Clinical Documentation, Decision Support

The TIGER Initiative Comes Under HIMSS Management

September 30, 2014     Mark Hagland
On Sep. 30, HIMSS announced that the TIGER (Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform) Initiative had transitioned to coming under the aegis of HIMSS, effective Sep. 22.

Evolution and Revolution: What Medical Group Leaders Are Learning through their Federal ACO Participation

September 29, 2014     Mark Hagland
Will the current period have been a turning point for medical groups participating in the two federal ACO programs? Medical group leaders share their perspectives

Seeing the Potential in Physician-Led ACOs, Dr. Mostashari Makes a Shift

September 26, 2014     Mark Hagland
Farzad Mostashari, M.D., the former National Coordinator for Health IT, after a brief stopoff at the Brookings Institution, launches a new company to facilitate physician-governed ACOs—and shares his perspectives on physician development of accountable care...

‘Patient 3.0’—Empowering Patients as Partners

September 26, 2014     John DeGaspari
What is Patient 3.0, and what does it suggest about how the doctor-patient relationship can be made better? This was the theme of the keynote address delivered last week by Paul Tang, M.D., a practicing internist and chief innovation and technology officer at the...

Study: CDS System Improves Pediatric Care

September 26, 2014     Gabriel Perna
Researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine and Regenstrief Institute are using a computerized clinical decision support system (CDS) to improve pediatric care for children with developmental delays.

Optimizing Sepsis Treatment: A National Leader’s Perspective

September 25, 2014     Mark Hagland
One of the least understood patient safety problem areas is around treatment for sepsis. There are important things that hospitals and EDs could do right now to improve outcomes in this area—and clinical informaticists can help—says one national leader.

A Consultant Development Program Answers the Call for Qualified HIT Professionals

September 23, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
There is no denying that with the plethora of requirements healthcare organizations face, the industry could use more qualified professionals. A program from Stoltenberg Consulting has developed talent to meet the ever-increasing demand.

AHRQ Grant Awarded to Study Impact of Health IT on Patient Safety

September 22, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has awarded three healthcare organizations a $300,000 grant to study the impact of health IT on patient safety.

A Glass Half-Empty Or a Glass Half-Full? Parsing the ACO Evidence in Real-Time

September 21, 2014     Mark Hagland
Is there a proper place on the spectrum between cynicism and optimism at which to rest, when it comes to assessing last week’s publication by CMS of ACO program results?

Achieving Statewide Connectivity and Interoperability Down Under: New South Wales’s Experience So Far

September 20, 2014     Mark Hagland
New South Wales, the most populous state in Australia, is in the middle of groundbreaking work that is making EHR data and diagnostic images available at an unprecedented level of access and seamlessness, on behalf of that state’s people

What Do CMS’s ACO Programs’ Results Really Mean? One Industry Observer’s View

September 20, 2014     Mark Hagland
On Sept. 17, CMS announced results coming out of the Pioneer ACO Program and Medicare Shared Savings Program. The Advisory Board Company’s Tom Cassels has nuanced views on what those results really mean.

At Geisinger, the Path is Paved to Patient Empowerment

September 17, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
On September 16, at the iHT2 Health IT Summit in New York City, Geisinger’s Gregory Moore, M.D., Ph.D., presented on how the integrated health system is transforming care through patient analytics and engagement.
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