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If You Thought You Knew Exactly What Was Going to Happen at HIMSS17, You Might Have Been Wrong

February 27, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
The whirlwind that is the annual HIMSS Conference hit Orlando, Florida this year—and brought with it a mix of predictability and surprises, at a time of unprecedented change for U.S. healthcare

Survey: Cybersecurity Getting More Attention at the C-Suite and Board Level

February 21, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
Cybersecurity has been elevated to a central concern for healthcare providers, with more attention at the board level and the C-suite, according to a new survey by Orem, Utah-based KLAS Research and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (...

HIMSS17 Leadership Survey Reveals Convergences, Gaps, Between Providers and Vendors on Issues Facing Healthcare

February 20, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
article
On Monday at HIMSS17 in Orlando, leaders of the HIMSS organization revealed the results of this year’s annual survey, which focused for the first time on comparing and contrasting provider perspectives with those of vendors and consultants

LIVE from HIMSS17: Healthcare Organizations Should “Swim to Risk” When Moving into APMs

February 19, 2017  |  Heather Landi
article
During a pre-conference session at HIMSS17 on Sunday, industry stakeholders representing three distinct segments—a health system, a physician provider group and a solo practitioner physician group—shared their insights about risk-sharing in a value-based world

5 Things That Will Derail Your Project This Year

February 15, 2017  |  Pete Rivera
commentary
Success only comes with the “Constancy of Purpose” tied to the organizational Mission. If it doesn’t help the Mission, then why are you doing it?

Flying Down to Orlando: This Year, Could HIMSS Be Different from in Years Past?

February 15, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
At this pivotal moment in U.S. healthcare and in the evolution of healthcare information technology, there’s never been a better moment to explore insights and innovations at the annual HIMSS Conference

At UC Davis Health, Patient-Generated Data Gets Real

February 7, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
UC Davis Health’s latest health IT endeavor around patient-generated health data integration is one that earned the organization semifinalist status in the 2017 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards program.

In Toronto, a CIO and His Colleagues Look to Leading-Edge Technology and Interoperability

February 1, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Peter Bak, CIO at Toronto’s Humber River Hospital, explains how he and his colleagues strategized successfully to leverage leading-edge technology to optimize operations in a new replacement facility

The 2017 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards: First-Place Winning Team—Allina Health

January 25, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
article
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

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

Population Health: Organizational and Data Governance, and Analytics Strategies

January 5, 2017  |  Kevin Lamb, Health Catalyst
article
The Scottsdale Institute convened 13 data, analytics, and information executives in Chicago for the 2016 SI Chief Data and Analytics Officers Summit last fall. They gathered to share issues, insights and lessons learned on the journey to pop health.

6 Keys to Building an Effective Analytics Program

January 3, 2017  |  George Reynolds, M.D., Principal, Reynolds Healthcare Advisers
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This article examines the analytics programs of four successful organizations that have made the transition to a data-driven culture. What organizational features do these programs have in common, and what lessons have they learned along the way?

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