Clinical Documentation, Decision Support

At AMDIS, AMIA’s Fridsma Promotes the Rethinking of MD Documentation for EHR Usability

June 26, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
On June 24 at the AMDIS Physician-Computer Connection Symposium, Doug Fridsma, M.D., Ph.D. urged CMIOs to help rethink usability and function in EHRs

Report: Healthcare Industry in Midst of Digital Revolution

June 24, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
Healthcare executives expect that, within the next three years, their industry will need to focus as much on training machines as they do on training people, according to a new report by the New York City-based Accenture.

ONC’s Michael McCoy, M.D. at AMDIS: Information-Blocking for Proprietary Reasons Is “Just Wrong”

June 24, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
Health information blocking was a highlighted subject of the presentation given by ONC chief health information officer Michael McCoy, M.D. June 24 at the annual AMDIS Physician-Computer Connection Symposium

Cedars-Sinai’s Scott Weingarten, M.D. on the Hard Work—and Vision—of Clinical Transformation

June 24, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
On the eve of the annual AMDIS conference, Scott Weingarten, M.D., of Cedars-Sinai Health System talks about the hard work—and the vision—of true clinical transformation

Leveraging Data for Population Health: One Health Plan Leader’s Perspective

June 22, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
Charles Kennedy, M.D. of Healthagen/Aetna shares his perspectives on the immense challenges and opportunities facing health plans and providers as they work to leverage data and analytics to move forward on population health

ICD-10 PCS - We Don't Know What We Don't Know

June 19, 2015   |  Dr. Jon Elion, M.D., founder and CEO of ChartWise Medical Systems
After decades of experience with ICD-9, we have learned and come to grips with its quirks. We do not yet have that comfort level with ICD-10.

How Payer-Provider Collaboration Has Fueled Data Exchange in Pennsylvania

June 16, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
Several years ago, payers and providers in Southeastern Pennsylvania joined forces to build a unique HIE. Today, data is being exchanged amongst the metro region’s overlapping health systems that have historically competed with each other.

Are We Really Turning a Corner When It Comes to Telehealth?

June 16, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
Developments are taking place along numerous dimensions with regard to telehealth—offering a positive outlook for that important phenomenon

Jacob Reider M.D: CMIOs Need To Be True Transformational Leaders

June 15, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
On the eve of the annual AMDIS conference, former Deputy National Coordinator Jacob Reider, M.D. reflects on the current landscape of health system change—and CMIOs’ potential to be transformational change agents

Improving MD Documentation and Clinical Decision Support Processes in Wheeling, West Virginia

June 11, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
Executives at Wheeling Hospital in West Virginia are making important strides in improving physician documentation, leveraging IT to improve key documentation processes

Premier’s Blair Childs: Perspectives on Medicare Risk for Accountable Care (Part 1)

June 9, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
Following CMS's publication of a final rule on the MSSP Program, Premier Inc.’s Blair Childs looks at this juncture in the forward evolution of accountable care—and what healthcare leaders need to do next

Are There Signs It’s Time to Rethink the Current Orthodoxy on Readmissions?

June 8, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
Two recently released studies provide considerable food for thought regarding where the problems really lie—and don’t lie—when it comes to averting rehospitalizations
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