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LIVE FROM RSNA: UPMC’s Shrestha: A Time of “Resurgence” Among Radiologists

November 30, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
On Monday morning at RSNA, UPMC’s Rasu B. Shrestha, a national thought-leader in imaging and imaging informatics, is bullish about the future of radiology and imaging informatics to truly add value to the healthcare system

On the Eve of RSNA: Scanning the Imaging Landscape with Joe Marion

November 27, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
As tens of thousands prepare to gather for the annual RSNA Conference at Chicago’s McCormick Place Nov. 29-Dec. 4, industry expert Joe Marion shares his perspectives on the massive changes taking place in the radiology and imaging informatics world

As the Diagnostic Imaging World Shifts, Time for Radiologists to “Get Out of the Dark Corners of the Reading Room”

November 25, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
UPMC’s Rasu Shrestha, M.D. shares his perspectives on the vast changes roiling the world of imaging: it’s time, he says, for radiologists to “get out of the dark corners of the reading room and lead dialogue”

GUEST BLOG: Let’s Think About the Deeper Implications of the Interoperability Push

November 23, 2015  |  John Lee, M.D., CMIO, Edward Hospital
Making a dent in overall U.S. healthcare costs will require bringing the right data to physicians at the point of care; and to do that, we need interoperability. And to get to interoperability, we need to rethink standards.

The Soft Underbelly of ACO Development: PCP Office Processes?

November 21, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
A recent online American Managed Care Journal article, based on a conference presentation, points out some of the operational challenges ACO leaders face, around primary care physician participation

Improving the Documentation Process for Physicians at Emory Healthcare

November 21, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
Can CMIOs and their fellow clinical informaticists make quick progress in improving physician documentation processes? Absolutely, as a recent initiative at Emory Health demonstrates

Atlantic Health’s ACO-Driven Strategy for Population Health

November 17, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
Poonam Alaigh, M.D. of New Jersey's Atlantic Health System shares her perspectives on the Atlantic Health System’s aggressive push into accountable care and population health management

Shifting Landscape: In the Imaging Informatics World, Everything Is Changing

November 16, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
Healthcare system reform, consolidation on all fronts, and changing technologies, are combining to create an unprecedented landscape of questions and instability in imaging informatics. How should healthcare IT leaders proceed? Strategically and thoughtfully,...

What Does CMS’ Delay in its Imaging Order Mandate Really Mean?

November 13, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
Could the announcement on Nov. 11 by CMS officials of a delay in the implementation of a mandate around diagnostic imaging test ordering by referring physicians erode provider confidence?

Live from iHT2-Beverly Hills: AMIA CEO Fridsma Sees a Consumer-Driven Landscape, Post-MU

November 4, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
Doug Fridsma, M.D., Ph.D., president and CEO of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), gave attendees at the Health IT Summit in Beverly Hills a glimpse of the post-meaningful use landscape of healthcare IT development

What Does EMR Optimization Actually Mean? So Much More Than Just Working Out the Kinks

October 29, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
It was a pleasure to hear from The Advisory Board's Doug Thompson on the meaning and execution of EMR optimization, as he clarified for an HCI webinar audience this week what the term really means—and doesn’t mean

New Hospital Safety Scores Report Shows Modest Patient Safety Improvements

October 29, 2015  |  Heather Landi
The Leapfrog Group released its Fall 2015 Hospital Safety Score report showing consistent top safety performance by 133 “straight A” hospitals, while patient safety improvements across the board were more modest.


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