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

January 19, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
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

Lessons Learned from 2016: It’s Time to Address Internal Security Threats to Health Data

January 15, 2017  |  Heather Landi
commentary
Throughout 2016, the message from cybersecurity experts has been fairly consistent and increasingly urgent—leaders at patient care organizations need to prioritize IT security. And, at the risk of sounding like a broken record, a recent year-in-review report on...

Inland Empire Health Plan’s Clear-Eyed HIE Strategy

January 13, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Bradley Gilbert, M.D., CEO of the Inland Empire Health Plan, and also chairman of the board of the Inland Empire HIE, shares his perspectives on the importance of health information exchange to good care management

The Leaders of Two California HIEs Combine to Accelerate Growth and Scope

January 11, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
article
On Tuesday, the leaders of the San Francisco-based Cal INDEX HIE and the San Bernardino-based Inland Empire HIE announced that they were combining forces to accelerate health information progress in the Golden State

CMIO/CHIO Summit: Managing Clinical Decision Support and Improving Workflow

December 27, 2016  |  Trudy Millard Krause, UTHealth School of Public Health
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Twenty CMIOs and CHIOs of leading health systems gathered in Chicago this past fall to share best practices and lessons learned regarding clinical decision support and improving clinical work flow.

Steve Lieber Reflects on his Retirement, the Future of HIMSS, and the Future of Healthcare

December 21, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
article
A day after he announced his impending retirement, HIMSS’ president and CEO, Steve Lieber, reflects on his 16-plus years at the helm of the organization, and on what the future holds—for HIMSS and for healthcare

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

December 20, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
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

A Look Inside KLAS’ New Approach to Measuring Interoperability

December 19, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
How did a bunch of HIT stakeholders come together to measure interoperability? Healthcare Informatics takes a behind the scenes look.

With Passage of the 21st Century Cures Act, Interoperability Moves to the Front Lines

December 16, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
Industry stakeholders are paying significant attention to the interoperability and data blocking components of the Cures Act.

Crossing the Atlantic—and Embracing this Global Moment in Healthcare

December 15, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
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

At the Atlanta HIT Summit, a Deep Dive into IT Security Risks

December 14, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
article
At the Health IT Summit in Atlanta, a panel of experts on healthcare IT security probed the tangle of issues—from the strategic to the tactical, operational, and technological—facing the leaders of patient care organizations right now

RSNA 2016: A Treasure Trove of Technology

December 14, 2016  |  Joe Marion
commentary
The major Radiology show of the year did not disappoint when it comes to technology addressing the changing healthcare IT landscape.

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