Policy

Majority of U.S. Physicians are Over-Extended or at Full Capacity: Survey

September 16, 2014     John DeGaspari
news
U.S. patients are likely to face growing challenges in access to care if shifting patterns in medical practice configurations and physician workforce trends continue. This is one of the key findings of a survey of 20,000 physicians that was commissioned by The...

Texas Health Resources COO Talks Innovation, Strategy—and Faith

September 16, 2014     Mark Hagland
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Jeffrey Canose, M.D., who in early September was named senior executive vice president and COO of the vast Texas Health Resources integrated health system, shares his perspectives on his organization’s assertive push into the future of healthcare

CHIME and 16 Other Healthcare IT Associations Call for “Immediate Action” to Amend 2015 EHR Reporting Period

September 16, 2014     Mark Hagland
news
In a letter to HSS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell, CHIME, AMDIS, and 15 other healthcare associations and organizations asked for an immediate adjustment to the 2015 EHR reporting period embodied in the current meaningful use requirements

Two Large Health Systems in Chicago Metro Area to Combine to Become Area’s Largest

September 13, 2014     Mark Hagland
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Advocate Health Care and NorthShore University Health System announce a merger that will bring together two large, integrated health systems in Chicago into what will be the largest integrated health system in Illinois

Clearing the Air on the ICD-10 Transition: AHIMA’s Policy and Coding Leader Speaks Out

September 12, 2014     Mark Hagland
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Sue Bowman, Senior Director, Coding, Policy, and Compliance, at the American Health Information Management Association, shares her perspectives on the current moment in the journey towards the ICD-10 transition

Health IT Policy Leaders Seek Clarity: An Extended Look

September 10, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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As an extension of Associate Editor Rajiv Leventhal’s health IT policy piece in the September issue of Healthcare Informatics and posted online last month, legislative experts dig even deeper into the many regulatory issues weighing down the industry.

Accountable Care in Early Stage Development around the Globe

September 9, 2014     Gabriel Perna
news
Accountable care programs and initiatives are forming across the globe, but most are still in the early stages of development, a new research article reveals.

At Steward Health, All Eyes are on the Population Health Prize

September 7, 2014     Mark Hagland
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Dominique Morgan-Solomon and her colleagues at Steward Health Care System are aggressively pursuing population health and analytics strategies, within and beyond their Pioneer ACO participation

Dr. Gregory Moore: Sharing the Geisinger Perspective on Clinical Transformation

September 4, 2014     Mark Hagland
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Gregory Moore, M.D., Ph.D., the chief emerging technology and informatics officer at the Geisinger Health System, will share the “Geisinger perspective” on clinical transformation, in a keynote address at the Health IT Summit in New York City

Insurers and Provider Organizations Join Healthcare Cost and Quality Transparency Initiative

September 4, 2014     John DeGaspari
news
The Washington-based Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI), a not-for-profit organization formed in 2011, has announced that Assurant Health has joined three other health insurance companies—Aetna, Humana and UnitedHealthcare—to collaborate on the development of free...

Making Headway With Data Exchange in the Big Apple

September 3, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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In advance of the Health IT Summit in New York, to be held September 16-17, Gil Kuperman, M.D., Ph.D., director, interoperability informatics at New York Presbyterian Hospital, talks to HCI about the key issues around exchanging data in new models of care.

What Does Sharp HealthCare’s Pioneer Departure Mean?

September 3, 2014     Mark Hagland
blog
What does it mean that Sharp HealthCare has just announced its departure from the Medicare Pioneer accountable care organization (ACO) shared savings program?
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