Policy

CMS Creates Chief Data Officer Position

November 21, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced the formation of the Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics (OEDA) to oversee improvements in data collection and dissemination as the agency strives to be more transparent.

ICD-10 Coalition Tells Congress “No More Delays”

November 19, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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The Coalition for ICD-10, a broad-based healthcare industry advocacy group, has sent a letter to House and Senate leaders urging them not to delay the ICD-10 implementation date again.

As ACOs and Population Health Move Forward, No “Big Boxes” of Diagnostic Images Needed

November 18, 2014     Mark Hagland
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Multiple revolutions are taking place simultaneously, with accountable care and population health, HIE development, data-sharing and storage technologies, and policy and reimbursement changes, all impacting imaging informatics now

“Houston, We Have Solutions”

November 17, 2014     Mark Hagland
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The 1995 movie “Apollo 13” made famous the (slightly misquoted) quote, “Houston, we have a problem.” How about coming to Houston for discussions that will offer (healthcare strategic) solutions, instead?

Advocate Health Care's Bruce Smith and His Team Lead a Successful Patient Portal Initiative

November 15, 2014     Mark Hagland
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At Advocate Health Care, in the western suburbs of Chicago, IT leaders, including CIO Bruce Smith, have been leading a successful patient portal initiative that’s connecting—and satisfying—patients and their physicians

AHIMA: ICD-10 Costs Lower Than Previously Reported

November 14, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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New data published online in the Journal of AHIMA suggests that the estimated costs, time and resources required by physician offices to convert to ICD-10 are “dramatically lower” than initially estimated.

Could the Medicare ACO Program Be in Deep Trouble? Check Out the Latest Survey

November 13, 2014     Mark Hagland
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If the results of a newly released survey from the National Association of ACOs are any indication, the Medicare Shared Savings Program for ACOs is in very deep trouble

Report: EHRs Will Save Healthcare Industry $78B over Five Years

November 12, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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Electronic health records (EHRs) are expected to save the global healthcare industry $78 billion between 2014 and 2019, according to a new report from Juniper Research.

HCI’s Innovator Awards Program: In this Time of Transformative Change, You Deserve Recognition

November 12, 2014     Mark Hagland
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We have opened our website to submissions to the Innovator Awards Program. Will one of your organization’s top teams be named one of our magazine’s top teams in 2015?

With Dr. DeSalvo Focused on Ebola, Did the Federal Government Get Its Priorities Wrong?

November 11, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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Given her background, there is a legitimate rationale for Karen DeSalvo, M.D., to be helping out with Ebola response. But at a critical time for the industry, should her new job come at the expense of her role as National Coordinator for Health IT?

Implementing the Tools to Support Accountable Care and Population Health at Bon Secours

November 11, 2014     Mark Hagland
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Michael Spine, senior vice president of business development and managed care at Bon Secours Health System in Virginia, shares his perspectives on the tools needed to support ACO and population health work

CHIME, HIMSS Latest to Express Concern Over ONC Leadership

November 10, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) have expressed concern with leadership transitions currently occurring within ONC.
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