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For Children with Asthma, Telemedicine Can be as Effective as an In-Person Visit, Study Shows

September 9, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
In rural areas, access to asthma specialists can be a challenge for patients. A new study indicates that telemedicine can be a viable alternative to traditional in-person physician-based care for the treatment and management of children’s asthma conditions.

With CMS’s MACRA Announcement, the High-Speed Train Has Already Left the Station for Practicing MDs

September 9, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
The announcement by CMS on Thursday that the agency would not delay the start of the MACRA program and its new requirements, has put Medicare-participating physicians on notice that the policy and reimbursement train has officially left the station

Assessing the Challenges and Opportunities for MD Groups That Are Taking On Risk

September 7, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
article
Mark Werner, M.D. and Bob Schwyn of The Chartis Group share their perspectives on the plunge into risk-based contracting, among physician groups—and what the pioneers are learning about risk and about IT and data strategy

One Former HIT Executive’s Perspectives on What Non-HIT Leaders Need from HIT Leaders

September 6, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
article
Annamalai Ramanathan, who recently made the transition from IT leadership to general administrative leadership in a physician-governed organization, shares his perspectives on what non-IT leaders need from IT leaders these days

Pondering the DeSalvo Era at ONC—And the Healthcare IT Policy Challenges That Lie Ahead: An Analysis

August 12, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
As Karen DeSalvo, M.D. leaves the ONC, a kaleidoscopic array of policy and process issues faces her successor and the agency itself, at a time of tremendous change and challenge for healthcare IT and healthcare IT policy

AMA Immediate Past President Challenges Healthcare IT Leaders to Fix EHRs

August 11, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
article
In the opening keynote address at the Health IT Summit in Nashville, Steven J. Stack, M.D., immediate past president of the AMA, called on healthcare IT leaders to pressure vendors to improve the usability and reliability of EHRs

Geisinger’s Chief Strategic Information Officer: OpenNotes Is the Future

August 8, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
article
Alistair Erskine, M.D., chief strategic information officer at the pioneering Geisinger Health System in Pennsylvania, sees OpenNotes as a key element in the new patient-physician—and consumer-health system—relationship

Should Hospital Leaders See CMS’s Readmissions Penalties as an Operational Emergency Now?

August 6, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
The future of value-based payment is absolutely here right now, insofar as incentive-driven federal healthcare reimbursement is concerned

Moving Ahead Into OpenNotes: One Medical Specialist and Medical Informaticist Shares Her View

August 2, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
article
Allison Weathers, M.D., associate CMIO at Chicago’s Rush University Medical Center, shares her perspectives on the opportunities and challenges around the OpenNotes movement—from a specialist perspective

Study: Kaiser Permanente Telestroke Program Accelerates Stroke Diagnosis and Treatment

July 29, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
The use of a life-saving clot-dissolving treatment for patients with acute ischemic stroke increased by 73 percent following the implementation of a Kaiser Permanente telestroke program, according to a study published The Permanente Journal.

Ready For the New World of Mandatory Bundles? Because the Federal Payment Reform Train Is Clearly on a High-Speed Track Now

July 28, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
HHS’s announcement on July 25 of two new mandatory sets of payment bundles for cardiac care is confirming the emerging reality of Medicare reimbursement for hospitals and doctors going forward

NewYork-Presbyterian Launches Enterprise-Wide Digital Health Services Platform

July 26, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
NewYork-Presbyterian, a New York City-based integrated healthcare delivery system comprised of nine hospitals, is rolling out a new suite of digital health services, NYP OnDemand, with a particular focus on expanded telehealth services.

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