Study: ICD-10 Codes Could Pose Problems for Emergency Physicians

May 26, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
As the healthcare industry moves towards ICD-10 from ICD-9, researchers recently revealed that many emergency physicians may find trouble with reimbursement under the new code-set.

Is This Population Health’s Moment? Time for Data and Analytics

May 26, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
Leaders from all sectors of healthcare understand that the journey is going to continue to be a long, challenging one--but pioneering organizations are already effectively leveraging data for their groundbreaking programs

Medicaid Costs and the Logic of IT-Facilitated Population Health: Yakima Valley Knows

May 25, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
New GAO statistics speak to the need for innovative approaches to managing the care of Medicaid enrollees—such as those being pioneered by organizations like the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic

Amid Mixed Reactions, 21st Century Cures Act Passes Committee Unanimously

May 21, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
The 21st Century Cures Act, which would overhaul how innovative medical technologies are regulated by the federal government, made its first step towards legality today when it was unanimously passed by the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

At iHT2-Boston, HealthInfoNet’s Dev Culver Offers a Success Story Around Predictive Analytics for Population Health

May 21, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
Innovation is proceeding apace in Maine, where HealthInfoNet, Maine’s statewide HIE, is now leveraging predictive analytics to support care management for its stakeholder provider organizations

Live from iHT2-Boston: Care Management In the Trenches: One MD Leader Shares a Success Story

May 19, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
In his keynote address at the Health IT Summit in Boston, David Ramirez, M.D. of the CareMore healthcare delivery system shared with his audience some of the secrets so far of his organization’s care management work

What Federally Qualified Health Centers Can Teach their Provider Peers About Data and Population Health

May 17, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
As she prepares to participate in a panel at the Health IT Summit in Washington, DC, HRSA’s Suma Nair discusses the progress being made nationwide among federally qualified health centers in leveraging data and IT for population health

A Surge Towards Population Health Management in the Upstate of South Carolina

May 14, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
In the upstate westernmost region of South Carolina lies Greenville Health System (GHS), among the largest healthcare networks in the Southeast. GHS has recently deployed various health IT solutions to support its population health management initiatives and...

Making Population Health Work at an FQHC: One CIO’s Experience

May 14, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
Angela Diop, ND, is helping to lead foundational work in population health as CIO at Unity Health Care, a federally qualified health center in Washington, DC

Updated 21st Century Cures Bill Includes Interoperability, Telehealth Language

May 13, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
The House Energy and Commerce Committee released an updated version of the 21st Century Cures Act this week, which includes specific language on the interoperability of EHRs and telehealth coverage. Health IT stakeholders have begun to share their reactions to...

Study: E-Prescribing Reduces Adverse Events in Ambulatory Setting

May 12, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
Ambulatory providers that electronically prescribe (e-prescribe) medication within their electronic health record (EHR) are at a reduced risk for having an adverse drug event (ADE) among diabetes patients, according to new research.

Washington Debrief: New Members Join HIT Policy Committee

May 11, 2015   |  Leslie Krigstein, Interim Vice President of Public Policy
Karen DeSalvo, M.D., the National Coordinator for Health IT, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as the Assistant Secretary for Health, a position she has held as acting since last October. The Health IT Policy Committee also welcomes three...
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