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CMS Extends Deadline for eCQM Data Submission

January 17, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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CMS is extending the deadline for eligible hospitals in the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) and Meaningful Use programs to submit their electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) data from 2016.

Healthcare’s Latest Interoperability Push

January 17, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal and Mark Hagland
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The concern that “real” interoperability in healthcare has yet to be accomplished is not novel. But recently, there have been developments on at least one major front that has sprung new optimism.

NorthShore Revalidated by HIMSS Analytics as Stage 7 Worthy

January 17, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Due to its continued use of IT to improve patient care and reduce costs, Chicago-based NorthShore University HealthSystem has received Stage 7 revalidation on HIMSS’ acute care EMRAM and outpatient EMRAM for its hospitals and associated clinics.

Washington Debrief: The Who’s Who in Healthcare on Capitol Hill

January 17, 2017  |  Leslie Kriegstein, Vice President of Congressional Affairs, CHIME
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The 115th Congress has been sworn-in and there are some new leaders to take note of that will have influence over healthcare on Capitol Hill.

KPMG Leader: “The Healthcare CIO is in a Very Tough Spot”

January 13, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The pressure continues to mount on healthcare CIOs. What can they do to best navigate the road ahead?

ONC Announces Phase 2 Winners of Consumer, Provider App Challenges

January 12, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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ONC today announced the Phase 2 winners for the Consumer Health Data Aggregator Challenge and the Provider User Experience Challenge.

Trump Taps David Shulkin, an Obama Appointee, for VA Secretary

January 12, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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President-elect Donald Trump announced yesterday that David Shulkin, M.D.—an Obama administration appointee and current VA undersecretary—will lead the Department of Veterans Affairs.

First in Georgia: Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Gets Stage 7 Honors

January 10, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Georgia-based Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has become the first provider in the state to achieve Stage 7 on the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM).

University of Vermont Health Network Proposes Unified EHR

January 9, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The University of Vermont Medical Center has filed a certificate of need (CON) application with the state of Vermont to create a unified electronic health record (EHR) across four hospitals in the University of Vermont Health Network.

Children’s Health’s Pamela Arora Named 2016 CIO of the Year

January 9, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Pamela Arora, CIO of Children’s Health in Dallas, has been named by CHIME and HIMSS as the 2016 John E. Gall, Jr. CIO of the Year.

Report: Federal Health IT Spending Will Increase to $6.4 Billion in 2021

January 6, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The federal government is forecasted to spend $6.4 billion on vendor-furnished health IT products and services across all agencies in fiscal year 2021, a $400 million increase from the $6 billion on technology spending in fiscal 2016, according to a report from...

6 Keys to Building an Effective Analytics Program

January 3, 2017  |  George Reynolds, M.D., Principal, Reynolds Healthcare Advisers
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This article examines the analytics programs of four successful organizations that have made the transition to a data-driven culture. What organizational features do these programs have in common, and what lessons have they learned along the way?

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