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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
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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.

Assessing the Challenges and Opportunities for MD Groups That Are Taking On Risk

September 7, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Mark Werner, M.D. and Bob Schwyn of The Chartis Group share their perspectives on the plunge into risk-based contracting, among physician groups—and what the pioneers are learning about risk and about IT and data strategy

Survey: Only One-Third of Hospitals Using Predictive Analytics, Lack of Tools Cited as Top Barrier to Adoption

September 7, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Eight of 10 hospital leaders believe the future of healthcare could be significantly improved through the use of predictive analytics, yet only 31 percent of hospitals have used the technology for more than a year, according to a recent Health Catalyst survey.

Interest in Technology-Enabled Care Grows, But Concerns about Quality, Data Security Remain, Study Finds

September 6, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Consumers are open to technology-enabled healthcare, such as remote patient monitoring and telemedicine, but continue to have strong concerns about the quality of care and the security of their healthcare data, according to a recent consumer survey-based study.

One Former HIT Executive’s Perspectives on What Non-HIT Leaders Need from HIT Leaders

September 6, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Annamalai Ramanathan, who recently made the transition from IT leadership to general administrative leadership in a physician-governed organization, shares his perspectives on what non-IT leaders need from IT leaders these days

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