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

January 11, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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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

Report: What Providers Are Learning About Connecting with their Communities

January 6, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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When it comes to making connections with communities in order to improve the health status of their members, provider leaders are learning which strategies are essential to success, The Advisory Board Company reports

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

December 20, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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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

An International Perspective on Healthcare Consumers’ Expectations

December 19, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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What do consumer expectations look like across international boundaries? Accenture’s Kaveh Safavi, M.D. shared his perspectives during the World of Health IT Conference last month in Barcelona

At Memorial Hermann ACO, Making Strides Forward under Accountable Care

December 12, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Three senior executives at the Memorial Hermann ACO in Houston share their perspectives on health system transformation, based on the rapid advances they’ve made in improving clinical outcomes and curbing costs

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

A Pioneering Spanish CIO Shares His Perspectives on the New Healthcare

November 23, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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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

Let’s Think Internationally about Healthcare Policy Challenges—and Where HIT Fits In

November 17, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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The results of a new, 11-nation study of healthcare consumers, are shedding light on some of the challenges—and opportunities facing the U.S. healthcare system—along with opportunities for IT leaders

Editor’s Notes: Thinking about “The Genius In All of Us”—and MDs’ Current Challenges

November 16, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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I’ve been absorbed lately in an intriguing book called “The Genius in All of Us: Why Everything You’ve Been Told About Genetics, Talent, and IQ Is Wrong”—and thinking about its conclusions in the context of the current moment in healthcare

A Federal Advocacy Leader Looks at the MACRA Final Rule

November 16, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Mara McDermott, vice president of federal affairs at CAPG, an association representing the interests of medical groups taking on risk contracting, shares her perspectives on the challenges and opportunities built into the MACRA final rule

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

November 12, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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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

Want to Get Real about Change? Look at How FQHCs Are Moving the Needle on Care Access

November 8, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Drs. Patrick Tellez and Denise Gomez and their colleagues at North County Health Services offer a great example of how IT can be leveraged ingeniously to improve care delivery and access to indigent patients

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