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Assessing the Challenges and Opportunities for MD Groups That Are Taking On Risk

September 7, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Mark Werner, M.D. and Bob Schwyn of The Chartis Group share their perspectives on the plunge into risk-based contracting, among physician groups—and what the pioneers are learning about risk and about IT and data strategy

One Former HIT Executive’s Perspectives on What Non-HIT Leaders Need from HIT Leaders

September 6, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Annamalai Ramanathan, who recently made the transition from IT leadership to general administrative leadership in a physician-governed organization, shares his perspectives on what non-IT leaders need from IT leaders these days

IT Security Luminary Mac McMillan: Time to Develop Comprehensive Risk Management Strategies Around Data Security

September 1, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Mac McMillan, CEO of the CynergisTek consulting firm, offered healthcare IT leaders a bracing view of the panoply of data security challenges cresting, wave-like, against the virtual walls of U.S. patient care organizations

Cedars-Sinai Joins the Group of Hospital-Based Organizations Nurturing Technology Development

September 1, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Like other programs of its type that have been emerging at hospitals and health systems around the country, the Cedars-Sinai Healthcare Accelerator program facilitates the advancement of health technology innovation to improve healthcare delivery.

A New Study Looks at the Hidden Threats Within Network Traffic

August 30, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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The Ponemon Institute and A10 Networks have released a new survey-based study that looks at a range of network traffic-related threats to data security in healthcare and other industries

In Oklahoma, a Regional HMO Deploys Predictive Analytics to Drive Better Health Outcomes

August 30, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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GlobalHealth, an Oklahoma City-based HMO, implemented a predictive analytics platform combined with human outreach to improve its care management program, resulting in an 18 percent reduction in ER encounters and a 22 percent reduction in readmissions.

Shouldn’t CMS Officials Be More Straightforward About ACOs’ Level of Progress? Sorting through the Jumble of Numbers for Clarity

August 27, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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CMS’s August 25 release of the latest numbers on the progress of ACOs in the MSSP and Pioneer ACO programs was clouded by the framing and presentation coming from the agency itself. Couldn’t CMS officials have been more transparent and straightforward about all...

Looking at the Current Mergers and Acquisitions Landscape with Berkery Noyes

August 25, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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The report released last month by the Berkery Noyes Investment Bankers firm points to moderate merger-and-acquisition activity going forward

Addressing Health IT Staffing Challenges and Talent Gaps

August 24, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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With an ongoing demand for skilled health IT professionals, one industry thought leader discusses the staffing challenges facing CIOs and IT leaders and offers insights into how to address the talent gap.

At iHT2-Seattle: Leadership, Culture as Keys to the Success of IT and Innovation

August 18, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Suzanne Anderson of Seattle’s Virginia Mason Health System, and Sajid Ahmed of the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital in Los Angeles, shared with iTH2-Seattle attendees some lessons learned around leadership

How One HIE Tackled the Challenge of Improving Patient Record Matching

August 17, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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San Diego Health Connect, a regional health information exchange, undertook a project to improve patient record matching in order to give providers a complete picture of a patient’s health record.

At iHT2-Seattle, One CISO Offers a Comprehensive View of the Current IT Security Risk Environment

August 16, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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In the opening keynote presentation at iHT2-Seattle, Cris V. Ewell, Ph.D., CISO at UW Medicine in Seattle, shared his perspectives on the challenges of gearing up to develop truly comprehensive IT security strategies—and executing on those strategies

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