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Urban Legends of Radiology Study Storage: The Importance of a Viable Data Retention Policy

With nearly 600 million imaging procedures performed each year, and image archive storage demands growing by approximately 40 percent per year, storage of digital images has become a pain point in the healthcare IT budget.  But what are the deciding factors for what images are kept?  Covenant Health's Shelly Susong details a few of the urban legends of image storage, and their next-generation system for managing image archives.  Click here to read more.

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Clinical Documentation, Decision Support

First Look at Stage 3: CMS Sticks to Its Guns on APIs, Patient Engagement

October 7, 2015     David Raths
CMS disagreed with those who said that the API functionality could not be implemented successfully by 2018 “as the technology is already in widespread use in other industries and API functions already exist in the health IT industry.”

National Health IT Week: How Tech Has Helped Two Hospitals with Patient Care and Quality Measures

October 7, 2015     Heather Landi
In conjunction with National Health IT Week, two hospitals shared how they have used technology tools to improve patient care and quality measures during a webinar focused on achieving better patient outcomes through value-based care.

BREAKING: Healthcare IT Leaders React to Stage 3 Final Rule Release

October 6, 2015     Mark Hagland
Individual healthcare leaders and healthcare associations reacted quickly to the final rule’s release, expressing cautious optimism, but also wanting to review the details of the 752-page rule

Same Day That Final Rules Appear, ONC Hears About Clinical Documentation Burden

October 6, 2015     David Raths
On the same day that CMS would later unveil its EHR Incentive Program final rules, an ONC committee meeting focused on health IT’s role in support of payment reform initiatives. Committee members, however, raised concerns about the clinical documentation...

Live from iHT2-Chicago: Senior BlueCross BlueShield Executive Offers a Collaborative Vision of Healthcare’s Future

October 6, 2015     Mark Hagland
Health plan-provider collaboration, facilitated by automation and technology, offers a path forward towards the re-visioning of U.S. healthcare, Dr. Stephen Ondra told iHT2-Chicago attendees

Insufficient IT and Analytics Capabilities Are Seen as Barriers to ACO Success: AMGA Survey

October 6, 2015     Mark Hagland
In a survey published last month by AMGA, medical group executives shared that they are finding their IT and analytics capabilities insufficient to support risk-based contracting

Study: Insulin Dosing Platform Helped Reduce Post-Cardiac Surgery Complications

October 5, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
Intensive insulin therapy, with the help of a patient-specific IV insulin dosing platform, helped reduce post-cardiac surgery complications, according to a new study from Emory University.

David Blumenthal, M.D. Shares His Perspectives on MU, HIE, and the Future of Data-Driven Healthcare

October 5, 2015     Mark Hagland
The complex meaningful use process will soon give way to inevitable progress towards a more data-connected, data-facilitated healthcare future, former National Coordinator David Blumenthal, M.D. told his iHT2 audience in New York last week

Considerations for Successful Clinical Data Abstraction

October 2, 2015     Anna Hundt, Senior Advisor, Impact Advisors, LLC
The healthcare systems that are now joining forces must plan for and manage the process of consolidating different clinical documentation systems. Here are some keys to a successful abstraction process.

In the Trenches on Population Health: Medical Group Leaders Move Forward to Move Data (and Process) Mountains

October 2, 2015     Mark Hagland
Pioneering medical group leaders are moving forward to pursue a wide variety of population health strategies, and are pushing ahead on all the hard, complex work of population health advancement

Health IT Leaders Call ICD-10 Transition “A Step Forward”

October 1, 2015     Heather Landi
Today marks the deadline for ICD-10 code implementation and many health IT leaders have applauded the nationwide transition as a necessary step to build more robust medical records.

Survey: Majority of Patients See Benefit of Electronic Sharing of Medical Records

September 30, 2015     Heather Landi
Nearly three-quarters of patients are comfortable with the electronic sharing of their medical records and see the value in increased data accessibility, according to a survey from Software Advice.


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