When Embedding HIT in the Clinical Workflow is Your “Bread and Butter”

March 31, 2015     Gabriel Perna
Joe Kimura, M.D., Deputy CMO of Newton, Mass.-based health system, Atrius Health, understands the value of properly embedding health IT tools into a clinician’s workflow so that things are done the right way. In this Q&A, he explains his organization’s...

Military or Civilian Sphere, the Healthcare IT Challenges Look Equally Systemic

March 31, 2015     Mark Hagland
It was an honor to chair the healthcare IT section of the World Health Care Congress last week, and within that section, to moderate a panel discussion that probed some of the common challenges facing both military and civilian U.S. healthcare

Survey: Patients Value Tech, But Not in Place of Physician Interaction

March 30, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
While nearly all patients are comfortable with technology in healthcare, the physician-patient relationship plays a primary role in the overall patient experience, according to a new survey from the Burlington, Mass.-based Nuance Communications.

Washington Debrief: Amendment to Delay ICD-10 Not Allowed in SGR Repeal

March 30, 2015     Jeff Smith, Vice President of Public Policy at CHIME
Despite the introduction of an amendment in the SGR repeal to delay transition to ICD-10 to 2016 by freshman Representative Gary Palmer (R-MS-04) it was not allowed to be included in the bill by House leadership.

A Medical Group CMO Explains Her Participation in HHS’ New Healthcare Payment Learning and Action Network

March 28, 2015     Mark Hagland
Nancy Beran, M.D., CMO of Westchester Health, a 120-physician multispecialty group in Westchester County, N.Y., explains why she and her colleagues are participating in the new Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network

eClincialWorks is Latest Health IT Vendor to Integrate PGHD

March 27, 2015     Gabriel Perna
eClinicalWorks, a Westborough, Mass.-based ambulatory electronic health record (EHR) vendor, has begun to integrate data from wearables into its patient health record product.

EXCLUSIVE SURVEY: Most Physicians Unhappy with the Stage 3 Proposed Rule

March 27, 2015     Gabriel Perna and Rajiv Leventhal
Doctors are not happy with the Stage 3 proposed rule, even though most say they can meet one of its major requirements, revealed a recent survey exclusively designed by Healthcare Informatics editors and conducted by QuantiaMD, a Waltham, Mass.-based social...

Premier Inc.’s Blair Childs on the Coming Revolution in Physician Payment Incentives

March 27, 2015     Mark Hagland
One day after the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation that would overhaul physician reimbursement under Medicare, Premier’s Blair Childs spoke with HCI Editor-in-Chief Mark Hagland about the dramatic changes ahead in physician payment

RegionalCare, RelayHealth Partner for Unified Patient Records

March 27, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
RegionalCare Hospital Partners, based in Brentwood, Tenn., is partnering with the Emeryville, Calif.-based vendor RelayHealth to make patient records unified across its organizations.

The Worldly XDS

March 26, 2015     Joe Marion
Some would say that the IHE XDS Profile is premature. World case studies examples may suggest otherwise, and that is it time for greater application of the profile in the U.S.

Beyond the Hype: Can Apple, Others Bring PGHD to the EMR?

March 26, 2015     Gabriel Perna
Rob Faix, principal advisor at the Naperville, Ill.-based consulting firm, Impact Advisors, joins the Healthcare Informatics podcast to discuss all things patient-generated health data. Specifically, he discusses the challenges of bringing together patient and...

Roe Reintroduces Legislation for Integrated Military EHR System

March 26, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
On March 24, Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) reintroduced legislation that calls for an integrated electronic health record (iEHR) for military members and veterans, with $50 million going to the creator of the system.
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