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CMS to Excuse PQRS Penalties Due to ICD-10 Hiccup

January 10, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
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...

One Expert’s Insights into Reducing Unwarranted Clinical Variation

December 12, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
article
Nancy Lakier, R.N., the founder and CEO of Novia Strategies, discusses her decades-long work around uncovering and eliminating unwarranted variation in clinical care—and what healthcare IT leaders need to know about their role in this work

Farewell to RSNA 2016, Hello to the Future of Radiology

December 2, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
The clinical practice of radiology is on the verge of transformation—and so is the policy, payment, business, and operational landscape of radiologic practice in the U.S., as radiologist thought leaders noted during RSNA 2016

LIVE from RSNA 2016: Rasu Shrestha, M.D. on Machine Learning and Other Paths to the Future

November 29, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Rasu Shrestha, M.D., chief innovation officer at UPMC and the chair of the Informatics Scientific Program Committee at RSNA, reflects on advances in machine learning and other technology—and the future of radiology

LIVE from RSNA 2016: Radiology Thought-Leader Eliot Siegel, M.D., on What Value Really Means

November 28, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
article
At RSNA 2016, Eliot Siegel, M.D., one of the leading lights in the imaging informatics world, shares his perspectives on the broad question of value in radiological practice—and what healthcare IT leaders can to do help move the needle

At World of Health IT-Barcelona, HIMSS’ Lieber Sees Forward Progress—on a Global Scale

November 26, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
article
During the World of Health IT conference last week in Barcelona, HIMSS’s Steve Lieber sat down with Healthcare Informatics to talk about the (varying) pace of healthcare IT advancement across Europe—and beyond

A Pioneering Spanish CIO Shares His Perspectives on the New Healthcare

November 23, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
article
At WoHIT2016, Vicent Moncho Mas, CIO of the Hospital Marina Salud de Dénia in the suburb of Valencia, shares his learnings on digitization and clinical transformation in the context of a capitated healthcare system

European CIOs Share Successes and Challenges around Moving into the New Healthcare

November 22, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
article
Healthcare IT leaders from France, Belgium, Italy, Spain, and Ireland shared lessons learned from organization-wide, region-wide, and nationwide initiatives, at WoHIT2016 in Barcelona

Empowering Nurses to Address the Persistent Challenge of Medication Errors

November 15, 2016  |  Katherine Kenny, D.N.P., R.N., associate dean of academic affairs, College of Nursing and Health Innovation, Arizona State University
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Medication learning tools provide nurses with the tools and technology that help them better recognize potential for medication error before the point of need.

Cedars-Sinai’s Weingarten: Massive Payment Change Puts Spotlight on CDS

November 12, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
article
At the Health IT Summit in Beverly Hills, Scott Weingarten, M.D., chief clinical transformation officer at Cedars-Sinai Health, talked about the tools and strategies that physicians will need in the new payment environment

Organizations Connecting Behavioral Health Providers through HIEs

November 10, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
Health information exchanges (HIEs) are making progress with connecting behavioral health providers with HIE services, in order to facilitate better data exchange, according to two briefs released by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) this...

Crashing Waves Hit Radiologists in a Time of Accelerating Change

November 8, 2016  |  Mark Hagland and Heather Landi
article
A combination of policy, regulatory, payment, business, and technological trends is dramatically shifting the landscape around the practice of radiology and around imaging informatics, with huge implications for healthcare IT leaders

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