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On the Eve of RSNA: Scanning the Imaging Landscape with Joe Marion

November 27, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
As tens of thousands prepare to gather for the annual RSNA Conference at Chicago’s McCormick Place Nov. 29-Dec. 4, industry expert Joe Marion shares his perspectives on the massive changes taking place in the radiology and imaging informatics world

As the Diagnostic Imaging World Shifts, Time for Radiologists to “Get Out of the Dark Corners of the Reading Room”

November 25, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
UPMC’s Rasu Shrestha, M.D. shares his perspectives on the vast changes roiling the world of imaging: it’s time, he says, for radiologists to “get out of the dark corners of the reading room and lead dialogue”

North Carolina Medical Group Leaders Streamline Referral Processes

November 24, 2015  |  Heather Landi
Like many healthcare organizations, Raleigh Medical Group has been challenged with finding the most efficient way to exchange patients’ clinical records with other providers with the aim of quickly closing the loop on patient care.

What New Orleans Healthcare Leaders Understood—and What HCI’s Innovator Awards Winners Are All Doing

November 24, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
The Louisiana Public Health Institute’s leaders went full-bore to create strong connections around care management for providers and patients—and won second place in our Innovator Awards Program as a result

GUEST BLOG: Let’s Think About the Deeper Implications of the Interoperability Push

November 23, 2015  |  John Lee, M.D., CMIO, Edward Hospital
Making a dent in overall U.S. healthcare costs will require bringing the right data to physicians at the point of care; and to do that, we need interoperability. And to get to interoperability, we need to rethink standards.

The Soft Underbelly of ACO Development: PCP Office Processes?

November 21, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
A recent online American Managed Care Journal article, based on a conference presentation, points out some of the operational challenges ACO leaders face, around primary care physician participation

Atlantic Health’s ACO-Driven Strategy for Population Health

November 17, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
Poonam Alaigh, M.D. of New Jersey's Atlantic Health System shares her perspectives on the Atlantic Health System’s aggressive push into accountable care and population health management

Shifting Landscape: In the Imaging Informatics World, Everything Is Changing

November 16, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
Healthcare system reform, consolidation on all fronts, and changing technologies, are combining to create an unprecedented landscape of questions and instability in imaging informatics. How should healthcare IT leaders proceed? Strategically and thoughtfully,...

Live from the HIMSS Connected Health Conference: Leveraging Telehealth for ED Follow-Up Visits

November 10, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
In Washington, D.C., George Washington Medical Faculty Associates has implemented a telehealth program providing post-ER follow-up care, proving so far to be a win-win for both patients and providers.

Innovation: Rushing Forward Into the New Healthcare, Pioneers Are Undaunted

November 10, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
What did the leaders at Harper-Hutzel Hospitals/Detroit Medical Center have that was worth celebrating? A special spirit of innovation—the spirit that infuses the Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards Program every year.

Addressing the Multi-Dimensional Challenges of Population Health in a Medical Group Setting

November 9, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
Mark Werner, M.D. and Bob Schwyn of The Chartis Group share their perspectives on the strategic, IT, and patient engagement challenges facing medical group executives, as they plunge into population health initiatives

Washington Debrief: House Bill Enables Blanket MU Hardship Exemptions for 2015

November 9, 2015  |  Leslie Kriegstein, Interim Vice President of Public Policy, CHIME
Legislation was introduced last week that would enable the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to grant blanket hardship exemptions in 2015 to eligible professionals and hospitals due to the delayed release of the Stage 2 modifying rules.


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