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LIVE From HIMSS17: HIE Leaders Discuss Sustainability and Emerging Services to Deliver Value

February 21, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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During a pre-conference session at HIMSS17 on Sunday, executive leaders at three HIE organizations addressed the issue of HIE sustainability and discussed emerging HIE services to provide actionable, agile data to healthcare providers at the point of care.

LIVE FROM HIMSS17: IBM’s Rometty: Cognitive Computing Has Put Us on the Verge of a “Golden Age” in Healthcare

February 20, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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IBM CEO Ginni Rometty told HIMSS17 attendees in her opening keynote address that cognitive computing in healthcare “is mainstream, and it is real,” and predicted a “Golden Age” for healthcare worldwide, through AI-facilitated advances

LIVE from HIMSS17: How Louisiana Healthcare Leaders Collaborated to Reduce ED Over-Utilization

February 19, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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A major collaboration between and among the Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Louisiana, and physicians and hospitals in that state, has yielded significant results in reducing unnecessary ED utilization statewide

Survey: Healthcare CIOs Cite EHR Optimization, Pop Health as Top Investment Priorities

February 16, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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In a survey of 128 CHIME members about healthcare IT investment priorities, 38 percent of respondents ranked EMR system optimization as their top priority for capital investment over the next year.

Dashboard Tracks Health Data at City Level

February 7, 2017  |  David Raths
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The New York University School of Medicine’s Department of Population Health has developed a City Health Dashboard to help cities understand, compare and take action to improve health status and health risks in their municipalities.

NIH Announces Funding Opportunity for PMI Cohort Recruitment Efforts

February 2, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has designated $15 million in funding over the next three years, $5 million per year, for recruitment and outreach efforts for the All of Us Research Program, formerly the Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program.

Black Book: PHM Growing in Importance, but Providers Lack Tech Infrastructure to Support it

January 30, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Black Book’s most recent report on the state of population health management (PHM) has revealed that it is among the fastest-growing areas in the healthcare IT space.

Philips and Banner Health Sign 15-Year Technology Agreement

January 26, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Amsterdam-based technology company Royal Philips has signed a multi-year, strategic partnership with Phoenix-based Banner Health to use technology to improve and expand on the health system’s telehealth and population health management efforts.

Survey: 50 Percent of Health Systems Receive Value-Based Payments

January 24, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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A recent KPMG survey found that half of health systems report at least some of their revenue comes from value-based payments, yet nearly a quarter of survey respondents indicated they are not making the move to value-based payments.

For Health IT Leaders, a Highly Unsettled Business and Policy Landscape Demands Maximal Agility

January 24, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Monday’s federal court ruling blocking the Aetna-Humana merger served as a warning to IT leaders in patient care organizations that the U.S. healthcare system is headed into an unprecedentedly unsettled period for the foreseeable future, one requiring maximal...

Republican Senators Unveil Proposed Bill as a Partial Replacement of the ACA

January 23, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Two Republican Senators, Bill Cassidy of Louisiana and Susan Collins of Maine, on Monday unveiled a proposed bill, called The Patient Freedom Act of 2017, that, rather than dismantling the Affordable Care Act (ACA), offered a partial replacement that would allow...

Dana Alexander Named 2016 HIMSS Nursing Informatics Leadership Award Winner

January 20, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Dana Alexander, R.N., has been named the recipient of the 2016 HIMSS-ANI Nursing Informatics Leadership Award, a joint award sponsored by Alliance for Nursing Informatics (ANI) and HIMSS.

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