Initial responses to the release of the MACRA final rule have mostly been positive—and in any case point to more to-do’s on the to-do lists of healthcare IT leaders
Two new studies published in Health Affairs raise questions about some of the policy assumptions underlying the Medicare program’s Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program
Who is better at medical diagnosis? Will machines take over from humans?
It was fascinating to read a new analysis from Commonwealth Fund researchers that looked at differences between commercial and government-sponsored ACOs in terms of making progress in key areas around accountable care development
A recent conversation with the notable Dr. Farzad Mostashari left me further pondering one of the core issues in health IT right now.
A discussion at the Health IT Summit-New York probed some truly exciting potentialities around policy, payment, clinical, and technological changes that could transform U.S. healthcare delivery
Just in time for both National Health IT Week and the first presidential debate, a new survey was released this week that gauges healthcare IT professionals’ opinions about how the 2016 presidential election will impact health IT from both sides of the aisle.
What would you say if you had to make an “elevator pitch” in just three to five minutes to the President of the United States about what to focus on in terms of the nation’s healthcare system?
I've been absorbed in a book about the "dynamic environment"--the interplay between genetically inherited traits and learned experience. And it's made me think about physicians and the new healthcare.
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 a recent article I read in Money Magazine, more than 50 percent of today’s workforce would leave their current job if they had a chance to make more money. These figures should concern every CIO in every hospital or integrated delivery network in the country as the HCIT job market for technical...
An interview with Josh Mandel, M.D., a research scientist in biomedical informatics at Harvard University and lead architect for SMART Health IT, about a new a FHIR-based approach to clinical decision support
CMS revealed data earlier this week pointing to a nationwide reduction in avoidable hospital readmissions. But is there more to the story?
Despite all the successes when it comes to EHR adoption, e-prescribing, and clinical decision support, a Minnesota survey found HIE activity actually declining. What are the implications?
I read with interest an op-ed article in The New England Journal of Medicine entitled “Accelerating Innovation in Health IT." In critiquing provider-based solutions development, did Dr. David Bates and his fellow researchers get it right?
Healthcare provider organizations are deploying digital health technologies to improve end-of-life care, and it’s an area that is long overdue for modernization and innovation.
Patient portals are gaining in popularity, but need to be considered in the proper perspective when conveying exam results.
The announcement by CMS on Thursday that the agency would not delay the start of the MACRA program and its new requirements, has put Medicare-participating physicians on notice that the policy and reimbursement train has officially left the station
It was intriguing to read an op-ed article in InfoWorld this summer, in which its author suggested that business organization leaders rethink their password management policies and practices. How might such suggestions play out in the unique operating environment of patient care organizations?
CMS’s August 25 release of the latest numbers on the progress of ACOs in the MSSP and Pioneer ACO programs was clouded by the framing and presentation coming from the agency itself. Couldn’t CMS officials have been more transparent and straightforward about all of this?