Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)

Transforming Healthcare Through “Big Data”

July 31, 2015   |  Somesh Nigam, Chief Informatics Officer, Independence Blue Cross
At Independence Blue Cross in Pennsylvania, we are moving forward rapidly to leverage analytics to support the management of care for our members with chronic illnesses

At iHT2-Denver, a Broad Look at an Inflection Point in Telehealth Expansion Nationwide

July 23, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
In a wide-ranging discussion on Wednesday as part of the Health IT Summit in Denver, experts parsed the challenges and opportunities facing telehealth expansion nationwide

Is the Collective Will Present for a Concerted Push on Cybersecurity?

July 22, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
It was very gratifying to moderate a panel discussion at the Denver CHIME Lead Forum on “Healthcare Cybesecurity Solutions,” as the industry hurtles forward into uncharted territory in that arena

At iHT2-Denver, Discussion of HIE Turns to Cultural and Business Issues

July 21, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
At the Health IT Summit in Denver, discussion of health information exchange inevitably turned to the cultural, strategic, and business issues around data exchange


July 20, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
This week, we present profiles of our "Most Interesting Vendors," healthcare IT vendor firms making waves in the industry, and whose trajectories speak to broader trends. Cognizant's TriZetto move speaks volumes about ACO development.

Saint Luke’s-Kansas City’s Shift to Community-Wide Cloud-Based Image Access

July 16, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
At Saint Luke’s Health System in Kansas City, CIO Deborah Gash has led a successful initiative to implement a community-wide cloud-based image information exchange

Friend or Foe? “Indoor GPS” for Healthcare

July 16, 2015   |  Joe Bormel, M.D.
Indoor GPS makes Wayfinding easy and hiding bad handwashing practices hard. Extending continuous, location-based services from street maps to inside buildings is now happening. Some of the inevitable implications for health and care transformation are clear cut...

At UPMC, A Push Into the Thickets of Data Governance—On a Grand Scale

July 14, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
At the vast UPMC Health System, Vivek Reddy, M.D., CMIO of the UPMC Health Services Division, is helping to lead a concert effort around data governance, system-wide

With Core Shifts in Medical Practice Patterns Coming, Time for Healthcare Informaticists to Gear Up

July 10, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
Current trends in medical practice patterns and in the world of organized medicine speak to the challenges facing healthcare informaticists going forward

One Clinician Leader’s Prescription on Population Health: “Keep It Simple”

July 8, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
At the Seattle-based Providence Health System, Benjamin Zaniello, M.D. is helping to lead his colleagues forward in applying data analytics to population health management in day-to-day physician practice

Making Population Health Strides at Mennonite Health in Puerto Rico

July 6, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
Leaders at Mennonite Health System in Cayey, Puerto Rico are leveraging innovative analytics tools to maximize their population health efforts

Could the Aetna-Humana Merger Announcement Be a Game-Changer?

July 3, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
What might the Aetna-Humana merger mean for current population health efforts among health plans and providers—and for the carefully laid strategic healthcare IT plans being designed to facilitate those efforts?
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