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Flatiron, Foundation Partner on Clinico-Genomic Database

November 15, 2016  |  David Raths
news
Flatiron Health and Foundation Medicine have partnered to launch a clinico-genomic database that combines Foundation’s genomic profiling data with annotated longitudinal clinical and outcomes data developed by Flatiron from electronic health records.

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

November 12, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
article
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

Crashing Waves Hit Radiologists in a Time of Accelerating Change

November 8, 2016  |  Mark Hagland and Heather Landi
article
A combination of policy, regulatory, payment, business, and technological trends is dramatically shifting the landscape around the practice of radiology and around imaging informatics, with huge implications for healthcare IT leaders

San Diego MDs Leverage Technology, Services to Serve Vulnerable Patients’ Needs

November 4, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
article
At North County Health Services, a federally qualified health center organization in the San Diego area, physician leaders are leveraging technology and contracted services to expand their vulnerable patients’ access to specialist expertise

What Do Physicians Need to Transition to Value-Based Care?

October 31, 2016  |  Heather Landi
article
The ongoing transition from volume-based to value-based payment and care delivery models has been a monumental industry-wide effort over the past few years, but there are many indicators that the pace of change has been slow, according to a Deloitte report.

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

October 27, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
article
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

A First Look at the MACRA Final Rule

October 14, 2016  |  David Raths
article
Following a brief review of the 2,398-page MACRA Final Rule released Oct. 14, here is a first look at some of the key changes between the proposed and final rule and the rationales CMS offered for its decisions.

American Hospital Association Launches MACRA Implementation Tool

October 12, 2016  | 
news
With the possibility that the MACRA final rule could drop in the next few weeks, the American Hospital Association has launched an online tool, a MACRA Tracker, to help hospitals and physicians they employ prepare for Medicare’s new physician payment program.

AMA Releases Online Tools to Help Doctors Prepare for MACRA

October 5, 2016  |  Heather Landi
article
The Chicago-based American Medical Association (AMA) has developed several online tools to assist physicians with preparing for and transitioning to pending Medicare payment and delivery changes under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (...

CHI Franciscan Updating Glucose Management Tools, Seeking Robust EHR Integration

October 5, 2016  |  David Raths
news
CHI Franciscan Health is preparing to implement a new SAAS-based glucose management system that offers proprietary insulin dosing algorithms, analytics and reporting, automated surveillance and alerting, but the real selling point was more seamless EHR...

Physician Survey: EHRs Increase Practice Costs, Reduce Productivity

October 3, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
Three out of four physicians believe electronic health records (EHRs) increase practice costs, outweighing any efficiency savings, and seven out of 10 think EHRs reduce their productivity, according to Deloitte’s recent 2016 Survey of U.S. Physicians.

Editor's Notes: Is the "Genius In All of Us" Smart Enough to Propel MDs into the New Healthcare?

September 24, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
I've been absorbed in a book about the "dynamic environment"--the interplay between genetically inherited traits and learned experience. And it's made me think about physicians and the new healthcare.

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