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CNIOs Go Strategic

October 20, 2016  |  Heather Landi
With new needs around population health and clinical transformation, the top nurse informaticist role—that of CNIO—is becoming more important than ever, launching CNIOs into newer and more executive roles than ever before.

Industry Expert: Time for Physician Groups to “Figure Out” the Volume-to-Value Transition

October 10, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
At a time when more and more MD groups are taking on risk, the leaders of member groups in the California-based association known as CAPG, are figuring how to successfully navigate the transition from volume to value, says CAPG CEO Don Crane

UPMC’s Solano Shares What Works in MD-Driven Population Health (Part I)

October 7, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
Francis X. (Fran) Solano, M.D., president of Community Medicine, Inc., the largest group of employed primary care physicians at UPMC health system in Pittsburgh, shares what has worked very well so far, in supporting physicians in practice, as they plunge into...

Scottsdale Health Partners’ CMO Explains How His ACO Has Beaten MSSP Expectations

September 11, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
James Whitfill, M.D., chief medical officer at Scottsdale Health Partners in Phoenix (now Innovation Care Partners) shares the innovations that he and his colleagues have employed to earn MSSP Program checks two years in a row

Assessing the Challenges and Opportunities for MD Groups That Are Taking On Risk

September 7, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
Mark Werner, M.D. and Bob Schwyn of The Chartis Group share their perspectives on the plunge into risk-based contracting, among physician groups—and what the pioneers are learning about risk and about IT and data strategy

Geisinger’s Chief Strategic Information Officer: OpenNotes Is the Future

August 8, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
Alistair Erskine, M.D., chief strategic information officer at the pioneering Geisinger Health System in Pennsylvania, sees OpenNotes as a key element in the new patient-physician—and consumer-health system—relationship

Should Hospital Leaders See CMS’s Readmissions Penalties as an Operational Emergency Now?

August 6, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
The future of value-based payment is absolutely here right now, insofar as incentive-driven federal healthcare reimbursement is concerned

Moving Ahead Into OpenNotes: One Medical Specialist and Medical Informaticist Shares Her View

August 2, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
Allison Weathers, M.D., associate CMIO at Chicago’s Rush University Medical Center, shares her perspectives on the opportunities and challenges around the OpenNotes movement—from a specialist perspective

Peeling the Layers of the Onion Around HIE Policy, with Julia Adler-Milstein, Ph.D.

August 1, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
Julia Adler-Milstein, Ph.D., a co-author of two important articles on HIE that were published in Health Affairs, shares her perspectives on the challenges and opportunities ahead in that area

Ready For the New World of Mandatory Bundles? Because the Federal Payment Reform Train Is Clearly on a High-Speed Track Now

July 28, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
HHS’s announcement on July 25 of two new mandatory sets of payment bundles for cardiac care is confirming the emerging reality of Medicare reimbursement for hospitals and doctors going forward

From the Lens of a CIO: Moving Forward on Value-Based Care Efforts Without a Roadmap (Part 2)

July 22, 2016  |  Heather Landi
In the second part of a two-part article about the challenges CIOs face in building clinically integrated networks, health IT leaders discuss the critical role data analytics plays in this work and the need for collaborative leadership moving forward.

OpenNotes Now: How the Movement Will Change the Physician-Patient Relationship

July 18, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
OpenNotes has already had a major impact on physician documentation, and now provider leaders ponder: What does the future hold for this pioneering movement?


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