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Urban Legends of Radiology Study Storage: The Importance of a Viable Data Retention Policy

With nearly 600 million imaging procedures performed each year, and image archive storage demands growing by approximately 40 percent per year, storage of digital images has become a pain point in the healthcare IT budget.  But what are the deciding factors for what images are kept?  Covenant Health's Shelly Susong details a few of the urban legends of image storage, and their next-generation system for managing image archives.  Click here to read more.

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Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)

A Harder Nut to Crack Than Had Been Expected: The Hard Realities Around Patient Engagement

October 12, 2015     Mark Hagland
As patient care organization leaders gathered at iHT2-Chicago noted last week, what patient engagement looks like remains somewhat amorphous and difficult to translate into practical reality

Texas Health Physicians Group Leaders Take on the Practical Data (and Process) Challenges of Population Health

October 10, 2015     Mark Hagland
Shawn Parsley, D.O. and Barbara Adams and their colleagues at Texas Health Physicians Group are moving forward on laying the practical foundations for robust ACO and population health development going forward

At iHT2-Chicago, Patient Engagement Presents a Broader Set of Issues to Providers

October 9, 2015     Mark Hagland
As industry leaders noted during a lively panel discussion at iHT2-Chicago this week, tuning into the concept of patient engagement necessarily triggers a host of issues and activities, organization-wide

Live from iHT2-Chicago: Senior BlueCross BlueShield Executive Offers a Collaborative Vision of Healthcare’s Future

October 6, 2015     Mark Hagland
Health plan-provider collaboration, facilitated by automation and technology, offers a path forward towards the re-visioning of U.S. healthcare, Dr. Stephen Ondra told iHT2-Chicago attendees

Insufficient IT and Analytics Capabilities Are Seen as Barriers to ACO Success: AMGA Survey

October 6, 2015     Mark Hagland
In a survey published last month by AMGA, medical group executives shared that they are finding their IT and analytics capabilities insufficient to support risk-based contracting

In the Trenches on Population Health: Medical Group Leaders Move Forward to Move Data (and Process) Mountains

October 2, 2015     Mark Hagland
Pioneering medical group leaders are moving forward to pursue a wide variety of population health strategies, and are pushing ahead on all the hard, complex work of population health advancement

At iHT2 New York, Making Data Analytics Real in Patient Care Organizations

September 30, 2015     Mark Hagland
Participants in a panel held during the Health IT Summit in New York on Wednesday delved into the complexities of leveraging data analytics to support improvements in patient care and wellness efforts

At IHT2 New York, Healthcare Leaders Reveal Changing Priorities around Population Health Management

September 29, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
As the leading patient care organizations in the U.S. get deeper into population health management, priorities are becoming far more patient-centered than ever before, according to a panel of speakers at the iHT2 New York Health IT Summit on Sept. 29.

UT Southwestern, Genesis Form New ACO for North Texas

September 29, 2015     Heather Landi
UT Southwestern Clinically Affiliated Physicians and Genesis Accountable Physician Network have announced a new accountable care organization (ACO) for North Texas.

At Lancaster General Health, an Assertive Push into Population Health

September 29, 2015     Mark Hagland
The leaders at Lancaster General Health in Lancaster, Pa., which in August became part of the Philadelphia-based Penn Medicine system, have been moving ahead on population health management initiatives recently

One CIO’s Journey into Accountable Care: Baystate Health’s Joel Vengco Offers His Insights (Part 2)

September 24, 2015     Mark Hagland
Joel Vengco, vice president and CIO of Baystate Health, shares his insights on ACO development work for a six-hospital health system in western Massachusetts

ACO Leaders Describe Lessons Learned Generating Actionable Data

September 23, 2015     David Raths
At AcademyHealth’s Concordium 2015 meeting Sept 22 in Washington, D.C., three physicians leading accountable care organization (ACO) efforts at academic medical centers described the challenges they face.


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