ARRA/HITECH

Survey Reveals Both Common Ground and Gaps between Patient and Provider Outlooks on Healthcare

December 17, 2014     John DeGaspari
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Both providers and consumers feel some degree of anxiety about the future of healthcare, according to a study released today by Booz Allen Hamilton and Ipsos Public Affairs.

Innovation on the Plains: Hutchinson Clinic’s Bold Data Moves

December 16, 2014     Mark Hagland
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Leaders at Hutchinson Clinic in south-central Kansas have been innovating with data analytics and other activities—even in a still-largely-fee-for-service environment

Russell Branzell: Support for the Meaningful Use Program is Waning

December 10, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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The latest meaningful use attestation numbers are proof that Stage 2 is losing momentum and will continue to do so unless changes are made, says Russell P. Branzell, President and CEO of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME).

AMIA Year in Review: Top 10 Health Informatics Events of 2014

December 8, 2014     David Raths
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One of my favorite sessions at the AMIA conference each year is the selection of the top 10 events in health informatics for the year. For eight years, Daniel Masys, M.D., a professor at the University of Washington, presented the top 10. In 2014, OHSU's...

ONC's Five-Fold Federal Health IT Plan Looks Beyond EHRs

December 8, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) released a five-fold federal health IT strategic plan, which focuses on widespread health data sharing and looks beyond adoption of electronic health record (EHR) systems.

Federal and State Privacy Laws: Strategies for Analysis of Big Data in Healthcare

December 5, 2014     M. Leeann Habte
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In recent years, there has been a dramatic increase in the ability of organizations to create and analyze large health data sets, often referred to as “Big Data.” The use and disclosure of Big Data in healthcare requires an understanding of the source and type...

The Carrot and Stick: Enemies of Progress

December 5, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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In the wake of HITECH, a recent data brief reveals that most doctors have adopted an EHR to earn incentive money or avoid penalties. Is this one reason why interoperability is still a dream and most systems are unusable?

Post-HITECH, Docs Adopted their EHR Mostly for Financial Incentives

December 5, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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A good number of physicians that adopted an electronic health record (EHR) system after the passage of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) were doing it for the money, reveals a new data brief from the Office of the...

NQF Begins Annual Review of Quality Measures for Use in 20 Federal Programs

December 1, 2014     John DeGaspari
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The Measure Applications Partnership (MAP), which is convened each year by the National Quality Forum (NQF), has begun its review of 202 standardized performance measures that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is considering for use in 20...

One North Carolina Radiology Group’s Advancing Meaningful Use Journey

November 27, 2014     Mark Hagland
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At Triad Radiology Associates in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, CIO Tom Smith is helping to lead a journey through the meaningful use process—with important lessons learned already for specialty medical group leaders

RSNA Presumptions

November 26, 2014     Joe Marion
blog
Well, tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and that means only one thing … the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA – www.rsna.org) is not far behind! This weekend marks the start and the 100th anniversary of the RSNA. While I’ve only been a party to the past 37, I...

4 Things Health IT Leaders “Would Be” Thankful For

November 26, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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In the world of health IT, there might not be too much that CIOs are thankful for right now. But here is a list of four things that healthcare IT leaders “would be” thankful for if they had them.
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