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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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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.”

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

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

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

At Lancaster General Health, an Assertive Push into Population Health

September 29, 2015     Mark Hagland
The leaders at Lancaster General Health in Lancaster, Pa., which in August became part of the Philadelphia-based Penn Medicine system, have been moving ahead on population health management initiatives recently

In the Rural U.S., Telepharmacy Continues its Growth

September 24, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
Hospitals that don’t have the ability to always have a pharmacist on site can now turn to Virtual Health Services, a Catholic Health Initiatives subsidiary, for its telepharmacy program that connects a remote pharmacist to the right facility at the right time.

Adventist Health System’s Intensive Drive to Address Patient Harms

September 14, 2015     Mark Hagland
Loran Hauck, M.D., SVP for clinical effectiveness and CMO at the Florida-based Adventist Health System, has been helping to lead an intensive, years-long initiative to address hospital-acquired patient harms, with astonishing results in patient safety...

Research: EHRs with Decision Support Help Optimize Care for Ischemic Stroke Patients

September 8, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
The timely administration of a clot-dissolving treatment for ED patients with acute ischemic stroke nearly doubled following the introduction of new technology, according to a study from the Clinical Research in Emergency Services and Treatments (CREST) Network,...

Bronx-Lebanon’s CMIO Faces Forward on Challenges and Opportunities

September 3, 2015     Mark Hagland
Robert Leviton, M.D., CMIO and physician advisor at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center Health System in New York City, is helping to lead his colleagues forward to meet multiple challenges and opportunities

EHR Optimization and Clinical Transformation Push Ahead at CHI Franciscan Health

August 30, 2015     Mark Hagland
Dean Field, M.D., vice president for informatics and operations at CHI Franciscan Health in Tacoma, Washington, is helping to lead important initiatives in EHR optimization and clinical IT-facilitated care delivery transformation

At iHT2-Seattle, Analytics as a Transformational Change Agent in Care Delivery

August 18, 2015     Mark Hagland
In Seattle, healthcare leaders addressed a spectrum of issues facing the industry as patient care organizations begin to leverage analytics capabilities for population health and accountable care purposes

Could Well-Implemented IT Help Reverse Primary Care Physicians’ Skepticism Over the New Healthcare?

August 17, 2015     Mark Hagland
The results of a recent Commonwealth Fund survey point to both opportunity and risk facing healthcare IT leaders when it comes to end-user acceptance of IT for ACOs and PCMHs


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