Advocacy Groups Question Logic of Stage 3 Proposals to CMS

May 28, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
Major groups, such as the American Hospital Association (AHA) and the College for Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), have begun to release their overall thoughts on the Stage 3 proposed rule. The early consensus is a negative outlook on the...

Servers in the Attic

May 27, 2015   |  Pete Rivera
It all started when I had to go up to my attic to get something for my wife. Once I was up there it was like a trip down memory lane. There was stuff up there that I had not seen in years and some things that I didn’t even realize that we had.

Workgroup Proposes Lowering Thresholds for MU Stage 3 Transitions of Care

May 12, 2015   |  David Raths
During the May 12 federal Health IT Policy Committee, the Interoperability and Health Information Exchange Workgroup raised some concerns and suggestions about the proposals in Stage 3 of meaningful use around transmission and reconciliation of data.

An Age Old Question and the SGR Repeal

May 6, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
Turning to an age old metaphorical question and using exclusive survey data to understand if whether or not physicians are truly prepared for, or even understand, the ramifications of the SGR repeal.

Hospital CFO Fined $4.4 Million for Meaningful Use Fraud

May 4, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
Joe White, former CFO of the now-closed Shelby Regional Medical Center in Center, Texas, has agreed to pay back $4.4 million obtained through fraudulent attestation to meaningful use; he could face seven years in federal prison

HIMSS Observations: Better Late than Never

April 27, 2015   |  Joe Marion
Other obligations limited my time at HIMSS15 and meant that I needed to focus on specific topics. Living within two-to-three hours of downtown Chicago also made it an attractive proposition to attend this year!

CHIME Board Member Indranil Ganguly: Time for CIOs to Deliver Excellence

April 27, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
During the CHIME CIO Spring Forum, held April 12 at Chicago’s McCormick Place, Indranil (Neal Ganguly), CIO of JFK Health System and a CHIME board member, shared his perspectives on CIOs’ future

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

April 21, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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

At HIMSS15, the Signs Were Everywhere—and They Were All Pointed Towards the Future

April 18, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
All the signs and signals at HIMSS15 were clear—and promise an exciting, challenging rocket ride for healthcare IT leaders in the next year, before HIMSS16

Information Gaps and Mass Casualty Incidents

April 15, 2015   |  Kayt Sukel
In the HIMSS15 E-Session, Managing Patient Information during a Mass Casualty Incident, Jonathan Teich and Adam Landman discuss the importance of information technology when handling MCIs--based on what they learned at Brigham and Women's Hospital after the...

Concurrent eCQMs and abstracted CQMs Key to Good Quality Management

April 14, 2015   |  Kayt Sukel
Fernando Velasco, CHIO of Texas Health Resources, and Maggie Lohnes from Sound Informatics, discuss the quality management ecosystem--and how healthcare organizations can best navigate the ever-evolving quality management maze.

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

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