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Making Sense of Data Analytics Development Now

September 26, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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The Chartis Group’s Mary Jo Morrison shares her perspectives on the current gaps in strategy and tactics around data analytics for accountable care and population health

Federal Leaders Release New Tools to Help Providers Better Leverage Health IT

September 26, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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President Barack Obama issued a message on Sept. 26 to kick off National Health IT Week, expressing optimism for where the industry stands today as well as hope for “reaching for the next frontier of innovation.”

At iHT2-Toronto, Delving Into the Complexity of Data Security Issues, at the Provider and Policy Levels

September 21, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Data security continues to ramp up as a key issue for healthcare IT leaders across Canada, a panel of industry experts agreed, during the first day of the Health IT Summit in Toronto

Study: 30 Percent of Patient Data Breaches Involve Business Associates

September 21, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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So far in 2016, third-party data breaches have impacted 4.5 million patients, indicating that third-party business associates pose an alarming risk to patient data, according to a new report from Protenus and DataBreaches.net.

At the CHIME LEAD Forum-Toronto, A Strong Focus on Cybersecurity Challenges

September 20, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Healthcare IT leaders came together on Tuesday in Toronto, at the CHIME LEAD Forum-Toronto, to get into granular discussions of the cybersecurity challenges facing Canadian, U.S., and global healthcare

ONC’s New Leader Defends Agency’s Role in EHR Oversight

September 20, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In a meeting with health IT press on Sept. 19, Vindell Washington, M.D., new National Coordinator for Health IT, defended the ONC's role in overseeing and reviewing electronic health records (EHR) and other health IT products.

Catching Up with Tim Zoph, and Parsing the Current Inflection Point in U.S. Healthcare

September 19, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Tim Zoph, who has spent decades as a leader in healthcare and healthcare IT, shares his perspectives on where things are headed next in U.S. healthcare—in both the healthcare IT and facilities development spheres, and beyond

Special Report: As IT Security Concerns Intensify, CIOs and CISOs See a New World

September 15, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Industry experts are agreed: most of the issues that have risen to the top of the list when it comes to IT security threats facing U.S. patient care organizations in the past year or so haven’t really changed; they’ve only intensified.

McKesson’s CMO on Transitioning to Value

September 14, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Healthcare Informatics recently interviewed Michael Blackman, M.D., chief medical officer of McKesson Enterprise Information Solutions, about the industry’s shift to value-based care, and how the vendor is best positioning itself.

Researchers’ Look at HIT Development: Are their Perceptions of Co-Development Up to Date?

September 13, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
blog
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?

How Digital Health Is Improving End-of-Life and Advance Care Planning

September 13, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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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.

Survey: Most Healthcare Organizations Still in Pilot or Planning Stages for Next Wave of Patient Engagement

September 9, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Close to 70 percent of healthcare leaders report their organizations use patient engagement initiatives, yet many potential patient engagement programs have not been fully scaled and integrated into practice, according to a NEJM Catalyst Patient Engagement Survey.

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