Clinical Documentation, Decision Support

Peeling Yet Another Layer of the Onion: Polypharmacy and Readmissions Reduction Efforts

August 4, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
It turns out that the number of medications prescribed to the discharging patient is a significant indicator of readmissions risk—a factor that clinician leaders and clinical informaticists need to consider, as they pursue readmissions reduction work

CHIME Pushes Congress to Address Stage 3 Meaningful Use Problems

August 3, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
CHIME interim vice president of public policy Leslie Krigstein speaks with HCI’s Mark Hagland about the complex set of issues the association is hoping to get Congress to address around Stage 3 of meaningful use and interoperability

Sharing More Than Just Data

August 3, 2015   |  David Raths
At the HL7 Genomics meeting in Washington, D.C., last month, Intermountain Healthcare Chief Medical Informatics Officer Stan Huff, M.D., made a compelling argument for the nonprofit Health Services Platform Consortium as an approach that would allow for the...

Transforming Healthcare Through “Big Data”

July 31, 2015   |  Somesh Nigam, Chief Informatics Officer, Independence Blue Cross
At Independence Blue Cross in Pennsylvania, we are moving forward rapidly to leverage analytics to support the management of care for our members with chronic illnesses

As the Hours Count Down to a Possible DoD Mega-Announcement, Critics Express Skepticism

July 29, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
As news media reports indicated that the Department of Defense would announce its awarding of an EHR contract worth $10.5 billion late Wednesday afternoon, critics tell mainstream media reporters they are skeptical

Is It Time to Encrypt Data Even Inside the EHR? Maybe So, Says Mac McMillan

July 28, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
In the wake of the data breach at UCLA Health and other recent data breaches, data security guru Mac McMillan says it’s time to think about internal data encryption inside the EHR

At iHT2-Denver, a Broad Look at an Inflection Point in Telehealth Expansion Nationwide

July 23, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
In a wide-ranging discussion on Wednesday as part of the Health IT Summit in Denver, experts parsed the challenges and opportunities facing telehealth expansion nationwide

MOST INTERESTING VENDORS: At IBM, Providing Insights Beyond Human Cognition

July 23, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
This week, we present profiles of our "Most Interesting Vendors," healthcare IT vendor firms making waves in the industry, and whose trajectories speak to broader trends. Few areas of health and medicine have gone untouched by the technology,...

Is the Collective Will Present for a Concerted Push on Cybersecurity?

July 22, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
It was very gratifying to moderate a panel discussion at the Denver CHIME Lead Forum on “Healthcare Cybesecurity Solutions,” as the industry hurtles forward into uncharted territory in that arena

Debe Gash’s Midwestern Common Sense and the Ubiquity of Images

July 19, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
The success of the cloud-based information exchange for diagnostic images at Saint Luke’s Health System in Kansas City shows that HIE with a vision grounded in reality can work wonderfully well

Task Force Creates Roadmap for Health IT Safety Center

July 17, 2015   |  David Raths
A task force of experts and health IT safety stakeholders convened by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has crafted a roadmap to guide the development of a proposed national Health IT Safety Center.

Industry News: NantHealth Acquires Harris Healthcare Solutions’ Commercial Healthcare Solutions Division

July 17, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
On July 15, NantHealth, a Culver City, Calif.-based subsidiary of NantWorks, LLC, announced that it has completed the acquisition of the Commercial Healthcare Solutions business of Harris Corporation.
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