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GUEST BLOG: Let’s Think About the Deeper Implications of the Interoperability Push

November 23, 2015  |  John Lee, M.D., CMIO, Edward Hospital
Making a dent in overall U.S. healthcare costs will require bringing the right data to physicians at the point of care; and to do that, we need interoperability. And to get to interoperability, we need to rethink standards.

The Soft Underbelly of ACO Development: PCP Office Processes?

November 21, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
A recent online American Managed Care Journal article, based on a conference presentation, points out some of the operational challenges ACO leaders face, around primary care physician participation

Consequences of Performance Improvement Plans

November 19, 2015  |  Tim Tolan
It’s crucial to understand your options when it comes to performance improvement plans.

Mac McMillan Elected to Board of Trustees for CHIME’s Association for Executives in Healthcare Information Security

November 12, 2015  |  Heather Landi
Information security expert Mac McMillan, CEO of CynergisTek, has been elected to the board of trustees for the Association for Executives in Healthcare Information Security (AEHIS).

Innovation: Rushing Forward Into the New Healthcare, Pioneers Are Undaunted

November 10, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
What did the leaders at Harper-Hutzel Hospitals/Detroit Medical Center have that was worth celebrating? A special spirit of innovation—the spirit that infuses the Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards Program every year.

Addressing the Multi-Dimensional Challenges of Population Health in a Medical Group Setting

November 9, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
Mark Werner, M.D. and Bob Schwyn of The Chartis Group share their perspectives on the strategic, IT, and patient engagement challenges facing medical group executives, as they plunge into population health initiatives

At iHT2-Beverly Hills, “Digital Doctor” Robert Wachter Tells Healthcare Leaders to Prepare for Transformational Change

November 4, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
At the Health IT Summit in Beverly Hills, Robert Wachter, M.D., author of The Digital Doctor, shared his perspectives and predictions regarding the current—and future—state of U.S. healthcare

Live from iHT2-Beverly Hills: AMIA CEO Fridsma Sees a Consumer-Driven Landscape, Post-MU

November 4, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
Doug Fridsma, M.D., Ph.D., president and CEO of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), gave attendees at the Health IT Summit in Beverly Hills a glimpse of the post-meaningful use landscape of healthcare IT development

Are Healthcare CIOs Aligned With their Fellow C-Suite Execs? Don’t Be So Sure

November 3, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
The presentation of the results of an important survey at the CHIME Fall Forum last month underscored the vast strategic challenges facing CIOs right now, as they work to align their vision with that of their fellow c-suite executives

Survey: CISOs Redefining Security Strategy and Budget in Light of Recent Data Breaches

November 2, 2015  |  Heather Landi
Eighty-eight percent of CISOs and CIOs report that their security budgets have increased in response to high-profile data breaches and many are increasingly using frameworks to define cyber risk and prioritize investment, according to a recent survey.

Lancaster General Health’s Population Health Push: The Chief Quality & Medical Information Officer’s View

November 1, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
Michael Ripchinski, M.D. shares his perspectives on the long journey into population health of his organization, Lancaster General Health, and its attendant data analytics challenges

What Does EMR Optimization Actually Mean? So Much More Than Just Working Out the Kinks

October 29, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
It was a pleasure to hear from The Advisory Board's Doug Thompson on the meaning and execution of EMR optimization, as he clarified for an HCI webinar audience this week what the term really means—and doesn’t mean


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