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Imaging Informatics: The Keys to Launching Vendor-Neutral Data

As healthcare organizations see their troves of imaging data grow exponentially, many are concerned about how to leverage that data to their best advantage. The restructuring of processes and image metadata practices are a must as healthcare providers redefine their enterprise imaging informatics strategy—however, understanding the importance of having access to vendor-neutral data is the key to getting the most out of imaging data sets. Mark Watts, Associate Vice President of Enterprise Imaging at Novarad and a top 25 innovator in health imaging and IT, talks with Healthcare Informatics about the power of imaging informatics, the challenge of having truly vendor-neutral data, and why the right IT partnerships are crucial to thriving in a value-based care world.

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Let’s Talk Really, Really Big Numbers: How About $5.631 Trillion, For Example?

July 23, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
blog
As the U.S. healthcare system moves ever closer to a gargantuan cost cliff, healthcare IT leaders are going to be called on as never before to help leverage IT to transform care delivery

New CMS Initiative will Leverage Predictive Modeling to Prevent Heart Attacks and Strokes

July 22, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
A new program released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will aim to decrease cardiovascular disease risk by leveraging data analytics by assessing an individual patient’s risk for heart attack or stroke and applying prevention...

Study: Large Health Systems Investing in Strategic Initiatives to Address Patients’ Social Needs

July 21, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
Several health systems have been investing core operating dollars to address the social needs of patients in order to improve overall health outcomes, and are integrating that work into core clinical systems, according to a new study from the Bridgespan Group.

CMS’ Latest Proposed MU Changes Again Raise Questions around Patient Engagement

July 21, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
blog
Earlier this month, CMS announced that it was streamlining reporting requirements for hospitals and EPs participating in the meaningful use program. But, other new proposals from CMS bring on more questions about patient engagement.

NCPA Senior Fellow Calls MACRA “A Poor Solution”

July 20, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
A report from the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) has assessed that the "doc fix” contained in the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) is fiscally irresponsible, and will only increase federal control over how doctors practice...

Healthcare Association Advocacy Leaders Offer Perspectives on CMS’s MACRA Timeline Challenges

July 20, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
article
The statement made by CMS’s Andy Slavitt that the agency might provide some flexibility around the provisions of physician reporting under MACRA caused a stir among providers; still, the time is now to prepare, say advocacy leaders

BREAKING: Justice Department to Challenge Anthem, Aetna Deals, Media Reports Say

July 19, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
Antitrust officials at the U.S. Department of Justice may file lawsuits to block health insurer Anthem’s proposed $54 billion acquisition of Cigna as well as Aetna’s pending $37 billion takeover of Humana, according to a Bloomberg article posted Tuesday.

OpenNotes Now: How the Movement Will Change the Physician-Patient Relationship

July 18, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
article
OpenNotes has already had a major impact on physician documentation, and now provider leaders ponder: What does the future hold for this pioneering movement?

Medicare Actuaries: U.S. Healthcare Spending to Soar to $5.631 Trillion and 20.1 Percent of GDP in 2025

July 18, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
article
The latest estimates of total U.S. healthcare spending, released online on June 17 by Medicare actuaries, point to a worrisome upward trend, with the percentage of U.S. gross domestic product spending on healthcare reaching 20.1 percent by 2025

Washington Debrief: Senate Bill Would Make MU Changes; MACRA Timeline May Change

July 18, 2016  |  Leslie Kriegstein, Vice President of Congressional Affairs, CHIME
article
A bill introduced into the Senate last week would add significant flexibility for Meaningful Use program participants in three key ways.

AHRQ Awards Grants to Support Use of Telemedicine to Improve Opioid Addition Treatment

July 18, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
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With the Telehealth Revolution Already Underway, a Pair of Industry Experts Looks at the Remaining Barriers

July 18, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
blog
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