EMR/EHR

Premier’s Damore: With the Right Help, ACOs Are Moving in the Right Direction

August 28, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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As new Medicare Pioneer ACO and MSSP program results are released, Premier, Inc.’s Joe Damone shares insights on Premier ACO Collaborative members’ progress across several areas of endeavor

Report: No Single Vendor Controls the EMR Market

August 27, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Despite the public at times thinking otherwise, no single health IT vendor has outright dominated the electronic medical record (EMR) market, according to healthcare market research publisher Kalorama Information.

Research: Electronic Triggers Reduce Delays in Cancer Diagnosis Evaluations

August 27, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Electronic triggers designed to search for key data in electronic health records (EHRs) were able to identify and reduce follow-up delays for patients being evaluated for a diagnosis of colon or prostate cancer, according to researchers at Baylor College of...

Why Did Two Very Similar EHR Satisfaction Surveys Produce Two Very Different Results?

August 26, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
blog
I became quite intrigued when I read two surveys on electronic health records (EHRs) over the past few weeks that garnered very different results.

Glass Half-Empty, Half-Full, or Opaque? CMS Spins the New ACO Numbers

August 26, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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With the release of the latest results coming out of the MSSP and Pioneer ACO Programs, CMS officials choose unnecessarily to spin the numbers—when in fact, being frank about the challenges would have been better for everyone

Medicare ACOs Produce $411M in Savings in 2014, Many Fall Short of Bonuses

August 26, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In total, 353 Medicare accountable care organizations (ACOs) generated more than $411 million in net savings in 2014, although many of those ACO organizations did not generate enough savings to receive bonuses, according to an Aug. 25 announcement from CMS.

White House Asks for Stakeholder Help with Precision Medicine Initiative

August 25, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The White House wants to hear from healthcare stakeholders about new activities that support the Administration’s precision medicine goals it laid out earlier this summer.

Texas Health Resources’ New CIO Optimistic on the Challenges and Opportunities Ahead

August 25, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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Joey Sudomir, who began his tenure as the new CIO of 25-hospital Texas Health Resources health system last month, is bullishly optimistic on the organization’s future strategic IT horizons

A Mission to Become Paperless: How a Single Doc Dermatology Office is Making it Happen

August 24, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Most small practices don’t have the mindset to become paperless from the get-go. In Austin, Tx.-however, a jack-of-all-trades practice manager has made that ambition become a reality for a dermatology office.

St. Elizabeth Healthcare Reaches HIMSS Analytics Stage 7

August 24, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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HIMSS Analytics, the research arm of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, has awarded four St. Elizabeth Healthcare hospitals, in Edgewood, Ky. with Stage 7 Awards, and 110 of its associated ambulatory clinics, located throughout Kentucky,...

Readmissions Penalties Get Very, Very Real

August 23, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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As the mandatory readmissions reduction program under Medicare expands and ramps up, hospital leaders need to ramp up with it—or face dire consequences

Can Healthcare IT Leaders Beat the Expectations Game with Good Governance?

August 21, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
blog
Good governance, industry leaders participating in a panel at iHT2-Seattle agreed, naturally emerges out of strategic vision-driven clarity in every organization
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