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At HIMSS17, Marc Probst Again Urges for End of Meaningful Use

February 21, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In an exclusive interview with Healthcare Informatics, Intermountain CIO Marc Probst discusses the health IT industry's most pressing issues, and says that federal officials should do away with Meaningful Use.

Seema Verma, CMS Administrator Nominee, Discusses MACRA, M.D. Burden in First Senate Hearing

February 16, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Seema Verma, President Donald Trump’s choice to run CMS, emphasized access to healthcare coverage, patient-centered care, and moving important healthcare decisions away from the government in her first Senate hearing for her nomination, held on Feb. 16.

Innovator Semi-Finalist Team: CHOC Children’s Improves Asthma Outcomes through Population Health

February 14, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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At CHOC Children's, a pediatric asthma population health initiative has produced impressive results so far. For this innovative work, Healthcare Informatics have named CHOC Children’s as a semi-finalist winner in this year's Innovator Awards Program.

Besser to Lead Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

February 14, 2017  |  David Raths
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Richard Besser, M.D., former acting director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and ABC News’ current chief health and medical editor, has been named president and chief executive officer of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

At UC Davis Health, Patient-Generated Data Gets Real

February 7, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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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.

Healthcare Leaders Urge Trump Administration to Move Value-Based Care Forward

January 25, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In a letter to Congress and the new administration, several prominent healthcare organizations have called for a renewed effort to move to value-based, patient-centered payment models that reward improved quality and cost-effective care.

Making Patient Engagement Simple at Centura Health

January 25, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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It’s no secret that healthcare organizations across the nation are still struggling to engage patients. One health system is proving that sometimes, a simpler approach is better.

Achieving Value-Based Payment Success: Implications for IT and the CIO

January 19, 2017  |  Tonya Edwards, M.D., Impact Advisors
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Leading healthcare CIOs discuss the challenges they’re facing—and how to resolve them through innovation—as the scales tip ever closer to value-based payment.

What Does Patient-Centered Radiology Look Like? Several U.S. Health Systems Are Leading the Way

January 5, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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In the ongoing transition from fee-for-service to value-based care delivery and payment models, there is an imperative to focus more on the patient, and that holds true for radiology as well.

Sacred Spaces

December 23, 2016  |  Dave Levin, M.D.
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Creating, nurturing and valuing “scared spaces” for healthcare is essential. No matter how much technology, technique and advanced treatment we have, at the very core healthcare is always about caring

Patients Want a More Digitized Healthcare, Survey Finds

December 14, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Patients are dissatisfied with the lack of a central location for their health records, as well as the difficulty in accessing and sharing those records, according to a new survey from Surescripts.

athenahealth Research: Low Portal Adoption Rates for Rural Patients

December 12, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Of the 5.5 million patients who are visiting clinician practices that are on the athenahealth network, 33 percent in urban areas were registered on their physicians’ portals. But in rural areas, that figure drops to just 18 percent.

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