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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

At Memorial Hermann, a Bold Push into the Provider-Sponsored Health Plan World

November 6, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Leaders at many hospital-based health systems are reinvesting in the provider-sponsored health plan concept; one that is faring well is the Houston-based Memorial Hermann Health System

Could MACRA Ignorance Mean a Huge New Lift for CIOs and CMIOs?

November 2, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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The impending start of the huge new Quality Payment System is going to be a bombshell event for physicians—and their lack of preparedness for it will put unprecedented pressure on CIOs, CMIOs, and other healthcare IT leaders

Premier Looks at Prospects for the Provider-Sponsored Health Plan Proposition

October 31, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Earlier this month, Premier Inc. looked at the prospects for the development of provider-sponsored health plans in the current operating environment—and found a very mixed landscape

At The HIT Summit-Washington, DC, a Robust View of Population Health

October 27, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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A lively discussion ensued at the Health IT Summit in Washington, D.C., when panelists parsed the meanings and complexities of the population health concept—and considered challenges around data usability and physician culture

At the DC Health IT Summit, Intermountain’s Chief Strategy Officer Sees a Data-Driven Future

October 25, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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At the Health IT Summit in Washington, D.C., Greg Poulsen, senior vice president and chief strategy officer at Intermountain Healthcare, framed the path ahead for healthcare leaders around using data and information to improve patient and financial outcomes

Employer-Purchasers Get In on the Analytics Act

October 22, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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The HR directors at major U.S. corporations, impatient over the pace of healthcare change, are pushing ahead to leverage analytics to figure out how much value providers and health plans are bringing to the system

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