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Rajiv Leventhal

Rajiv Leventhal


Rajiv Leventhal is Managing Editor of Healthcare Informatics, covering healthcare IT...

Diving into Healthcare’s Data Blocking Enigma

October 11, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
A recent conversation with the notable Dr. Farzad Mostashari left me further pondering one of the core issues in health IT right now.

A Generation of Digital Patients is Coming: Is Healthcare Ready?

September 22, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
I recently had a captivating conversation with Anil Jain, M.D., of the Watson Health business unit, about the next generation of healthcare consumers and what it means for the industry going forward.

In the World of Hospital Readmission Rates, There is More than One Story to Tell

September 15, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
CMS revealed data earlier this week pointing to a nationwide reduction in avoidable hospital readmissions. But is there more to the story?

EHRs’ Evolution: Are They Advancing Too Slowly?

August 24, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Last week, a commentary from physicians in JAMA about their dissatisfaction with electronic health records got me thinking about the different stages of technology’s growth.

As CMS Updates its Quality Ratings for Hospitals, Experts Question Their Validity

August 2, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
CMS has released its overall hospital quality star ratings, designed to help consumers more easily compare hospitals. But questions have arisen on how the government is measuring “quality.”

CMS’ Latest Proposed MU Changes Again Raise Questions around Patient Engagement

July 21, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Earlier this month, CMS announced that it was streamlining reporting requirements for hospitals and EPs participating in the meaningful use program. But, other new proposals from CMS bring on more questions about patient engagement.

In Vermont, an Opt-In versus Opt-Out HIE Debate

July 7, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
A recent article in VT Digger, an independent organization covering investigative news in the state, revealed a stimulating story about concern regarding health information exchange (HIE) patient privacy.

At iHT2 Boston, Micky Tripathi's Refreshing Take on Interoperability

June 28, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
During a closing keynote presentation last week at the iHT2 Boston Health IT Summit, Micky Tripathi, Ph.D., president and CEO of MAeHC, debunked certain healthcare interoperability “myths” while offering a positive outlook on the future of data exchange.

The 2015 Hospital Data Exchange Numbers are in: Has the Needle Been Moved?

June 7, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
A new data brief from the government and the American Hospital Association makes one wonder when hospitals will be able to perform all interoperable exchange activities.

Taking a Deeper Dive into the Healthcare Informatics 100

May 25, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
As of Monday, May 23, all Healthcare Informatics 100 company listings have been made public on our website. Now, let’s dive into some of the details of this year’s compendium.