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ONC Data Reveals Top Vendors Used for Meaningful Use Program

July 27, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has released data for the health IT vendors most used by providers participating in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program.

Survey: Majority of Hospitals Face Challenges, Lack of Readiness for eCQM Data Reporting

July 26, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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More than three-fourths of hospitals, or 78 percent, still have work ahead of them in order to successfully submit electronic clinical quality measures (eCQM) data as part of the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program by the Feb. 28, 2017 deadline.

athenahealth Says it will Cover MIPS Payment Penalties for Customers

July 25, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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athenahealth has said that if customers using the company’s athenaOne services get hit with Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) payment penalties, it will cover the financial consequences for those unsuccessful practices.

From the Lens of a CIO: Moving Forward on Value-Based Care Efforts Without a Roadmap (Part 2)

July 22, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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In the second part of a two-part article about the challenges CIOs face in building clinically integrated networks, health IT leaders discuss the critical role data analytics plays in this work and the need for collaborative leadership moving forward.

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Leverages Data Analytics to Optimize the Hospital Workforce

July 21, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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New Brunswick, N.J.-based Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital has implemented time and attendance, employee scheduling, workforce analytics, and mobile applications solutions with the aim of improving productivity and employee engagement.

Special Report: Faster Analytics at University of Michigan Health System

July 20, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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A five-member Fast Analytics team at University of Michigan Health System has incorporated data visualization software that has changed the game for report generation throughout the organization

Healthcare Association Advocacy Leaders Offer Perspectives on CMS’s MACRA Timeline Challenges

July 20, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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The statement made by CMS’s Andy Slavitt that the agency might provide some flexibility around the provisions of physician reporting under MACRA caused a stir among providers; still, the time is now to prepare, say advocacy leaders

Rock Health: Digital Health Funding Remains Hot in 2016 Despite Expected Decline

July 19, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The first half of 2016 has concluded with slightly over $2 billion in total digital health venture funding–on track with the levels of both 2014 and 2015, according to a midyear report from San Francisco-based Rock Health.

OpenNotes Now: How the Movement Will Change the Physician-Patient Relationship

July 18, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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OpenNotes has already had a major impact on physician documentation, and now provider leaders ponder: What does the future hold for this pioneering movement?

Survey: Majority of IT Security Leaders Lack Resources Needed to Manage External Cyber Threats

July 18, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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External cyber attacks cost organizations $3.5 million a year, but 80 percent of IT security leaders say their defensive infrastructure to identify and mitigate threats are either non-existent, ad hoc or inconsistently applied, cites a Ponemon Institute study.

With the Telehealth Revolution Already Underway, a Pair of Industry Experts Looks at the Remaining Barriers

July 18, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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It was very compelling to read a broad analysis of “The State of Telehealth,” authored by E. ray Dorsey, M.D. and Eric J. Topol, M.D., and published online last week in The New England Journal of Medicine

Are Healthcare CISOs Suffering from Cybersecurity Solution Fatigue? An Expert Probes Some of the Issues

July 15, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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A recent Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology report provided some intriguing thoughts about the pressure facing CISOs to keep their organizations secure and how they are combating information and vendor solution overload.

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