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LIVE FROM HIMSS17: IBM’s Rometty: Cognitive Computing Has Put Us on the Verge of a “Golden Age” in Healthcare

February 20, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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IBM CEO Ginni Rometty told HIMSS17 attendees in her opening keynote address that cognitive computing in healthcare “is mainstream, and it is real,” and predicted a “Golden Age” for healthcare worldwide, through AI-facilitated advances

LIVE from HIMSS17: How Louisiana Healthcare Leaders Collaborated to Reduce ED Over-Utilization

February 19, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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A major collaboration between and among the Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Louisiana, and physicians and hospitals in that state, has yielded significant results in reducing unnecessary ED utilization statewide

Results of HIMSS Analytics/Philips Survey Focus on Pop Health, Cloud Computing

February 18, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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A survey of healthcare IT leaders conducted by HIMSS Analytics on behalf of Philips revealed some of the major challenges in the execution of population health strategies, and broad trends around cloud adoption

Cybersecurity as a ‘Team Sport’: Governance, Organization, Strategy and Tactics

February 17, 2017  |  Rob Faix, Impact Advisors
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Thirteen chief information officers (CIOs) and chief information security officers (CISOs) of leading health systems gathered in Chicago to share best practices and lessons learned regarding information-security programs

At the HIT Summit-San Diego, CIO Kravitz Shares Insights into Geisinger’s Multi-Faceted Groundbreaking Work

January 29, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Geisinger Health CIO John Kravitz shared with Health IT Summit-San Diego attendees some of the advances being made at his pioneering organization, advances being powered by a shift to a state-of-the-art big data platform

Editor's Notes: What Links Early Tibetans’ Survival Techniques and the Present Moment in U.S. Healthcare?

January 26, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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I was fascinated to read a recent Scientific American article that looked at how early Tibetans figured out how to use fire strategically to improve their chances of survival—and how such insights might speak to the current moment in healthcare

The 2017 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards: Semifinalists

January 26, 2017  |  the Editors of Healthcare Informatics
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Inside, please find descriptions of the initiatives of the nine teams whom we have awarded semifinalist status in this year’s program.

The 2017 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards: First-Place Winning Team—Allina Health

January 25, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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At Allina Health in Minneapolis, senior leaders have leveraged data and IT at a very deep level to rework cardiovascular care processes in order to improve clinical performance and patient outcomes and rethink costs

KLAS Report: Providers Are Raising the Bar for Population Health Management Vendors

January 6, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Many healthcare organizations have tested the waters of population health management with pilot projects and a few payer contacts, and some of these organizations are ready to dive in deeper, but are population health management vendors ready as well? At this...

6 Keys to Building an Effective Analytics Program

January 3, 2017  |  George Reynolds, M.D., Principal, Reynolds Healthcare Advisers
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This article examines the analytics programs of four successful organizations that have made the transition to a data-driven culture. What organizational features do these programs have in common, and what lessons have they learned along the way?

Yes, They’re Making It Happen: How Healthcare Leaders Found Their Way Forward in 2016

December 20, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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As the pace of change across healthcare accelerates seemingly by the day, the pioneers of U.S.—and international—healthcare, are showing that transformational change is not only possible—it’s happening now

Crossing the Atlantic—and Embracing this Global Moment in Healthcare

December 15, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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It was great to attend the World of Health IT Conference in Barcelona last month, and to get to know European healthcare leaders, and to be reminded of the universality of the challenges and opportunities in this global moment in healthcare

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