The blog last week on the American Journal of Managed Care’s website by Margaret E. “Peggy” O’Kane, president of NCQA, provided a strong element in a clear roadmap for providers going forward
Conflicting studies are muddying what we know on the effectiveness of publicly reported health information. In this nascent phase of the transparency movement, this makes sense.
We focus on the technology and clinical side of Population Health, but there is another aspect that is harder to control; Patient Compliance.
In this age of accountable care, there are increasing demands for data for reporting and reimbursement purposes. Since healthcare providers are often structured around clinical departments, much of the data pertinent to accountable care may be managed/stored within departmental...
Stephen Nuckolls and his colleagues at Coastal Carolina Health Care know that they can make accountable care work—and do it outside the markets already best known for risk-based innovation
Last week at the iHT2 Health IT Summit in Miami, Fla., one CMIO compared the shifting healthcare landscape to a massive ship that needs a major push to be steered in another direction.
It was inspiring to read the recent interview with Dr. Gnanagurudasan Prakasam, whose innovative, social media-based program for children with diabetes is making a difference in Sacramento, California
What the executive director of Maine’s HealthInfoNet knows—as do his counterparts in Michigan, Ohio, and Colorado—is how to provide practical value to stakeholders across the healthcare spectrum
Interoperability is the buzzword du jour. It is the focus of almost every 2015 conference, white paper, road map, etc. That is why I believe it is important to get reminders from chief information officers and physician leaders themselves of what the actual pain points are.
Staffed with researchers from the Indiana schools of nursing, informatics and computing, and liberal arts, a new lab’s goal is to leverage advanced computing methods to better understand how health science researchers can make use of social network data.
This week’s Congressional hearing on ICD-10 made it seem like the debate over the controversial mandate is one-sided. Anyone who has been following this story knows that is simply not the case.
The AMA comes out to decry low eligible-professional attestation rates so far under Stage 2 of meaningful use—but could the use of hyperbolic language end up being counter-productive?
Linking structured clinical data with genetic data promises to transform routine clinical care, said A. John Iafrate, M.D., Ph.D., director of Mass General Hospital’s Center for Integrated Diagnostics.
The filing within the past few days of class-action lawsuits against Anthem in four states, for its recent massive data breach, could help set legal precedents for the legal liability of health insurers and other healthcare organizations, for consumer data protection
As clearly as they possibly could, the leaders of the nation’s accountable care organizations threw down the gauntlet at the feet of CMS officials this past week, asking for major changes to the MSSP program—before it’s too late
If healthcare leaders weren’t listening to their data security officers before, they’re listening now. Anthem’s disastrous, monumental hack—leaving 80 million customers exposed—made sure of that.
Many CIOs are supportive of the public API approach and are starting to see their health system IT environment as more of an open ecosystem that could take advantage of web services and less of a walled garden where they own and control everything.
How important is accurate patient matching to the interoperability of health data? Here’s the problem in a nutshell: In Texas, the Harris County Hospital District’s database has medical records on almost 2,500 people named Maria Garcia and 231 of them have the same birth date.
The Jan. 30 release of the interoperability roadmap from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, followed by statements made by ONC leaders at the agency’s annual meeting on Feb. 2, have cheered U.S. provider leaders
Managing complex cardiovascular cases benefits from systems that manage all studies in one place. Philips IntelliSpace Cardiovascular is a good example of such a system.