Clinical Documentation, Decision Support

Health IT to Support ACOs: Process and MD Alignment Challenges Set Obstacles, Healthcare IT Leaders Say

March 24, 2015     Mark Hagland
A panel of industry leaders from organizations pioneering in the ACO and risk contract-based space offer their perspectives at the World Health Care Congress

At the World Health Care Congress, Industry Experts Agree: Managing Big—Or Even Bigger—Data Will Require a Great Deal of Thought

March 23, 2015     Mark Hagland
Industry experts participating in a panel on care delivery transformation through data agree—how to manage data-driven processes is itself a work in process

Report: Physician Practices Need Help With Alternative Payment Models

March 23, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
Although physician practices are participating in new value-based healthcare payment models, they need help with successfully managing increasing amounts of data and figuring out how to respond to the diversity of programs and quality metrics from different...

Leading Edge in Enhancing Workflow: Imprivata, Inc.

March 23, 2015     Kayt Sukel
For the first time ever, we, the editors at HCI have chosen to recognize healthcare IT vendor companies, through a new program that we’ve named the Healthcare Informatics Leading Edge Awards. The following pieces are interviews with senior executives from...

For U.S. Physicians, the Healthcare Policy Train Has Already Left the Station

March 21, 2015     Mark Hagland
With two tremendously significant healthcare policy developments taking place within the same week, no one can doubt any longer the broad direction of federal healthcare policy—especially for practicing physicians

BREAKING: INDUSTRY-FIRST INTERVIEW: CHIME CEO Russell P. Branzell on the MU Stage 3 Proposed Rule

March 20, 2015     Mark Hagland
In his industry-first interview, CHIME’s Russ Branzell shares with HCI Editor-in-Chief Mark Hagland his first impressions of the proposed rule for Stage 3 of meaningful use under the HITECH Act

ACC.15 – The Awakening of Cardiology?

March 20, 2015     Joe Marion
Last weekend I attended the exhibits at the annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology (ACC). Several trends suggest to me that cardiology is awakening to the changes in healthcare.

BREAKING NEWS ANALYSIS: SGR Repeal Legislation Would Replace Current Value-Based Program with Sweeping New MD Incentive Payment System

March 19, 2015     Mark Hagland
A first analysis by Healthcare Informatics of the “SGR repeal” legislation introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives on March 19 to repeal Medicare’s SGR formula for physician payment finds a proposal for sweeping changes in Medicare physician payment

In the Pacific Northwest, a Breakthrough in Population Health Management

March 19, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
It is Innovators week for us at Healthcare Informatics, an exciting time when we reveal our four 2015 Innovator Award-Winning teams, as well as six runners up. Specifically, one winning team is doing special things when it comes to population health.

Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards: First Place Winning Team: Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic

March 19, 2015     Mark Hagland
Can a physician organization that serves an underprivileged population make it in a managed care-driven environment? The Folks at Yakima Valley prove it can be done—and done very well indeed

Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards: Co-Second Place Winning Team: Children’s Health Alliance

March 18, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
To date, population heath strategies have been mostly focused on adults. But at the Portland, Ore.-based Children’s Health Alliance, pediatricians have been working together on improving quality in pediatric care, despite the fact that robust systems and...

Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards: Co-Second Place Winning Team: Texas Children's Hospital

March 18, 2015     Mark Hagland
At Texas Children’s Hospital, clinician and IT leaders have achieved pioneering breakthroughs in standardizing and optimizing care delivery in the critically important area of appendicitis care and appendectomy delivery
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