At the HIMSS Connected Health Conference earlier this month, I was fascinated by a session on the intersection of wearables and big data, and what’s being done to help Parkinson’s patients.
Finger Lakes Community Health has created a “patient-centered dental home” with an integrated team approach of using health IT, community health workers, primary care and specialty care providers to improve outcomes.
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
Michael Blum, M.D., UCSF’s associate vice chancellor for informatics and director of its Center for Digital Health Innovation describes some of his goals in working with tech giant Cisco on interoperability issues.
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
The recently published recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics around counseling parents about nutrition reflect a far broader reality, as U.S. healthcare shifts inevitably towards bigger-picture approaches to population health
It’s crucial to understand your options when it comes to performance improvement plans.
AMIA expresses concern that a focus on conformance to certification criteria has inadvertently led to a “develop-to-the-test” approach, and has affected the functionality and usability of EHRs.
Could the announcement on Nov. 11 by CMS officials of a delay in the implementation of a mandate around diagnostic imaging test ordering by referring physicians erode provider confidence?
What did the leaders at Harper-Hutzel Hospitals/Detroit Medical Center have that was worth celebrating? A special spirit of innovation—the spirit that infuses the Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards Program every year.
Wellpepper is exemplary in applying technology to address patient engagement for ARRA/MU
The announcement of the departures of the Steward Health Care System and the Mount Auburn Cambridge IPA (MACIPA) from the Pioneer ACO Program speaks to the need for senior CMS officials to rethink—and tweak—the program, before it’s too late
Three years ago, I was very skeptical about the OpenNotes movement. But the research that has come out since has gotten me fully on board.
The presentation of the results of an important survey at the CHIME Fall Forum last month underscored the vast strategic challenges facing CIOs right now, as they work to align their vision with that of their fellow c-suite executives
It’s the day before Halloween, which means I will probably tune into one of my all-time favorite horror movies this weekend. But no matter which scary flick I choose, perhaps nothing will be scarier than something I saw recently on healthcare data security.
It was a pleasure to hear from The Advisory Board's Doug Thompson on the meaning and execution of EMR optimization, as he clarified for an HCI webinar audience this week what the term really means—and doesn’t mean
Clinicians who can access real-time patient data from several sources in smartphone apps are less frequently logging into the EHR system itself. Could these tools replace discharge summaries as well?
The Healthcare informatics Innovator Awards Program is once again open to submissions from innovative teams in healthcare. Will your team be one of the 2016 winners?
Healthcare provider leaders need to face the reality that budget sequestration, with its attendant actual and effective pay cuts, will almost certainly become the new normal
A keynote presentation at the Oct. 23 Mid-Atlantic Healthcare Informatics Symposium highlighted some of the reasons it is exciting to be an informatics specialist these days. Jason Moore, Ph.D., director of the Institute for Biomedical Informatics at the University of Pennsylvania, said we are...