A Mission to Become Paperless: How a Single Doc Dermatology Office is Making it Happen

August 24, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
Most small practices don’t have the mindset to become paperless from the get-go. In Austin, Tx.-however, a jack-of-all-trades practice manager has made that ambition become a reality for a dermatology office.

At iHT2-Seattle, Analytics as a Transformational Change Agent in Care Delivery

August 18, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
In Seattle, healthcare leaders addressed a spectrum of issues facing the industry as patient care organizations begin to leverage analytics capabilities for population health and accountable care purposes

National Quality Forum Urges Providers Forward on Data and Analytics in Healthcare

August 14, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
The National Quality Forum publishes a white paper analyzing how U.S. healthcare organizations can better leverage data to improve care delivery and support health system change

Can Healthcare IT Leaders Help Radiology Leaders Improve Radiology Quality through New Peer Review Strategies?

August 10, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
Innovative processes like retrospective time-limited radiological peer review absolutely call out for strong, smart IT facilitation and support

At Mount Sinai, Changing the Way Referrals are Managed

July 29, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
In the changing healthcare landscape, now centered around accountable and value-based care, effective referrals have undoubtedly become more important. New technology at Mount Sinai Health System is making that process smoother and faster.

Is It Time to Encrypt Data Even Inside the EHR? Maybe So, Says Mac McMillan

July 28, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
In the wake of the data breach at UCLA Health and other recent data breaches, data security guru Mac McMillan says it’s time to think about internal data encryption inside the EHR

At iHT2-Denver, a Broad Look at an Inflection Point in Telehealth Expansion Nationwide

July 23, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
In a wide-ranging discussion on Wednesday as part of the Health IT Summit in Denver, experts parsed the challenges and opportunities facing telehealth expansion nationwide

MOST INTERESTING VENDORS: eClinicalWorks: Riding a Wave of Innovation

July 21, 2015   |  David Raths
This week, we present profiles of our "Most Interesting Vendors," healthcare IT vendor firms making waves in the industry, and whose trajectories speak to broader trends. eClinicalWorks was chosen both because of what it has accomplished over the...

At iHT2-Denver, Discussion of HIE Turns to Cultural and Business Issues

July 21, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
At the Health IT Summit in Denver, discussion of health information exchange inevitably turned to the cultural, strategic, and business issues around data exchange

Washington Debrief: “Information Blocking” Subject of Congressional Hearing This Week

July 21, 2015   |  Leslie Kriegstein, Interim Vice President of Public Policy, CHIME
Congressional attention to health IT and EHR issues continues this week with another hearing in the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP).

Debe Gash’s Midwestern Common Sense and the Ubiquity of Images

July 19, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
The success of the cloud-based information exchange for diagnostic images at Saint Luke’s Health System in Kansas City shows that HIE with a vision grounded in reality can work wonderfully well

Industry News: NantHealth Acquires Harris Healthcare Solutions’ Commercial Healthcare Solutions Division

July 17, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
On July 15, NantHealth, a Culver City, Calif.-based subsidiary of NantWorks, LLC, announced that it has completed the acquisition of the Commercial Healthcare Solutions business of Harris Corporation.
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