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The 2017 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards: Innovation in Cost Savings Winner: analyticsMD

February 10, 2017  |  Kayt Sukel
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The 2017 winner in the category of Cost Savings is analyticsMD, a Los Altos, Calif.-based firm that offers a virtual “air traffic control” system for hospital operations.

Healthcare Informatics’ HIMSS17 Survival Guide

February 8, 2017  |  Heather Landi, Rajiv Leventhal and Mark Hagland
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What can HIMSS17 attendees expect this year from the industry’s largest annual conference? What will be the biggest buzzwords and “buzz concepts” this year? Industry experts and observers weigh in.

Epic Tops Best in KLAS for Seventh Straight Year

February 1, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The 2017 Best in KLAS Software and Services report, released this week by Orem, Utah-based KLAS, named the top-performing companies within various market segments based on customer feedback, and once again Epic earned the ranking of number-one Overall Software...

Black Book: PHM Growing in Importance, but Providers Lack Tech Infrastructure to Support it

January 30, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Black Book’s most recent report on the state of population health management (PHM) has revealed that it is among the fastest-growing areas in the healthcare IT space.

Spur Innovation with a Continuous Improvement Focus

January 30, 2017  |  Carly Dunham, consultant, Freed Associates
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In health care, “innovation” is often thought of in the context of life-changing tools and technology, such as the late 1970s introduction of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or the more recent advent of modern telehealth.

Study: External Incentives Accelerate Health IT Adoption among Small Primary Care Practices

January 26, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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A recent study examining the adoption and use of health information technology by small primary care physician practices found that external incentives, such as those practices participating in pay-for-performance programs and participating in public reporting of...

New York Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Revalidated as EMRAM Stage 7

January 20, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Due to its use of RFID technology to improve patient care and outcomes, New York Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital (NYPBMH) has received acute care Stage 7 revalidation on the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM).

Achieving Value-Based Payment Success: Implications for IT and the CIO

January 19, 2017  |  Tonya Edwards, M.D., Impact Advisors
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Leading healthcare CIOs discuss the challenges they’re facing—and how to resolve them through innovation—as the scales tip ever closer to value-based payment.

Selling Cybersecurity in the Age of Ransomware

January 18, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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CISOs and CIOs face significant challenges in their work to strengthen data security, and one major hurdle is that, despite the very real threat of internal and external data breaches, investments in cybersecurity can be a tough sell.

Healthcare’s Latest Interoperability Push

January 17, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal and Mark Hagland
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The concern that “real” interoperability in healthcare has yet to be accomplished is not novel. But recently, there have been developments on at least one major front that has sprung new optimism.

KPMG Leader: “The Healthcare CIO is in a Very Tough Spot”

January 13, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The pressure continues to mount on healthcare CIOs. What can they do to best navigate the road ahead?

Digital Health Funding Down Year-over-Year Despite More Deals

January 6, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In 2016, there were more, albeit smaller digital health deals and 8 percent fewer dollars invested than in 2015, according to San Francisco-based Rock Health’s year end funding report.

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