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Healthcare’s Ever-Changing Workforce

February 10, 2016  |  Tim Tolan
To remain competitive and attract top technical talent, the hiring practices of CIOs and CMIOs will have to evolve and include the new independent workforce, as it’s now known.

Does Your Health System Have a Chief Learning Officer?

February 10, 2016  |  David Raths
As health systems grow larger through mergers and acquisitions, providing training and keeping track of training requirements has become a greater challenge. As in other industries, organizations are starting to hire chief learning officers to oversee...

Lincare to Pay $240K in Civil Penalties for HIPAA Privacy Rule Violation

February 9, 2016  |  Heather Landi
Lincare, a provider of respiratory and infusion therapy and medical equipment to in-home patients, has been ordered to pay $239,800 in civil money penalties for violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy Rule.

Editor’s Notes: What Do “Big History” and the Present Moment in U.S. Healthcare Have in Common?

February 5, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
What do the agricultural experiments of early civilizations have to do with the present moment in U.S. healthcare? A glance at the Healthcare Informatics 2016 Innovator Awards Program winning teams offers hints

Report Outlines the State of Gender Diversity in Digital Health

January 25, 2016  |  Heather Landi
According to a Rock Health report, 95 percent of women and 58 percent of men in digital health agreed that gender diversity has a positive impact on company performance, yet many feel improvements in the hiring process are needed to achieve gender diversity in...

At the Health IT Summit in San Diego, Pondering What It Will Take to Get to “Patient-Centric”

January 21, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
Given that authentic initiatives to make care more patient-centric in the U.S. are still relatively recent, gathering, analyzing, and sharing data to support such efforts will be essential to their success

Live from the Health IT Summit in San Diego: The Long Slog Towards Achieving Value Via Data and Analytics

January 19, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
At the Health IT Summit in San Diego, discussion panelists agreed: the journey into truly leveraging data and analytics to push the healthcare system into value-based care is turning out to be a long, complex one

In the Wake of the Next Generation ACO Reveal: Getting Real About IT and ACOs

January 18, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
Industry experts agree: Healthcare leaders participating in the Next Generation ACO Program are going to need to learn to strategically leverage IT as never before

Uncovering Some of the Key HIT Challenges Inherent in ACO Development

January 17, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
The Advisory Board Company's Nicole Latimer parses some of the intense strategic IT-related challenges inherent in moving forward in the accountable care sphere, in the wake of CMS's unveiling of the Next Generation ACO Program

Premier’s Joe Damore Expresses Optimism about the Next Generation ACO Program

January 14, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
Joe Damore, vice president, population health management, at Premier, Inc. shares his perspectives on the newly unveiled Next Generation ACO Program

The Advisory Board Company’s Perspective on CMS’s Next Generation ACO Announcement

January 12, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
Rob Lazerow of The Advisory Board Company shares his insights on the now-fully-unveiled Next Generation ACO program—and what it means for the future of federally sponsored accountable care

Patient-Centric Care Models Require Substantial Investments in IT and Staffing, Rand Study Shows

January 12, 2016  |  Heather Landi
There are substantial costs involved with transitioning primary care practices into a patient-centered medical home model, which may be a burden to small and independent practices wanting to make the shift, according to a new study from the Rand Corporation.


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