental change and intensifying activity.

No Time For Debbie Downers: Latest MU Results Offer Something to Ponder

January 16, 2015     Mark Hagland
blog
Some good news on Stage 2 meaningful use attestation has come at a time when good news around meaningful use has been at a premium

Health IT VC Funding More Than Doubles in 2014

January 15, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
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Venture capital funding in the healthcare IT sector in 2014 more than doubled last year’s total, coming in at $4.7 billion, according a new report from consulting firm Mercom Capital Group.

Majority of Healthcare Executives See Population Health Investment Recouped within Four Years

January 15, 2015     John DeGaspari
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More than half of healthcare managers surveyed expect to recoup their investments in population health management programs within three to four years, according to a survey by KPMG LLP in New York.

Sue Schade’s Leadership Vision

January 14, 2015     John DeGaspari
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Sue Schade is the recipient of the 2014 John E. Gall, Jr. CIO of the Year Award, in recognition of her professional contributions over a 30-year career in healthcare IT, 15 of which has been spent as a CIO. The award, which is sponsored by the College of...