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At HIMSS17, Vivek Reddy, Intermountain CHIO, on the Need to Document for Value

February 22, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Dr. Reddy spoke with Healthcare Informatics at the HIMSS17 conference in Orlando to discuss documentation improvement, changing the dialogue about its value, and more.

LIVE FROM HIMSS17: ONC CMIO Andrew Gettinger, M.D. on Listening to the MD Community Going Forward

February 20, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Andrew Gettinger, M.D., ONC's CMIO, shared his perspectives on some of the regulatory burdens facing physicians around quality measurement—and what approaches federal healthcare officials might take to address those burdens

CHIME’s Savickis: Providers Need to Respond to CMS’s Call for Submissions around MIPS “Improvement Activities”

February 20, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Mari Savickis, vice president, federal affairs, at CHIME, spoke exclusively with HCI on Monday, during the CHIME-HIMSS Forum in Orlando, on an opportunity for providers to help shape a specific element of the federal MIPS program

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

Innovator Awards Semi-Finalist UF Health Jacksonville Moves Forward on Sepsis

February 15, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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At UF Health Jacksonville, named by Healthcare Informatics’ editors as one of the semi-finalist teams in this year’s Innovator Awards Program, clinician leaders have cracked the code on how to determine and intervene on emerging sepsis emergencies

Innovator Awards Semi-Finalist Team: Geisinger Health’s Unified Data Architecture Push

February 9, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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As Joseph Scopelliti explains, Geisinger Health’s unified data architecture initiative is moving it forward into an entirely new era in terms of the capability of leveraging data and analytics to support population health and quality improvement

NIST Testing Supports Safe Practice Recommendations for Copy-and-Paste in EHRs

February 6, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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A new report released by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) shows support for two safe practice recommendations for the use of copy-and-paste in electronic health records (EHRs).

How a Virtual Scribe Can Enhance the Doctor-Patient Relationship

February 2, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In Texas, one internist is seeing improved documentation and better patient satisfaction as a result of new virtual scribe technology.

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

Opening the HIT Summit in San Diego, UCSD’s Chris Longhurst Examines the Potential for EHR-Fueled Clinical Transformation

January 24, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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UC San Diego Health CIO Christopher Longhurst, M.D. shares with Health IT Summit-San Diego attendees his perspectives on what is being learned around EHR-facilitated clinical transformation—and what needs to happen next

Hospital-Acquired Conditions Cases Plummet: Good News, on Multiple Fronts

January 19, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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One area in which progress appears to be steady in U.S. healthcare has been in efforts to reduce healthcare-acquired conditions, particularly hospital-acquired conditions—as noted in a report published in December by HHS

CMS to Excuse PQRS Penalties Due to ICD-10 Hiccup

January 10, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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According to a message from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), some physicians will get a pass from the federal agency in 2017 and 2018 when it comes to the application of penalties related to a failure to meet Physician Quality Reporting...

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