EMR/EHR

So Long, Farewell, Until We Meet Again…

July 2, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
blog
A few weeks back, I was staring at the train tracks at the Stamford station while waiting for my ride into New York. I couldn’t help but marvel at what we take for granted.

A New Model of Care Coordination in Iowa

July 1, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
article
In Iowa, mental health, primary care, and public health providers are working together to overcome the social determinants that challenge rural-based care coordination. The different sides are finding out what it’s like to “grow up together” in a “care...

Under Healthcare Reform, Where Do Practicing Physicians Go From Here?

June 30, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
blog
Physicians in all settings in U.S. healthcare—private practice, medical group management, and association leadership—are living through the inevitably messy transition to the new healthcare

Obstacles Ahead: One OB/Gyn’s Skeptical Views on Healthcare Reform

June 29, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
As a result of the federal government’s push towards a value-based healthcare system, providers are being pushed to be part of alternative payment models such as ACOs. Nonetheless, research shows that physicians remain uncertain about the structure and...

Washington Debrief: ONC’s Funding Maintained at Same Level in FY2016

June 29, 2015   |  Leslie Krigstein, Interim Vice President of Public Policy
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The House and Senate both put forth appropriations bills that maintained ONC’s current funding level through FY2016, approximately $60.4 million. The bills also maintained the prohibition of a national health identifier.

Report: M&A Activity Ripe in Health IT Industry

June 26, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the healthcare IT segment improved 33 percent on a year-to-year basis, according to new research from New York City-based investment bank Berkery Noyes.

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

June 26, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
article
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

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

June 24, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
article
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

NYU Langone’s CIO on Becoming Paperless One Application at a Time

June 24, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
article
Thanks to leadership at NYU Langone Medical Center, trees will be able to sleep a little easier. Clipboards on the other hand? Not so much.

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

June 24, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
article
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
article
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

Washington Debrief: Senate Hearing Examines User Experience with EHRs

June 22, 2015   |  Leslie Kriegstein, Interim Vice President of Public Policy
article
Last week, a Senate HELP Committee hearing discussed user experiences with EHRs and the meaningful use program. Committee members heard concerns about quality reporting duplication, physician time restraints and the variability in standards implementation...
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