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For Health IT Leaders, a Highly Unsettled Business and Policy Landscape Demands Maximal Agility

January 24, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
Monday’s federal court ruling blocking the Aetna-Humana merger served as a warning to IT leaders in patient care organizations that the U.S. healthcare system is headed into an unprecedentedly unsettled period for the foreseeable future, one requiring maximal...

Two Republican Senators Unveil Proposed ACA Replacement Bill

January 23, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
Two Republican Senators, Bill Cassidy of Louisiana and Susan Collins of Maine, on Monday unveiled a proposed bill, called The Patient Freedom Act of 2017, that, rather than dismantling the Affordable Care Act (ACA), offered a partial replacement that would allow...

The 2017 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards: At the Dawn of a New Era, Winning Teams Show the Way to the Future

January 23, 2017  |  the Editors of Healthcare Informatics
article
Please join us in congratulating the winners of this year’s Innovator Awards Program, who are finding new paths forward to age-old healthcare problems.

Achieving Value-Based Payment Success: Implications for IT and the CIO

January 19, 2017  |  Tonya Edwards, M.D., Impact Advisors
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Leading healthcare CIOs discuss the challenges they’re facing—and how to resolve them through innovation—as the scales tip ever closer to value-based payment.

Mercy Named 2016 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award Recipient

January 18, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
St. Louis-based Mercy, the fifth largest Catholic health care system in the nation operating hospitals in four states, was named a 2016 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Enterprise Davies Award recipient this month for achieving...

NorthShore Revalidated by HIMSS Analytics as Stage 7 Worthy

January 17, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
Due to its continued use of IT to improve patient care and reduce costs, Chicago-based NorthShore University HealthSystem has received Stage 7 revalidation on HIMSS’ acute care EMRAM and outpatient EMRAM for its hospitals and associated clinics.

IBM and Illumina Partner on Work to Standardize Genomic Data Interpretation

January 10, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
IBM Watson Health and Illumina, Inc., a DNA sequencing and array-based technologies company, are partnering with the aim of helping cancer genomics researchers interpret the results of sequences.

For High-Risk Patients: ‘A Medical Home Within A Medical Home’

January 7, 2017  |  David Raths
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Partners HealthCare offers patients with multiple chronic conditions access to specialized resources including mental health, community resources expertise, pharmacy, and palliative care. Analytics and IT tools support the effort.

Digital Health Funding Down Year-over-Year Despite More Deals

January 6, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
In 2016, there were more, albeit smaller digital health deals and 8 percent fewer dollars invested than in 2015, according to San Francisco-based Rock Health’s year end funding report.

Report: Federal Health IT Spending Will Increase to $6.4 Billion in 2021

January 6, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
The federal government is forecasted to spend $6.4 billion on vendor-furnished health IT products and services across all agencies in fiscal year 2021, a $400 million increase from the $6 billion on technology spending in fiscal 2016, according to a report from...

KLAS Report: Providers Are Raising the Bar for Population Health Management Vendors

January 6, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
Many healthcare organizations have tested the waters of population health management with pilot projects and a few payer contacts, and some of these organizations are ready to dive in deeper, but are population health management vendors ready as well? At this...

Report: What Providers Are Learning About Connecting with their Communities

January 6, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
article
When it comes to making connections with communities in order to improve the health status of their members, provider leaders are learning which strategies are essential to success, The Advisory Board Company reports

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