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HIMSS Preview: Reliable Care Blueprinting at Texas Health Resources

February 15, 2017  |  David Raths
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For the last two and a half years, Texas Health Resources (THR), an integrated delivery system in North Texas, has been focusing “hardwiring” evidence-based best practices into the processes of all 14 of its hospitals. At HIMSS17 in Orlando next week, THR...

Evidence-Based Care: Ensuring the Right Thing for Every Patient, Every Time

February 3, 2017  |  Dr. Michael Fleming and Dan Hogan
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Prescriptive analytics will be a critical tool for doctors as they navigate treating their patients, while ensuring that they are receiving all of the care they need and none of the care they don’t.

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

HHS Taps Eight States for Behavioral Health Demonstration Project

December 28, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) last week announced the selection of eight states for participation in a two-year Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) demonstration program designed to improve behavioral health services in...

AAFP Calls on 115th Congress to Fund Health Programs, Support AHRQ

December 13, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) is calling on the 115th Congress to fund and support health, workforce and research programs, including the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

HHS: Hospital-Acquired Conditions Have Dropped 21 Percent Since 2010

December 13, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
A new report released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) indicates that national patient safety efforts have helped to reduce hospital-acquired conditions by 21 percent since 2010, with hospital patients experiencing 3 million fewer...

One Expert’s Insights into Reducing Unwarranted Clinical Variation

December 12, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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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

An Advisory Board Company Expert on Evidence-Based Medicine and Clinical Performance Improvement

November 20, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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John Kontor, M.D., of The Advisory Board Company, has been advising the leaders of numerous patient care organizations on projects that are moving ahead with advanced work in clinical performance improvement

Boston Medical Center Launching Telehealth Epilepsy Care Collaborative

November 18, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
Boston Medical Center (BMC) has been awarded a three-year, $1.2 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to expand access to care for underserved populations of children and youth with epilepsy and related disorders.

Does CMS Need to Dramatically Rethink Readmissions Reduction?

October 17, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
Two new studies published in Health Affairs raise questions about some of the policy assumptions underlying the Medicare program’s Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program

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

October 7, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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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...

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