Patient Engagement

Ed McCallister’s Vision for UPMC: “The Patient Has To Be At the Center”

April 21, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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Ed McCallister, who in October became CIO of the vast UPMC Health System, shares his thoughts on putting patients at the center of all innovation in healthcare—and what that means for today’s CIOs

Waving Goodbye to the Windy City: Five HIMSS15 Takeaways

April 16, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
blog
HIMSS never disappoints when it comes to "buzz," as you would expect when 43,000+ health IT minds gather in one place. While it's always difficult to narrow it down to just a few things, here are my five big takeaways from HIMSS15 in Chicago.

HIMSSanity Boiled Down to One Quote

April 16, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
blog
It’s the end of the road for HIMSS15 and a hectic week in general for health IT followers. How do you put the craziness into words? I think one HIE thought leader did a good job of doing just that.

CMS Announces Star-Rating System for Hospitals

April 16, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
news
Like restaurants, hotels, and movies, hospitals will be judged prominently on a star-rating system, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) latest announcement.

Health IT Expert to Hospital CEOs: Time to Pay More Attention to Your Consumers

April 15, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
During a HIMSS15 meeting with Witt/Kieffer, an Oak Brook, Ill.-based executive healthcare search firm, Jim Utterback, the firm's IT practice leader, delivered a clear message to healthcare leaders.

Congress Passes SGR Repeal Legislation, Ushers in New Era in MD Value-Based Payment

April 14, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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The U.S. Senate’s passage of the so-called “SGR repeal legislation” will end the never-fully-implemented Sustainable Growth Rate formula for Medicare physician payment, and among other things, will introduce a new Merit-based Incentive Payment Program for MD...

HIMSS15 Survey: Mobile Tech Helps With Cost Savings, Patient Care

April 14, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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More than 90 percent of survey respondents are utilizing mobile devices within their organizations to engage patients in their healthcare, according to new research revealed at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference in...

ONC’s First Chief Health Information Officer Says His Number-One Focus Is Interoperability

April 14, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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Michael McCoy, M.D., who in January became the first Chief Health Information Officer in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, shares his perspectives on interoperability, meaningful use, and the path ahead in healthcare

DeSalvo to HIMSS Press: Time for Health IT To Move Beyond the EHR

April 14, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
Recent federal government proposals and regulations are pushing the healthcare industry towards greater interoperability and advancing ideas beyond electronic health records (EHRs), said Karen DeSalvo, M.D., National Coordinator for Health IT, at an April 14...

Intermountain's Marc Probst Stands by MU Claim, Still Believes it's Time to Move On

April 13, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
Last October at the CHIME Fall Forum, Intermountain Healthcare's CIO Marc Probst said that it was time to move on from the meaningful use program. At HIMSS15, he still stands by that declaration.

Revolution at the Door: A Genuine Focus on Patient Engagement Powers Its Way onto CIOs’ Radar Screens

April 13, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
blog
The release of the HIMSS Leadership Survey Monday morning heralded the long-awaited recognition of new realities around patients in healthcare

Baystate Health's CIO on the Key to Solving Healthcare's Challenges

April 13, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
The HIMSS15 buzz has been around population health, patient engagement and HIE, but according to Joel Vengco, vice president and CIO at the Springfield, Mass.-based Baystate Health, many healthcare leaders are forgetting a core piece to the puzzle.
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