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The 2017 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards: At the Dawn of a New Era, Winning Teams Show the Way to the Future

January 23, 2017  |  the Editors of Healthcare Informatics
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Please join us in congratulating the winners of this year’s Innovator Awards Program, who are finding new paths forward to age-old healthcare problems.

New York Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Revalidated as EMRAM Stage 7

January 20, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Due to its use of RFID technology to improve patient care and outcomes, New York Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital (NYPBMH) has received acute care Stage 7 revalidation on the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM).

Achieving Value-Based Payment Success: Implications for IT and the CIO

January 19, 2017  |  Tonya Edwards, M.D., Impact Advisors
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Leading healthcare CIOs discuss the challenges they’re facing—and how to resolve them through innovation—as the scales tip ever closer to value-based payment.

Coordinated Care Oklahoma Will Exit HIE Market, Citing a Large Payer Mandating Providers Work with Competing HIE

January 19, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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In a public statement posted to its website this week, Coordinated Care Oklahoma (CCO), a health information exchange (HIE) based in Norman, Okla., announced that the organization will exit the HIE market, effective June 30, 2017.

Stanford Creates Center to Link Faculty, Digital Health Companies

January 18, 2017  |  David Raths
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The Stanford University School of Medicine has launched a center to support collaborations between Stanford faculty and Silicon Valley technology companies focusing on digital health tools.

Survey: Docs Want to Keep Pace with New Patient Demands, Technology

January 18, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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A recent survey of 500 physicians revealed that nearly 9 in 10 respondents ranked “achieving work-life balance” as their most, or second most-important resolution for 2017. Similarly, 69 percent ranked “staying current with technology” as their most, or second...

Healthcare’s Latest Interoperability Push

January 17, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal and Mark Hagland
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The concern that “real” interoperability in healthcare has yet to be accomplished is not novel. But recently, there have been developments on at least one major front that has sprung new optimism.

KPMG Leader: “The Healthcare CIO is in a Very Tough Spot”

January 13, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The pressure continues to mount on healthcare CIOs. What can they do to best navigate the road ahead?

Healthcare Industry Could Save $9.4B with Full Adoption of Electronic Transactions

January 13, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The healthcare industry continues to make modest progress toward full adoption of electronic business transactions, but significant gaps remain, representing an opportunity for $9.4 billion in savings, according to new data from the 2016 CAQH Index.

Inland Empire Health Plan’s Clear-Eyed HIE Strategy

January 13, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Bradley Gilbert, M.D., CEO of the Inland Empire Health Plan, and also chairman of the board of the Inland Empire HIE, shares his perspectives on the importance of health information exchange to good care management

ONC Announces Phase 2 Winners of Consumer, Provider App Challenges

January 12, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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ONC today announced the Phase 2 winners for the Consumer Health Data Aggregator Challenge and the Provider User Experience Challenge.

ONC Releases Accenture’s Draft Guidance to Develop PGHD Policy Framework

January 12, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has released for public comment a draft of a white paper identifying opportunities and challenges in the capture, use and sharing of...
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