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LIVE from HIMSS17: How Louisiana Healthcare Leaders Collaborated to Reduce ED Over-Utilization

February 19, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
article
A major collaboration between and among the Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Louisiana, and physicians and hospitals in that state, has yielded significant results in reducing unnecessary ED utilization statewide

Innovator Semi-Finalist Team: CHOC Children’s Improves Asthma Outcomes through Population Health

February 14, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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At CHOC Children's, a pediatric asthma population health initiative has produced impressive results so far. For this innovative work, Healthcare Informatics have named CHOC Children’s as a semi-finalist winner in this year's Innovator Awards Program.

How a Virtual Scribe Can Enhance the Doctor-Patient Relationship

February 2, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In Texas, one internist is seeing improved documentation and better patient satisfaction as a result of new virtual scribe technology.

Opening the HIT Summit in San Diego, UCSD’s Chris Longhurst Examines the Potential for EHR-Fueled Clinical Transformation

January 24, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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UC San Diego Health CIO Christopher Longhurst, M.D. shares with Health IT Summit-San Diego attendees his perspectives on what is being learned around EHR-facilitated clinical transformation—and what needs to happen next

Aledade Gets $20M More in Funding with Eyes on Value-Based Care

January 10, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Aledade, a Bethesda, Md.-based company focused on physician-led accountable care organizations (ACOs), has announced that it has raised another $20 million in funding.

Five Health IT Trends I’m Looking Forward to in 2017

December 22, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
commentary
Here are five broad health IT trends that I am looking forward to reporting on in 2017

CHIME Calls on CMS for More MACRA Relief

December 19, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
CHIME is calling on federal officials to lessen the MACRA burden for eligible Medicare physicians through a variety of means.

GAO Report to Congress: New Medicare Payment Models Prove Frustrating for Small Practices

December 13, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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A review of literature and CMS documents by the Government Accountability Office has identified various challenges faced by small and rural physician practices when participating in Medicare's new payment models.

Dr. Robert Wachter on Healthcare's Digital Transformation: "We Haven't Seen Anything Yet"

December 6, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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At the New York eHealth Collaborative's (NYeC) Digital Health Conference, Robert Wachter, M.D., reflected on healthcare's digital journey while outlining the critical factors for industry success going forward.

LIVE from RSNA 2016: Rasu Shrestha, M.D. on Machine Learning and Other Paths to the Future

November 29, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Rasu Shrestha, M.D., chief innovation officer at UPMC and the chair of the Informatics Scientific Program Committee at RSNA, reflects on advances in machine learning and other technology—and the future of radiology

LIVE from RSNA 2016: Joe Marion Considers the Present—and the Future

November 29, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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One of the most respected consultants in the imaging and informatics industry, Joe Marion, sat down at RSNA 2016 to discuss the big trends shaping the radiological world right now

RSNA Attendance Remains Similar to Last Year’s Levels

November 29, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
news
Attendance at the annual conference of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), which had been dipping in past years, saw a slight uptick this year, based on a preliminary estimate released by RSNA officials

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